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Project Management

Project Management

Project management is the application of specific knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to plan, initiate, and control the implementation of a project, in order to achieve the desired outcome(s) safely. Course content focuses on critical activities such as work breakdown, scheduling, cost control, risk management and team leadership.


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LA-E - From Engineer to Leader

This manual is written for the mid-level manager and technical professional wanting to update their leadership skills and position themselves to adopt a leadership role in their organization. Most engineers will spend the majority of their careers in some leadership capacity, most are dissatisfied with the transition from engineer to leader. Much of this frustration is the result of a lack of preparation and training.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

LE-E - Leading Your Engineering Team to Top Performance

One of the great truths of life is our interdependence. Everything we accomplish within a company is through the efforts of people working together. No matter how technologically advanced we are, especially in the engineering world, we have to work together effectively as a team, and effective teams are made up of effective members.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

MK-E - Marketing for Engineers

This manual will provide you with the competitive advantage you need to prosper in the 21st Century. It will equip you with the knowledge you need to outsmart, outmarket and outsell your competition.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

PJ-E - People Management Skills

As a skilled professional in today's ever-changing business world, you face many challenges. You must continually evolve your skills to face the demands of your profession. This manual is aimed at energizing managers into radically improving their skills and the performance of their teams.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

FM-E - Practical Financial Fundamentals and Project Investment Decision Making

This manual commences with the basics of economics and gives you a solid understanding of the world order underpinning and driving the financial system. Basic accounting and finance terms are explained in simple English with an emphasis on the engineering and technology world. The issue of making appropriate investment decisions is then examined using such techniques as NPV and IRR. Finally capital budgeting and risk are discussed in an easy to understand manner.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

SH-E - Practical Shutdown & Turnaround Management for Engineers and Managers

This manual gives you an excellent review of shutdown management from the perspective of someone who has done it from the trenches. There are many case studies of successful shutdown projects to ensure that you get the latest and most up to date information to successfully apply to your next project no matter what position you hold.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

PM-E - Project Management for Engineers and Technicians

More and more engineering and technical professionals are making career transitions from product design into project management. This, however, requires formal training and a willingness to learn new skills. All the technical know-how in the world will not deliver a project successfully, without proper project management skills. Unfortunately very few engineering professionals have any degree of formal project management training, which results in a great deal of personal stress as well as cost blowouts and other woes.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

TW-E - Specification and Technical Writing for Engineers and Other Technical People

Researching and preparing technical documents, especially technical specifications, calls for much effort and time. This manual is designed to give you step by step guidance to writing these documents in a professional manner, working within a cost and time framework. This manual will demonstrate techniques to establishing more effective communication between technical and non-technical staff and foster skills relating to problem identification and solutions, plus enhancing skills in information seeking, research and organising collected data in a non-conflicting, unambiguous manner.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

BE-E - The Practical Business Engineer

It is a truism that engineers tend to focus on technical issues to the detriment of the commercial realities that impact on their businesses on a daily basis. Engineers and other technical professionals put enormous effort into achieving their degrees and diplomas and believe that their technical skills are the most important factor in determining who will get the best jobs and who will manage the most prestigious and interesting and well paid jobs.

$65.95 Ex Tax: $59.95

TR-E - Train the Trainer Presentation and Instructing Skills for Engineers and Tecnical Professionals

This manual is designed to equip you with the skills required to become an effective and consistent technical instructor. Ever changing and complex technology requires a constant need of technical training, which can be quite intimidating. An effective technical instructor needs a combination of technical skills and presentation abilities to help delegates overcome technical barriers.

$139.94 Ex Tax: $127.22

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