Introduction to Program-Project Management

Drex Rutledge
Drex Rutledge
90 Minutes
Product Id:
6 months

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This webinar will focus on identifying the critical components that a Project or Program Manager must be aware of and how to develop plans for effectively and efficiently dealing with them.

This webinar will include interactive dialogs to ensure participant understandings and to contribute to the content of the offering.

Why should you Attend: All projects and programs require effective, efficient management of all resources in order satisfy the project/program requirements and objectives. This management task is much more than just instructing employees - it requires a high degree of overall acumen in understanding the task as well as the how to obtain and best utilize the budget, the tools, the facilities, and the personnel.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Discussion of role and responsibilities of a Program/Project Manager
  • Evaluating and understanding the project or program requirements and expectations
  • Clarifying and giving identity to tasks: Who are the Stakeholders? What do they want/expect?
  • What are the resource allocations: Budgets. Tools, facilities, personnel?
  • What constitutes project/program success?
  • Communication essentials: Elements of effective presentations, appreciation of differing perspectives and how to integrate them
  • Selection and development of meaningful metrics

Who Will Benefit:
  • New or prospective Program Managers
  • New or prospective Project Managers
  • Individual Contributors
  • Customers
  • Product Line Managers

Speaker Profile
Mr. Rutledge is the President and Principal of Rutledge Technical Services, Inc. (RTS), associated with Integrity Engineering, Inc. where he works with several aerospace companies in the area of Product Support and Sustainment.

His principal areas of expertise are in project management, technical information development and delivery, and proposal development activities. Most recently, his expertise in performance based logistics and international support applications have been sought out by several DFW area providers. Prior to joining Integrity Engineering, Inc. and forming RTS, Mr. Rutledge was employed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company as the Systems Engineering Director responsible for developing and delivering the technical information needed to operate and maintain all aircraft manufactured or supported by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics by all US and foreign operators.

Mr. Rutledge is a Certified Professional Manager, a Past Chairman of the Product Support Executive Board of Directors of the Aerospace Industries Association, a Past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Dynamics Management Association, a member of the Air Force Association, a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, a member of the Defense Acquisition University Life-Cycle-Support Committee, and an Honorary Lifetime Member of the International Office and Professional Employees Industrial Union. He has served as the Industry Representative and co-chair of multiple Department of Defense and Industry project teams including the Logistics Transformation Initiative. He is the recipient of the 2006 Leonard Ross Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in the field of Logistics.

Mr. Rutledge has studied engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management as well as a Master of Business Administration from LeTourneau University in Texas. Mr. Rutledge also has been a featured speaker for the Aerospace Industries Association, the Joint Services Working Group, various Industry International Customer Support Conferences and has published and delivered multiple seminar/symposia and webinar events focusing on aerospace sustainment and support.

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