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14 No-Cost Ways to Improve Project Productivity

COURSE NO: K08-003
14 No-Cost Ways to Improve Project Productivity
Note: New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania Professional Engineers: This course does not qualify for PDH credit by your State Licensing Board. For complete information, please visit the websites of the NJNYOH and PA State Licensing Boards.
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides practical and easy-to-follow guidance for project and organizational change agents who want to identify and remove the invisible obstacles within their project that are restricting productivity. Systematic explanations and guidance help users understand what may be limiting project productivity so they can either make changes themselves or gain the support of senior management for help in doing so. Application of these simple, yet powerful, strategies can create a significant improvement in an organization's bottom line and profits.


ROI, Return on Investment, is a critical calculation for every business that expects to survive in today's competitive economy.  Organizations willing to invest the small cost of this course can realize huge returns through improved employee morale, higher productivity, less rework, and faster cycle times in the production process.


This 8 PDH online course is intended for all professionals who want to improve the productive environment on their project without incurring significant expense. This course will teach you how to identify and remove the invisible obstacles within your project that are restricting productivity.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Whether there is any real motivation for employees to perform on a project
  • Who influences an employee's motivation to work
  • Who controls the employee's motivation to work
  • How a performer's self-confidence relates to the extent of their achievement
  • The five essential elements of motivation
  • The difference between project work tension and work stress
  • Methods of reducing project work stress on themselves and others
  • The employment dangers inherent with undefined expectations
  • The three essential components of meaningful expectations
  • How to clarify project team member performance expectations
  • The critical difference between being productive and just busy
  • How to determine if activities on the project are actually productive or just time consuming
  • How to develop a performance measurement range for objective and subjective activities
  • How to define "soft skill activities" such as teamwork, oral communication, and customer service
  • How to develop a Likert scale for use in measuring subjective activities
  • Understand the value of a performance feedback system and how to develop one
  • How to deliver corrective feedback to any employee and still retain good will
  • How to use a performance problem flowchart to identify invisible obstacles to productive work performance
  • How to provide feedback that rewards desired performance
  • How to coach the 'super star', 'average star', and 'falling star' employees differently to get maximum performance
  • How to identify if the project has any performance support systems
  • How to develop effective performance support systems or improve existing ones within the organization
  • How to design a simple, yet effective, employee job satisfaction survey
  • How to identify if counter-productive job interferences exist
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, "14 No-Cost Ways to Improve Project Productivity" .

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
14 No-Cost Ways to Improve Project Productivity (4.4 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty five (45) questions to earn 8 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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