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Managing Multiple Projects Utilizing Lean Manufacturing Techniques

  October 30, 2008  
The Center for Professional Advancement, 90 Minute Accredited Online Training
January 29, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EST)

Who Should Attend
This course is intended for all stakeholders in the Process, Power, Food, Pharmaceutical, Plastics, and Paper Industries who have the responsibility to make several projects happen successfully and simultaneously. Project managers, construction managers, maintenance managers, IT personnel, technical support personnel, process engineers, project support personnel, purchasing/procurement personnel, material suppliers, and senior managers of owner operators and EPC/AECs will find this course beneficial.

This 90-minute accredited online course is designed to provide an introduction to the basic principles of managing multiple projects. Managing multiple projects is about managing resources in the face of constant change. We live in an environment where projects are no longer simple, slow, and certain, but are complex, quick, and uncertain.

Whether your multiple projects are part of a large multi-million-dollar effort or small revamp projects at a manufacturing site, the issues are the same and the systems you create to respond to the challenges are the same.

While there are many new IT tools available which we can use to stay competitive, we cannot ignore the basic concepts of good project management. Only by understanding basic project management techniques will we be able to apply new IT solutions to enable improved project success with fewer resources. In addition, we will relate “Lean” manufacturing techniques that can be used in project management.

Module 1: “Lean” Manufacturing Techniques
  • What is this thing called “Lean?”
  • What can we take from “Lean” manufacturing to apply to 
    managing multiple projects?

Module 2: Top Twenty-One Reasons Projects Fail
  • Asymmetrical Information
  • The myth of “Sub-optimization of the whole will optimize 
    the whole”

Module 3: Top Ten Challenges of Managing Multiple Projects
  • How to prioritize projects
  • How to level competing resources
  • Effective communication and collaboration

Question and Answer Session

Organized by: The Center for Professional Advancement
Invited Speakers: Ed Anderson, President, Anderson Technical Services

Ed Anderson is President of EE Anderson Technical Services, which provides educational and consulting services in: Project Management; Planning & Production Control; Facility Life Cycle Productivity Tools and Techniques; and Effective Change Management. Mr. Anderson brings to his clients more than 39 years of industrial experience. As an employee of Air Products & Chemicals, INOVx Solutions, Lean Construction Institute, FIA TECH, Reynolds Metals, Brown & Root, and Tennessee Eastman, he has held positions of Process Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Facility Project Superintendent, Quality Manager, Vice President of Business Development, and IT Technical Consultant. Besides his extensive work in the US, his experience extends to projects in Mexico, England, Ireland and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Anderson honed his consulting techniques in his last eight years with Air Products as the PALADIN program manager. In this position, he served as an in-house information technology consultant for both major capital projects performed by external EPC’s, while smaller, revamp capital projects were performed by in-house engineering and design groups. One of his most recent assignments was in association with Strategic Project Solutions with 23 months consulting on London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 Project, a $6 billion project. Mr. Anderson holds a B.S. Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Deadline for Abstracts: n/a
Registration: Please click here for registration information.
E-mail: salbers@cfpa.com
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