November 2015

Fundamentals of Project Management Seminar

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Monday, November 30, 2015 - Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Fundamentals of Project Management - Day 1
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Fundamentals of Project Management - Day 2
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Fundamentals of Project Management - Day 3
Location: The Listel Hotel 1300 Robson Street Vancouver, BC V6E 1C5
Presenter: Morley Selver, P.Eng., IPMA B – MHS Engineering Services Inc.
Credit: 21 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Fundamentals of Project Management - Day 1 : $1195.00 + GST = $1254.75 until Nov 16, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Fundamentals of Project Management - Day 1 : $1395.00 + GST = $1464.75

Non-Member Price: Fundamentals of Project Management - Day 1 : $1395.00 + GST = $1464.75

Student Member Price: Fundamentals of Project Management - Day 1 : $697.50 + GST = $732.38
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 16, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4865
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Note: The Listel Hotel is pleased to offer a special rate of $109 per night plus 23% taxes and fees (subject to change without notice) for Sunday and Monday. The rate will be $329 per night plus 23% taxes and fees (subject to change without notice) for Tuesday due to a citywide conference, but there is a Good Getaway Package promotion that ends on November 20 where you will receive a $100 American Express Gift Card which you can apply back to the room. Room rates are based on single or double occupancy and are in Canadian Funds. Additional adults are each $20.00 CDN (plus taxes and fees) to a maximum of 4 people. To make a reservation, please Phone: 604.684.8461 / Toll-Free: 1.800.663.5491 and quote the APEGBC Meeting preferred group rate, and ask for Sherry.
Fundamentals of Project Management Seminar. This practical workshop will equip the engineer who is new to their first job, and those with a few years experience, who want to transition from a technical position to a project leadership role, with the tools, skills, behavioral attributes, and competencies needed to manage complex design and construction projects. Using lecture, discussion, and case studies, the focus will be on practical applications and techniques for immediate implementation and project results. Participants learn "what" to do, "how" to do it, and "why" they need to do it since a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

To provide you with the practical, fundamental knowledge of project management that can be put into practice immediately to increase chances of project success. To help you become a project leader. To give you the project management basics so learning on the job is easier.
Topics discussed will include the following:

  • General project guidelines & definitions
  • Project manager behaviors
  • Budgeting
  • The Project Life Cycle
  • Project authorization
  • Scope of work
  • Project control
  • Change control
  • Procurement
  • Construction management
  • Contract administration
  • Earned value analysis
  • Commissioning procedures
  • Training
  • Commissioning & startup
  • Completion
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for those involved in planning and implementation of design and construction projects. Besides new engineers and those with a few years experience this course is also for technologists and technicians; tradesmen; maintenance personnel; and other personnel from industries, utilities, municipalities, educational institutions, commercial facilities, consulting engineering firms and manufacturers. Topics covered in this course are also of great value to managers and other non-technical project personnel.
Day 1 
  • Module 1 - Introduction
  • Module 2 - Project Life Cycle
  • Module 3 - Budgets 
  • Module 4 - Work Breakdown Structure
  • Module 5 - Project Authorization Documentation & Scope Issues
  •  Module 6 - Stakeholders & Risk Analysis
Day 2 
  • Module 7 - Estimating
  • Module 8 - Engineering Issues, Project Cost Control, Managing Changes & Reporting
  • Module 9 - Procurement
  • Module 10 - Types of Contracts
  • Module 11 - Bidding Procedures - Evaluation (Works, Goods and Consultants)
  • Module 12 - Purchase Orders & Contracts
  • Module 13 - Construction Management

Day 3 
  • Module 14 - Case Study
  • Module 15 - Tender Documents 
  • Module 16 - Contract Administration - Managing Contracts 
  • Module 17 - Earned Value Analysis  
  • Module 18 - Commissioning, Training, Startup & Completion
Workshop Summary
After participating in this course you will be able to:
  • Maintain project control through an understanding of the Project Life Cycle and the critical project relationship of scope, schedule, budget and resource.
  • Build a work breakdown structure for project planning and scoping purposes.
  • Quickly develop your project scope for more complete estimates and better cost control.
  • Use the estimate matrix to determine what the deliverables for the different classes of estimates are.
  • Evaluate your project risk issues and how risk affects your project costs.
  • Develop more accurate and complete project authorization documentation, saving you time, effort and better progress monitoring.
  • Analyze your project status using earned value analysis.
  • Apply the concepts learned to manage changes to the project scope, schedule and budget.
  • Provide project leadership by accessing project control problems and determine the best course of action for the project.
  • Control your project by understanding and acquiring the information needed for performance monitoring.

Morley Selver, P.Eng., IPMA B – MHS Engineering Services Inc.
Morley H. Selver, P. Eng, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1973 from the University of Manitoba. He has over 35 years' of experience in industrial plant project engineering. He has worked in industry, with and for consultants, and has had his own consulting business. His industrial experience includes operations and maintenance, research and development, management of small to medium size plant projects, construction management of large industrial projects, mechanical installation of heavy industrial equipment, commissioning and startup of industrial plants, and plant management.
He has worked in operating pulp and paper mills, oil refineries, on North Slope oil projects, board plants, and the recycling industry in various locations across Canada and the USA. He is currently working in the consulting business.

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