McAllen Williams EXECUTIVE Courses
The McAllen Williams Executive Courses covers proven best practices designed to help organizations achieve its strategic objectives through various strategic business units. The courses are designed as an enterprise-wide approach to be implemented by organizations to achieve more optimally and to gain competitive advantage in the business environment.
These courses can be taken as a corporate training for organizations who seek to be or remain at the top in the industry or aspiring individuals who want to position themselves better in their organization or who seek to be the driving force for change. The courses include the following:
Oil and Gas Project Management
Oil and gas project management refers to the unique requirements of managing science, technology, and engineering aspects of projects in the oil and gas industry. McAllen Williams Consulting provides not just the quantitative and qualitative techniques useful for managing the oil and gas projects, but it also addresses the technical and managerial aspects of projects in the oil and gas industry.
Thus, the technical project management is the basis for sustainable national advancement, which often depends on the development of the oil and gas industry. As such, managing oil and gas projects effectively is essential for national economic vitality. Project management is the process of managing, allocating, and timing resources to achieve a given goal in an efficient and expeditious manner.
Project management represents an excellent basis for integrating various management techniques such as statistics, operations research, Six Sigma, computer simulation, and so on within the oil and gas industry operations. The McAllen Williams Consulting oil and gas project management present an integrated approach to project management for oil and gas projects. The integrated approach covers the concepts, tools, and techniques (both new and tested) of project management.
Oil and Gas Risk Management
Every organization need to manage their risks effectively as part of their daily operations to achieve their objectives and the oil and gas companies are not an exception to this rule. Whether natural, man-made or operational risks, an effective risk management system needs to proffer solutions tailored not only to the industry, but also to the specific area of business unit in which it operates. An approach effective for an offshore installation may not be the best for pipeline installation.
McAllen Williams Consulting is positioned to assist the oil and gas companies to effectively manage risk by identifying, assessing and controlling the risks affecting the achievement of objectives which may include creating a holistic risk management system robust enough to handle all aspect of the business susceptible to risk. Therefore, our training is designed to provide a structured and systematic approach, enabling a risk management plan suitable for an organization. This will ultimately lower project risk exposure, and equally result in reduced cost.
Oil and gas industry is a complex industry and risk management is one of the most important issues facing it. The industry is prone to a lot of uncertainties and is affected by both global risks (political, environmental, commercial and legal) and element risks (operation, construction, financial and revenue generation). These risks encountered both upstream and downstream need to be adequately addressed so as to ensure commercial viability of an oil and gas project. Thus, participants will learn how to manage their risk in a prioritized manner and be able to communicate risk judgment effectively.
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) was developed as a best practice guide on Programme Management. The guide comprises a set of Principles and a set of Processes for use when managing a programme. A programme can simply be defined as a set of project managed together to deliver a set of outcomes and benefits related to the organization’s strategic objectives.
MSP represents proven programme management best practice in the successful delivery of transformational change through the application of programme management.
MSP is very flexible and designed to be adapted to meet the needs of local circumstances.
The MSP framework is based on three core concepts:
The purpose of the foundation level is to confirm you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to interact effectively with those involved in the management of a programme or act as an informed member of a Programme office team, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP. The foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the practitioner certification.
The purpose of the practitioner level is to confirm you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to act as an informed member of a programme management team. This level is also required for programme management professionals progressing toward the advanced practitioner certification, and those aspiring to become programme management professionals in the future.
The purpose of the advanced practitioner level is to confirm you could lead a programme of transformational change.
MoP – Management of Portfolios
Portfolio management is defined as a coordinated collection of strategic processes and decisions that together enable the most effective balance of organizational change and business as usual.
Management of Portfolios (MoP) approaches the management of change projects and programmes from a strategic viewpoint. It provides an overview of all change activities including what is in the portfolio, what it is costing, what risks are faced, what progress is being made, and what the impact is on business as usual and the organization’s strategic objectives.
The purpose of the Foundation certification is to confirm you have sufficient knowledge and understanding to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of portfolio management roles. The Foundation level is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner certification.
The purpose of the Practitioner certification is to confirm you have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor the MoP guidance and to analyse portfolio data, documentation and roles in relation to a scenario situation. You should, with suitable support, be able to advice on the implementation of appropriate practices and techniques, and apply the method to a live portfolio, but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Your individual expertise, the complexity of the portfolio, and the support provided will also influence the impact the Practitioner can achieve.
Earned Value Management
Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project control process based on a structured approach to planning, cost collection and performance measurement. It facilitates the integration of project scope, time and cost objectives and the establishment of a baseline plan for performance measurement.
The establishment of a Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) is essential to conducting successful EVM and consists of:
APMG-International is working in partnership with the Association for Project Management Earned Value Specific Interest Group.
The Foundation level course provides a comprehensive overview to EVM terminology and methods. It is designed for Project Managers, managers, department heads, and others who need a better understanding of the elements of EVM. The Foundation exam tests the candidate’s knowledge of Earned Value terminology.
The purpose of the Practitioner certification is to confirm whether you have achieved sufficient understanding of the theory and application of Earned Value Management to allow you to work successfully in an Earned Value Management environment.
As a successful Practitioner candidate you should, with suitable direction be able to start applying the method to a real project, but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations.
This certification is aimed at people who have worked (and are working) in an Earned Value Management environment for a period of two years. This will include a wide range of people working on Earned Value based projects including project managers, control account managers, project planners and project analysts.
OBASHI® is a breakthrough in Information Technology thinking that will enable you to clearly see how your business actually works facilitating better decisions as a result.
OBASHI allows you to create a visual map that shows:
With OBASHI you can design, monitor and optimize your business better; in a way which is easy to understand and, more importantly, easy to communicate across the rest of the business.
Whether your challenge is reducing costs, driving competitive advantage or both; you need to think OBASHI.
The OBASHI methodology is sequential and consists of 6 layers:
These layers are mapped out in a Business and IT diagram (B&IT) which provides the framework to store this information usefully.
The OBASHI B&IT diagram is a universally useful tool because it helps simplify business complexity in a way which everyone can see and understand. For the first time you will actually be able to see how activities, processes and the supporting technical infrastructure are linked to deliver the required business outputs. If you can see and understand the challenges that your business face, then you are better placed to make the right decisions in order to help make your business better.
This level aims to measure whether you can act as an informed member of a management team which is using the OBASHI method to understand and assess an organization. To this end you need to show you understand the principles and terminology of the method.