A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp

An intensive program guaranteed to help A/E/C Project Managers improve project delivery, financial performance, and client satisfaction

Program Format:  Live/Instructor-Led
Program Length:  Two Days
Avg. Attendee Rating:  4.8/5.0
Registration Status:  Open (Click Here to See Dates and Locations)

"An absolute necessity for turning engineers into Project Managers."
— Adrian Martin, Associate, Wallace Engineering

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Are you ready to unleash the full profit-making potential of your Project Managers?

Architecture, engineering, and construction firms have plenty of ways to spend money, but only one way to make it...through projects. Your Project Managers are the gatekeepers to the firm's profits and long-term health. A wise investment in project management is absolutely a wise investment in improved profits, improved client satisfaction, and improved value.

Unlike a generic project management training seminar, this program is focused on real-world A/E/C project management and it is delivered by proven A/E/C project management experts. This is why thousands of current and aspiring Project Managers come through this training program every year...more than all other A/E/C project management training programs combined!

Project Managers are Key to Every Job's Success. How Do They Protect the Firm's Financial Interest AND Achieve the Client's Business Objectives?

Here are five ways that this Bootcamp provides real-world strategies that are guaranteed to take your firm to new levels of revenue, profit, and client satisfaction:

Only PSMJ's A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp:

1. Turns each Project Manager into a profit center: The best PMs understand not only how to schedule and budget, but also how to wisely manage the business—ensuring each job’s profitability. This Bootcamp gives you inside techniques of A/E/C firm business management as applied to each job.

2. Empowers Project Managers to ensure customer satisfaction: This training shows PMs how to regularly monitor clients’ happiness quotient, nurture good business relationships and report back to management at the first sign of something amiss.

3. Teaches Project Managers to enforce on-time, under-budget performance: The A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp teaches PMs budgeting and scheduling discipline for the real world . . . plus how to hold all team members—including the client—responsible for staying on course.

4. Transforms Project Managers into new business generators: Few members of your team are better positioned to sell new business, especially upselling and cross-selling, than PMs. This training teaches you how to see—and seize—new business opportunities.

5. Helps Project Managers become business leaders: Today’s PMs have the potential to become your firm’s future leaders. This Bootcamp shows you how to visualize the big picture, then internalize and represent the firm’s business goals to the outside world.

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Discover the Secrets of Smart Project Management - That Deliver Higher Profits and Delight Your Clients

This Bootcamp takes an intuitive and logical approach to cover the real difference-makers between good and great A/E/C Project Managers, such as:

  • How to Ensure Projects Come in On Time and On Budget—Every Time
  • The 10 Project Manager Qualities that Clients Admire Most . . . and How to: Start Practicing Them Now
  • Business Development for PMs: How to Harness Your Power and Trusted Status
  • Keys to Strong Project Manager Relationships to Principals-in-Charge
  • 5 Reasons Projects Fail—and How to Prevent Them
  • Why and How PMs Should Take Charge of Up-Selling and Cross-Selling
  • Top Project Failure Excuses—and Why You Should Banish Them
  • The Project Manager’s Critical Role in Nurturing Client Relationships
  • How to Turn Project Managers into New Business Superstars
  • How PMs Can Know If Clients Are Happy and How to Keep Them That Way
  • Matching Client Objectives with Firm Objectives: How the PM Can Ensure It
  • Project Manager’s Quality Control Plan: Creation and Implementation
  • 10 Qualities of a Great Schedule + 10 Deadliest Scheduling Pitfalls
  • Real-World Budgeting: Realism + Discipline = Exceptional Project Profit
  • Plus, the opportunity to get solutions to any tough project management challenges your firm faces

Here's a look at how the agenda unfolds to cover these topics and much more:


  • Taking charge 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


  • 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 generate more work in the future


  • 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 versus large projects?


  • Mastering the 11 elements of a superior schedule

  • Common pitfalls to avoid when making a project schedule

  • How good scheduling helps avoid rework and increase profit


  • 4 proven methods for creating a fool-proof project budget

  • Inside tips for balancing the project’s scope and fee

  • 6 vital steps PMs should use to improve cash flow


  • How well do you know the client... and why does it matter?
  • Techniques for improving your relationship with your clients
  • How can you become your client’s advisor?


  • Why do traditional QA/QC approaches fail?

  • 29 critical terms every PM must understand in A/E/C contracts

  • Pitfalls that successful PMs must avoid in sub-consultant negotiations


  • How many projects can one PM realistically handle?

  • Increasing productivity: Keys to managing multiple projects

  • Inside tips for managing multiple office deliveries


  • Which crucial project elements must every PM obsessively monitor?

  • Which 5 critical numbers must PMs demand from accounting?

  • What is the single best way to monitor a project’s progress?


  • What are the best techniques to avoid problems in the first place?

  • What to do if a project is behind schedule or over-budget

  • What is the best way to ask a client for additional fees?

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Everyone from experienced A/E/C Project Managers to newly-minted ones get value out of this Bootcamp. Attendees include individuals interested in improving their project management skills as well as teams of Project Managers sent by architecture, engineering, and construction firms seeking an competitive edge in project management.


