Perm Engine Company is training World-class Managers

Perm 22.11.2011 As part of the comprehensive program to develop and modernize production, planned through to 2020, Perm Engine Company OJSC is continuing to prepare teams of competent, professional managers of a whole new type. An important next step in this process is training employees on “Project Management to the PMBOK Guide 4th Edition standard, with training and certification”.

Over five days of intensive work, 20 specialists and mid- and upper-level managers listened to a course of lectures and underwent hands-on training in methods and technologies for various spheres of management that make up the standard. The next stage, which will reinforce PEC’s specialists’ professional development, is to centralize certification of managers working on specific development projects for Perm Engine Company.

Igor Khrapkov, a certified specialist in PMP project management and a leading teacher at the GK Proektnaya PRAKTIKA training center in Moscow:

‘Usually, rather than training to a certain standard, companies choose consulting on implementing specific projects aimed at achieving certain results within a short period of time. Perm Engine Company has chosen a different approach, a more productive and long-term one — to train their managers to the RMBOK standard, ‘arming’ them with the best methods for project management, and helping them develop a systematic approach to achieving targets and solving multi-faceted tasks. This is a wise decision, one justifiably and wholly in keeping with international best practice.

Alexei Mikhalyov, managing director of Perm Engine Company OJSC:

‘Perm Engine Company program of modernization up to 2020 includes ambitious new projects. In order to achieve our goals, we are creating a team of efficient, universal specialists with world-class qualifications. Acquiring new knowledge is an essential part of this process. The enterprise is conducting training programs for personnel management and standardization, and training in ‘lean manufacturing technology and streamlining production systems for all employees, from workers, craftsmen and engineers, to upper-level managers. I’m sure that the

PMBOK training will give Perm Engine Company new ways to organize work and will be successfully implemented in practice.

Additional information

PMBOK Standard (Project Management Body of Knowledge) is an internationally recognized standard of project management developed by the international Project Management Institute, PMI. The Standard includes nine sections, some of which are: deadline planning, risk management, evaluating investment attractiveness, and working with personnel.

Perm Engine Company OJSC mass produces aviation engines for civil and military applications, as well as industrial gas turbine units for power stations and gas transportation.

PMZ OJSC is a part of United Engine Corporation Management Company OJSC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM specializing in engine-building assets.

OPK Oboronprom OJSC is a multi-faceted machine-building group of companies, founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary activities are helicopter building (Russian Helicopters OJSC) and engine-building (UEC MC).