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Project Management at the Frederick National Lab

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.'s Project Management Office (PMO) resides within the Contract Planning, Administration, & Operations Directorate. The PMO maintains and implements state-of-the-art tools, templates, standards, processes, procedures, and FNL-wide training programs that include pharmaceutical and biotech industry best practices for managing projects.

Project Management Essentials (two-days)

with Carl Pritchard
Tuesday and Wednesday, February 24-25, 2015
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
ATRF Auditorium
16 PDUs

How do we get work done? How do we get to where we need/want to be? There are two approaches. We can trust past experience and capability and hope that we’ll wind up where we should be eventually, or we can use tested and practiced processes that clearly enhance our probability of success.

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In Project Management Essentials, Carl Pritchard takes you through the fundamentals of defining work, establishing plans based on logical work elements and scheduling and pricing work according to the nature of the requirements, rather than just past experience and gut instinct. The program also examines how work should be tracked to ensure there is a full accounting that everything that was supposed to be done is actually completed. As no project is successful without a team, the course is presented in hands-on fashion, with team efforts to work through practical case study examples.

Seating is limited to 30 for this two day seminar. Attendees are expected to attend both days. Please email your interest in attending to Teresa Stitely at teresa.stitely@fnlcr.nih.gov no later than Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Course Outline:

Project Management Terms and Concepts
What’s a project?
Basic project management premises
Project life cycles
The triple constraint
Project objectives and the scope statement
Planning in detail – the WBS (a task- or deliverables-oriented focus)

Project Plans-Scheduling
The WBS in the schedule
Basics of network diagramming

Project Plans-Cost and Resources
Ballpark estimating
Detailed estimating
Setting baselines
Reflecting on the life cycle

Risk Management
Basics of risk
Risk vs. issues
The Risk Management process
Qualitative risk analysis
Quantitative analysis
Response development
Risk Response control

Project Tracking and Prioritization

Change Control
Baselines and interim baselines
Change control forms and practices
Change control forms and practices

Project Tracking
A look at the options
Earned value

Project Teams
Establishing and maintaining motivation
Building on team insight – lessons learned

PM Calendar: Local PMI Chapter Meetings

Quote of the Day

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Mark Your Calendar

PMI Global Congress 2014 - North America
Phoenix, Arizona
October 26-28, 2014

More information will be posted in 2014!

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Congratulations to Evelyn Obot of the Clinical Monitoring Research Program for earning her PMP certification!