Project and Design Management

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Course Background:

One of the critical factors in the success of technology based companies is the management of the design function and the projects that are run through it. There is often not enough (if any) management of the process and this leads to projects which are ill-conceived and over time or budget. Management of the design function has improved both in theory and practice over the last few years and there are now many techniques available to control and communicate the project's progress. This seminar introduces some of the current methods of project control and considers the rise of the multi-functional team (matrix project management) to create the right conditions for 'simultaneous' or 'concurrent engineering' .

The essentials of broad communication, team structure, progress reporting and milestones are covered in the course.

'A project is only late because no-one thought it was going to be late until it was too late''

The course also deals with the special concerns of dealing with design management and the need for adequate project definition at an early stage.

Suitable for:

Design Managers, Designers, Project Controllers and others responsible for projects form Design to Marketing.

Course Content:

Topics covered include:

Duration:

1 day - Comprehensive Lecture Notes provided.

Number of Participants:

Limited to 12 in total.

Venue:

To be arranged, this course may be run by a company for clients or internal staff or by Tangram for independent companies. Please enquire for details.