This is an abbreviated version of the APEGBC two-day Project Management: A Team Approach course. The result of applying these principles has resulted in greater project success and improvement of team skills in hundreds of projects over the last 35 years. There is a great deal of research demonstrating the importance of collaboration in project success. Almost all engineers work on projects and most already believe in the need for collaboration. All that is needed for many is an introduction to some of the processes to implement the principles.
Successful projects result from good time and cost management and effective motivated teams. Both are achieved by using a team approach to planning and managing projects.
This one-day introductory workshop provides hands-on experience with some key processes that can be immediately transferable to engineering projects at work. Small teams will be formed at the beginning of the class and will work together throughout the day to learn how to:
Build positive relationships with team members
Plan projects collaboratively with all stakeholders involved
This is an introductory class and not a condensed version of the two-day project management course. Many participants may find that this workshop provides them with all they need to plan and manage their projects. Engineers who have additional needs will have an opportunity at the end of the day to identify desired follow up topics.
Anyone involved in projects regardless of their role.
Jim Brosseau – President, Clarrus Consulting Group Inc.
Jim has been in the software industry since 1980, in a variety of roles and responsibilities. He has held successively more responsible positions in military and defense contracting, commercial software development, and training and consulting. He has been involved with the BCIT Bachelor of Technology program, mentored students at SFU Surrey and the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Leaders of Tomorrow
program, acts as a mentor in the New Ventures BC
competition, and has been on the Business Advisory Board of the Advanced Systems Institute of BC. He also acts as a Community Education volunteer with the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC.
Jim has wide experience in a number of key technical areas that are essential for the successful leadership of professional teams. Project management, estimation, quality assurance and testing, peer reviews, and requirements analysis are all areas that Jim has a demonstrated expertise in. He has provided training and mentoring in all these areas, both publicly and onsite, with clients on three continents.
Jim has personally worked with more than 100 organizations in the past 10 years with a goal of improving team effectiveness. An integral part of this effort has been a focus on techniques for measurement of productivity gains and ROI for refined development and management practices.
He has published numerous technical articles, and has presented at major conferences and local professional associations. His first book, Software Teamwork: Taking Ownership for Success
, was published in 2007 by Addison-Wesley Professional. Jim lives with his wife and two children in Vancouver.