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Managing Small Projects Successfully: How to Prevent Small Projects from Becoming Big Problems (Summer 2024)

For engineering firm project managers and firm principals, smaller projects can be a core revenue driver. But, smaller projects can potentially carry big risks that can be a drag on resources, profitability, and client satisfaction. The good news is this course puts the right set of skills in your toolbox to ensure that small projects deliver maximum profits.

Register now for Managing Small Projects Successfully: How to Prevent Small Projects from Becoming Big Problems and learn the skills, hacks, secrets, formulas, trouble-shooters and problem-solving that make engineering firm executives and clients delighted with small project progress and outcomes.

From planning, scheduling and budgeting to team management and business development, this live online program packs everything you need into just 8 hours of instruction, broken into two-hour sessions to work with your busy schedule. It is packed with proven insights from the engineering project management experts at PSMJ Resources, Inc.

Earn up to 8 PDHs

Course Outline

Module 1: Keys to Being a Super-Valued PM
May 28, 2024 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern

    • 10 common challenges with managing small projects and how to overcome them
    • 13 project management duties every effective PM should be doing
    • How to turn small projects into big clients

Module 2: How to Plan a Small Project in a Small Amount of Time
May 30, 2024 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern

    • Identify and manage risk on small projects
    • The 8 keys to an effective small project management plan
    • How to plan a small project, despite the tight budget and schedule

Module 3: Bringing Small Projects in on Budget and on Schedule
June 4, 2024 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern

    • How to effectively control project budgets and schedules without spending a lot of time
    • How to set yourself up for success to get paid for changes and rework
    • 6 tips to successfully manage small project teams

Module 4: Navigating the Unique Challenges of Managing Small Projects
June 6, 2024 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern

    • How to be successful as a subconsultant on small projects
    • Tricks and tips for managing multiple small projects at the same time


About the Instructor:

PSMJ Consultant Jared Jamison, P.E.

After a successful career of over 20 years with A/E/C firms, Jared shifted gears to pursue his passion for helping other firms succeed through consulting and teaching. Jared is an accomplished engineering executive with extensive experience in engineering management, operations, financial management and business strategy. Jared spent most of his career at Hankins and Anderson, a full-service A/E firm of approximately 200 people that specialized in federal building design. Jared served as a Senior Vice President and Director of Operations where he was responsible overseeing and directing the operations of the firm. He was heavily involved with strategy, management, and finance and was also responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s strategic management system and improving its quality management system.

Jared has served on several boards of directors and served as treasurer for several organizations. He was also heavily involved with the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia. He is a speaker, writer, and adviser on topics of business management and strategy with an emphasis on the A/E/C industry. He has worked as adjunct faculty for the Virginia Commonwealth University Executive MBA program, teaching business planning, and has been a guest lecturer for professional service MBA classes at the University of Richmond. Jared is a registered professional engineer. He has BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering, with a structural emphasis, from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Online Class

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Live, Online

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