Program and Project Management

Learn valuable insight and practical application from Michael D. Griffin, former Administrator of NASA and current President of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Gain from his experience in managing challenging, high profile programs. Leave with a new understanding of program management, and a road map for future success. The Program Manager has the responsibility within an organization for accomplishing a task subject to various constraints, including technology limitations; performance and schedule requirements; total cost; cash flow; the preferences of customers, supervisors, and subordinates; and political concerns from local to international.

Balancing these constraints is the art and science of program management. More succinctly, the Program Manager's dilemma can be captured on a bumper sticker: "Good, fast, cheap - pick any two." You will learn about the criticality of the Program Manager's role in organizational success and delve into the human relations which frequently shape whether or not a project will be successful. Federally funded programs provide illustrations of program management challenges and underscore the importance of good management practice. You will benefit from the instructor's extensive insight, learning concepts which are transferrable to your own range of activity.

    Topics Include:
  • Introduction
  • Project life cycle
  • Project definition and planning
  • Scheduling
  • Costing
  • Contingency management
  • Monitoring the project
  • Organizational issues
  • Directing the project
  • The human element
  • Coping with problems

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