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How to Be an Effective Project Manager

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Why did you become an engineer? This is a fundamental question many engineers can readily answer. Typically, they say they became engineers because they were interested in construction, liked to solve problems, or enjoyed seeing their work turned into a reality. Rarely, however, would they say they became an engineer because they wanted to be a project manager! Those who are managing projects typically ended up in the role because of management skills they acquired (often by accident-not because of a plan). A rare few have the most important skill of all-they are good communicators--able to write well, have good public speaking skills and are excellent at listening. For engineers who become PMs, technical skills are important, but these are needed to support, not replace their ability to be effective project managers.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education


  • Howard Birnberg

    Mr. Birnberg is president of Birnberg & Associates, a management consulting, association management and publishing firm serving the design and construction industry. He is the author of “Project Management for Designers and Facilities Managers, 4th edition,” (J. Ross Publishing, 2015). Mr. Birnberg is the executive director of the Association for Project Managers, an international organization of project managers in the design and construction industry. He regularly provides webinars and online courses for ACEC, ASCE, NCSEA and other construction industry associations.

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August 22, 2019
Thu 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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