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More A/E/C firms choose PSMJ’s Project Management Bootcamp to train their project managers than all other PM training programs combined! January 27-28, 2011 Phoenix, AZ

April 28-29, 2011 San Francisco, CA

February 10-11, 2011 Charlotte, NC

May 26-27, 2011 Chicago, IL

March 10-11, 2011 Boston, MA

June 2-3, 2011 Vancouver, BC

March 17-18, 2011 Las Vegas, NV

June 9-10, 2011 Denver, CO

March 24-25, 2011 Orlando, FL

June 16-17, 2011 Seattle, WA

April 7-8, 2011 San Antonio, TX

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Project Management Bootcamp


Turning Good PMs into Great PMs

Join the ranks of the world’s most successful project managers. PSMJ’s A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp offers revolutionary training through interactive case-studies, real-world examples and proven solutions and formats. Your firm’s most important asset— project managers—will increase in productivity, improve communications, and raise your firm’s performance.

Why do you need to attend PSMJ’s Project Management Bootcamp? Even though we are not out of the woods yet, the economy is looking up! But as projects come back to life and your backlog fills up, Project Managers might find themselves shouldering more responsibilities than they were before. If you aren’t prepared, these opportunities might just become burdens! NOW is the time to let PSMJ train you to be great Project Managers. But why should you attend the PSMJ’s A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp seminar when you are clearly needed in the office to push your projects forward? Plain and simple...because you NEED to! Your competitors have probably been to one of PSMJ’s A/E/C Project Management Bootcamps over the past 30+ years. And if you don’t possess the same quality of training and skills as them, your projects (and profit margins) are at a disadvantage. Can you really afford to risk your projects and clients by not attending? In these challenging times, a highly-skilled, highly-motivated PM comes “highly-valued.” Now more than ever, it’s important that every PM manages his or her clients efficiently, consistently delivers projects on time and on budget, and squeezes every bit of profitability out of a project. When things come back to full speed, you will need to juggle multiple projects and clients at the same time. To learn what the industry’s most accomplished PM’s already know, register today for PSMJ’s A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp. Your clients will thank you.

PM Bootcamp Objectives You gain real-world understanding of the critical techniques and strategies used by the country’s most successful project managers: • • •

Improve your personal project management skills Strengthen your technical skills— negotiation, budgeting, scheduling, risk management Refine your “people skills”— marketing, communication, leadership

“Great overview and good dialogue and stories... also impressive, we were given actual tools that will make us more successful.” - Ken Henton, Principal Hoefer Wysocki Architects LLC

Who should attend?

Attending PSMJ’s A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp is a transformative experience. PSMJ’s information-packed bootcamp compresses a wealth of experience and insight into two days. By attending, you gain an understanding of the techniques and strategies of today’s most successful project managers, and practical advice you can use to improve the management of your projects immediately. Whether you are just learning the process, or you need to brush up on your PM skills, firm members of all levels who play key roles in delivering quality and service to clients will benefit from Bootcamp participation. If you are a: • Principal • Associate • Seasoned PM • Assistant PM • Department head • Studio manager or branch office manager

This Bootcamp is packed with practical information you can act on immediately to improve the projects you work on every day. That’s why more than 30,000 top A/E/C project managers have attended this industry-renowned Bootcamp!

Register Now and get your Free Project Management Digital Toolbox PSMJ not only helps you improve your project management skills, we give you the tools to implement best PM practices efficiently and effectively. As a premium to your Bootcamp participation, we provide you with PSMJ’s must-have PM Digital Toolbox, a CD filled with PSMJ’s proprietary tools — a $695 value, yours FREE! The heart of PSMJ’s PM Digital Toolbox is a one-year license to use PlanTrax®, PSMJ’s popular project management system. Quicker to learn and easier to use than other project management software, PlanTrax® helps you address and master the many scheduling and budgetary components of your job. Your DigitalToolbox features an array of templates, spreadsheets, and other highly useful tools for responsibilities such as: • Preparing project management plans

• Communications

• One-week and multi-week forecasting

• Client care

• Task management

• Staffing requirements

• Quality control

• Resource planning

• Change and risk management

• Project budgeting

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Seminar Agenda You experience two intense days of training at this bootcamp. First, we tell you what to do to become a more successful project manager…then we show you how to do it. We cover all aspects of the responsibilities of a well-rounded PM, and answer all your questions in the following areas, including: 1. What is a Project Manager? n What traits do the best PMs share? n How can I work better with my principals? 2. Business Development n Why should every PM have a role in business development? n How can I effectively cross-sell my firm’s services? n How can I use my current job to bring in more work in the future? 3. Planning the Project n When should I begin the project planning process? n What are the 10 critical elements of a good project management plan? n What are the differences in planning for small projects vs. large projects? 4. Project Scheduling n What are the 11 elements of a good schedule? n What common pitfalls should I avoid when making a project schedule? n How can I develop and implement a more efficient work process? 5. Project Financial Plan n What are the 4 ways I can budget a project? n How do I balance scope and fee? n How can I negotiate the best contract? n What are the 6 steps PM’s can use to improve cash flow? 6. Leading the Project n Why do some teams fail and some succeed…and when do I change team members? n What are the 7 steps to assuring key staff at critical points in a project? n How can I identify and deal with difficult personality types? 7. Managing Your Clients n Why do clients select different firms? n How well do I know my client…and why does it matter? n How can I improve my relationship with my clients?

