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Course Overview: 

NPI projects often don’t have specific expert project management resource allocated. It commonly falls to design and development engineers to run projects in amongst their other responsibilities, without the cross-functional support for project activities or escalation of issues. This can result in a late launch into manufacturing with incomplete information and a stressful push attempting to deliver on time to the customer. Effective project management requires an simple agreed approach, clear communication, defined resources and strong support from the management team.

Common challenges during new product introduction are:

  • Awareness of project management principles in teams
  • Project planning skills with work breakdown and activity planning
  • Effective project / programme monitoring and reporting
  • Stakeholder management and communication
  • Managing project risks, lessons and changes

This one day Essentials course has been developed to provide a rapid introduction to core Project Management Principles. They are most powerful when aligned and integrated with an effective NPI process (see our New Product Introduction Essentials course).

Who should attend: 

This course is intended for anyone involved in implementing, managing or directing projects in an organisation. 

Topics covered: 

  1. Project management overview
  2. Project planning
  3. Setting roles and responsibilities
  4. Project monitoring and reporting
  5. Project control - managing change and risk management
  6. Project closer and lessons learned

Benefits and learning objectives: 

This course will equip delegates to be able to assess the current project management approaches within their organisation and implement improvements. The course provides a high level of interaction and exercises so that delegates can gain a practical understanding of application of the tools and share experiences with others.

The project management tools can be equally applied to any project within the organisation.

Why choose Industry Forum: 

Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners, all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience, Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, construction, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world's most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners in New Product Introduction with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills.

They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

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Important information

If you are booking an instructor led class and the venue states ‘Virtual’ then please see the technical requirements below. Please note that this technical requirements below does not apply to eLearning courses :

Virtual Class Technical Requirements

To access a virtual class you must have the following:

  • A PC or laptop with good (1Mbps or more) internet access
  • A microphone and speaker or headset (recommended)
  • Webcam (preferably)
  • A Chrome web browser
  • Ability to access Google drive (you do not need a personal account but your laptop / PC must not block access

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