Engineering Project Management
I.D. # 99003 Duration 2 Days
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This course is verified by Probitas as meeting the AS9104/3A requirements for Continuing Professional Development.

Project Management and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) are two critical techniques used in product development in the mobility industry today. This course 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 Automotive APQP process, but also key aspects of PM processes. Particpants will gain a solid foundation in the principles and application of Project Management and APQP and apply learned skills by working through all phases of a sample Project Plan project using industry-based documents encountering realistic issues, constraints, etc. that are introduced throughout to stimulate a realistic actual project environment.

***Participant must bring laptop for this course.*** 

Participants will receive a copy of "PMBOK ® " Project Management Body of Knowledge by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the book Project Management for Mobility Engineers: Principles and Case Studies by Angelo Mago. 

Learning Objectives
By attending this course, you will be able to:
  • Define the importance and key techniques of each of the ten (10) Bodies of Project Management Knowledge
  • Define the essential components of APQP by Phase and the requirements of the PPAP process
  • Recognize the minimum essential methodologies of both Robust Design (DFSS) used in Mobility today
  • Properly evaluate and differentiate between Statement of Requirement, Statement of Work and Work Breakdown structures
  • Explain the application of different timeline methodologies: Milestone, Gantt, and Network; PERT and Critical Path
  • Utilize different types of meeting and conflict resolution strategies to formulate an effective meeting

  • Be able to define the essential elements and differences between a Design Review and Phase Review
  • Recognize the pitfalls common to most mobility projects due to improper or incomplete capture of the Voice of the Customer (VOC), current U.S. and international legislation and directives, improper management of limited resources, and others

  • Beyond the Checklist! - Examine Advanced techniques for Risk Management

Who Should Attend
New Project Managers, Lead or Design Release Engineers, Account Managers and those requiring refresher training or desiring to learn how to properly apply more advanced project management techniques. Other individuals who are involved with projects such as functional managers and support staff will benefit by attending. The course is best suited for individuals in any of the mobility industry sectors such as automotive, truck, recreational, farming, and mining, to include DOD mobility contracts. Participants should be familiar with how projects are currently managed in their company so they may ask questions relating to their specific problem areas.
Instructor(s): Angelo Mago, Curtis Pawloski, or Joseph Hungerford

Angelo Mago

Angelo Mago is senior consultant and owner of ATM Consulting, Inc., which provides customized training and consulting services to a varied design and manufacturing supplier community in the areas of Project Management, Design to Cost, Quality Assurance, Document Management, Supplier Development and Management, and Customer Management. Since 1998 he has been obtaining experience in product design, quality assurance, and project management working in both the Governmental and Commercial mobility industry. DOD experience includes serving in the US Army TACOM Program Office in the M1 Abrams and Bradley Program Management offices and Plant Manager for the Depot Repair Facility in Mannheim Germany. Commercially Mr. Mago has worked as the Senior Supplier Quality Engineer for GM Truck Group responsible for NAO and off-shore supplier ISO qualification, Supplier Development for Advanced Product Development, and PPAP qualification and approval. Through ATM Consulting, Mr. Mago has played a lead role in deploying a PM and APQP environment for both large and small companies. He 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.

Curtis Pawloski

Curt Pawloski is President/Senior Consultant for Integral Operations, Inc. Since 1998 he has been acquiring experience in project management, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, process and quality improvement, problem solving, and quality system development and implementation. Mr. Pawloski has helped auto industry OEMs and numerous supplier organizations prepare or improve their Quality Systems, facilitated the writing of quality procedures and work instructions, and consulted on implementation of quality systems. In addition, he was the leader of a team to develop a comprehensive Project Management training and certification system for Volkswagen's IT function. Mr. Pawloski is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Oakland Community College, Delta College, and Midlands Technical College. He is a board member and past member of the year for the Saginaw Valley Section of the American Society for Quality. He has a B.S.ChE from the University of Michigan, a Graduate Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management/Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University, and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University.

Joseph HungerfordJoe Hungerford is the Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Facilities, and Technical Center Operations for BorgWarner Turbo Systems in Asheville, NC. Joe has extensive background in product development, engineering, and operations management. He is a proven leader within global organizations and of cross-functional international teams that develop and manufacture highly complex products. Joe has also held the positions of Director, Global Commercial Vehicle Product Development, Director of Engineering - N. America, and Engineering Manager - Variable Turbine Geometry at BorgWarner Turbo Systems. His prior professional experience includes: Chief Engineer at Lockheed Martin, responsible for the development and launch of various tactical wheeled vehicles (trucks), Product Specialist at Emerson Power Transmission, responsible for Clutches and Torque Overload product lines, and Sr. Systems Engineer at BorgWarner Morse TEC where he managed cross-functional global development teams in North America, Europe and Asia responsible for the design, development, and validation of engine timing systems for automotive OEM's such as Ford, Nissan and GM.

Joe is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a certified Facilities Management Professional (FMP) who has also served as an Adjunct Instructor teaching project management at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Alfred University and his M.S. in Engineering Management from Syracuse University. He also holds a Certificate of Executive Leadership from Cornell University.


¿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: $1499 SAE Members: $1349


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