Build Project Management Expertise with Little or No Disruption to Billable Staff Time


Project Management 101 is a 9-week course that combines the convenience of on-demand learning with the immediacy and intensity of a live classroom.  Participants will have access to recorded lectures, meet in small groups to examine case studies, and come together each week for a live, instructor-led discussion and Q&A.

 Key Takeaways:
Meet Your Instructor
 - Howard Birnberg - 


- President of Birnberg & Associates
- Executive Director, Assn for Project Managers
- Lecturer at Harvard University, Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois-Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Kansas, and Andrews University
- Author of Project Management for Designers and Facilities Managers, 4th ed.
- Former columnist for Civil + Structural Engineer magazine


Project Management 101: 
Laying the Foundation for Superior Project Managers

Module 1
Course Structure & Operation
Module 2
Project Management Team & Processing Concepts
Module 3
Planning & Management Concepts
Module 4
The Project Team Manager
Module 5
Soft Skills
Module 6
Working with Engineering/Architectural Firms
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Module 7
Scoping, Budgeting, Monitoring, & Billing
Module 8
Project Quality & Risk Management
Module 9
Staffing & Scheduling
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Project Management 101: 
Laying the Foundation for Superior Project Managers

Build Engineering-Focused Project Management Skills

ACEC PM 101 Attendee
Project Manager in Training

"I have enjoyed signing in to each live discussion as well as networking with my group to gather ideas on the case studies. I especially like the case study aspect of the course as some of the studies are eye-openers!"

ACEC PM 101 Attendee
Project Manager in Training
"I found this seminar useful and pertinent. The real-world examples made the material come alive.

I really enjoyed the content in each module and have noticed a difference in my planning and decisions."

July 13 - September 10, 2021

What if I miss a weekly discussion?
Each live discussion will be recorded and available to watch later if you're unable to join us live.


Frequently Asked Questions






How much time should I set aside for this class?
You can expect to spend about 2 hours each week watching pre-recorded presentations, completing the case study, and participating in the live discussion.
What if I have questions outside the weekly online discussion time?
You're welcome to reach out to the instructor via phone and email with any questions during the 9-week class. 
How will the small groups be organized?
Groups will be anywhere from 3-6 people and will be organized by time zone to make meeting easier to schedule.



Hear from Howard Birnberg as he discusses Project Management 101's unique structure and key takeaways.

The Ideal Participant?

Rising stars in your firm
Promising talent to retain
PMs new to the role
PMs with strong technical skills

Help them develop into confident, forward-thinking 
project managers with a strong, business-focused foundation.
1015 15th Street NW, 8th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20005
Maureen Brown 




We get it. Foundational, technical skills are important. You have to keep your skills up to date, so new knowledge is also important. But what’s even more important is that the knowledge gained adheres to your firm’s processes and protocols.

Project Management 101: Laying the Foundation for Superior Project Managers will strengthen a PM’s communication skills with practical information and real-world case studies so that they have the project management confidence that fits your unique workflow specifications.

Tools and Knowledge to Help Your Project Managers Succeed Your Way  
Superior Project Management Starts with Superior Project Managers
Tuition: $1,045 ACEC Members | $1,345 Non-Members
Course Begins July 13, 2021
Limited Seats Available


  • Manage project scope and schedule more effectively
  • - Strengthen interpersonal and communication skills
  • - Better serve clients and your firm
  • - Earn 18 PDHs