A/E/C Project Management Association

A/E/C Project Management Association

AECPMA Webinars and Podcasts

AECPMA Podcasts Presents:
Metrics and Strategic Excellence—What A/E PMs Can Achieve When Schooled in Shingo and Lean Six Sigma

With Joshua Plenert, P.E., Wednesday, August 22, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (EST)

Business metrics and strategic planning are areas that most A/E Project Managers dread, possibly avoid, and may even ignore. Yet, the creation and use of effective metrics to influence business strategy is one of the most important ways PMs can help firms bring about crucial strategic success.

Joshua Plenert, author of Strategic Excellence in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries - How AEC Firms Can Develop and Execute Strategy Using Lean Six Sigma, talks with PMs and offers insight on how they can apply the leadership of Shingo and the scientific thinking of Lean Six Sigma to create, execute, and communicate critical business metrics.

With Shingo and Lean Six Sigma as critical backdrops, Plenert addresses some of the mistakes and apprehensions, ineffective and detrimental metrics, and more:

  • The purpose of Business Metrics and why they are important
  • The top five KPIs that Project Managers should know
  • The how and why of selecting and executing good metrics

By attending this live podcast, you will learn...

  • How to drive performance and influence behavior, in a meaningful way—using metrics to execute the strategy of the firm
  • How to use metrics to motivate, inspire, and recognize team members
  • Helping PMs Think Bigger and make the connection from metrics to performance

About the Presenter:
Joshua Plenert, P.E., is a licensed professional engineer and is currently serving as a regional manager for the engineering and architectural firm where he plays a major role in the development of two branch offices. Josh holds a BS in civil engineering, an MS in structural engineering, and an MBA. He has worked in various aspects of the AE industry for more than 14 years. His project management experience includes working more than eight years in all phases of construction, construction management, facilities management and more than six years of structural engineering, engineering management, and business development. He has also served as an adjunct professor of engineering and a lecturer in business management.

Whether you are looking to build your skill set or keep ahead of industry trends, you have access to live presentations and on-demand recordings that provide real-world advice, tips, and strategies. AECPMA members receive unlimited, all-inclusive access to live presentations and on-demand recordings. To gain access to upcoming live or pre-recorded webinars and podcasts please sign in.

Keep Projects Under Budget—Every Time
Chris Martersteck, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA, AECPM – Tuesday, September 25, 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

Even the most successful A/E organizations constantly face unanticipated rework, fast-tracked billings to keep up with accelerated work schedules, and continual project changes. But the difference between an effective design firm and one that is not so fortunate, is that the firms that are ahead of the game achieve fair compensation for their time and effort despite such challenges. 

Chris focuses on strategies and tactics to set up and successfully manage your projects and the changes they go through—and not only survive, but profit. Learn the key points and provide tips and tools for developing a process-driven approach. You will learn how you and your team can: 

  • Set up your projects for success from the very start
  • Stay on the right track successfully
  • Manage change—and get clients to pay you for it
  • Successfully and easily monitor and track project progress

By attending this live webinar, you will learn how … 

  • You and your team can easily spot when you are deviating from your plan early enough to maximize your chances to recover and still meet client and profitability goals
  • To get back on track when you find you are getting derailed, using easy methods that every firm should use, including simple and scalable earned value analysis tools
  • Avoid pitfalls in implementing processes and tools

Whether you’re simply dissatisfied with the your teams’ financial results or you want to overhaul or refine your project financial tracking process, this webinar with the best practices processes that the most successful firms use is for you!

About the Presenter:
Chris Martersteck, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA, AECPM is a Project Management Instructor at PSMJ. Chris has been a progressive and proactive leader in the A/E Design and Construction industry for most of his nearly 40 years in the profession. Chris’s A/E/C experience includes leading fully-integrated teams and providing project management training, process and tool development as Director of Integrated Services, and Project Management for many top international A/E/C firms. His extensive experience as an A/E/C project and program manager and as an owner’s representative and seminar leader, informs his knowledge and abilities to serve the needs of all the project participants to better connect to the goals of clients—and all team members—and maximize success for all.