ABBRA Certification at the Refit ShowJanuary 10-11, 2018
Certification: Refit Project Management
American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) in partnership with the Landing School has developed a six-part marine-industry certification course for project managers. Designed for boatyard professionals, participants who complete all six seminars on Wednesday, January 10, and Thursday, January 11, will be issued a badge by ABBRA.
The series will cover the basics of project management including project planning and scope, leadership, team building and performance management, communication, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation, time management and cost controls, quality control and standards, resource allocation, reporting, process improvement. The course will end in with a panel discussion where participants reflect and reinforce their takeaways on the concepts and aptitudes necessary for effective project management.
Session 1-D: Ensuring the projects are finished on time, within budget, and within scope is a huge challenge. Research, process, predictability and innovation will all play a part.read more
Session 2-D: Estimating a new build, and especially a refit, is an art not a science. Whether the job is a refit, repair, or a custom build it will require a great deal of research. The more you know about the boat and your team, the more successful you will be in estimating a job.read more
Session 3-D: In this session, participants will learn the importance of economic quality assurance and systematic quality control strategies, identifying and planning quality management, and designing and implement cost and inventory controls for projects.read more
Session 4-D: Communication is one of the most important skills required to be an effective leader in any business but especially when responsible for building a successful team to refit, build or repair a boat.read more
Session 5-D: Participants will learn the difference between control and leadership, and when to apply each, the processes by which decisions are made, and how effective leaders develop personal decision-making strategies, assessing risk, using Pugh charts, and confronting ethics.read more
Session 6-D: Presenters will be available to answer questions and provide further insights into refit projects, identify and solving problems, assessing risk, designing quality processes, scheduling work and more.read more