Tag Archives: project management

Post-Initial Client Meeting: Clearing the Fog and Connecting the Dots

This is my third post in a series about sale-to-design-to-install-to-commission process in our industry. If you recall my previous blog post, I talked about meeting the client for the first time. Since the publishing of that post, one of my co-workers made a comment that is worth sharing. He stated that, if possible, based on the information gathered from […]

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Is Quality in the Eye of the Beholder?

What do you do when your standard of quality is different from those around you? Here’s a little fuel for discussion, not a prescriptive answer. We all have personal standards of quality, whether we apply them to the work we do, the purchases we make, the friends we keep, or —  if we’re lucky — to […]

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3 Reasons You Should BIM

BIM, the acronym for building information modeling, is transforming the architecture and design world. It is quickly becoming the standard for conceptualization, client presentation, and building engineering and construction.  So, why is the AV community so far behind in embracing these trends and supporting 3D models? BIM is a process of creating and managing build […]

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Project Admin Support: Overhead or Force Multiplier?

Before anyone thinks I’m denigrating the importance of the administrative support function at an AV company, please read this entire post. I’ve worked with hundreds of firms and trained thousands of project managers, and I often see the project manager’s role full up with administrative tasks. These are in addition to (and sometimes instead of) important project management […]

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Is Your AV Team Missing its Handoffs?

In my experience managing projects — and in with working with companies that are also attempting to manage projects — a key determinant of success or failure is the handoff between an AV company’s roles and functions. In small companies, where each person is performing multiple functions, there are few handoffs, and less of a […]

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