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Project Management for Engineers


Project Management for Engineers


Project Management for Engineers teaches the fundamentals of project management that are relevant to the needs of most technical project leaders. A key objective of the workshop is to provide an approach to technical project planning that enables project teams to put together realistic, comprehensive plans quickly.

Traditional, agile, and hybrid project management methods are presented, with exercises that show how to plan projects for successful outcomes using best-practices that will fit within most existing product development processes. A Technical Project Plan Template is provided, which is useful for companies that don’t use a template; and for those that do use a template it can be used to enhance your project planning.

The examples used in the Project Management for Engineers sessions are drawn from a broad range of product development team environments at small, medium, and large companies serving many industries. You will also benefit from the workshop leader’s direct experience contributing to successful engineering projects for over 25 years.

Project Management for Engineers enables you to:

  • Establish common project management language on your teams
  • Manage remote team members
  • Develop realistic, comprehensive plans quickly
  • Improve the accuracy of project estimates
  • Produce on-time and on-budget deliverables
  • Improve team communication through excellent project planning
  • Develop risk mitigation plans that consider internal and external dependencies


Project Management Basics
  • What is “Project Management” and why is it important?
  • Project management terminology
  • Project lifecycle
  • Triple constraint
  • Requirements management
  • Project metrics
Project Planning
  • Planning benefits
  • Engineering project planning challenges
  • Planning templates and checklists
  • Internal and external dependencies
  • Communication plans
  • Project planning exercise
Project Lifecycle Models
  • Waterfall process and modified waterfalls
  • Spiral model
  • Agile model
  • Staged delivery
  • Evolutionary delivery
  • Design-to-schedule
  • When to use ad-hoc methods
  • Hybrid models
  • Lifecycle model selection exercise
Project Estimating
  • Prerequisites for accurate estimates
  • Delphi method
  • Analogy method
  • Rapid prototyping method
  • Top-down method
  • Bottom-up method
  • Best/worst case methods
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Estimation exercise
Project Scheduling
  • Scheduling basics
  • Milestones, targets and forecasts
  • Scheduling tools
  • Steps for creating a schedule
Risk Management
  • Examples of risks
  • Risk assessment and mitigation plans
  • Risk brainstorming
Stakeholder Management
  • Definition of stakeholders
  • Levels of stakeholders
  • Stakeholder relationships
  • Communication and influence
  • Stakeholder exercise

What’s Included

Project Management Toolkit – Each participant receives a set of templates and tools that can be implemented immediately:

  • Comprehensive planning template
  • Project sizing template
  • Quick-start planning guide

Follow-up Coaching – One-on-one sessions with the instructor to ensure successful implementation of leadership goals.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for anyone responsible for managing technical projects:

  • Design Engineers
  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Test Engineers
  • Software/IT Developers
  • Technical Marketing Engineers
  • Applications/Support Engineers
  • Project Leaders/Managers
  • Engineering Managers/Supervisors
  • Prospective Managers


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Registration Options

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Program Leaders

Gary Hinkle

Principal Management Consultant

Engineering Leadership & Management
Agile Methods for Hardware Development
Organizational Productivity

Contact Us to Schedule​

This program can be offered online or at your company site and can be customized for your needs. Contact us to schedule or discuss your situation.
Many useful concepts. The workbook provides an outline that can be applied on the job.

Garth Weber, Mechanical Engineer

Cardinal Health

Excellent course. Concepts were clearly presented - easy to understand. I will recommend to my engineering team.

Chatree Sitalasai, Engineering Supervisor

NMB Technologies

Practical advice for anyone in business or leadership. Exercises were very helpful. Instructor with real experience makes a big difference!

Mel Greenberg, Manager

Portland General Electric

Great information, delivery, and discussions.

Dwaine Gilmer, Escalation Engineer

Microsoft Corp.

Great job of tailoring the basic concepts to the specifics of each attendee.

Mark Johnson, VP of Marketing

Instantiations, Inc.

A '10' in terms of content and presentation. Very interactive and useful right away.

Sushil Nema, Engineer

Triquint Semiconductor

Gary is one of those rare people that combines engineering expertise with exceptional administrative, people, and management skills.

Mike Anderson

Technology Executive

The course content and examples were valuable. Good interaction between the presenter and students. It was well worth the cost and my time away from work!

Paul L. Fernandez, Jr., Sr. Engineer

Mitsubishi Digital

The best part was how to sell an idea to executives. Very useful tips and I can see mistakes I made in the past.

T. Fisher

US Navy

This program opened my eyes to new approaches to manage innovation. Well done and a lot of material in a short time.


Chris Fisher

3D Printing

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