ABBRA Certification at the Refit Show

January 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.

Project Management Basics

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.

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The Art of Estimating

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.

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Boat Refit & Building Economics

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.

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Team Building and Communications

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.

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Project Control and Leadership

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.

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Project Management Q&A

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.

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