The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence, covers the practical aspects of project management and takes the participants from the level of a Project Manager to a master PROJECT LEADER.

"The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence," Recognized for its Revolutionary Approach to Project Leadership, is Now Available as an e-Textbook

The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence is being offered at a discounted rate for a limited time only. The book’s author Adil Dalal is a renowned expert on achieving exceptional results through developing a mind-set of excellence and is a foremost thinker on the next generation of leadership.

Course overview

The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence will help you transform the theory of project management from the age of command, control, and chaos to a solid practice of project leadership that engages, empowers, and enlightens your organization. Asking tough questions about the current state of project management, it provides you with powerful tools for organizational- and self-assessment.

The course unveils novel solutions and breakthrough concepts such as project culture analysis, the five powers of project leadership, the power of visualization, the science of simplicity™, dynamic risk leadership, and dynamic project failures analysis. These cutting-edge tools and techniques will help revolutionize and transform the fundamental approach to project management and significantly enhance the success rate of any project.

The powerful new techniques provided are based on the instructor’s practical experiences, lessons learned, subtle insights, leadership principles, and nearly two decades of wisdom acquired from leading over 300 successful projects. The principles described in this workbook will help project managers, executives, and organizations chart out the most efficient path to the pinnacle of project leadership.

- This course is developed for engineers and other professionals who are managing projects and are familiar with the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK®.
- This course is based on the upcoming book, 'The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results "

Why should you go for Project Leadership for Engineers class:

 You will learn about the cutting-edge tools to help you engage, empower, and enlighten your organization
 You will lean about advanced techniques to enhance the project culture in your organization
 It will help foster the development of the skills required to advance from project manager to project leader

Target Audience

 All Industries: Manufacturing, Service, Healthcare, Finance, Food & Beverage,
 All Functions: Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Accounting, Administrative
 All personnel involved in Project management activities

Day 1
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A quick review of the history and fundamentals of project management. Discusses some of the current challenges facing project management and some essential changes required. Discusses A-3 Project management. Participants will conduct a personal analysis to evaluate existing mind-set and behavior patterns and will conduct an exercise in each subject area.

Key Learning:

 Practical Exercise# I

History of Project Management
- Evolution of the PMBOK®
- Integrated Project Baseline for Engineering projects

Fundamentals of Project Management for Engineers
- Nine Areas of Project Knowledge:
1. Integration Management
2. Scope Management
3. Time Management
4. Cost Management
5. Quality Management
6. Risk Management
7. Procurement Management
8. Human Resource Management
9. Communications Management

- Five Project Processes:
1. Initiating
2. Planning
3. Executing
4. Monitoring and Controlling
5. Closing

 A-3 Project Management
- Key Elements
- Exercise

 Current issues faced by project managers
- Current State of Project Management
- Criticality of 12 Pillars to Future of Project Leadership
- The Plight of Project Managers Today


Day 2:
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Discusses the characteristics of project leaders and project organizational structures. Discusses the importance and techniques of creating project vision statement and charter. Provides techniques of effective communications by project leaders. Discusses importance of lean thinking and the elimination of wastes in projects. Participants will conduct a personal analysis to evaluate existing mind-set and behavior patterns and will conduct an exercise in each subject area.

Key Learning:

Project Management versus Project Leadership
- Self-Analysis Exercise
- 5 Powers of Project Leaders
- Exercise

Project Organization Structure
- Self-Analysis Exercise
- Elements of Project Organization structure for simple and complex projects
- Responsibility Assignment Matrix
- Exercise

Project Vision Statement
- Self-Analysis Exercise
- Elements of Project Vision Statement
- Exercise

Project Charter
- Self-Analysis Exercise
- Difference between a Charter and a Vision statement
- Developing a Great Project Charter
- Exercise

Project Communications
- Self-Analysis Exercise
- Mastering the art of excellent communications
- Exercise

Applying the Science of Simplicity™ to Projects
- Self-Analysis Exercise
- The importance of Lean Thinking on Projects
- Exercise

Day 3:
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Discusses waste in meetings, calculation of meeting ROI and value added versus non-value added meetings. Discusses dynamic risk leadership. Discusses the importance of data and information to projects and steps to creating dynamic data management plans. Discusses three modes of project failures and different approaches to address project failures. Discusses the impact of stress on team members and on project results. Discusses the importance of investing in the appreciating assets of an organization. Participants will conduct a personal analysis to evaluate existing mind-set and behavior patterns and will conduct an exercise in each subject area.

Key Learning:

Avoiding Meeticide™ on Projects
- Self-Analysis Exercise
- Running productive meetings
- Meeting ROI Calculations
- Exercise

Dynamic Risk Leadership
- Self-Analysis Exercise
- Conducting dynamic risk response planning
- Establishing a threat response plan
- Exercise

Project Information Management
- Self-Analysis Exercise
- Steps to Designing a Dynamic Data Management Plan
- Exercise

Project Failures
- Self-Analysis Exercise
- Three Modes of Project Failures
- Exercise

Project Stress
- Self-Analysis Exercise
- Project leaders 'enlightened' approach to stress management
- Exercise

Appreciating Assets
- Self-Analysis Exercise
- The Pinnacle House of Project Excellence
- Exercise

Practical Exercise# II

Workshop Timings:

08:00 Registration and coffee
08:30 Morning session begins
10:30-10:50 Morning refreshments and networking break
12:30 Networking luncheon
13:30 Afternoon session begins
15:00-15:20 Afternoon refreshments and networking break
16:30 Course concludes

All timings are approximate due to the interactive nature of the course.

Learn About our Speakers


Adil Dalal


Adil Dalal is the CEO of Pinnacle Process Solutions Intl®, and an internationally recognized expert and a thought leader in flow/lean manufacturing and project leadership. Adil is a prominent keynote speaker, workshop provider and webinar instructor at several professional conferences including Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, National Association of Purchasing Management, IIE Operational Excellence, Texas Comptroller's Office, LCRA and leading global corporations.

As a lean sensei and project leader, Adil has led billion dollar acquisition projects and coached several executives and teams in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia implement successful strategies.
Adil is the author of the upcoming books 12 Pillars of Project Excellence™ and Lean Project Leadership™. He holds MS in Engineering Management and in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Automotive Engineering. He is a certified lean professional, certified project manager (PMP), certified quality engineer (CQE) and a certified executive coach.

Adil serves on the Lean Certification Oversight Committee of the SME, ASQ, AME and Shingo alliance. Adil also holds the following positions as a volunteer leader:

- Chair, Human Development & Leadership
- Chair, SME Austin
- Chair Education, ASQ Austin
- Chair Certification, Lean Enterprise Division, ASQ

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