A/E/C Project Management Association

A/E/C Project Management Association

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Project Management Trends Every PM Should know

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)

PSMJ recently completed a comprehensive survey of over 100 A/E firms regarding their project management practices. But, unlike most surveys, we didn’t look just at what most firms do. Instead, we compared firms’ project management practices with their performance in two key areas:

  1. How well their PMs kept their project budget
  2. How well their PMs met or exceeded their clients' expectations

We found that, in many cases, the most commonly used project management practices aren’t the most effective. Armed with this data, Dave reveals key findings that may surprise you. He also offers practical ways to train, recruit, and keep a best-in-class project management team.

In this one-hour fast-paced presentation you will learn:

  • How to create a project management training program that attracts and keeps top talent.
  • Steps you can take to help your PMs create more profitable projects and happier clients.
  • The best way to develop a firm environment that keeps the best PMs performng at their best.
  • How to stop spinning your wheels on PM strategies that just don’t work.


About the Presenter:
Dave Burstein is a Director and Senior Consultant with PSMJ. Prior to joining PSMJ, Dave worked for 26 years at Parsons Corporation, one of the world’s largest and most respected engineering-construction firms. During his tenure at Parsons, Dave held a variety of responsible positions including President of Parsons’ 1,600-person environmental subsidiary and President of Parsons 120-person planning subsidiary.

Dave is one of the nation’s leading authorities on project management for the A/E/C industry. He developed and published a system for controlling budgets and schedules that is now known as Earned Value Management. In 1981, Dave co-authored (with PSMJ’s Frank Stasiowski) Project Management for the Design Professional, the first textbook on project management for the A/E/C industry, which has been published in both English and Spanish and sold over 80,000 copies.