Project Management

4 Day Workshop

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Workshop Overview

In the course of the last decade the global business arena has shifted from steady well established markets to rapidly changing and dynamic markets.  As organizations are exposed to an increasing number of opportunities and risks, modern management has responded with updated management techniques.  Progressive Project Management is amongst the leading techniques used by modern management. The acquisition of skill and knowledge in leading Project Management techniques have become recognized as an essential prerequisite for today’s successful manager.

This is the setting that Lewis Trigger’s project management workshop addresses.  Lewis draws on his wide and in depth knowledge and experience of Project Management to provide a system’s approach to project management.  Practical tools and techniques set in the framework of a structured methodology are taught, reinforced, and internalised through the extensive use of class exercises, case studies and open discussion.  The methodology adopts a life cycle approach to project management: - we begin with the initial choice of the project concept; move on to the preliminary screening process; continue on to the planning stage of content, budget, time frame, and organizational structure; issues of supplier selection and contract are finalised; considerations of “Time to Market”, risk management,  configuration management, reallocation of resources, and project control are integrated as part of the day to day management of the project; finally the product is released which signals project termination.  Leading management techniques such as the Theory of Constraints and Concurrent Engineering are interwoven into the workshop.  Much of the body of knowledge passed on by the workshop is in sink with the internationally recognized standard of the PMI (Project Management Institute).

Participants will be made familiar with the technical concepts and professional language used in Project Management. 

Participants will receive comprehensive documentation including all presentation material, exercises and case studies used.

 

Key benefits of attending

The core challenge facing any project team is meeting performance specifications within a given time frame and budget.  In order to meet that challenge the following skills will be acquired:

  • Supplying the “building blocks” of project planning - WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) methodology; OBS (Organizational Breakdown Structure) methodology; Budget planning; Scheduling based on PERT techniques.

  • Leading contemporary project management techniques and skills - Risk Management; Concurrent Engineering; DFM (Design for Manufacturing); Configuration Control; Earned Value Methodology. 

  • Optimising decision making – adapting ‘The Learning Organization” paradigm of Peter Senge; the LCC (Life Cycle Cost) approach.

  • Using common sense, uncomplicated management techniques to enhance performance – weighted matrix model (AHP); sensitivity & break-even analysis; cost-benefit analysis; making the most from DRs (Design Reviews) and PMRs (Program Management Reviews)

  • Project control – making the most through an integrated approach. 

  • Gain management tips – lessons that have been drawn from success and failure.

  • Using a contract as a management tool – Fixed Price vs. Cost Reimbursed.  

  • Learning to be “Effective” as opposed to being “Efficient” – based on the TOC (Theory of Constraints) approach.

  • Reinforcing a system’s approach to Project Management.

  • Providing a common language for the project teams.

 

Who should attend

Project Managers, members of project teams. The principles emphasised are equally relevant for the development and or acquisition of systems as well as “internal” projects such as implementing ERP systems, or maintenance projects.  The workshop is particularly suited to project engineers who wish to reinforce their project managerial skills.   

 

Workshop methodology

Emphasis is placed on the active involvement of the participants.  To this end, case studies and exercises are extensively used, and group learning through open discussions are encouraged. 

Testimonials

"Lewis has succeeded in combining theory with practice and passing on to workshop participants a useful set of tools as well as a systems approach.  He has demonstrated a varied and in-depth knowledge and experience." – Brigadier General Zacharier Chay (retired) – Previous Head of the Israeli Defence Force Ordnance Corps.  

 

" Thanks for the stimulating Critical Chain workshop you ran for us. It clarified a lot of the questions that I had, and now it all makes much more sense. .. Critical Chain in project management scheduling had not been clear to me prior to Monday’s workshop, I just didn’t understand the way the buffers were to work, so thank you again for making that understandable for me." -   Bruce Moffatt Senior Project Manager from one of Australia's leading defence contractors.

 

"I attended your session in Perth recently and found it fascinating.  I’m implementing it in one part of our business which has always given us headaches.  Now we’ve identified the constraint, the problem has become simple to see.  Great stuff."  Geoff  Brown Director of a leading Australian multi - media supplier.

 

"It was a true pleasure hosting you in Cyprus. I believe that your presentation skills have contributed a lot towards the success of this workshop.  Thank you."  Matiss Horodishtiano – Senior Director of an internationally acclaimed hi-tech Co.'.

Trainer biography

Lewis Trigger is a recognized international expert in Constraint Innovation.  Australian-born, Israel resident,

Lewis is an industrial engineer (MBA, MSc, PMP), with over 25 years of experience in applying Theory of

Constraints (TOC) within the Israeli military’s maintenance; engineering, and logistics systems, within government

and private industry. Lewis has been leading for many years the training of Project Managers for the Hi-tech and 

defense industry in Israel, including the major contractors, as well as Project Officers from the  Israeli Defence

Forces and the Israeli Ministry of Defence   

Over the last 18 years, Lewis has shared his expertise through his workshops to many leading Australian organizations

such as Rio Tinto, Newcrest Mining, Oz Minerals, Iluka Resources, Schweppes / Asahi, Visy, Arnott’s, The Australian

Submarine Corporation, The Adelaide Health Service, AKD Sawmills, the Spotlight Retail Chain, Dairy Farmers,

Coopers Brewery, Government agencies at a Federal, State, and Local level.  His public workshops throughout

Australia have been sponsored by Industry Partners Australia, the University of South Australia, APICS,

AIG (The Australian Industry Group), QMI (Queensland Manufacturing Institute), QUT (Queensland University of Technology), The University of Queensland

To hear Lewis, click on the following link

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