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Integrated Project Management

  • COST

    $2,200 (through 5/31/2023), $2,400

  • TYPE





    21 LU AIA credits available

This is a sponsored event by the Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education.

Project Management is a core skill for all Project Disciplines. In today’s competitive, variable and changing environment, delivering projects successfully requires a collaborative, whole team approach. While Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), LEAN Construction, and other delivery methods have their merits, they have not proven to be the alternative project delivery method the industry had hoped they would be while an alternate scalable, adaptable and collaborative approach is needed for everyday projects.

This program will address the need for holistic, effective, and efficient Project Management and leadership, to effectively manage resources, manage the consultant team and manage contractors, through a transparent and accountable process, to complete projects within budget and on schedule. Our distinguished instructors will facilitate an interactive, in person learning approach and explore these issues through lectures and case studies of real projects. They will also address how COVID-19 has affected project management and the A/E/C industry supply chain issues as a whole.

There hasn't been a period in the construction industry's history where management of one's particular discipline wasn't an important skill for every successful architect, planner, consultant, contractor, or project owner. The contribution of the construction industry in our economy and its role in promoting growth is undisputed. The same stands true for the need to raise standards and improve the construction industry's operating efficiency: all projects need to be delivered on time, within budget, and at a high-quality standard to bring the needed benefit to the environment and society at large. Resource and budgetary constraints, together with innovation in software and technology, demonstrate even more the need for a broader, collaborative, holistic, effective, and efficient administration management and leadership team of projects by a Project Advocate. The need for a comprehensive approach to the management of the project across all phases through a timely Integrated Project Management Approach is now more essential than ever.

In this in person program, participants gain an understanding of the basic and more advanced issues, tools, and concepts of an Integrated Project Management approach. Examples are drawn from public and private projects at many scales and types, from the individual building to the mixed-use community development (and everything in between). Both US and international projects are addressed, identifying in each case the unique challenges and opportunities.

Key topics include the typical project life cycle and its key stages; the various project delivery methods option and how to decide which one suits your needs; how to define and manage roles and responsibilities of all entities involved in a project; and effective delivery of all project stages, including feasibility, project implementation plan and strategy, selection of consultants and contractors, the RFP process, responsibilities for pre- and post-schematic phases of design, shop drawings, total project scheduling and budgeting design, subcontractor’s involvement in the design process, value engineering, handling of the general contractor constructability reviews and construction administration, BIM implications and responsibilities, environmental issues, and management of risk and uncertainty.