Projects are a primary method for delivering engineering outcomes and they come with significant risk. Key Project Planning and Control (PPC) elements such as improving communication and efficiency can increase the success rate of an engineering project and reduce risks. Poor implementation however, can quickly blow out the time, cost and scope.
This webinar focuses on improving PPC skills - a topic rarely covered in tertiary engineering education. An experienced PPC Practitioner will explain how to increase the chance of successful projects using PPC techniques, providing a high-level overview as well as identifying helpful resources.
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- Describe and analyse the importance of communication and collaboration in project planning and control.
- Identify the difference between project planning, scheduling and project control.
- Identify resources available and proven frameworks for project planning and control.
- Improve organisation’s approach to project planning and control.
- Increase the knowledge of how project planning and control skills contribute to the competencies required for becoming a Chartered Engineer.
Is this course for you?
Ideal for engineers with 0 - 3 years work experience or anyone involved in projects and interested in learning about Project Planning and Controls. Roles include:
- Project Manager or Engineer
- Contract Manager or Engineer
- Procurement Engineer
- Project Controls Professional (Cost, Schedule, Risk)
- Engineers involved in feasibility, design, procurement, construction, test, commissioning, hand over or decommissioning activities
There are no prerequisites for this webinar.
Topics we'll cover
- The benefits of project planning and control
- The basics of project planning and control
- How to implement project planning and control
- What to do and where to go if you would like to learn more
Laurie Bowman has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and management roles, working on complex multidiscipline engineering and construction projects. He has taught training and certification preparation courses on project risk management, and planning and control on behalf of AACE International, APMG International and PMI.
Complementing his practical experience, Laurie is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors course. He also has a masters degree in business administration and commercial law, a bachelor's degree in engineering, and is currently working towards a PhD with University of Queensland (UQ).
He is a member of the Standards Australia technical committee for several Program and Project Management standards.