Webinar: Overwhelmed with Overhead – The Best Ways to Calculate and Control Your Biggest Drain on Profits

Overwhelmed with Overhead – The Best Ways to Calculate and Control Your Biggest Drain on Profits

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Overhead expenses can creep up on an AE firm and slowly drain it of profits, but don’t fret because AE financial management expert Christy Barton is here to show you how to keep an eye on your overhead and maximize firm profitability.

Join us to:

  • Discover the importance of accurate overhead reporting and its impact firm profitability
  • Learn the many ways to calculate overhead, which approaches work best, and when to use them
  • Understand direct personnel expenses and their importance to overhead calculations
  • Benchmark your business against the industry’s top performers
Overview:

Title: Overwhelmed with Overhead – The Best Ways to Calculate and Control Your Biggest Drain on Profits

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time: 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (7PM South Africa)

Duration: 1 hour

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Webinar: Project Risk Management for Dummies Series – Cost Risk Analysis & Communication Made Simple

Webinar: Project Risk Management for Dummies Series – Cost Risk Analysis & Communication Made Simple

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Project Risk Management for Dummies Series

So you’ve prepared and then performed the schedule risk analysis…now what? In Part 3 of our three-part Project Risk Management for Dummies webinar series, we explain the final two steps in the journey to effective risk management – performing a cost risk analysis and communicating the results to key stakeholders in a clear and compelling way.

Key highlights include:

  • The basics behind cost risk analysis, including how to account for time in the cost model, identify the base cost uncertainties and determine cost risk events
  • The various analyses you’ll need to run to determine cost risk exposure
  • How to “sell” your risk findings to the powers-that-be by creating a persuasive risk message

Overview:

Title: Part 3: Cost Risk Analysis & Communication Made Simple

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (5PM South Africa).

Duration: 1 hour

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Webinar: Leveraging Technology to Manage Talent

In this webinar, Silversoft Experts Kathryn Gordon will highlight the increasing war for talent. Organizations are struggling to stand out from their competitors in order to attract not only the top talent but, keep it.

Silversoft’s fifth educational installment in the series, Talent Management for Dummies, attendees will begin the journey to understand the Talent Management components that will help their organizations win the war for talent, including:

  • Making Technology the Foundation
  • Using a Unified Solution
  • Changing Behaviors
  • Demo of Deltek Talent Management

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Webinar: Project Risk Management for Dummies Series – Preparing for Project Risk Analysis

Webinar: Project Risk Management for Dummies Series – Preparing for Project Risk Analysis

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Watch On Demand: Project Risk Management for Dummies Series

There isn’t a schedule in the world that carries no risk of going awry. The key to success lies in proactively analyzing the plan to understand what risks might mess up the schedule, and then taking steps to do something about it before it’s too late. In Part 2 of our three-part Project Risk Management for Dummies series we offer a deep dive into everything you need to know about schedule risk analysis.

Key highlights include:

  • How to understand duration uncertainty and examine schedule risk events
  • Tips for setting up a risk matrix and building a comprehensive risk register
  • How to compare schedule risk exposure and determine what’s driving risk on your project
  • Best practices in mitigation and cost/benefit analysis

Webinar: Project Risk Management for Dummies Series – Preparing for Project Risk Analysis – Part 1

Webinar: Project Risk Management for Dummies Series – Preparing for Project Risk Analysis

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What ingredients do you need before you dive into project risk analysis? You won’t get anywhere without two key ingredients: a project, and a well-crafted project plan. In Part 1 of our three-part Project Risk Management for Dummies series, we explore the steps you need to take before performing project risk analysis and what it looks like when project risk is “done wrong.”

Key highlights include:

  • Why a project plan is paramount to effective project risk analysis
  • The leading characteristics of a well-constructed project plan
  • The basic building blocks behind project risk analysis
  • What happens when project risk is done wrong

 

Human Capital Management Webinar

Watch On Demand: Deltek Human Capital Management: Is your workforce strategy aligned with your business objectives?  Watch webinar below

What is human capital? Human capital includes everything from your full time employees to your summer interns and all of the human resources in between you need to deliver projects to your customers. Whether your workforce is local or global, stationary or mobile, in the office or on the shop floor, project-based businesses, unlike other industries, have a critical dependency on their human capital. Companies who are investing in their human capital and the solutions to better understand and manage them are delivering more innovative products and services and are retaining more of their top talent.

