RALEIGH, N.C., (September 8, 2011) – FMI, the largest provider of management consulting, investment banking and research to the engineering and construction industry, announces today that the 2011 Project Manager Academy will take place October 3-6, 2011 in Raleigh, N.C. This four-day program uses a variety of hands-on experiences teaching project-delivery professionals to examine leadership and processes compared to best-of-class performance examples. To register, visithttp://www.fminet.com/programs/pma.

In its ninth season, the Project Manager Academy boasts more than 1,000 alumni from general contractors, construction managers, trade contractors, and architects and engineers. Key to the development of business-savvy leaders, the program targets the entire project-execution team-project executives, project managers, project engineers, superintendents and estimators.

“Attendees leave the program with a completely different outlook on their roles as project leaders and are energized to put these new tools to work in their respective companies,” says PMA’s program director Rick Reese.

Graduates of the PMA no longer see themselves simply as witnesses to project outcomes. Using case studies based on real industry challenges, students face and resolve project issues in a high-paced, experienced-based environment. They will develop into proactive leaders with a personal stake in project and corporate success.

Bryan Schmalz, project manager with J. Fletcher Creamer & Sons, Inc., states, “PMA has opened my eyes to items I need to work on and has shown me the value of making the change.”

Through intense, experience-based exercises, coaching from FMI’s industry experts and interactive guest lectures, this high-level, immersion experience is built around four core themes:
  1. Developing and maintaining profitable customer relationships
  2. Building and leading powerful, integrated project teams
  3. Understanding and mastering financial control of your projects
  4. Planning projects to maximize profits and customer satisfaction