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Are You a Project Manager or Project Witness Course - Sept 3 2014

  • 09/03/2014

Managers take action in every step of the management process. Witnesses do the bare minimum without any sense of innovation or creativity. If you want to be an effective manager, you should eliminate the term “status-quo” from your vocabulary. This seminar will equip Project Managers with the foundation of management expertise they need to efficiently direct the entire project life cycle, from Job Start-Up to Job Close-Out. The program is designed to uncover real “productivity potential” by teaching process improvement along with management and leadership techniques. Norb will instruct participants how to stop getting by and start getting results.

A.  An overview of the framework of Project Management.

    1. The difference between being a Manager and being a Witness.

    2. Discussing the concepts, terminology and roles.

    3. Defining the key components of the Project Management Process.

               a) Understanding the Productivity Improvement Process Model (PIP)

               b) Conducting a Productivity Assessment

               c) Clarifying the Role of the Project Manager

· Expectations

· Key Job Responsibilities

· PM’s Mission Statement and Deliverables

· Accountability Checklist

    4. Creating a Team Mentality and Positive Work Climate

               a) Strengthening the Team Triangle

               b) Communicating Effectively

               c) Managing & Resolving Conflict

B.  Job Controls for Each Phase of the Construction Process

Job Start-Up Phase

    • The PM Checklist
    • Turnover Meeting Checklist
    • Specification Review
    • Reviewing the Contract
    • Review GC’s Schedule
    • Implementing the Job Start-Up Checklist

Job Preparation & Planning

    • Meeting with the General Contractor
    • Organizing a Job Information Packet
    • Conducting the Pre-Job Planning Meeting with a Checklist
    • Pre-Job Equipment Checklist
    • Job Specific Safety Plan

Managing the Project

    • Job Cost Management
    • Effective Production Control, Managing the Labor Budget and Tracking Labor by Codes
    • Understanding the Cost to Complete Process – Determining % Complete
    • Tracking Production Flow Effectively
    • Job Site Visit Report
    • Change Order Processing
    • Extra Work Authorization
    • Weekly Project Meeting

Job Close-Out

    • Utilizing the Job Close-Out Checklis
    • Post Job Review Meeting and Checklist
    • General Contractor Evaluation

C.  Summary & Wrap-Up

  • Making Productivity Improvement an Ongoing Reality
  • Key Elements of Success – “The Daily Dozen”

Duration/CEUs: Full-day/CE Hours: 6

Instructor: Norb Slowikowski

Registration for this course is not available online, contact the Greater Cleveland Chapter, NECA to register:

Lynn Garner