Frontline Project Management Training for Systems and Security

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This 10 hour certification in Project Management provides training on frontline project management for project teams, with an emphasis on project managers, project leads, estimators, and sales executives, and covers the principles of project management specifically designed for security projects.

This certificate for Project Management is designed to improve the skill set and competence of the program manager, ensure the program meets its contractually and financial objectives, develop a program playbook to follow in managing the program, and design methodologies and tools for the company leadership to manage the performance of the program manager and the project team(s).

A final online exam will be given at the end of the course.

As one of the leading certifications for Project Management, this course includes downloadable tools and reference material as well as a webinar with the subject matter expert to answer questions and to discuss the material covered.

Frontline Project Management for Systems and Security was created in partnership with Nadim Sawaya with Enterprise Performance Consulting and

The Project Manager and Team Responsibilities module topics include:

  • PM Responsibilities
  • Team Responsibilities
  • Key Duties
  • Team Roles
  • Organizing the Project Team
  • RACI Matrix
  • Project Lifecycle

The Defining Phase module topics include:

  • Defining Phase Steps
  • Organization
  • Review Contract/Sales Proposal
  • Interviewing Salesperson and Customer
  • Understanding Stakeholder Expectations and Motivations
  • Validate Block Diagram
  • Validate Bill of Materials and Estimates
  • Payment Terms
  • Kick-off Meeting

The Planning Phase module topics include:

  • Types of Schedules
  • Bar/Gantt
  • Milestone Schedules
  • Manpower Rotating Schedules
  • Logical Diagram - Critical Path Method
  • Planning Phase Steps
  • Preliminary Schedule
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Cost Re-estimates
  • Resource Commitment
  • Scheduling

The Implementation Phase module topics include:

  • Resource Procurement
  • Golden Rule using Contractors
  • Controlling the Project
  • Documentation Tools
  • Managing Field Work
  • Coordinating Other Trades
  • Managing Project Activities
  • Managing Jobsite Safety
  • Project Implementation Checklist

The Closing Phase module topics include:

  • Project Closing Steps
  • Customer Training
  • Systems Tesing and Acceptance
  • As-built Documentation
  • Final Tesing and Acceptance
  • Turnover to Service
  • Project Closeout Checklist
  • Project Audit

Nadim Sawaya, MSCE, CPP


Nadim Sawaya has over 35 Years of Executive and Operations Management Experience and holds an MS Degree in Construction Management from San Jose State. He also holds a General Electrical Contracting (C10) License in California.

Nadim has held Leadership Roles with companies such as:

  • Stanley Security: District General Manager and Area Leader
  • Siemens Building Technologies: General Manager
  • Honeywell: Division Manager
  • Pinkerton Security: President of Western Division
  • Convergint Technologies: Operations Manager

Nadim has managed Projects from $5K to $50MM in General Construction, Fire Alarm, Communication, Building Automation to Security Systems.