During this webinar we will discuss the value of human capital management and how it can positively influence your people, projects, finance, and brand for better alignment with your business. We will also provide an overview of Deltek’s comprehensive HCM solutions and how they integrate with Costpoint to help you better forecast, recruit, manage and invest in your human resources.

Watch this on demand webinar to learn the latest on:

  • Workforce management and resource planning tips to help you optimize resources and utilization
  • Subcontractor management to allow to find subs, assign them work, manage subcontract budgets, collect labor and other direct costs
  • Talent Management to help you find, onboard, develop, and retain a quality workforce

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Webinar: Talent Management for Dummies – Invest in your people

Webinar Series: Talent Management for Dummies. Register below

Join us for the fourth webinar of a five-part series, based on the informational book, Talent Management for Dummies, Deltek Special Edition.

With staff turnover costing businesses at least R3 000 000 per employee, are you doing everything you can to keep your best people?

The best employees thrive on new challenges and new ways to succeed. Your organization must be ready to fulfill those needs if you want to keep those great team members from joining your competitors’ teams.

In this fourth educational installment in the series, Invest in Your People, Silversoft expert Kathryn Gordon will focus on talent development and the ways your company can build up the workforce you have. Learn why you should measure not just how well the learning program is accepted, but what impact it’s having on real-life business metrics.

Attendees will learn:

  • Why learning and development is key to employee retention
  • Old ways of learning don’t work with the multi-generational workforce
  • Benefits of aligning learning programs to specific outcomes
  • How to start your journey towards talent development

Webinar: The State of the Architecture & Engineering Industry

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In this Webinar, PSMJ’s Dave Burstein presented his data-rich annual address featuring economic data and PSMJ survey data to provide an overview on AEC market conditions. David explains exactly why key client markets are behaving the way they are and what you can do to properly position your AEC firm for the changes ahead.

David’s presentation is a rich analysis of a variety of factors impacting project-based businesses today and represents some of the most comprehensive research that has been conducted in the AE industry.

Topics David covers in his presentation are:

  • Important trends in the economy and AEC Market
  • PSMJ’s outlook on the AEC industry in 2017 and beyond
  • Which AEC markets and submarkets will be up? Which ones will be down?
  • What AEC firms should do to position themselves for success

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Webinar: Talent Management for Dummies – How to Retain your Top Talent

Join us on Thursday, 22nd June – 2017. Register below.

Join us for the third webinar of a five-part series, based on the informational book, Talent Management for Dummies.

In this third education installment in the series, Retaining Top Talent, Silversoft expert Kathryn Gordon will explore the concept of employee engagement, a key to ensuring that your team is committed to the organization, performing at its peak, and helping deliver success.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to keep employees fully absorbed and enthusiastic about their work so they want to stay with your organization
  • How continuous, meaningful feedback with performance management can inspire great work, motivate employees and deliver results
  • The importance of identifying and developing internal people with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the organization.

 

2017 Trends in Project & Portfolio Management Seminar

2017 Trends in Project and Portfolio Management

We all know that failed projects can send a ripple effect through an organization…but to what extent? The truth is, this can be felt all the way up and down the chain of the corporate hierarchy, ultimately impacting employment. So how do you stop this domino effect, or more importantly how do you decrease the likelihood of failure?

I give the example of a project as a marathon made up of a series of sprints. To complete a marathon, it takes preparation. Or, in the case of projects, project planning. You also need to be fit – meaning having the right mix of skills. Marathon runners have to train hard and often, and some would agree that it’s the same for project teams.

Here is the bottom line: Marathoners make running their business. Similarly, projects are our business and we have to execute, evolve and execute better.  Looking at the overall project management ecosystem, here are five of the most important concepts trending in 2017.

-The ever increasing role of the project manager.
-The Role of the PMO is increasing.
-PPM in the cloud is the key technology trend in 2017
-Self-service cost and schedule.
-Personal connections can impact the success of a project

 

Register below as these five trends will be explained deeper in this virtual seminar “Today’s Shifting Landscape in Project and Portfolio Management”.