Instructor: Ed Schwartz
Credit Hours: 1.00

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Course Description


Florida Board of Professional Engineers Provider# CEP 00199

To increase the probability of organizational success, the existing forward looking engineering firm should develop management processes for maintaining a regularly updated "Business Plan" which defines the business’s strategic intent, evaluates the organization’s current situation, and defines those actions necessary to keep the organization focused and successful.


This one-hour distance learning course discusses three key processes which are necessary to implement a business plan and distinguishes between a "planning document" which is the end work product of a planning exercise and implementing an ongoing "management process" to lead the firm using planning as a tool. Selected tools for facilitating planning meetings, stimulating thought development, and analyzing/presenting data are discussed as well as four key reasons from the authors experience for why planning fails.


In order to receive credit for this course the participant must successfully complete a series of quizzes designed to test his/her knowledge of the subject presented in this course. To successfully complete this course, the participant must obtain an aggregate score of all the quizzes of 70% or greater.


One (1) Professional Development Hours (PDH)



Course Objectives


At the conclusion of this distance learning course the participant will have a clear understanding of the techniques for successful implementation of a business plan. The participant will learn the importance of:

  • Executive Sponsorship
  • The Change Management Process
  • The Management Control Process
  • The Project Management Process


Other Approvals


Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE): 0009620
Nebraska Board of Engineers: 1111101
National Professional Engineer board: 1111101