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Columbia Lunch Meeting-Project Management Business Administration (PMBA)


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This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the PMI Talent Triangle - Strategic and Business Management


Project Management Business Administration (PMBA)


Business Administration is often very generalized and even more often overlooked by project managers. This course is targeted to teach you the strategic and business administration concepts that are specific to project management.

Too many times we try to manage our projects in a vacuum without awareness of how we impact the company overall, and how the company overall impacts our performance as project managers.

This course begins with general principles of Project Management Business Administration (PMBA) and continues to elaborate on specific topics relevant to pre-bid scenarios, execution phase strategies, and close out dilemmas.

Unlike political promises, which are never kept, bid day promises are what kill a lot of companies who cannot deliver what was promised for the agreed price. Learn to identify and avoid those traps.

Learn how to make your project goals break down for individual accountability across company lines. It is not enough to simply declare targets or deadlines. You must have a comprehensive understanding of other demands from other projects.

The most costly endeavor for projects are claims and litigation where only pennies on the dollar are ever recovered. Stop making the attorneys rich on your project budget by learning some key strategies to mitigating claims and avoiding litigation entirely.

When your clients feel comfortable with your broad perspective and business administration skills, they will want to work with your company again, and they will ask for you by name.

With these lessons you can be the person in demand, with your clients, and across your company. There is no better job security than to be the person everyone turns to for successful project management.



Heath Suddleson, PSP 

  • Over 25 years managing complex design and construction projects
  • Served as Owners Representative, Architect/Engineer, General Contractor, and Subcontractor
  • Has managed over US$20 Billion worth of construction projects
  • Provided training on 5 continents and in two languages
  • Served in corporate and Board of Directors roles in large global organizations
  • Served on Task Force to create the Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) Certification

Working for some great leaders, and some horrible managers, has helped Heath realize some of the subtle nuances in attitude that can make the difference in turning a manager into a leader. Having had the opportunity to be a manager and a leader himself, Heath had the opportunity to not only become a student of leadership, but a practitioner as well.

He learned some of his most profound lessons by serving in volunteer leadership roles in organizations such as the American Legion, the Association for the Advancement of Cost En- gineering, and Toastmasters International. In his work with Toastmasters International, Heath served roles from local clubs through many levels in the organization, even having served from 2009-2011 on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors during a signifi- cant restructuring .

Most recently, Heath worked in a corporate role for one of the world’s largest Engineering and Construction Companies developing and conducting training programs to help the next generation of Project Managers become more successful in their roles.

His bestselling book, The Attitude Check: Lessons In Leadership has become a practical field guide for leaders to harness their attitudes to increase productivity and reduce turnover in the work place. Some organizations have incorporated his book into their standard training programs.



Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046


11:30 AM - Check-in, networking, and lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Presentation

This educational event qualifies for 1.00 PDU within the Talent Triangle - Strategic and Business Management

Event Properties

Event Date 06-26-2017 11:30 am
Event End Date 06-26-2017 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-26-2017 10:00 am
Cut off date 06-26-2017 1:30 pm
Individual Price Non Member Price
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Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person(USD)
5 15.00
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10 13.00
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