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ISM-CT Seminar: Project Management

December 14, 2017
8:15 AM to 5:00 PM
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Middletown Ave
North Haven, CT

Project Management for Supply Management Professionals

Project management is more than just filling in spaces on software program. It is a formalized approach that includes creating an organizational structure and project framework, managing human and financial resources, controlling the flow of information, and meeting business objectives. The use of cross functional teams, the coordination of activities across a global supply chain, the management of complex projects, and the need for structured communication makes project management an important tool for supply management professionals.

At the end of this one-day workshop students will be able to:

  • Identify the three phases of project management: (1) define and organize the project; (2) plan the project; and (3) track and manage the project
  • Understanding project management terms and concepts
  • Be an effective project team leader or team member
  • Identify and mitigate project risks
  • Generate an effective work breakdown structure
  • Construct an effective RFP /RFQ
  • Identify and resolve conflict on project teams
  • Maximize the use of project management in purchasing and supply management

Program Outline

  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. Project Management Basics
  3. Managing the Project
  4. Project Management Terminology
  5. Statement of Work (SOW) / Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  6. The RFP / RFQ Process
  7. Management 101
  8. Project Closure
  9. Improving the Process

Rich Weissman

Endicott College Assistant Professor Richard Weissman teaches management courses for the School of Business and the Van Loan Graduate School. He is also the Director of Corporate Education, which includes the Center for Leadership, Endicott’s management development institute. He serves on the Planning Committee, the Technology Committee, and the Institution Review Board.

A practitioner turned educator, Weissman has more than twenty-five years of experience in all facets of supply chain management and operations. He has held positions with large business units of Fortune 500 companies, medium sized contract manufacturing companies, venture backed Internet startup firms, and third-party procurement, consulting, and strategic sourcing firms.  He writes and speaks extensively on issues impacting the global supply chain.

Weissman holds an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University. Active in Boston’s North Shore community, Weissman currently serves as the chair of the Board of Directors of the Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts, as a member of the Board of Directors for Health Quarters, on the Economic Restructuring Committee of Beverly Main Streets and on the Allocations Committee of the United Way of the North Shore. He is a past president of the Beverly Chamber of Commerce and the Purchasing Management Association of Boston.


$295.00 ISM-CT Members
$245.00 Earlybird rate before December 1

$399.00 Non-Members; this includes membership to ISM-CT until the end of 2018
$349.00 Earlybird rate before December 1