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Successful Project Management for A/E/P & Environmental Consulting Firms
The successful management of projects in today’s challenging A/E environment is a science that has been practiced over the years by the best project managers in the A/E/P and environmental consulting industry. These managers identify clients’ expectations, set achievable goals, assign resources, oversee and control logistics like schedule and budget, monitor and evaluate progress, anticipate problems and offer creative solutions.
Project Management is also a skill, and involves leadership abilities, communication techniques, collaboration with team members, and creativity. Both the science and skill qualities can be enhances by a system of continuous client feedback, leading to the ultimate goal of obtaining the client’s next project in the future.
Successful Project Management for A/E/P & Environmental Consulting Firms integrates both the skill and science of managing projects and identifies the professions’ best practices through numerous examples, checklists and case studies. Many of these unique features of the book are presented from the client’s viewpoint, adding valuable perspective not often found in management books.
Project examples and case studies demonstrate how to portray the project manager in the best manner during the proposal, and make the project manager a star at the presentation. The book outlines all the technical attributes that will ensure starting off on top of a project and staying at the top all the way to the finish-and beyond.
This book is authored by Ernest Burden, principal with AEC Advisors, Inc. He began his career as an architect and is currently an author, editor and consultant specializing in the A/E/C community he has serviced for more than 40 years.