Delivering innovative design solutions on time and on budget, with happy teams and clients, healthy profit margins, and high quality is essential for business. Using real project scenarios, these firm leaders will share methods and insights on the challenges, dynamic nature, and artful approach of project management in design practices.
Understand how project management is prioritized, valued and taught at a variety of design practices—and how each firm treats the project manager role.
Learn project management protocols, rules of thumb, reporting and tools through real project case studies.
Understand challenges in managing design projects and people (both staff and clients)—and what the speakers’ firms have done to address them resulting in happy teams and satisfied clients.
Learn common project management pitfalls, how to recognize risks to the financial health of the project and client satisfaction, and avenues to take when things go south.
Learn best practices for a project manager to “manage up” with a principal or design lead.
Participate in interactive exercises that model uncomfortable situations and conversations in which a project manager might find him or herself—and gain ideas for how to successfully navigate them.