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Oct
14
Mon
RCM-R Workshop @ House of Angostura, Trinidad & Tobago
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm
RCM-R Workshop @ House of Angostura, Trinidad & Tobago

The class concentrates on the practical teaching of RCM-R® as an optimized process for the formulation of
asset and process failure consequence management policies, which consists of five pillars:

  1. Data Integrity
  2. RCM according to SAE JA1011
  3. Analysis RAM
  4. Weibull Analysis
  5. Continuous Improvement.

The combination of the RCM method with the other tools that incorporates the RCM-R® facilitates its
application and improves its results.

RCM-R® Basic is the first in a series of courses covering this extensive topic. The class serves as a basis for
those professionals who aspire to become certified analysts, facilitators and instructors in the application of
reliability-centric maintenance according to RCM-R®.

The course uses as a support material the recent publication Reliability Centered Maintenance Reengineered:
Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R® by authors Jesús R. Sifonte and James V. Reyes-
Picknell.

For more details, click on the brochure.

 

 

 

Oct
17
Thu
REAM Workshop @ House of Angostura, Trinidad & Tobago
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm
REAM Workshop @ House of Angostura, Trinidad & Tobago

Reliability Engineering Applied to Maintenance Management (REAM)

You will learn how to determine asset’s predominant failure patterns as revealed by failure events’ statistical
analyses. You will also be able to make optimum decisions by choosing the most convenient failure consequence management policy to better reduce risks affecting your organization’s goals.

The hands-on class allows you to apply various types of reliability analyses to real world failure data to identify
proper proactive tasks and their corresponding execution frequencies aimed at making your maintenance
program both operationally and economically successful.

Click on the brochure for more info.

 

Nov
4
Mon
PMP® Boot Camp @ The House of Angostura, Trinidad & Tobago
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm
PMP® Boot Camp @ The House of Angostura, Trinidad & Tobago

Course Summary

This course prepares students to pass the PMP® Exam, enter the field of Project Management, and utilize proven project management methodologies on projects in any environment or industry.
The ultimate goals of this course are for you to gain the PMP® credential, increase your competitiveness for Project Manager positions, and enhance your ability to positively impact your organization’s projects.

This course will equip students with the 3 Keys to Passing the PMP® Exam:
1. In-depth understanding of the Project Management Body of Knowledge
2. Memorization of key concepts, terms, and formulas
3. Development of expert test-taking skills

 

COURSE FEATURES

  • 36+ hours of live, instructor led training
  • PMI application assistance and review
  • Full color student guides for all 14 learning modules (electronic copy)
  • Interactive in-class quizzing
  • Downloadable templates of all project management plan components and project documents
  • Proprietary 5-step easy method and EVM Formula Map for solving Earned Value Management questions
  • Parallel military and civilian project examples
  • Links to online practice questions
  • Post-class study plan

 

COURSE MATERIALS

  • Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 6th edition (paperback copy)
  • 36 hours of live, instructor-taught PMP Exam preparation training
  • PMP application assistance and review
  • FREE PMP®/CAPM Exam Fee & Re-Test Fee (note 1,2,3)
  • FREE 1-year PMI membership (note 4)
  • 1-year access to a premium, online, study package consisting of:
    • Instructional videos covering the entire Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and everything you need to know to pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam
    • Downloadable presentation slides
    • Interactive exercises
    • Flash Quizzes
    • Application Quizzes
    • Instructor Q&A Forum
    • 21-day post-training study plan
    • 200 Question practice exam

NOTES

  1. Exam Funding is good for 1 year for the first attempt. 1 additional year for the retake if necessary.
  2. To qualify for the retest funding a student must retake the course again and must pass the Practice exam with a 75% or greater. Only good for 1 re-take.
  3. Exam fee is complimentary and will not be refunded if the student chooses not to take the exam.
  4. PMI Membership will be purchased after application has been approved by PMI.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

During this 5 day workshop, the following will be covered:

  1. Overview of Managing Projects
    • Why do employers hire PM’s?
    • What are the parallels between military and civilian project management?
    • What does a PM do anyway?
  2. PMP® Application Review
    • Review of Baseline Exam (should be taken prior to class start date in the Student Portal)
  3. Foundational Concepts
  4. Project Management Process Framework
  5. Integration Management
  6. Scope Management
  7. Schedule Management
  8. Project Network Diagrams
  9. Cost Management
  10. Earned Value Management (EVM)
    • Proprietary 5-step method for solving EVM questions
  11. Quality Management
  12. Resource Management
  13. Communications Management
  14. Risk Management
  15. Procurement Management
  16. Stakeholder Management
  17. Test-taking tips

 

Registration Deadline: 18th October, 2019.

Click on the course flyer here!

