PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

The Essentials of Project Management

  • 09/12/2012
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Harrisburg Area Community College, Midtown 1, Room 228, 1523 North Fourth Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
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PEDA Member Rate: $239
Non-Member Rate: $289

Whether you’re working on a $10,000 or $10,000,000 project, there are certain core elements of project management that are unchanging in the ultimate pursuit of success.  This program provides participants – whether novice or seasoned – with an overview of the key elements of project management as well as interactive learning opportunities aimed at providing examples of real world applications.  Such applications could include, but are by no means limited to, economic development, real estate development, grant administration, client management, and the fostering of an atmosphere of collaboration.

Project Management elements to be addressed include:

  •          Understanding project management
  •          Defining the roles of the Project Manager and team members
  •          Defining the project
  •          Setting measurable objectives
  •          Creating an action plan to achieve goals
  •          Controlling project schedules, costs, and scope
  •          Estimating costs
  •          Evaluating and reporting on project performance
  •          Developing productive relationships with stakeholders

Professionals in client- and project-focused fields where an emphasis is placed upon successfully ushering projects from conception to completion while managing multiple variables – both expected and unexpected – along the way will benefit from this course.  If you’re responsible for building consensus, setting and achieving measurable objectives or simply figuring out a more effective way to plan and implement projects, this program is for you.  There’s always a better way to do it and we look forward to seeing you at this event!

  Registration & Coffee: 8:30 am

  Understanding Project Management and Project Planning: 9:00 am – Noon

  Lunch & Networking Opportunity (Lunch will be provided.): Noon – 1:00 pm

  Managing the Time, Cost, Scope and Reporting of Projects: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


It is strongly suggested, but not required, that participants purchase the following text, available online for under $10 and helpful both in the classroom and in the workplace: Fundamentals of Project Management (Worksmart) by Joseph Heagney.

Joe Mieczkowski is a historian and educator. Having received his Bachelor’s Degree from Salem College and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from The Pennsylvania State University, Joe’s education provided the foundation to support his 37 year career with the Social Security Administration. He served in a variety of locations and positions, including 16 years as a Manager and Area Director in Washington, D.C. and he retired from federal service as the Area Director in Harrisburg, PA. Joe is considered to be an expert in strategic planning, leadership training, and operations. Having provided impressive and successful oversight to over 600 frontline employees and 28 facilities while with the SSA, Joe is a two time recipient of the Agency’s highest honor, the Commissioner’s Citation.

Joe currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for local community colleges, teaching courses in various aspects of American History, including Rival Teams, The Lincoln and Davis Administration, 1861: A Time for Glory, Urban Warfare, and The Civil War Using Historical Artwork. In addition, Joe teaches management and leadership courses including project management and executive development. Joe is an instructor at The National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.

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Attention Certified Providers:

This course is approved to provide 5.5 organizational PDUs (Organizational Management) as explained in the Guidelines for Certification of Economic Development Organizations issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and in the Institute’s Policies and Procedures.

Note: We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel this offering.  In the event of a cancellation, a full refund will be provided to registrants.

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