Project management in the design industry is changing at a furious pace. Projects are increasing in complexity, and project managers in design firms are confronting an overwhelming volume of project information. Project teams are expanding and becoming more integrated as the walls between design and construction disintegrate. New communication and technology tools are allowing project teams to become more mobile and more global. New software solutions and project delivery methods are transforming the ways that projects are managed, designed, and built. On top of it all, clients are demanding even faster timelines and stricter adherence to budgets.
With design firms and project managers operating on an entirely new playing field from just a few years ago, PSMJ has revised The Ultimate Project Management course series to guide you through the A/E industry’s new project management landscape.
In the first course of this series, we will take an in-depth look at what it means to be a project manager in today’s high-stress, fast paced business climate. We will examine the duties and responsibilities of a typical project manager and review the traits that make them successful. We will explore the resources and elements that should be included in a project management training program.
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Explain the purpose, history, and new elements of the 2012 Ultimate Project Management course series.
Describe the background of the project manager in relation to design firms.
Identify the duties, styles, and responsibilities of a typical project manager.
Distinguish the differences between the project manager and project administrator’s roles.
Describe the roles that are essential for a strong project manager for your team and the client.
Identify the qualification that managers and staff expect from a project manager.
Identify five important skills needed to be an effective project manager.
List the actions and traits of a strong project manager.
Identify the factors and mistakes that can hold a project manager back.
Describe the elements that should be included in a project management training program.
Identify the development resources that are available for project management training.