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2013 Project Management Study

  • Published: June 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 300 Pages
  • Zweigwhite

Hard data on how project management really works in A/E firms

This comprehensive collection of statistics on project management gives you an inside, in-depth look at your peers' project management practices and valuable insight from project managers in architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms like yours. Data are broken out by firm type, staff size, region of the firm's headquarters, firm growth rate, and firm client base so you can make specific comparisons.

The Project Management Study has the project management benchmarks you need to manage projects and serve clients successfully.

The 2013 Project Management Study will help you:

- Learn how your competition handles project management issues
- Determine what are considered best practices for firms like yours
- Benchmark data on project manager compensation and perks
- Get the latest on project management systems and web sites

Project management is the foundation for a firm's success!

Firms in our industry are always trying to figure out how to improve their project management techniques and procedures. This is not surprisingeffective project management READ MORE >

Introduction
Executive Summary & Workbook

1 About the Survey
Introduction
The questionnaires
Data collection
Firm sample
Project manager sample
Summary

2 Firm Organization
Organization structure
Project managment structure
Project managers vs total staff
Principal-in-charge
Project coordination
Workload/manpower planning
Project staffing
Project management training
Specific PM training/needs
Summary

3 Project Administration
Project delivery methods
Budgeting for project management
Submitting proposals to new clients
Issuing job numbers
Stamping and sealing documents
Kick-off meetings
Information sharing
Out-of-scope requests
Errors & omissions
Project rework
Factors affecting project performance
Project management updates
Activity/task codes
Project performance appraisals
Project close-out processes
Soliciting client feedback
Summary

4 Project Management Systems
Scheduling systems
Project management software
Project web site setup
Project web site use
Project web site effectiveness
Summary

5 PM Background & Work Habits
Age/gender
Education
Background
Eligibility requirements
PM certifications
Ownership
Performance appraisals
Time management
Summary

6 Business Development
Marketing/business development roles
Sales goals
Sales commissions
Business development training
Tracking new and repeat business
Client follow-up
Summary

7 PM Responsibilities
Project manager roles
Billing rates
Project budgets
Project schedules
Project scope
Quality assurance
Team member performance reviews
Contracting authority
Fee collection
Project manager workload
Authority vs responsibility
Compensation vs responsibility
Summary

8 PM Compensation & Perks
Annual base salary
Bonuses and overtime pay
Total compensation
Vacation
Project manager perks
Professional association memberships
Summary

9 Opinions
Project manager challenges
Project manager complaints
Improving project management
Summary
Appendices
Appendix A: Sample Questionnaires
Appendix B: Explanation of Groupings
About the Authors

Tables
1-1 Breakdown of the firm sample
1-2 Breakdown of the project manager sample
2-1 Organization structure
2-2 Co9mparison: Project team organization
2-3 Project managment structure
2-4 Project managers vs total staff
2-5 Comparison: Ratio of total staff to number of project managers
2-6 Comparison: Percentage of total staff that are project managers
2-7 Principal-in-charge
2-8 Project coordination
2-9 Workload/manpower planning
2-10 Project staffing
2-11 Project management training
2-12 Specific PM training
2-13 Training needs
3-1 Project delivery methods
3-2 Budgeting for project management
3-3 Submitting proposals to new clients
3-4 Issuing job numbers
3-5 Stamping and sealing documents
3-6 Kick-off meetings
3-7 Information sharing
3-8 Out-of-scope requests
3-9 Errors & omissions
3-10 Project rework
3-11 Factors affecting project performance
3-12 Project management updates
3-13 Activity/task codes
3-14 Comparison: How many non-billable activity/task codes does your firm use?
3-15 Comparison: How many billable activity/task codes does your firm use?
3-16 Project performance appraisals
3-17 Project close-out process
3-18 Soliciting client feedback
4-1 Scheduling systems
4-2 Project management software
4-3 Project web site setup
4-4 Project web site use
4-5 Project web site effectiveness
5-1 Age/gender
5-2 Education
5-3 Comparison: Are you a registered technical professional?
5-4 Background
5-5 Comparison: Years with firm before becoming a PM
5-6 Eligibility requirements
5-7 PM certifications
5-8 Ownership
5-9 Comparison: Are you an owner in your firm?
5-10 Performance appraisals
5-11 Time management
5-12 Comparison: How many hours per week on average do you work?
5-13 Comparison: What percentage of your time is job-chargeable?
6-1 Marketing/business development roles
6-2 Sales goals
6-3 Sales commissions
6-4 Business development training
6-5 Tracking new and repeat business
6-6 Client follow-up
7-1 Project manager roles
7-2 Billing rates
7-3 Comparison: What is your standard hourly billing rate?
7-4 Project budgets
7-5 Project schedules
7-6 Project scope
7-7 Quality assurance
7-8 Team member performance reviews
7-9 Contracting authority
7-10 Fee collection
7-11 Project manager workload
7-12 Comparison: How many projects are you currently managing?
7-13 Authority vs responsibility
7-14 Compensation vs responsibility
8-1 Annual base salary
8-2 Comparison: Current annual base salary
8-3 Bonuses and overtime pay
8-4 Comparison: 2012 bonus amount
8-5 Total compensation
8-6 Comparison: Total compensation
8-7 Vacation
8-8 Comparison: How many days of vacation are you allowed per year?
8-9 Comparison: How many days of vacation did you take in 2012?
8-10 Project manager perks
8-11 Comparison: Do you have a company vehicle?
8-12 Professional association memberships
8-13 Comparison: Do you belong to any professional associations?
9-1 Project manager challenges
9-2 Project manager complaints
9-3 Improving project management:

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