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Project Management Training And Certification For A Public Sector Engineering Organization

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition


Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

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June 18, 2006

End Date

June 21, 2006



Conference Session

Customizing Courses for Industry Training Needs

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Continuing Professional Development

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11.1043.1 - 11.1043.10



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John Kuprenas University of Southern California

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Elhami Nasr California State University-Long Beach

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instructors used in the training. Most training was done by Bureau senior staff, but the program also utilized University Professors and specialty consultant trainers. The training that had the most focus on Bureau project management procedures was taught by in-house instructors who were senior experts on the subject. Subjects that were more generic and/or specialized were taught by outside instructors. As shown in the table, the core objective of the training was to enhance the skill of engineers so as to allow promotion into management positions responsible for the entire project delivery process. These core training areas were comparable to other agency core training areas2.

Table 1. Summary of the Bureau of Engineering Training Program Number of Module Subject Sessions Instructor Topics Covered (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) ▪ Definitions Introduction to Bureau 1 1 ▪ Responsibilities Project Management Senior Staff ▪ Organizations ▪ MOUs Bureau 2 Project Planning 1 ▪ Scoping Senior Staff ▪ Budgets ▪ Estimates Project Design / Bureau 3 1 ▪ Timelines Bid & Award Process Senior Staff ▪ Bottlenecks

Bureau ▪ RFPs / RQFs 4 Managing Consultants 1 Senior Staff ▪ Contracts

▪ Record keeping Construction Management / Bureau 5 1 ▪ Inspection Project Closeout Senior Staff ▪ Change Orders ▪ Logic University 6 Managing Time I & II 2 ▪ Barcharts Professor ▪ CPM ▪ Const. Costs Bureau 7 Managing Money 1 ▪ Const. Estimates Senior Staff ▪ Soft Costs ▪ Communications Professional 8 Presentation Skills 3 ▪ Audiences Trainer ▪ Presentations ▪ Performance Human Aspects of University 9 1 ▪ Leadership Project Management Professor ▪ Influence ▪ Deming Professional 10 Total Quality Management 1 ▪ Tools Trainer ▪ Teams ▪ Authority Levels Bureau 11 Negotiation 1 ▪ Trade-offs Senior Staff ▪ Benefit / Cost

Kuprenas, J., & Nasr, E. (2006, June), Project Management Training And Certification For A Public Sector Engineering Organization Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 10.18260/1-2--1073

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