2018 Dates

November 29-30, 2018 / Seattle, WA (Call for Availability)
December 6-7, 2018 / Orlando, FL
December 13-14, 2018 / Nashville, TN
December 13-14, 2018 / San Francisco, CA (Call for Availability)


2019 Dates

January 17-18, 2019 / Los Angeles, CA
Jan 31-Feb 1, 2019 / Vancouver, BC
February 7-8, 2019 / San Diego, CA
Feb 28-Mar 1, 2019 / Denver, CO
March 7-8, 2019 / Charlotte, NC
March 14-15, 2019 / Seattle, WA
March 14-15, 2019 / Minneapolis, MN
March 21-22, 2019 / Boston, MA
April 4-5, 2019 / Chicago, IL
April 18-19, 2019 / Las Vegas, NV
April 18-19, 2019 / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
April 25-26, 2019 / Portland, OR
May 2-3, 2019 / San Francisco, CA
May 16-17, 2019 / Nashville, TN
May 16-17, 2019 / Baltimore, MD
May 30-31, 2019 / Newport Beach, CA
June 6-7, 2019 / Denver, CO
June 6-7, 2019 / Orlando, FL
June 13-14, 2019 / Indianapolis, IN
June 20-21, 2019 / Seattle, WA



We frequently offer our popular training programs in partnership with state and local association chapters.  These partnership programs are a great way to bring high-value and relevant content to association members and an easy way to generate non-dues revenue for associations!

If you would like to learn more about our association partnership programs, click here.


ACEC Michigan: January 17-18, 2019 / East Lansing, MI

ACEC Canada: January 22-23, 2019 / Toronto, ON

Structural Engineers Association of Northern California: February 9, 2019 / San Francisco, CA

AIA San Francisco: March 28-29, 2019 / San Francisco, CA



Christopher Martersteck

Christopher P. Martersteck, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA has more than 38 years of experience in the A/E/C industry. He has led teams in Project, Program and Construction Management as well as Design-Build engagements for several international architecture, engineering and construction firms. As Director of Project Management and Integrated Services, he has been responsible for client relationships as well as training, development and management of project delivery processes for fully integrated and unbundled A/E services for commercial, corporate, and institutional facilities. He has trained thousands of A/E/C PMs in the best practices of project delivery.

Mike D'Alessandro

Mike D’Alessandro, P.E., PMP has a Masters in Environmental Engineering, as well as more than 25 years of experience as a consulting engineer and firm leader. He currently serves as Director of Corporate Development for Geosyntec, a major environmental engineering firm, where his is responsible for project delivery, operations systems, and corporate development. Over the past 11 years he has been with PSMJ, Mike has worked with hundreds of A/E/C firms throughout on strategic planning, operations improvements, and project management initiatives.

Alan Bollinger

Alan F. Bollinger, P.E. has more than 25 years of experience and is currently Vice President of CH2M–Hill. His extensive project management experience includes project identification, scope and fee development, project team selection and leading the execution of agreed upon work. Measures of success include meeting or exceeding client’s standards for quality, service, responsiveness and project–specific financial measures. He has trained more than 10,000 project managers and program managers in the principles and fundamentals of successful project delivery.


Bill Hinsley

William E. Hinsley III With more than 16 years of A/E/C industry experience, Bill has used his extensive skills in business development to single-handedly attract more than $200 million of work. As a National Director, Bill also pioneered a successful $30 million business development plan. As part of this multi-million dollar BD strategy, Bill took risks—breaking into new services and attracting new clients—and as the client development lead on the project, the buck (all $30 million of it) proverbially and literally stopped with him.




Your registration includes instruction, a workbook, continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks on both days.  But, the benefits don't stop there.  You also get cloud-based access to our A/E/C Project Management Digital Toolbox.  This includes a massive treasury of project management tools - forms, templates, and checklists.  Access the Toolbox in the PSMJ Cloud to save time and rapidly implement the skills and best practices you acquire in your training.  This $497-value Toolbox is yours at no cost as a participant in the Bootcamp



The Bootcamp means business—better business for both participants and their firms. We’re confident it can help you, as it has thousands of A/E/C firm leaders since 1974.

If this event and the skills and tools you acquire don’t make a positive difference in the way you manage projects—and increase your firm’s financial performance and client satisfaction—we’ll refund your fee or arrange for you to attend another PSMJ Bootcamp at no cost. There’s absolutely no risk involved.


Early-Bird Discount
Our early-bird pricing makes it easy to save a few bucks on your registration and reserve a spot before a program fills up. Here's how it works:

- When you register 60+ days before a program date, you SAVE $350!

- When you register between 30 and 59 days before a program date, you SAVE $150!

Team Discounts
Have three or more attendees? Group discounts of 15% apply for each additional attendee starting with the third attendee and up to as many attendees as you wish to bring!

If you have 15 or more attendees and want to learn about a cost-effective way to train your entire team with a program that is tailored to your needs and goals, check out our in-house training program options here.


A/E/C Project Management Association

This Bootcamp earns you 13 credits towards certification with the A/E/C Project Management Association. This is the only industry-specific certification available for A/E/C Project Managers. Learn more by visiting www.aecpma.org.


This Bootcamp is AIA CES-registered to provide this content. This Bootcamp earns you up to 13 LU Hours, CEUs, or PDHs. Not all state and licensing boards accept these programs for learning units.

PSMJ is a registered provider with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (provider #0007694). PSMJ is a registered provider with the Florida Board of Landscape Architects (provider #0002844 course #0007693). For more information, please contact our education team at (617) 965-0055 or education@psmj.com.


Day 1 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Day 2
- 8:00 am to 3:30 pm


A block of sleeping rooms is reserved for PSMJ Bootcamp attendees at each location. To secure our negotiated group rate, please make your hotel reservation (not included with your Bootcamp registration fee) before the cut-off date and be sure to mention that you are attending PSMJ's A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp. Complete hotel information, including room rates and cut-off dates, can be found here.


Do you have any questions about this Bootcamp? Contact our education team at (617) 965-0055 or education@psmj.com. For more A/E/C project management resources, please click here.

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