Energy Project Management Certificate

The Energy Innovation Center (EIC) in partnership with Eaton Corporation is presenting a 3-day Comprehensive Certified Energy Project Manager seminar.

WHEN: January 14-16, 2014


COST: $ 650.00/person
Includes continental breakfast and lunch. SPACE is limited… sign up early!


Day 1: Tuesday January 14th
8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Day 2: Wednesday, January 15th
8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Day 3: Thursday, January 16th
8:30 AM- 5:00 PM

About the Seminar

This highly interactive three (3) day seminar covers the ten (10) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) areas, including: project scope, cost, time, quality, risk, communications, human resources, procurement, stakeholders and integration management. Specifically, this seminar focuses on project scope, cost, time and integration management, the metrics by which project success is measured.

Seminar attendees are equipped with as well as challenged to apply project management processes, tools and techniques, that when properly applied will improve success on energy projects. Furthermore,attendees are challenged to apply them using commercially available software, namely Microsoft Project®.

Note: Previous training/experience with Microsoft Project is not a prerequisite for this seminar. 

Who Should Attend?

Project managers, project leaders, project coordinators, project administrators, program managers,functional managers, and project team members who are responsible for or involved with initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and/or closing of projects with an emphasis on energy facilities.

Condensed Seminar Outline

Module 1: Project Management Overview
• Project/Program Definitions
• Key Role/Responsibility of the Project Manager
• Safety is Paramount in Energy Projects
• The Project Variables (i.e. The Metrics of Project Management)
• Project Life Cycle and the Five (5) Major Project Managements Processes
Module 2: Project Planning Process
• Project Plan Development Methodology
• Four (4) Basic Components of Project Planning
• The Project Management Plan
o The Requirements Component
o The Risk Analysis Component
o Project Qualitative Risk Management Process
o The Planning Component
o Product Scope- Deliverables
o Project Scope- Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
o Project Cost/Budget Plan
o Project Schedule Plan
o Scheduling Tools & Techniques
o The Acceptance Component
Module 3: Project Progress Monitoring & Baseline Analysis
• Managing with the Project Model
• Project Progress & Status Reporting
• Variance Analysis & Exception Reporting
• Earned Value Management
• Project Issues Management
• Project Integrated Change Management
Module 4: Project Control & Administration
• Project Communication Plan
o Project Stakeholders
o Project Management Reports
o Project Management Meetings
• Project Documentation
• Project Manager’s Responsibilities
• Project Manager’s Required Skills
• Closing the Project
o Lessons Learned

About the Instructor – Samuel J. Provil, PMP

Sam Provil is President and Managing Consultant of Provil & Associates, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based project management service company, providing professional program/project management training, consulting, and support services.

Mr. Provil possesses more than 35 years of professional program management, project management, and project planning & control functions spanning various industries, including significant electric utilities’ project experience.

As a project management instructor, Sam’s experience includes the development and presentation of superior quality seminars/workshops for several premier U.S. educational institutions including:
• Boston University’s Management Development Program
• The Corporate Education Group- Westinghouse University
• Duquesne University’s Center of Corporate & Executive Education
• The Pittsburgh Energy Innovation Center
• University of Pittsburgh’s FLEX MBA Program
• Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Professional Education Program

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Gannon College, and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Mr. Provil is a long-time active member of PMI and one of the original founders of the PMI Pittsburgh Chapter in 1980. He currently serves as the Chapter’s Director of Academic Outreach.


To register for this seminar or for more information, please contact Kimberly Thomas at or 412-802-0798.


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*Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or plan to team up with someone who has a laptop.