Successful projects are the result of good time and cost management and effective motivated teams. Both are achieved by using a team approach in planning scheduling, monitoring, and evaluating projects.
This one-day introductory workshop provides a useful, 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 key stakeholders involved
Many participants may find that this workshop provides all that is needed to plan and manage their projects.
Course topics and learning objectives are:
- Learning from the experience of all members of the team
- Building positive relationships and creating effective teams
- Basic principles of project management
- Facilitating effective project meetings
- Project planning concepts using Critical Path Method (flowcharts)
- Collaborative project planning
E.M. Sciences Ltd.
E.M. Sciences Ltd. is a Vancouver management-consulting firm formed in 1980 to meet the needs of project-oriented businesses. Its services are based on its belief that project success depends on good time, cost and quality management as well as effective teamwork. E.M. Sciences Ltd. clients have been located in Canada, the United States, England, India, Korea, and Australia and include engineering companies, architectural firms, contractors, manufacturers, governments and crown corporations, city governments, high tech research firms, software design companies, banks, oil companies, universities, hospitals, and voluntary organizations. Workshops on “A Team Approach to Project Management” have been provided by EMS to more than 25,000 participants.
Jim Brosseau, who will facilitate this workshop, has been teaching E.M. Sciences Ltd. courses for many years. He has been working in teams since 1980, in a variety of roles and responsibilities. He has focused on project management since 1994, when he took a 3-day version of this workshop at SFU, while working on an Air Traffic Control system. He has since run this workshop in a wide range of domains as a key component of his consulting work across Canada and the United States. Jim has experience in key areas that are essential for successful team leadership and project success. He has published two books, has volunteered with the Crisis Centre in Vancouver, and continues to focus on people, their strengths, open, appreciative engagement and shared vision in teams.