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Project Management Basics
Whether you’re new to project management or looking for a refresher to kick up your skills to the next level, this dynamic, one-day course will get you quickly up to speed on the “must have” components of effective project management. Guided by the gold standard of project management, PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge), you’ll learn the essential tools to manage any size project successfully. Come to class with a project idea to use in the exercises. By the end of the session, you’ll be ready to put a solid plan into action.
Who Should Attend
- Professionals who are new to project management
- Anyone who is looking to enhance their project management skills
Immediate Takeaways & Benefits
- Understand project initiation documents
- Define and align scope of work
- Develop a work breakdown structure
- Understand schedule planning to include critical path and dependencies
- Assess risk and develop a risk plan
- Understand the use of lessons learned (after action reviews) for continuous improvement
About the Instructor
Dr. Aaron Armstrong is an Associate Professor in the Industrial Engineering program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Aaron’s research and consulting activity focuses primarily on process optimization with focuses on innovation and technology integration, project management, supply-chain coordination, enterprise resource planning (ERP) configuration, and quality planning, assurance, and control.
Aaron previously worked for a decade for John Deere as a supplier development engineer, supervisor, manager, and senior engineer. During this time, Aaron and his staff of engineers worked with hundreds of companies around the world to help them become more responsive, flexible, and cost effective.
In addition, Aaron’s previous work experience includes setting up and running a second-tier automotive supplier, design engineering, light-metals fabrication, chemical research and development, and aerospace production.
Aaron has a doctorate in Industrial Engineering, Master’s degrees in Business and in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, all from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Time: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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"The Project Management Basics course is a comprehensive, one-day overview of project management principles and processes, tools and techniques. The session provides exposure to the essential project management processes and knowledge areas, allowing participants to determine their individual needs for additional project management training.”
— Van Walling, MSOE instructor and project management expert