Project Management Forum 2020 (Virtual)
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When: Tuesday, June 16 from 11:30- 1:30 p.m.
11:30- 1:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: Shelby Dunn

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Rescheduled Project Management Forum to occur virtually via Zoom.  Access instructions will be mailed to you a week before the event date.

Through ACEC's PM Forum, professionals who aspire to firm leadership will meet once a year and have an interactive online community to share best practices for consulting engineering firms.  This year's event will feature a panel of clients to discuss scope creep, addressing project challenges and changes with the client, and business generators.  See below for a working outline of topics.

Moderator: Ehren Bingaman, Principal at TransPro Consulting

Confirmed Panelists: 

Drew Furry, Senior Project Manager at Purdue University

Jenny Leshney, Former City Engineer and Public Works Director at the City of Lafayette

Mike Miller, Technical Services & Construction at Citizens Energy Group



Scope Creep

·        Evaluate your ability to meet scope and budget requirements

·        Develop your ability to effectively control scope changes

·        Establish change order procedure upfront and keep good documentation

·        How to say no to the client/ amend scope and budget

·        Consider the factors contributing to your project exceeding its fee budget

·        Not always an easy discussion, but a frank and honest discussion build strong relationships

Addressing Project Challenges/ Changes with the Client

·        Be upfront with the client about any potential bad news, make sure the client hears from you first

·        Address challenges/ conflicts in person or conference call—e-mail only after a verbal discussion

·        Take responsibility and present alternatives

·        Take action and assess the outcome with the client

Business Generators—Upselling and Repeat Business

·        How well do you know your client?

o   Factors both PMs and BD staff should understand:

o   Matters to address at the kickoff meeting

·        Project Close Out and follow up

Cost: $50/ ACEC Indiana member

Eligible for 2 PDHs