Social Factors

Getting Ready for Take-off: Setting up Your Team for Project Success

Designing and developing pilot training programs for a d new jet, especially in a highly-regulated industry, requires strong program and project management skills. It also requires a team of highly motivated and capable people to ensure successful project execution.  This session will offer a rare glimpse into the world of aircraft training development and the associated challenges of managing competing interests while being part of a larger aircraft program schedule.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Defining and validating requirements: How do you know that you got them right?
  • Handling competing priorities: Can you make all your stakeholders happy?
  • Managing risk: Risk is a given on almost every project, but how do you manage opportunity?
  • Managing your baseline: How to balance changing circumstances and lots of new ideas?
Ariel Landau, MABoeing, Director, Training Development
Ariel is Director of Training Development for Boeing Training & Professional Services, leading an international team that develops aviation training programs for Boeing commercial and defense aircraft. In this role, Ariel oversees the curriculum, courseware, and training technologies that are used throughout many of Boeing’s flight, maintenance, and air crew training programs. Prior to joining Boeing, Ariel was eLearning Operations Manager at FlightSafety International where responsibilities also included management of Specialty & Enrichment Training, and courseware development for Pratt & Whitney Canada engines. Prior to entering the world of aviation, Ariel was a professional web developer with the government of Ontario, Canada, working in areas of tourism, justice, and financial regulation. Ariel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Mass Communications, and a Master of Arts in Political Science (International Relations) from York University in Toronto.
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