Mar
19
Thu
HERT (Human Error Reduction Techniques) Workshop @ House of Angostura, Trinidad
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm
HERT (Human Error Reduction Techniques) Workshop @ House of Angostura, Trinidad

This training is a natural follow-up to behaviour‐based safety implementation and focuses on providing a rigorous understanding of human error, including causes and deficiencies resulting in human error, proven proactive error reduction techniques and methods to improve human performance. We will also be covering the following techniques: 28 Types of Human Errors, 10 Human Error Traps in the Workplace, Crew Turnover, 10 Supervisory Skills to Reduce Human Errors, Skill Based Error Reduction Techniques, Rule Based Error Reduction Techniques and Knowledge Based Error Reduction.

 

Objectives:

  1. Provide attendees with the requisite skills and knowledge necessary to effectively reduce human error in the workplace in a proactive manner
  2. Understand the conditions that increase the risk of human error in the workplace.
  3. Understand how to implement proactive strategies to reduce the risk of human error
  4. Understand human error principles and truths
  5. Understand ways to improve human performance
  6. Understand how to proactively minimize human error through prevention

 

Target Audience:

  • HSE Professionals
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Reliability Professionals
  • Safety Personnel
  • Line Supervisors
  • Operations Personnel
  • Upper & Middle Management

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Mar
23
Mon
Basic Failure Analysis Workshop @ House of Angostura, Trinidad
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Basic Failure Analysis Workshop @ House of Angostura, Trinidad

This training is intended to provide facility personnel the requisite skills and knowledge to eliminate the problems and chronic failures that they are experiencing everyday on the job. It is about the failures-of-the-day that do not injure people, cause regulatory concern or cost a fortune. BFA is designed specifically by field personnel, for the field. It can be thought of as a RCA Lite or 5-Whys Turbo. It is meant to adapt to these on-the-fly conditions and not to get stalled in paralysis-by-analysis!

Objectives:

  1. Prioritize failures/problems, separate sporadic, unavoidable events from chronic ones.
  2. Identify and accumulate necessary failure/problem information using 5 P’s technique.
  3. Formulate hypotheses using RCI’s proven “Logic Tree” approach.
  4. Verify
  5. Determine the root cause(s) and recommend corrective actions.
  6. Obtain rapid ROIs within the range of 600 – 1000% of every dollar invested.

Target Audience:

  • Facility personnel
  • Field personnel
  • Anyone who needs to quickly analyse failures to eliminate chronic failures

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Mar
24
Tue
Executive Overview Workshop @ House of Angostura, Trinidad
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Executive Overview Workshop @ House of Angostura, Trinidad

A contrast will be made between the pros and cons of the most common RCA graphical expressions (5-Whys, Fishbone Diagrams, Logic Trees). Attendees will participate in the analysis of a basic case study, which will then be applied to the most common RCA expressions. This will allow attendees to understand why some analytical tools are more comprehensive than others, and when each should be applied. This session will provide the attendee a quality control checklist to use, to evaluate RCA presentations that are given to them.

 

Objectives:

  1. Learn the core principles of the PROACT Investigation Management System
  2. Understand the technical pros and cons of the most common RCA graphical tree expressions (5-Whys, Fishbone & Logic Trees)
  3. Participate in applying a common, basic case study to the three (3) RCA tree structures described.
  4. Learn how to evaluate RCA’s presentations made to them using an RCA QA/QC checklist.
  5. Create leading and lagging metrics to measure the effectiveness of their RCA effort
  6. Make an RCA business case to determine ROI’s for analyses and the RCA effort

 

Target Audience:

  • Executives
  • Upper Management
  • Persons who are / will be receiving completed RCA reports from their Engineers / Managers

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Mar
25
Wed
PROACT RCA Methodology Workshop @ House of Angostura, Trinidad
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm
PROACT RCA Methodology Workshop @ House of Angostura, Trinidad

The attendees will learn how to physically perform an RCA on any type of failure. They will be taught how to develop recommendations for the resolution of identified causes, write a report detailing the RCA results, present their findings to management and track the progress of the recommendations implemented for failure resolution.

 

Objectives:

  1. Identification of restraining paradigms and how they can prohibit finding the solution(s) to problems
  2. Link problems and opportunities to chronic and sporadic events
  3. Develop a global contact flow diagram for determining failure modes
  4. Identification of techniques used in the preservation of event data using the 5 P’s (Parts, Position, People, Paper and Paradigms)
  5. Analyze the undesirable event down to its root levels utilizing the logic tree and hypothesis verification technique
  6. Determine the physical, human and latent roots of the undesirable event

 

Target Audience:

  • Safety personnel
  • Engineers
  • Operational Personnel
  • Field personnel
  • Management
  • Anyone that can be involved in the RCA process

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