Metrics and Strategic Excellence—What A/E PMs Can Achieve When Schooled in Shingo and Lean Six Sigma

Business metrics and strategic planning are areas that most A/E Project Managers dread, possibly avoid, and may even ignore. Yet, the creation and use of effective metrics to influence business strategy is one of the most important ways PMs can help firms bring about crucial strategic success.

Joshua Plenert, author of Strategic Excellence in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries – How AEC Firms Can Develop and Execute Strategy Using Lean Six Sigma, talks with A/E/C professionals and offers insight on how they can apply the leadership of Shingo and the scientific thinking of Lean Six Sigma to create, execute, and communicate critical business metrics.

With Shingo and Lean Six Sigma as critical backdrops, Plenert addresses some of the mistakes and apprehensions caused by ineffective and detrimental metrics. You will also learn the purpose of Business Metrics, how to develop and effectively execute good metrics, and how to avoid some of the common mistakes associated with metrics.

By listening to this podcast, you will learn…

  • The top five KPIs that A/E/C Managers should be able to apply
  • How to drive performance and influence behavior in a meaningful way—using metrics to execute the strategy of the firm
  • How to use metrics to motivate, inspire, and recognize team members
  • How to think make the connection from metrics to performance

About the Presenter:
Joshua Plenert is a Professional Engineer and is currently serving as a Principal Civil Engineer for the Naval Nuclear Laboratory and has previous experience as a Regional Director and Project Manager. Joshua holds a BS in civil engineering, an MS in structural engineering, and an MBA. He has worked in various aspects of the A/E/C industry for more than 16 years. His professional experience includes working more than 8 years in all phases of construction, construction management, and facilities management and nearly 8 years in structural engineering, engineering management, and business development.

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