The Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC) identifies and develops information on the business of architecture for use by the profession to maintain and improve the quality of the professional and business environment. The PMKC initiates programs, provides content and serves as a resource to other knowledge communities, and acts as experts on AIA Institute programs and policies that pertain to a wide variety of business practices and trends.
The PMKC focuses on: Business practices and trends; Human resources management; Integrated practice and delivery methods; Knowledge / Innovation management; Marketing and business development; Leadership development; Financial management; Global practices; Operations management; Ownership transitions; Project management; Quality management; Risk management; Strategic alliances; Strategic planning; Student and emerging professional development.
The PMKC is also dedicated to developing new, more effective means of discovering, gathering, organizing and disseminating practice management knowledge among architects and their strategic partners.
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Advancing the Practice of Architecture
The Practice Management Knowledge Community’s mission is to discover, generate, organize, and share insights, resources, and tools that enable architects to practice more effectively.
To serve as the essential resource for advancing the practice of architecture.
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Practice Management Digest
The AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community official electronic newsletter is the Practice Management Digest. See the Tips for Authors if you are interested in contributing content. Searching for past issues? Go to the archives page.
AIA a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp Scholarship
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) have selected Hannah Pempus and Gerald Reynolds to receive the 2011 a/e ProNet scholarship. The program, initiated by a/e ProNet, a national association of insurance brokers who are committed to providing liability insurance and loss prevention to architects, is awarded to architecture students who demonstrate a particular interest in the principles of management in architecture practice. Pempus and Reynolds will both receive $2,500 to use towards their tuition.
Read their case study topic responses.
Read the a/e ProNet press release.
Practice Management Webinar Series
The Best Practices webinars are a series of web-based seminars sponsored by the Practice Management Knowledge Community. Nationally recognized experts conduct a 90 minute webinars tailored to firm owners. The series focuses on topics such as client relations, tax deductions and conflict management. View the 2012 schedule and archived webinars on the PM Webinar Resources page.
AIA Supplemental Architectural Services
Each supplemental architectural service in this series includes bullet points on knowledge and skills, why clients need the deliverables, associated tasks, and the AIA Contract Document that can be used in conjunction with the service. This information is available through an essay and companion introductory presentation. The resources are formatted as publications (PDF) and presentations (PPT).
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This session will outline the history of the Lean enterprise and will review case studies on numerous construction projects. The workshop will describe how to utilize such tools as A3 planning, set-based design, target cost design, Kanban, kaizen blitzes, and value stream mapping to reinvigorate your practice and to create a more competitive and exciting firm. View Video.
What Are the AIA Best Practices?
AIA Best Practices represent the collective wisdom of AIA members and related professionals. As a group, they are:
Project Finance for Principals and Project Managers
The Business Case for Diversity: Policies, Practices, and Tools for Creating a Successful Workplace
The Firm of the Future: Big-Picture Trends Shaping the Future of Design Firms
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As the Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC), our mission is to advance the practice of architecture...
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As Founder and CEO of Knowledge Architecture, Christopher is responsible for marketing and sales, product management, and corporate operations. Christopher has been a technology leader in the AEC industry since 2002, including serving as the Chief Information Officer for Steinberg Architects and the Information Technology Director for SMWM (now Perkins+Will). Read full bio >>
You might want to take a look at Newforma's Project Analyzer. It works well with Vision. There are some good tools to manage immediate assignments and forecast future needs. There is a dashboard...
In our experience, Vision- formerly Deltek, (with the staffing module) is, by far, the best tool for staff planning and budget tracking. Our firm currently applies BST to this task but i would not recommend...
Our firm has had similar issues with scheduling staff - many of which have been raised in this discussion. Is anyone currently using Axium Ajera software to help with staff scheduling and project management?...
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