• Advanced Project Management for Team Leaders (MT10)


    Length: 2 days
    CEU Credits: 1.4
    Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


    "Gave me a broad use of project management, mostly from a controls and instrumentation point of view." ~Jeffrey Cerny, director of Plant Engineering and Maintenance

    This course teaches advanced project management techniques and tools for project leaders/project managers. It builds on general project management techniques of project planning, project scope, and project plan/scheduling. It focuses on best practices for a leader in regard to the development and implementation of the project communication plan, management of team relationships, resources procurement, risk management, cost control, and performance measurements during the automation project life cycle.

    You will be able to:

    • Properly scope the project and identify project definitions and customer expectations
    • Identify tasks, activities, and dependencies required in the project life cycle
    • Select resources, outsource work effectively, and coordinate the project team properly by apply management and teambuilding skills to projects
    • Improve your interpersonal skills
    • Establish a communication plan and improve relationships among vendors, industrial organizations, and engineering organizations
    • Establish cost accounts and manage the project budget
    • Identify risk and perform risk management
    • Perform project status assessments required for project performance evaluation 

    You will cover:

    • Project Management Overview:  What is a Project | What is so Important about Projects? | Project Management | Projects are Key to Many Types of Work | Automation And Control Projects | CAP Project Life Cycle
    • Capital Projects: Selling the Project Internally | Capital Projects for Manufacturing Facilities | Capital Projects Process | Project Life Cycle-Capital Projects | Capital Projects-Reality Check | Capital Projects-Trends
    • Project Management Knowledge Areas:  Project Integration Management | Project Scope Management | Project Time Management | Project Cost Management | Project Quality Control | Project Human Resources Management | Project Communication Management | Project Risk Management | Project Procurement Management
    • Project Processes:  Project Processes | Project Management Processes | Components
    • Customer Satisfaction:  Customer Satisfaction Concepts | Customer Relationships | Traditional Balancing of Objectives | Today's Balancing of Objectives
    • People Skills:  Why are People Skills Necessary? | Automation Professionals | Roles and Responsibilities | Automation Leader | Automation Project Manager | Automation Engineer | Testing Engineer | Instrument Engineer | Social Styles | Interviewing | Negotiation | Negotiation Techniques | Conflict Resolution | Coaching
    • Communication Skills:  The Three "Vs" | Effective Presentations | Written Reports | Email | Verbal Communication
    • Leadership Skills:  Leadership Components | Projects Require a Project Manager | The Project Manager | Meetings | Meeting Management | Leading the Meeting | Successful Team | Team Dynamics | Concept of "Stakeholders" | Concept of the "Client/Customer" | Define the Client/Customer/Stakeholder | Team Stakeholders | Working with Stakeholders | Building Consensus
    • Resource Management: Project Resource Management | PERT/CPM | Resource Planning | Resource Constraints | Resource Leveling | Resource Curves
    • Procurement: Project Procurement Plan | Contracts | Types of Contracts | Cost Plus Contracts | Time and Material Contracts | Time and Material Contracts-NTE | Lump Sum or Fixed Fee Contracts | Hybrid Contracts | Contract Negotiation | Application Exercise
    • Cost Management:  Project Cost Management | Cost Estimates | Preliminary Cost Estimate | Preliminary Estimate of Purchases | Cost Estimate Types | Cost Estimates- Inputs | Cost Budget-Baseline | Cost And Performance Measurement | Project Cost Curve | Earned Value Spreadsheet Presentation | Managing Engineering Labor Cost | Managing Purchased Equipment Cost | Project Status
    • Risk Management:  Risk Management | Risk Indicators | Risk Assessment | Risk Response | Management of Change | Steps for MOC

    Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

    • Resource balancing
    • Project schedule and cost assessment

    Course Prerequisites:

    • A handheld calculator should be brought to class. Any calculator that performs the basic four functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) will be adequate. An engineering or financial calculator is not required. The student should bring a calculator that he or she already knows how to operate.

    If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

    Not sure this particular course is for you?
    pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.