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Why PPI?

With possibly other sources of Systems Engineering related training available, this is an obvious question.

The fundamental reason is that our training combines world-leading content, delivered by a world-leading expert, with a focus in delivery on successful application to our delegates. Each delegate receives personal attention during the workshops. We encourage and facilitate a discussion on how the principles and techniques can be applied to the benefit of your organisation. The success of this ethos for our clients is reflected in the history of PPI.

PPI has delivered project improvement training to over 13,600 professionals worldwide, across all sectors, with consistently outstanding feedback. Sectors within which our courses have been delivered on-site include academia, aerospace, air traffic control, astronomy, automotive, aviation, civil engineering, defense, energy management, information technology, mining, nuclear, oil & gas, process engineering, production systems, radio communications, research, robotics, software development, space and rail.

Countries in which PPI’s project improvement training has been delivered so far include Australia, Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Canary Islands (Spain), Chile, China (Hong Kong), China (Mainland), China (Taiwan), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United States, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe.

With this “vote of confidence” in PPI’s training from many of the world’s leading enterprises, you can be confident of achieving a high return on its investment in this training with PPI.

There are several other reasons for taking PPI’s systems engineering training:

  •  The training is intensely focused on sound principles based on historical evidence, and on the astute application of these principles to create value for the enterprise;
  • The course introduces effective, efficient, actionable methods, some not well-known, but very effective, taking a single system through all major process areas in workshop format, to achieve a high degree of learning; and
  • The course, overall, is scrupulously honest and always constructive. If a common practice is counter-productive, this is explained, why, and the alternative practice(s) explained and illustrated
PPI plays a leadership role within the systems engineering community. As a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Corporate Advisory Board, we have been working for well over a decade alongside other name companies in improving the practice of systems engineering.

We have also for more than two decades participated in international systems engineering, software engineering and requirements engineering standards development, and continue to do so. We are currently participating as a reviewer in the development of a new ISO standard on Requirements Engineering, a standard on System Integration, a standard on Life Cycle Management, and a standard on Risk Management in Systems and Software Engineering.

Our professional staff includes three former INCOSE chapter presidents and a current INCOSE chapter president. PPI Managing Director Robert Halligan is a former member of the Board of Directors of INCOSE, a former INCOSE Ambassador, and a former President of the Systems Engineering Society of Australia. He is an Honorary Member of INCOSE Brazil, and of the Korean Council on Systems Engineering.

Mr. Halligan also served for three years as Head of Delegation of INCOSE to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 on Software and Systems Engineering. He co-chaired the release in Nashville of the systems engineering capability maturity model EIA-731. He has content in four of the five significant systems engineering standards intended for general application, including ISO/IEC 15288.

A presentation that Mr. Halligan sometimes gives to professional societies on The Business Case for Systems Engineering is available here.

PPI leaders regularly speak pro bono at professional society events, including INCOSE, IEEE, PMI and RESG. We have done this on many occasions worldwide.