8. Managing Risks n Why do traditional QA/QC approaches fail? n What are my liability risks? n What are the 29 terms I should include in A/E contracts? n What are the common pitfalls to avoid in sub-consultant negotiations? 9. Personal Productivity n How can you make sure every meeting counts? n What’s more effective: telephone or email? n How can I effectively delegate to manage workflow? n How can I work more efficiently with my assistant project manager? 10. Managing Multiple Projects n How many projects can 1 PM handle? n What are the keys to managing multiple projects? n What are the 8 elements of a successful client management plan? 11. Controlling the Project n What are the critical project elements that constantly need monitoring? n What are the 5 critical numbers I need from accounting? n How can I effectively manage your sub-consultants? 12. Getting Out of Trouble n How do I avoid problems? n What to do in a crisis and how to recover quickly n What can I do if you’re behind schedule or over budget? n What is the proper way to ask a client for additional fees? 13. Wrapping Up the Project n What’s the right way to complete a project? n What are the elements of a successful project close-out? n How can I turn a completed project into the next job?

PSMJ can present this bootcamp at your firm, customized entirely to your needs. We’ll also tailor the benefits to ensure your firm’s continuing success. Our consultants and trainers can assist your firm with specific management, marketing, presentation, pricing, and negotiating needs. Please contact Kim Pazera, Vice President, Consulting Services, at (617) 965–0055 or email her at for more details on customized training.

Program Elements Participation, instruction, workbook, Project Management Digital ToolBox CD, and reference materials plus continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks on both days. Team Discount Discounts for three or more attendees from the same firm attending the same program are available. Cannot be combined with early bird discount. 100% Money–Back Guarantee There’s absolutely no risk involved. The value and benefits of attending our educational Bootcamps are confirmed by thousands of satisfied participants. If you are not completely satisfied with the return on your investment, please send us a letter within 30 days of your bootcamp attendance explaining the reason(s) you were unsatisfied. We’ll arrange for you to attend another one of our seminars or refund your money. Refunds and Cancellations Cancellations received in writing at least 30 days prior to the Bootcamp receive full refunds. Cancellations received in writing at least 11 business days prior to the program receive a credit letter, good for six months, towards any PSMJ program or product. Cancellations made 10 or fewer days prior to the bootcamp and/or no–shows are not eligible for refunds or credits, however, you may substitute attendees at anytime.

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Our instructors have worked the same terrain and speak your language They know the trials—and the triumphs—you’ve seen. Our instructors seek more wins for you. You can count on reliable, “real-world” instruction from pros totally dedicated to sharing their expertise to make your job easier and your firm more successful. Known for their success in the A/E/C industry, each instructor has taught thousands of project managers on the best practices for superior project delivery. They won’t drill you...they’ll inspire you. Your Bootcamp will be led by one of the following instructors: Christopher P. Martersteck, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA With 35 years in the profession, Chris has served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Project Management Director for several international architecture, engineering, and construction services firms, guiding project teams in project and construction management, as well as Integrated Project Delivery/ Design-Build projects. Chris has successfully managed technically complex and highly accelerated awardwinning design-build projects, as well as a full-range of conventional A/E/C projects. He has created customized tools and courses and helped thousands of project managers to better achieve their client and firm goals in his role as a PSMJ project delivery consultant.

Patricia M. Huntley, PMP Patty brings over 25 years of experience to her work with PSMJ. Her career includes the successful planning and execution of a broad range of projects, from small single-discipline projects, to fast-track, design-build projects. She was also a construction management consultant planning the construction of large public and private facilities. As a PSMJ consultant, Patty has worked with numerous firms that were subsequently able to improve their project delivery processes, reduce project write-offs and increase project profitability. She has trained thousands of projects managers in firms throughout the U.S. and Canada on project management, working with firms to assess and improve PM practices and competencies.

William A. Sorrentino, Jr., P.E., PMP, DBIA Bill is a registered professional engineer, a certified project management professional and Design Build certified with over 30 years of design and construction experience. He has held various positions in the industry and travels around the United States advising Government Agencies and A/E Firms in PM practices. Bill’s leadership and recommendations have shaped the way his organization implements and practices project management. As a PSMJ consultant, Bill has trained thousands of project managers and provided consulting services to hundreds of A/E/C organizations.

