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Best Practices in Project Management for A/E/P and Environmental Firms

Course Outline / Agenda

8:00--8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30--10:00 AM

Introduction and Course Objectives

What Project Management Means for A/E firms

  • Critical role of projects in the firm
  • Worst practices -- Where project management most often goes wrong
  • What every project manager should know
  • Essential skills -- Leadership, management and communication

Description of Project Management Roles and Responsibilities

  • The project role
  • The technical role
  • The business role
  • The marketing role

Team Structure in Project Management

  • What constitutes positive team dynamics
  • Effective team organization and functionality

10:00--10:30 AM
Morning Break

10:30--12:00 PM

From Conception to Capitalization: Effectively Managing the Lifecycle of a Project

  • Defining the project scope
  • How project budgets should be organized and monitored
  • Best practices for setting up the budget
  • The when, what, how, and why of project contracts
  • How to avoid and/or handle risk

How to Set Up a Good Schedule for Project Initiation

  • Important elements of the work plan
  • How and when to use a top down or bottom up approach to work planning
  • Best ways to select and manage sub-consultants
  • How to set up a kick-off meeting that will establish a strong foundation for the project
  • Learn the best ways to delegate task assignments

12:00--1:00 PM

1:00--2:00 PM

Maintaining a Framework for Efficient Progress

  • How to monitor projects so they stay on track
  • Billing and collection procedures that will improve cash flow
  • QA/QC that provides a high quality product
  • The key elements of good project communication
  • How to stay in control of scope change
  • How to become a better project leader

Successful Project Completion

  • A review of the steps for closeout  and substantial project completion
  • What every pm should know about project review
  • Ways to celebrate success to add value internally (firm-wide) and to promote your firm to new and existing clients

2:00--2:15 PM
Afternoon Break

2:15--3:45 PM

The Ultimate End Result--Project Capitalization

  • Leveraging the positives
  • Contributing to a stronger firm foundation
  • Marketing to build relationships
  • The real costs of bad project management and how to avoid them

Taking It All Back Home: Action Items That You Can Implement Now!

3:45--4:00 PM
Wrap Up and Questions

4:00PM Program Concludes


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