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Project Management for Engineers and Technical Professionals (Virtual Classroom)

Apply fundamental PMI project management concepts, including big-picture thinking, repeatable processes, and increased efficiency.  

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  • Jun 06-08th, 2022


  • Sep 19-21st, 2022


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$895 $795

The ASME Virtual Classroom delivers live interaction with our world-renowned instructors.

Course Schedule:  This course will run from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern each day.

Save up to $495 by enrolling in the combo course (VCPD836) consisting of this course (VCPD467) and VCPD794 Agile Project Management (Virtual Classroom).The combo is offered as a five-day course taught over a period of two weeks.

Want to gain invaluable project management insights, traditional methodologies and learn how to apply it specifically to your career as an engineer? ASME’s Project Management for Engineers & Technical Professionals course looks at some common challenges that engineers face and takes advantage of well-established traditional project management practices which will allow you to utilize big-picture thinking, create repeatable processes, and increase efficiency.

This course makes use of all the interactive features of our virtual classroom; so, come prepared for team-based activities and participation in breakout sessions. Participants work in teams to plan a real-world project in the area of mechanical engineering. The team environment amplifies and accelerates participants learning. It also prepares participants to manage their projects in the work environment.
In addition, each team will build an individual project idea from design to completion, emulating the traditional project management life cycle. This course is 100% compliant with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s®) current Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and introduces mechanical engineers to Project Management from a theoretical point of view. 
By participating in this course, you will learn how to successfully:

  • Differentiate between project, program, and sub-project by identifying contrasting and related characteristics of each utilizing examples from engineering specific industries.
  • Employ an integrated real-world engineering project to create deliverables, such as a work breakdown structure and a project charter, scope statement, project network diagrams and time-driven schedule.
  • Identify each of the following tools, techniques or outputs using an automated project management tool: Critical path; Schedule compression; Crashing; Slack/float; Fast tracking; and Resource leveling
  • Apply project scheduling concepts, geared toward typical Mechanical engineering Concepts, such as Activity Gantt Chart, resource gram/ histogram; resource spreadsheet; and resource-driven schedule through multimedia presentation showing step-by-step procedure.
  • The ability to compare and contrast project management to strategic management, operations management, and crisis management.

Topics include:

  • Traditional project management principles and methodology
  • Planning, controlling, and coordinating individual and group efforts.
  • Contracts and procurement management
  • Quality management.
  • Structure and Culture
  • Estimating Project Time and Costs
  • Developing a Project Network
  • Managing Risk & Group Activity
  • Scheduling Resources
  • Reducing Project Time
  • Leadership
  • Managing Project Teams
  • Project Auditing
  • International Projects
  • Future of Project Management

Who Should Attend
This course is primarily designed for engineers and technical professionals who have or will be assigned project management responsibilities; for project managers, project leaders or anyone performing in those roles or soon to be performing in those roles within the engineering industry.  Participants should have basic management skills and have an understanding of basic accounting and budgeting skills, which will be utilized in budgeting project costs and practical exercises during the course.

Special Requirements
Participants should have basic management skills and have an understanding of basic accounting and budgeting skills, which will be utilized in budgeting project costs and practical exercises during the course.

Course Materials (included in purchase of course): 
Digital course notes via ASME’s Learning Platform

This ASME Virtual Classroom course is held live with an instructor on our online learning platform.  Certificate of completion will be issued to registrants who successfully attend and complete the course. 

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Topics covered:

  • Modern Project Management & Quiz
  • Alignment of the Project & Quiz
  • Structure and Culture
  • Defining a Project & Quiz
  • Estimating Project Time and Costs & Group Activity
  • Developing a Project Network, Quiz & Group Activity
  • Managing Risk & Group Activity
  • Scheduling Resources, Quiz and Group Activity
  • Reducing Project Time & Group Activity
  • Leadership
  • Managing Project Teams & Quiz
  • Partnering & Quiz
  • Progress and Performance and Quiz
  • Project Auditing & Quiz
  • International Projects
  • Future of Project Management
  • Team Projects
  • Course wrap up

Throughout this course, participants will achieve the following results:

  • A clear differentiation between project, program, and subproject, identifying contrasting and related characteristics of each
  • The ability to compare and contrast project management to strategic management, operations management, and crisis management
  • The use of an integrated case study, to create each of the following deliverables:
    • Project charter
    • Scope statement
    • Work breakdown structure
    • Project networks diagram
    • Time-Driven schedule
  • The demonstration of an automated project management tool (through multimedia presentation showing step-by-step procedures as per handouts delivered to participants), identifying each of the following tools, techniques or outputs:
    • Activity Gantt chart
    • Resource graph/histogram
    • Resource spreadsheet
    • Resource-driven schedule
  • Application of the following project scheduling concepts geared towards typical ME projects:
    • Critical path
    • Schedule compression
    • Crashing
    • Slack/float
    • Fast tracking
    • Resource leveling
About the Instructor

Brian E. Porter, P.E., PMP, the Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships for MGCG.  He is also the President of Product Invention Management, based in Addison, IL, and concurrently the Director of Technical Product and Market Development for Semler Industries, Inc.  Mr. Porter has over fifteen years of experience in project management, product development, engineering, safety listings, patent, business strategy and start-up management in computer sales, consumer products, hazardous waste industry, industrial manufacturing and retail product markets.
Mr. Porter holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He also holds a Master’s of Science in Management with Specialty in Project Management from Boston University.  Currently, he teaches graduate courses at Boston University in E-Commerce, Accounting, Financial Management, Project Management and other disciplines.  He also is Adjunct Professor for Nichols College in Creative Decision Making, New Product Development, Web Design, Effective Business Writing, International Business and International Marketing
Mr. Porter has maintained his professional engineering license in the state of Illinois for more than a decade.  He also holds multiple patents in the USA, and numerous pending both domestically and internationally.
Brian is a member of the Project Management Institute and has credentials as a Project Management Professional (PMP).  His international efforts include working with firms in China, Canada, Mexico, Romania, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Israel, Great Britain, Egypt, Italy, Dubai, South Africa and Germany. 
He has also completed books on Global Management Strategies, International Project Management and Natural Negotiation for Engineers besides other papers being published on project management topics.  In 2012 his article “Split Decisions” was the cover story for Mechanical Engineering magazine.

Marcus Goncalves is an Assistant Professor of Management at Nichols College, and an Adjunct Professor at Boston University. He has more than 20 years of management consulting experience and practices in United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Middle East. Mr. Goncalves is the former CTO and earlier on CKO of Virtual Access Networks, a startup that, under his leadership, innovation and project management skill, and with the use of his Knowledge Tornado methodology, was awarded the best enterprise product at the International Comdex Fall 2000 after only thirteen months of company’s inception, which lead six months later to the acquisition of the company by Symantec.
Marcus is also the former CEO of iCloud, Inc., which was later acquired by GenExpo, and the former COO of, a successful online parking reservation company. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems, a BA in Business Administration, and is a doctoral candidate on Education at Boston University. He has more than 35 books published in United States (5 in Brazil and many others translated in several idioms, including Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, German, Spanish and Romanian) and is often invited to speak on these subjects worldwide. As president of MGCG, Inc., he specializes on leadership and innovation, knowledge, project, change and risk management practices. Marcus is also a member of the Project Management Institute.
In 1989, Marcus was simultaneously awarded Who’s Who in the “US Executives” and in the “Computer Industry” by the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundation


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