|Jon Quigley discusses the importance of this seminar.|
Automotive projects continue to grow in complexity. Studies provide a glimpse into the attributes of product development projects that have a high likelihood of failure. Knowing these attributes, the approach to the project can be structured to reduce the risks. For example, the scope of the project may already place the project at risk. Understanding the risks associated with the scope enables you to either reconsider the scope or work out strategies that will eliminate or at least mitigate the risks. In addition, your approach or strategy selected to meet the project demands will have significant impact on the results. Also, distribution of talent means you have to ensure your project manager and team know what risk is and the specific risk management process for this project.
This course discusses the attributes that portend high probability of failure, as well as ways to assess the strategies associated with the project to improve the probability of success. We will also demonstrate the processes and steps that are required for effective project risk management. Participants will recognize the signs that a project is at risk even before starting the work and can proactively make the necessary adjustments with the sponsors and stakeholders to reduce those risks. Additionally, participants will learn how to maximize the contribution from the team in regard to identifying, eliminating and remediating risks. This will ensure that greater awareness and attention is given to this area of the project beyond the project manager. In addition to being able to apply the techniques of risk management, participants will receive insight into the typical phases of automotive product development (Product Development, Process Development, Product and Process Validation, and Launch) and risks associated with these phases.
The SAE eBook, "Project Management for Automotive Engineers: A Field Guide" by Jon M. Quigley and Roopa Shenoy, is included in the course materials. The book includes risk management as a knowledge area and discusses how the better a project team is at finding and addressing the potential risks, the more likely the success of the project.
By participating in this course, you will be able to:
*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.
This course addresses the needs of aspiring project managers, project managers, project engineers, manufacturing engineers and managers in the engineering, manufacturing, product testing and supplier quality assurance fields. It is helpful to be working in the automotive industry as a OEM or a tier 1 or tier 2 supplier as the risk discussion spans the gamut of the product development cycle for these industries.
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Jon M. Quigley, PMP CTFL, is a principal and founding member of Value Transformation, a product development training and cost improvement organization established in 2009. He has nearly three decades of product development and manufacturing experience, ranging from embedded hardware and software through verification and project management. Jon has won awards such as the Volvo-3P Technical Award in 2005 and the 2006 Volvo Technology Award. He has secured seven US patents and a number of international patents. These patents range from human machine interfaces to telemetry systems and drivers aides. Jon is on the Western Carolina University Masters of Project Management Advisory Board as well as Forsyth Technical Community College Advisory Board. He has also been a guest lecturer on Project Management at Wake Forest University's Charlotte NC campus and teaches Project Management classes at City University of Seattle via distance learning. Jon also is an expert at ITMPI (IT Metrics and Productivity Institute), is part of the Pm2Go experts (The Standish Group), has given webinars at The Project Management Institute and has spoken before PMI Chapters across North Carolina and parts of Virginia. Jon has membership in ASQ, SAE, AIAG and PMI (holding Project Management Professional Certification). Jon also has the CTFL certification from ISTQB. He has authored, co-authored and contributed to a list of books and publications, including the SAE book Project Management for Automotive Engineers: A Field Guide. Jon has an Engineering Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and two Master's Degrees from City University of Seattle.