Alan F. Bollinger, P.E. Alan has more than 25 years of experience and is currently Vice President of CH2M–Hill. His extensive project management experience includes project identification, scope and fee development, project team selection and leading the execution of agreed upon work. Measures of success include meeting or exceeding client’s standards for quality, service, responsiveness and project–specific financial measures. He has trained more than 10,000 project managers and program managers in the principles and fundamentals of successful project delivery. Michael D’Alessandro, P.E., PMP Mike has a BS in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Engineering, as well as more than 25 years of experience as a consulting engineer and firm leader. He currently serves as Director of Corporate Development for Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., responsible for project delivery, operations systems, and corporate marketing. Over the 11 years he has been with PSMJ, Mike has worked with hundreds of A/E firms on strategic planning, operations improvements, and project management initiatives.

“This course exceeded my expectations! The instructor managed to ‘convince us’ to use the materials. He really backed them, and that was valuable.” - Sandy Wards, Project Land Surveyor McElhanney

Registration Application Select Your City & Date o January 27-28, 2011 - Phoenix, AZ

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Sheraton Crescent Hotel 2620 West Dunlap Avenue • Phoenix, AZ 85021 Phone: (602) 943-8200 • Room Rate: $169.00 Hotel Cut-off date: January 6, 2011


o February 10-11, 2011 - Charlotte, NC


Charlotte Marriott City Center 100 West Trade Street • Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: (704) 333-9000 • Room Rate: $159.00 Hotel Cut-off Date: January 19, 2011

o March 10-11, 2011 - Boston, MA

Hilton Boston Back Bay 40 Dalton Street • Boston, MA 02115 Phone: (617) 236-1100 • Room Rate: $139.00 Hotel Cut-off Date: February 16, 2011

Firm Name

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o March 17-18, 2011 - Las Vegas, NV

Caesars Palace Las Vegas 3570 Las Vegas Blvd South • Las Vegas, NV 89109 Phone: (702) 731-7222 • Room Rate: $170.00 Hotel Cut-off Date: February 23, 2011

o March 24-25, 2011 - Orlando, FL

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard • Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 Phone: (888) 828-8850 • Room Rate: $179.00 Hotel Cut-off Date: February 21, 2011

o April 7-8, 2011 - San Antonio, TX

Hyatt Regency San Antonio 123 Losoya • San Antonio, TX, 78205 Phone: (210) 222-1234 • Room Rate: $185.00 Hotel Cut-off Date: January 12, 2011

o April 28-29, 2011 - San Francisco, CA

Marriott San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf 1250 Columbus Avenue • San Francisco, CA 94133 Phone: (415) 775-7555 • Room Rate: $169.00 Hotel Cut-off Date: March 27, 2011

o May 26-27, 2011 - Chicago, IL

Hilton Chicago 720 South Michigan Avenue • Chicago, IL 60605 Phone: (312) 922-4400 • Room Rate: $189.00 Hotel Cut-off Date: May 4, 2011

o June 2-3, 2011 - Vancouver, BC

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre 1088 Burrard Street • Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9 Phone: (604) 893-7120 • Room Rate: $189.00 CAD Hotel Cut-off Date: May 2, 2011

o June 9-10, 2011 - Denver, CO

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel 1550 Court Place • Denver, CO 80202 Phone: (303) 893-3333 • Room Rate: $169.00 Hotel Cut-off Date: May 18, 2011

o June 16-17, 2011 - Seattle, WA

Renaissance Seattle Hotel 515 Madison Street • Seattle, WA 98104 Phone: (206) 583-0300 • Room Rate: $159.00 Hotel Cut-off Date: May 21, 2011

Program Hours: Day One 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Day Two 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Select Your Fee o $1,095 Recovery Pricing Option: Must be paid 60 days prior to seminar date o $1,195 Early Bird Option: Must be paid 30 days prior to seminar date o $1,295 Regular Registration Fee Select Your Payment Option o Check enclosed for $__________________ payable to PSMJ Resources, Inc. o Please bill me/my firm. Invoices must be paid 30 days prior to the seminar date to qualify for the Early Bird Registration price.

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Travel & Accommodations A block of rooms is reserved for PSMJ attendees at each location. To secure reduced rates, please make hotel reservations by the cut-off dates above and be sure to mention that you are attending PSMJ’s A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp. If you have any problems or questions regarding reservations, please contact the Education Department at (800) 537-7765.

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Our attendees have consistantly rated this program out of five stars!

PSMJ’s Seminar earns you up to 12 AIA LUs and/or 12PDHs

(except in New York). PSMJ is a registered provider with the Florida Board of Engineers, provider #PE 0003546 and with the Florida Board of Landscape Architecture, provider #PVD37, course #0007693 (16 credit hours).

Recovery Pricing: Receive up to $200 off your registration. Details inside.

“Best professional development course I have taken in my career! I will implement “PM Change” with great enthusiasm.” - Blair Shoniker, Environmental Planner AECOM

“This course really hit it on the button—every project manager needs to take this course.” - Charles Prior, Project Engineer Stearns & Wheler - GMD “The information was so valuable and quickly delivered that I was afraid to leave the room. So much content was delivered in 2 days!” - Janet Pini, Project Architect DMR Architects

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