MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


Project Management Workshop


Date(s) - March 27th, 2019 - April 8th, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center

Project Management Workshop Class is filled. If you wish to be on our wait list, please contact Diane Lewis at or 610.628.4578

Three-day Course
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Monday, April 8, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center
Hanover Office Plaza
961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 200
Allentown, PA 18109

Man pointing to gears that identify all the elements of project management processes








Project management is the craft of converting good ideas into profitable reality. This 3-day workshop provides you with a comprehensive overview of the project management process — from planning to execution — and to gain the skills to implement project management best practices within your organization.

Running a project requires a mix of skill sets and tools in order to create an environment that leads to success. Aligned with PMI’s PMBOK®, this project management workshop helps you master the PM process and will address the 5 process Groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring-&-Controlling, and Closing.) We will introduce each of the 10 Knowledge areas and will touch on the 47 Project Management Processes.

Project management, when done right, is a collaborative process. With that in mind, during the workshop, participants will work together to apply the principles, tools and templates that they just learned about. These small group sessions serve to strengthen the learning experience and to help student develop foundational proficiency with the most important project management tools.

Who Should Take This Workshop

Those who are new to project management. Those who will have project managers reporting to them. Those who support projects but do not manage them directly. This would include project team members; subject matter experts and department heads whose people will be supporting projects.

How Will You Benefit?

Participants will learn how to deliver projects successfully. Participants will complete the workshop with knowledge of how to use project management tools to deliver projects predictably, with higher value and lower cost.

Workshop Content: 

Introduction to Project Management
Project Management processes

Project Initiation
– The project charter
– Building a compelling story to guide the project
– Project Checklists
– Project Manager roles and responsibilities
– Stakeholder management

Project Management
– Setting project scope
– Setting project requirements
– Building a schedule
– Managing the schedule
– Estimating well

Project Execution
– Kick-off meeting
– Risk Management
– Running effective team meetings

Project Implementation and Control
– Status updates and reports
– Change Management
– Escalating issues

Project Closure
– Lessons learned
– Closing

Complete Course Outline

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Registration Cost: $715/person if registered by February 13, 2019 | $795/person thereafter

Includes breakfast, lunch, snacks & beverages, and course materials

Don Ortner
Vice President | PMP®

Don joins espi with over 7 years of consulting experience collaborating with C-level teams and functional management to implement changes leading to improved revenue and profitability. He has guided teams to successfully develop and deliver new processes for building strategies, delivering innovations and improving operations. In this capacity, he has worked with early stage startups to global 200 companies. The methods have proven effective in delivering profit-generating results across a broad range of industries including automotive, heavy machining, medical devices, food products, government and advanced materials.

As an executive with over twenty five years in strategy, innovation and new product development, Don has led dozens of teams through every stage of innovation from discovery through development and commercialization. As Senior Director and Chief Project Manager at Mack and Volvo, he led the development of two new platforms representing over $2.0 billion in annual sales. In addition to leading the successful delivery of over 200 new product development projects, he has led the development of processes designed to improve the timing and delivery of new products which excite customers and drive margins.

In addition to consulting, Don teaches MBA level courses in project management and international strategy at DeSales University. He has earned the PMP certification and is an active member of the PMI. He has served on the board of a non-profit and currently holds volunteer leadership positions on the Innovation Leadership Forum.

Don holds a Masters of International Business from University of South Carolina.

Note:  All registration fees must be received in advance of the date of your event.  MRC must be notified of cancellations two weeks prior to the event, otherwise we can only grant a credit to another MRC event. Persons who do not show or notify us in advance will forfeit any credit.  Remember, you can also send a substitute.  Thank you.


Registrations are closed for this event.