Engineering Project Management 99003

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

With the introduction of the 7th edition of the PMI Project Management Guide the focus has shifted more toward project outcomes than to deliverables which were outlined in the 10 Bodies of Knowledge present in the 6th Edition. Rather than prescribing particular techniques and methods the 7th edition allows for the application of many of the newer existing frameworks and methodologies that project managers and engineers can use to guide their projects. In line with this approach the 7th edition also discusses how to effectively tailor project management to your unique industry and customer.

This course will present how Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is incorporated into project management framework. Both formal PM and APQP are 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 task assignments. The course will explore not only the Automotive APQP process, but also key aspects of PM processes with discussion of both the 10 Bodies of Knowledge of the 6th edition and the project outcome approach of the 7th edition.

Students will immediately apply learned skills by taking a sample project through all phases of the Project Plan using industry-based documents. Realistic issues, problems and time constraints are introduced throughout the exercise to stimulate actual project environment. Each exercise uses documents specific to the Mobility Industry such as various product development models, Statement of Requirements, Statement of Work, Work Breakdown Structure, timeline development and crash response, resource management, meeting effectiveness, and conflict resolution strategies. Major milestones of typical OEM APQP processes, to include PPAP, are also discussed. The exercise format 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.

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

Attendees 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 seminar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of the new focus of Process groups, Project Outcome Focus and Tailoring as it related to the previous PM standard
  • 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. Attendees should be familiar with how projects are currently managed in their company so they may ask questions relating to their specific problem areas.


“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.


You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Angelo E. Mago, Curt Pawloski, or Joseph W. 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. 

Duration: 2 Days
CEUs: 1.3

Format: Virtual

Event ID: S-00225

Location: Live Online

Session Info:

  • Session 1 - August 28 (11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET)
  • Session 2 - August 29 (11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET)
  • Session 3 - August 30 (11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET)
    3 Sessions

  • Fees: $1,499.00

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