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Project Performance Secrets

COURSE NO: B08-001
Project Performance Secrets
Note: 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 NYOH and PA State Licensing Boards.
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will guide project managers who are willing to consider an alternative way of approaching the typical work flow in the installation of monitors and trip wires that act as an early warning system to potential problems.


This course presents a step-by-step process of analyzing some of the ways project managers have always done projects and make suggestions for new ways of looking at them. The payoff is that implementation of these secrets to the fullest extent possible on a project will go a long way to improving project performance, reducing the amount of work process obstacles that arise, and speed the assimilation of new or replacement team members, as part of the overall project performance picture, into full productivity as quickly as possible.


This 8 PDH online course is intended for new, "seasoned' or potential project managers who are willing to consider an innovative way of looking at project execution in a search for improving performance. It can help you avoid many traditional problems that impact a project's performance while learning tips on decreasing the time-to-productivity time gap of new team members.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Analyze typical project work processes for opportunities of process improvement
  • Understand why a different approach to a situation is required for a different outcome
  • Identify the difference between being productive and being busy
  • Express performance expectations in terms guaranteed to result in productive outcomes
  • Identify opportunities within existing work flows a potential trip wires to stimulate action
  • Explain the benefit of a "Project Emergency Kit"
  • List elements for inclusion in that Emergency Kit
  • Reduce the typical time to productivity of a new project team member
  • Lead function leaders within a project in analysis of their work flows for potential problems or delays
  • Determine whether work flow problems are single events or a dangerous trend
  • Determine if the project workload is excessive for the staff or whether they are underproductive
  • Help talent recruiters find the additional help a project may need
  • Identify behavioral requirements for the job that are not part of the technical skills requirement
  • Analyze team member performance issues to isolate the root cause of the problem
  • Ensure efforts at solving performance problems don't act as demotivators for project team members
  • Determine whether team members are getting appropriate performance feedback
  • Know when to train, retrain or terminate team members whose performance is not meeting requirements
  • Define a project's job description more specifically
  • Know what kind of term to avoid when interviewing project team applicants
  • Know what clues to look for in a team applicant's resume that should set off warning alarms
  • Develop a strategy to speed a new team member's assimilation into the project
  • Create a project Who's Who database to improve project internal communication and speed new member assimilation
  • Know what to look for in the selection of a mentor for a new member on the project
  • Use the concept of Working Styles to enhance team performance and member interaction
Course Document

In professional engineering CEU this course, you need to review the document titled "Project Performance Secrets".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Project Performance Secrets (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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