Project management

Feb 11, 2019

If you are looking for a training program that covers all the basics, Zweig Group has what you and your team needs.

Our Excellence in Project Management training program was developed to support project managers in AEC firms. Most architects, engineers, planners, and environmental consultants receive little or no training in project management and are expected to produce exceptional products and designs that are on-time, under budget, and error-free. Add to this list the desire to maintain stellar client relationships and most project managers are unequipped to produce such results.

A Zweig Group survey found that almost half of the firms surveyed did not provide training to their project managers and 76 percent of the firms rely on on-the-job training for their project managers.

The Excellence in Project Management seminar provides project managers with a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics, skills, and techniques successful project managers must have to allow them to flourish in their role.

We start with the role of the project manager and why you have to “want” to be a project manager in order to have success. Communication is the next area we focus on with an emphasis on how project managers can improve their ability to communicate with external clients, stakeholders, and internal team members. We look at the challenges of scope, schedule, and budget and how small tweaks in your project management process can improve the outcomes in these three areas. If that’s not enough to convince you to take this training we also dive into decision-making, and financial facts and figures that should matter to every project manager and every marketing and business development person. We’ll show you how to deal with a crisis, and offer case studies that help to further drive home these lessons and equip you to go back to your office ready to tackle any issue that comes up on your next project.

This one-day training course covers these and more critical areas every project manager should know from the unique perspective of AEC firms. The information is presented in lecture, tutorial, and case study workshop sessions.

Randy Wilburn is a consultant and trainer. He can be reached at

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About Zweig Group

Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm management and marketing, the go-to source for data and research, and the leading provider of customized learning and training. Zweig Group exists to help AEC firms succeed in a complicated and challenging marketplace through services that include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Valuation, Executive Search, Board of Director Services, Ownership Transition, Marketing & Branding, and Business Development Training. The firm has offices in Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.