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Project Management for Engineers


Project Management for Engineers

Public Session Pricing

$695 per person. Online sessions are limited to 10 participants.

$595 each for groups of 3 or more.

This program can be arranged privately online or at your company site and can be customized for your needs. Onsite workshops are a full day. Contact us to schedule and discuss your needs.


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

Program Leaders

Gary Hinkle

Principal Management Consultant

Engineering Leadership & Management
Agile Methods for Hardware Development
Organizational Productivity

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Practical, Proven Tools and Methods

Every method and tool we provide, with either a training or consulting program, has been proven in real-world projects.

Live, Experienced Consultants

You'll work directly with senior consultants who have over 20 years of R&D experience. No inexperienced trainers or fresh MBA's.

Cost Effective

As a virtual team with low overhead, you'll get the experience of a tier one consultancy group at a fraction of typical fees.

Concise, Comprehensive Programs

We focus every training or consulting program on the essential skills and implementation to get immediate results.

A Passion for Results

We understand the risk and expense of getting outside help. Our goal is to ensure you get the results you need.

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