Project Management (PM)

PM training focuses on the key elements for successful project management. It identifies the main components that must be effectively managed by a project manager: project scope, schedule and cost. It also identifies the constraints that may jeopardize the success of any given project: scarcity of resources, costs, and contingencies. Several methods are reviewed to plan for successfully dealing with these constraints during the execution of a project.

Este curso tambien esta disponible en Español: Administracion de Proyectos.

Training material, handouts, meals and certificate of completion are provided to all participants.

To be scheduled.

UTRGV McAllen Teaching Site

1. Project Scope is the definition of what the project is supposed to accomplish. Any changes to the project scope need to be noted immediately.
2. Timeline (schedule). As changes to the schedule are needed, the project manager should have the flexibility to adjust as these changes occur.
3. Cost. Resources needed for the project should be properly identified in order to calculate a realistic budget. These resources consist of people, materials, and equipment. Organizations typically have limited resources; therefore, precise knowledge on what project resources are critical for the project success is needed. The budgeting process establishes a means for developing and tracking the cost of making these resources available timely and efficiently.

Understanding into the project management framework that embodies the various stages of the project life cycle, which is the traditional approach to project management:

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Closing


1. Objetivos y Definiciones
2. Programas de trabajo y personas claves en la historia de la Administración de Proyectos
3. Términos Claves
4. Recursos para Proyectos (Plan de Asignación de Recursos)
5. Restricciones
6. Análisis de Riesgos
7. Enfoque Tradicional de la Dirección de Proyectos (Basado en Procesos)
8. Elegirel software adecuado para sus necesidades específicas de gestión de proyectos
9. Normas Internacionales
10. Otras metodologías y enfoques alternativos para la Administración del Proyecto

El conocimiento del ciclo de vida del proyecto proporcionaa los administradores las herramientas necesarias para guiar un proyecto a través de sus diversas etapas a completar con éxito:

  • Iniciación.
  • Planificación.
  • Ejecución.
  • Cierre.

Hector Ramirez worked for 33 years in the Supply Chain an Manufacturing areas for the steel, earth moving and automotive industries. An Industrial Engineer with a Master’s Degree on International Management, he held several positions within the organizations he’s participated, including: Purchasing Manager, Supply Chain Department Head, Manufacturing Manager, Operations & Facility Manager.  Through his career Mr. Ramirez worked in several different countries, and besides his operating experience has participated or lead multinational teams on “green field” plant construction projects, global product sourcing projects and IT systems re-engineering or implementation projects. His latest responsibility was the re-hauling and start-up of a 500 employees automotive Tier 2 stamping facility.