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Preparing for 2020 and Learning from 2019

As we move into the New Year and start making goals and resolutions, we can’t forget to consider the progress made in 2019 and how that can shape our initiatives for 2020. We’ve put together a list of the top 10 Architecture & Engineering blogs you may have missed in 2019 that will help reignite your enthusiasm and start the New Year off right!

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A&E Financial Metrics that Fuel Business Success and Profitability

How can you be sure your A&E firm is tracking the appropriate KPIs to fuel company profitability and stay ahead of your competition? The Deltek Clarity A&E Industry study mini report on Financial Management is a deep dive into the financial metrics impacting architecture and engineering firms across the U.S. and Canada.

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You Can’t Be All Things to All People – Truths of Business Development

Is your A&E firm focused on opportunities and projects with a slim chance of winning? Build your strategy around past projects and client industries where your firm delivered best and see how this improves overall profitability.

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How to Gain Better Control of Your Project with Deltek PIM

Staying on top of information circulation during the lifecycle of an AEC project can be overwhelming. With the number of documents created, conversations needed, and information floating around, it’s more important than ever that everyone involved is on the same page.

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Photo Highlights: A Look at Deltek Insight 2019

What better way to relive, or see what you’ve missed, than actual photos? See Deltek Insight 2019 highlights through a photo montage, including pictures of our panel discussion, Women in Project-Based Business, to our customer appreciation extravaganza, Celebrate Insight.

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Staying on Top of Resource Planning Trends

Changes and advances in the world of project and resource management are sure to have a significant impact on today’s project-based business. If you don’t keep up with the trends, your competitors may pass you by, and the best talent might pick up and go work somewhere else.

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Drive Your Business Forward with Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Results 

A&E firms are always looking for the best way to manage projects and run their business. The 40th Annual Deltek Clarity Architecture & Engineering Industry study found the three themes that firm challenges center around: technology, people, and processes. Here’s the highlights.

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Qualified Business Income Deduction Results in Tax Savings for Certain A&E Firms

The Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 brought changes to architecture and engineering firms. Learn how some of these challenges are handled and the solutions to these challenges from DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP in this blog post.

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The Greatest HR Challenges Facing A&E Firms Today and Tomorrow

To successfully build and grow a high performance workforce, organizations must focus on key post-hire challenges, such as effective performance management, training and development. Employee turnover rates continue to rise in the architecture and engineering industry, fewer than 50% of responding firms have formal succession plans in place, and HR challenges are affecting all areas of the business including financial performance and project management.

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Overcoming the Top 3 Challenges of Global Project Management

Managing successful projects in a global AEC marketplace requires a systematic and precise approach. Yet with multiple firms on the team, conflicting time zones, cultural and language barriers and infrequent face-to-face meetings to build trust, there’s a high risk that projects will fall behind in some way.

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Resource Planning from Opportunity to Initiation

Resource planning is a critical part of every project’s success. This is the phase in the project lifecycle when the project manager and resource manager create the project plan with tasks and dates, mapping out which people are needed to do which tasks, at which times during the project, and for how long.

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About the Author

Jessica Arienti is part of the marketing team at Deltek and is committed to the mission of powering project success. Jessica has worked in the technology sector for most of her career, and continues to cultivate her passion for helping companies transform their business through streamlined processes and efficient strategies.