Center for Advanced Engineering & Research seminar

CAER seminar: Introduction to Project Management Friday, March 30, 2012

Introduction to Project Management (Friday, March 30, 2012)

Introduction to Project Management (8 Hours)

Overview of Seminar –

Project management is recognized as a vital skill set for many engineering and management positions, not just those with the title of “project manager”. This one day course will provide a solid introduction to the field of project management, with a special emphasis on the role of project management for the engineering professional. The student will review the course content from the perspective of projects from their own organization and will be introduced to tools and techniques that can be used every day to manage real projects.

Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone interested in learning more about formal project management techniques, including project managers, project team members, functional managers and those on a career track into managerial positions.

Course Objectives

By the end of the class students will be able to:

Understand and use basic project management terms
Produce improved project plans
Reduce project risk
Define the complexity of a project
Have more success in completing projects on-time and under budget
Utilize project management techniques to better manage projects
Present a more organized and professional management style

Course Content

Definitions of Projects, Programs and Portfolio Management
The Process of Project Selection
Project Management:
Introduction to the five PM process groups
Introduction to the nine PM knowledge areas
Project Planning
Project Execution
Project Monitoring and Control
Project Closing


Seminar Details –

DATE: Friday, March 30, 2012

TIME: 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

SEMINAR FEE: $ 295 – Per Person

CREDITS: 8 PDH’s (Professional Development Hours)

LOCATION: The Center for Advanced Engineering & Research – Classrooms 216 A&B. Our physical address is: 1173 Research Way, Forest, VA 24551. Click here for directions to the CAER.

NOTE: Pre-Registration is required. Click here for registration paperwork.

Please contact Bob Bailey, Executive Director with any questions or requests for additional information about the upcoming seminar.
Phone – (434) 477.5060 or E-Mail –

PDH Requirements –

Virginia has recently instituted continuing education requirements for Professional Engineers. Engineers who renew or reinstate their licenses after March 31, 2010 will be required to meet the new PDH requirements. The law provides than PEs must complete 16 PDH in the two years immediately preceding their license renewal.

Seminar attendees will receive 8 hours towards this requirement.

About our Instructor –

Phil Hamlett

Phil Hamlett is currently employed as an Information Technology Project Manager with the Babcock & Wilcox company in Lynchburg Virginia. With over 22 years of professional experience, Phil has held numerous roles in information technology, project & formal management and process improvement. In his early career he worked as an application developer, performing development work on numerous technology platforms including client-server, mid-range, web and telephony. Recent roles include: Six Sigma Black Belt for General Electric and manager for an operations intelligence team in a Genworth Financial domestic call center. He has served as adjunct faculty in IT and Project Management at Central Virginia Community College for the last 14 years. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and possesses a BS degree in Management Science from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Administration from Lynchburg College.

For more information on Phil’s professional profile, click here.

About the CAER

The Center for Advanced Engineering & Research is a non-profit organization within Virginia’s Region 2000 Partnership that creates working relationships between high-tech industries, major R&D centers and university researchers, and facilitates professional development opportunities for scientists and engineers in the region.


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