SLAS2016 Short Courses
Cross Functional Project Management for Technical Professionals
The course reviews both the art and science involved in running successful cross-functional project teams. Course work stresses the planning activities required for success as well as the keys for project execution. Upon completion attendees will have been exposed to the key activities required in planning and managing successful cross-functional projects.
Who Should Attend
- Experienced scientific professionals making the transition to project management assignments.
- R&D professionals with little or no experience in managing projects and work teams or experienced managers who are seeking new insights.
- Anyone who suddenly finds him or herself responsible for conducting cross-function work teams and delivering cost, schedule, and performance results for a variety of products.
How You Will Benefit From This Course
- Become familiar with the planning activities required for successful team projects.
- Understand key aspects of executing a team project.
- Learn key ways to successfully make the transition from your former job to a project management position.
- Know how to apply cost, schedule, and performance measurements when planning and managing team projects.
- Be able to construct different types of project teams.
- Establishing the Relationships Among Project Sponsors, Project Managers, and Task Leaders — Defining project targets, goals, and objectives; criteria for manageable objectives; yardsticks to measure project; class exercise in creating manageable objectives.
- Developing the Project Plan — Role of the project leader; including measurable milestones (gates); task assignment vs. delegation; class exercise in project plan development. The Project Plan Review Cycle-buy-in and ownership; approval and revision; class exercise in plan ownership.
- The Four Key Reports — Agendas; minutes; status reports; corrective actions.
- Gates (Milestones) — Reporting progress; promotion to the next stage; class exercise in reviewing project gates.
- Project Conclusion and the Exit Report — What was delivered; recommendations for improvements; items to avoid; individual vs. organizational learning.
Barry Weinstein, President of Barry M. Weinstein and Associates.
Barry Weinstein has over 35 years of industrial experience in the development and manufacture of foods and personal care products. Mr. Weinstein holds BS and MS degrees in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and multiple U.S. patents in processing technologies.
For the past 15 years he has been the President of Barry M. Weinstein & Associates, a consulting firm providing process engineering, project management, and statistical quality control support for the food and personal care product industries.