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Reducing Post Project Blues

COURSE NO: B02-010
Reducing Post Project Blues
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 be a guide to leading your team's pending project in assuming it has failed in a spectacular fashion; not just asking what could fail. This assertion of "what has happened" instead of "what could happen" will help the team visualize the hypothetical disaster more clearly to avoid it in reality.


This course is not another walk down the heavily-trafficked project preview road asking, "What could go wrong with our project?" It will be much more direct than that. Also, it's not an exercise in risk analysis that assumes we're going ahead 'as is' and asking "what is the risk if we do?"


We will talk about spotting potential problems in work process issues that can arise early in a project before people become too vested in it and start staking out their 'turf'. Then we will show you how to structure a controlled (not chaotic) brainstorming session with key project team members before project kick-off and give you several specific questions to ask that will stimulate thought in this pre-project activity identifying what led to the death of the project. Once the team has identified the reasons for the project's hypothetical death, the project manager can work to avoid the potential problems or develop contingency plans just in case the worst case becomes reality.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for current or potential project managers as well as project team members that want to play a role of greater leadership and responsibility in a project. This course will help the intended audience identify potential problems that may plague the pending project and develop strategies to avoid or diminish them.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe specific steps that can increase their ability to identify future outcomes
  • Identify the dangers associated with assumed agreement between project members
  • Identify the clues that will indicate 'Groupthink' is occurring to the possible detriment of the project
  • Identify dangers inherent with project champions becoming 'True Believers'
  • Identify the advantages associated with having project Exit Champions
  • Collect data from brainstorming activities and prioritize it in a fast and effective manner
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled "Reducing Post Project Blues".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Reducing Post Project Blues (860 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 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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