Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Project Management of Engineering Projects: Preparing for Success

Date: 04 October 2018 - 29 November 2018
Location: DelftX

Project Management Skills for Engineers

Key skills deliver improved project performance. They can be yours.

Research shows that on average 40% of projects do not deliver what they promised. In almost all fields, projects are not only getting larger and more complex, they are also growing more ambitious and presenting greater challenges.

Project managers nowadays not only need to build work plans and allocate resources, they need to align projects with business goals, build enthusiasm for the project in a variety of stakeholders, manage teams and develop and maintain partnerships. So how can you as project manager ensure you get the best out of both people and projects?

Based on more than 60 years of experience in this field, TU Delft has developed a series of three online courses to equip professionals with critical project management skills and tools needed to deal more successfully with the management of engineering projects:

  1. Project Management of Engineering Projects: Preparing for Success
  2. Project Management: Mastering Complexity
  3. Project Finance: Funding Projects Successfully

In our first course Project Management of Engineering Projects: Preparing for Success, starting on October 4, we focus on the early project phases, when key decisions are often made, which affect project success.

In this first course you will learn or refresh hard skills such as risk analysis, cost estimation, scheduling and other practical tools. You will also learn how to engage in the front-end phase of an engineering project in a robust way. The course is highly practical: you will write an execution plan to apply the new knowledge that you have gained. You will acquire tools such as stakeholder mapping and management, team selection and team building, to help you find and encourage collaboration and acceptance among the different parties involved in the project.

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