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Project Management Workshop

3 PDH's Will be awarded for attending this workshop

2010 IEEE EIT Conference
May 20-22, 2010
Normal, IL, USA
Thursday, May 20, 2010
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Tarek Lahdhiri, PhD, PE, PMP, SM-MIEEE

Workshop Overview
The Project Management workshop is intended for engineers, technical leads, project leaders, and functional managers who want to practice the fundamentals of project management to help themselves and their groups accomplish their endeavors, whether at work, at home, or in the community. Participants will learn basic project management techniques, and most importantly, how to apply them in real life without excessive paperwork or overhead! The workshop will include templates and checklists to take away, and examples of how to apply project management techniques to engineering and personal projects.

Workshop Content

  1. Introduction
    • Definition of a Project
    • Typical phases of a project
  2. Starting and Planning a Project
    • Defining the project scope and requirements
    • Project risks
    • Scheduling and estimating
    • Creating milestones
    • Refining the Plans
  3. Managing the Project
    • How do we use planning deliverables to tell if we are on track?
    • How do we use meetings and status to measure progress?
    • How are design reviews and testing critical to gauging project progress?
    • Risk Management
  4. Running Meetings
    • Planning Meetings
    • Attitude: pre-selling, pre-coaching
    • Meeting Roles and Responsibilities
    • Design/Document Reviews
  5. Closing the Project
    • Ensure adequate hand-offs to all groups
    • Conduct a lessons-learned meeting