Project Management – Introductory Level

Starts:  Oct 10, 2017 8:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Oct 11, 2017 4:00 PM (ET)

Project Management Intro - Oct 10-11, 2017

ECNE's Project Management - Introductory Level will be held October 10-11, 2017 at Unitil Service Corporation (6 Liberty Lane West, Hampton, NH 03842).

Unitil Service Corporation employees:  As the host utility, you receive reduced tuition.  To register online, select the "Bill Me/Invoice Me" option and we'll invoice you at the host tuition rate.  Please contact ECNE at (603) 626-4602 for more information or with any questions.

This workshop is designed to introduce an overview of project management for new and experienced individuals who do occasional projects. The program provides the basic tools necessary to plan, organize, and implement small and large projects. A systematic approach to project management is introduced. Participants get hands-on experience in applying tools to real projects and an opportunity to work on current on-the-job projects is provided. Discussions are focused around utility specifics such as major projects, contractors, resource allocation, and dependence on others.

Attendees are encouraged to bring material from a current project to use during the course.


Participants will be able to effectively and efficiently carry out project management responsibilities.

Participants who complete this program will be able to:
  • Plan and manage a business project
  • Establish project scope
  • Develop a project schedule
  • Plan project resource usage and allocation
  • Identify and act on project risk elements
  • Manage project changes
  • Measure project performance

Attendees are encouraged to bring actual projects that they are currently working on for the group exercises during the course.


Gilman Performance Systems specializes in improving organizational performance, maximizing team and employee effectiveness, and increasing sales revenue and customer satisfaction.

Jon A. Barb has over 25 years experience in training and development. Prior to joining GPS, Jon worked as a Training Manager with Union Carbide, Xerox Learning Systems, Paine Webber, and Olin Corporation.


Day 1: Topics Covered Day 2: Topics Covered

Project Types
Project Lifecycle
Project Failure
Project Success

Project Leadership

Project Manager Skills Inventory
Handling Conflict
Stages of Team Development
Team Operating Principles
Managing Meetings
Managing Projects Successfully

Initiating & Planning

Project Charter
Project Plan
Work Breakdown Structure
Mind Mapping
Responsibility Matrix: RACI
Estimating Time and Budget
Budget Baseline
Human Resource Loading Chart
Network Diagramming Process
Critical Path Method
Gantt Chart
Milestone Charts
Risk Assessment and Planning

Execution & Control

Project Control
Human Resource Variance Chart
Project Control Chart
Handling Scope Change
Communication Plan
Status Report
Project Change Order Form

Closing & Sustaining

Closing Out

Individual Project Coaching

Working in Trios as Resources
Post Program Peer Coaching

Program Close

Coaching Impact Highlights
Individual Commitments/Goals


Member Type Tuition Rate
  Full IOU, Municipal, Associate Members:   $750
  Affiliate IOU Members:   $1100
  Non-Members:   $1350
  Host Company:   Contact ECNE

Unsure of your tuition rate?  Contact ECNE at (603) 626-4602 or email


You may either register online by clicking the link "Register Now" at the top of this page, or return the PUI Registration Form to (found under "Downloads").

Space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-requested, first-honored basis. Cancellations are accepted within two weeks of the course.  Substitutions may be made at any time.

This course has been requested by Unitil Service Corp. and will be conducted at their location: 6 Liberty Lane West, Hampton, NH.  
As the host utility, all employees of Unitil, regardless of their location, receive the discounted tuition rate.


Agenda & Syllabus

PUI Registration Form


Lodging is not included in your tuition and must be arranged with the hotel.  Be sure to mention Unitil Service Corporation to get their rate.

Fairfield Inn
136 Portsmouth Ave.
Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 772-7411 Reference Unitil to receive their corporate rate

Hampton Inn & Suites
59 Portsmouth Ave.
Exeter, NH 03833
(603) 658-5555 Reference Unitil to receive their corporate rate.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact ECNE at (603) 626-4602.


Unitil Service Corporation
6 Liberty Lane West
Hampton, NH 03842


(603) 626-4602