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PD467 - Project Management for Engineers and Technical Professionals

PD467 - Project Management for Engineers and Technical Professionals

Date & Location   Member Price List Price Qty

Houston, TX, USA
Mar 25, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019


Las Vegas, NV, USA
May 13, 2019 - May 15, 2019




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

This course is focused on mechanical engineering industry and provides an overview of project management fundamentals and techniques using lecture, small group case studies, discussions and hands-on simulations geared to help participants understand the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK), and take advantage of it on their everyday project management practices.

This program is not classroom lecture only. Participants will 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, this course allows each team to build an individual project idea from design to completion, emulating the project management life cycle. This course is 100% compliant with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s®) current PMBOK.  This course introduces mechanical engineers to Project Management from a theoretical point of view. 

The role of project manager highlighted as a person who plans, controls, and optimizes a multi-task project towards a singular goal in a timely and cost-effective manner. The science and the art of project management is discussed in settings where scarce resources, risky decisions, and conflicting tensions continually require sensible and effective compromises. Concepts and applied techniques for cost effective management of both long-term development programs and short-term projects are discussed. Topics include project management principles and methodology with special focus on planning, controlling, and coordinating individual and group efforts. Other topics include contracts, procurement management, and quality management.

Each student will receive a copy of International Project Management for Technical Professionals and The Knowledge Tornado: Bridging the Corporate Knowledge Gap.

You will learn to:
 - Differentiate between project, program, and sub-project by identifying contrasting and related characteristics of each
 - Employ an integrated case study to create deliverables, such as a work breakdown structure and a project charter
 - 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 to projects

Please click HERE to view the course outline.

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

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.

Take this course and PD496 "Preparing for the Project Management Professional Certification Exam" and save up to $755 by enrolling into PD629 "Project Management Combo Course."

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD467
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Marcus Goncalves has more than 14 years of management consulting experience and practices in United States, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
He has more than 30 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. Marcus specializes on Knowledge, Project Change and Risk Management practices. Marcus is a member of the project Management Institute and a certified project management professional (PMP).

In 1989, Marcus was simultaneously awarded Who’s Who in the US Executives and in the Computer Industry by the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundation.

Marcus holds a master degree in Computer Information Systems, and a BA in Business Administration.

Brian E. Porter, PE, PMP, is 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.

Alan Cline, PMP, PMI-ACP, is currently a Consultant and Agile Iteration Coach, and president of Carolla Development, a project management consulting company. Al has been in the software industry for about 35 years, and a process engineer consultant for the last 25. He holds an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the PMI. He also teaches BA, PM, PMP-prep classes, and ACP-prep classes internationally. He is the currently writing a book on agile practices for those new to agile so that they can deliver software predictably with unusually low defect rates.

Previously, Al was the Director of Software Engineering for Flairsoft Federal. He was the software engineering lead and iteration coach for a $3.3M agile project at Wright-Patterson Air Force base. He was a lecturer at Ohio State University for nine years, and the AVP of Nationwide’s Requirements Center of Excellence. As a consultant, he helps develop his clients’ in-house processes, and works with upper management on the harder problem of strategic deployment and cultural change for implementation. Al has helped his clients develop their own PMO’s and software development roadmaps.

Al earned his M.S. in Physics and B.S. in Math, both contributing to his passionate zeal for rigor in software development and project management.
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