Engineering Project Management
I.D. # 99003 Duration 2 Days

Project Management and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) are two critical techniques used in product development in the mobility industry today. This seminar will bring these techniques together in an easy to understand format that goes beyond the typical concept of constructing timelines and project planning, by exploring not only the AIAG APQP process, but also specific aspects of PM processes. Students will gain a solid foundation in the essential principles of Project Management and APQP.

Students will immediately apply learned skills by taking a sample project through all phases of the Project Plan using actual industry documents. Realistic issues, problems and time constraints are introduced throughout the exercise to stimulate actual project concerns. Each workshop exercise uses documents specific to the particular areas of study such as Statement of Requirements and Statement of Work, Timeline development and reacting to changing situations such as time crash. Discussion of the major milestones of typical OEM APQP processes, to include PPAP. The workshop is structured so that students must operate in teams and the time constraints allow students to see firsthand the effects of improper delegation of work assignments.

Attendees will receive a copy of the book, "PMBOK ® " - Project Management Body of Knowledge (5th edition) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Define the importance of each of the nine Bodies of Project Management Knowledge and the essential components of APQP by Phase
  • Properly evaluate Statement of Requirement, Statement of Work and Work Breakdown structures
  • Apply the different timeline methodologies: Milestone, Gantt, Network (PERT) and Critical Path
  • Recognize the minimum essential elements of a Robust Project Plan
  • Utilize different types of meeting and conflict resolution strategies, formulate an effective meeting summary and action list, and conduct an actual Design Review
  • Recognize the current U.S. and international legislation and directives which impact today's technology development and manufacturing environment
Who Should Attend
New Project Managers, Lead or Design Release Engineers, Project Managers requiring refresher training or other individuals involved with projects will benefit by attending. The course is best suited for individuals in the mobility industry and specifically operating as Tier 1 - 3. Students should be familiar with how projects are currently managed in their company so they may ask questions relating to their specific problem areas.
Seminar Content
  • The Project Management Process
    • Definition, outline and overview of the differences between 3rd and 4th editions
    • Project constraints
    • The nine bodies of Project Management Knowledge
    • Project Management and ISO
  • Project Plan Life Cycle
    • Three types of life cycles: Product, Project, Project Management
    • Comparison of project management and the automotive APQP process
    • Major elements of each APQP phase
  • Project Management Techniques
    • Principles of Integration Management
    • Defining, constructing, and recognizing the differences between Statement of Requirement, Statement of Work and Work Breakdown structures
    • Developing scope of work for conceptual-based (R&D) customers
    • Review of the various types of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and a guide to WBS development
    • Beyond lessons learned - Project Best Practices and the TGR/TGW database
    • Documentation requirements necessary to support the PM/APQP processes
  • Resource Planning
    • Choosing an organizational structure to support effective Project Management
    • Roles and responsibility matrix (RASIC)
    • Creating a useful Staffing and Resource Plan
    • Special considerations for small projects
  • Sequence Planning
    • Milestone Charts
    • Gantt Charts
    • Network Diagrams
    • PERT
    • Critical Path Method (CPM) and use of float/slack time
    • Techniques to address Fast Tracking and Crashing
  • Project Costing and Tracking
    • Project cost analysis methods and estimating methods
    • Recognizing and dealing with Scope Creep
    • Control techniques -- Requirements for an effective Change Management System; Negotiating the difference between Phase and Design Reviews; Earned Value Analysis (EVA); Effective meeting techniques; Forming and leading project teams; Structure of effective Phase and Design Reviews; Recognizing and resolving internal and external conflict
  • Project Risk Management
    • Components and construction of an effective Risk Management Plan
    • Risk qualification and quantification techniques -- Developing effective checklists; Expected Values Matrix; Probability and Impact Matrix; Product liability using the FMEA and HAZOP
  • Procurement Management
    • Understanding partner supplier relationships
    • Suppliers rating techniques
    • Suppliers skill requirements
Instructor(s): Angelo E. Mago
Angelo Mago is senior consultant and owner of ATM Consulting, Inc., which provides customized training and consulting services to the supplier community in the areas of quality assurance, quality control, design engineering, document management, and customer service and improvement methods. He has over 25 years of experience in product design, quality assurance, project management and most recently worked as the Senior Supplier Quality Engineer for GM Truck Group responsible for PPAP qualification and approval. Mr. Mago is a recipient of the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award for distinction in professional development/education. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.
Testimonial
¿Great seminar to attend! Helps engineers understand and work well with the program management office.¿
Shirley Mayen
Engineering Project Lead
B/E Aerospace

"It was good to see how other domestic automotive suppliers manage their projects."
Lee Journey
Project Manager
Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.

"You leave with the satisfaction of learning/reinforcing new tasks and methods that can be used at the office immediately."
Richard Fanco
Engineering Program Manager
AM General Corporation

"Angelo is a very knowledgeable instructor and willing to share the lessons learned. It is an excellent class."
Raj Nagarajan
Engineering Project Team Leader
Caterpillar Inc.

Fees: $1505 SAE Members*: $1195 - $1345
* The appropriate SAE Member discount will be applied through the Registration process.  Discounts vary according to level of membership: Elite Member 20%; Premium Member 15%; Classic Member 10%
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