A/E/C PROJECT MANAGEMENT BOOTCAMP

Detailed Course Agenda

1. MOST VALUABLE ROLE OF THE PM

  • Traits the best PMs share
  • How you as a PM can add value to your Principals

2. PM’S ROLE IN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Why every PM should have a role in business development
  • How PMs can cross-sell the firm’s services to grow the business
  • How you can use your current job to bring in more work in the future

3. PLANNING THE PROJECT FOR SUCCESS

  • When you should begin the project planning process
  • What are the 10 critical elements of a good project management plan?
  • What are the differences in planning for small vs. large projects?

4. REALISTIC PROJECT SCHEDULING

  • Master the 11 elements of a superior schedule
  • Common pitfalls to avoid when making a project schedule
  • How to develop and implement a more efficient work process
  • How good scheduling helps avoid rework and increase profit

5. PROJECT FINANCIAL (AND PROFIT) PLAN

  • 4 proven methods to for creating a foolproof project budget
  • Inside tips for balancing the project’s scope and fee
  • 6 vital steps PMs should use to improve cash flow

6. HOW TO ASSUME PROJECT LEADERSHIP

  • 7 steps for assuring staff at critical points of the project
  • How to identify and deal with difficult personality types
  • How to rise from a Transactional PM to a Transformational PM
  • What is the first step in successfully delegating work on my project?

7. MANAGING PROJECTS FOR CLIENT DELIGHT

  • Why do clients select different firms?
  • How well do you know my client ... and why does it matter?
  • Techniques for improving your relationship with your clients?
  • How can I become my client’s advisor?

8. MANAGING RISKS TO AVOID GRIEF AND LOSSES

  • Why do traditional QA/QC approaches fail?
  • 29 dangerous terms you must understand in your A/E contracts
  • Pitfalls successful PMs must avoid in sub-consultant negotiations

9. HOW PMs CAN INCREASE PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY

  • Take charges of meetings to ensure you get what you need
  • When should you email and when should you pick up the phone?
  • Tips for getting the most productivity out of your assistant manager?

10. SECRETS OF MANAGING MULTIPLE PROJECTS

  • How many projects can one PM realistically handle?
  • Increasing productivity: Keys to managing multiple projects
  • Inside tips for managing multiple office deliveries

11. MAINTAINING CONTROL OF THE PROJECT

  • Which critical project elements must you obsessively monitor?
  • Which 5 critical numbers must you demand from accounting?
  • What is the single best way to monitor your project progress?

12. GETTING—AND STAYING—OUT OF TROUBLE

  • Best techniques for avoiding problems in the first place?
  • What to do if you’re behind schedule or over budget
  • What is the proper way to ask a client for additional fees?

13. SELLING SUCCESS: HOW TO WRAP UP YOUR PROJECT

  • It isn’t over ‘til it’s over: The right way to complete a project
  • How can you turn a complex project into your firm’s next job?

 

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