Through a series of 10 classes over the course of five weeks, the Project Management Training Program for EDmarket Member Dealer & Manufacturer Staff illustrates how costly mistakes can be avoided, margin erosion can be reduced, and client relationships can be sustained and deepened by applying a best-practice PM mindset.
Course content consists of interactive classes, including a wealth of support materials, and is a highly cost-effective way for Project Managers to better understand their role and learn practical ways to improve the dealership's processes and profitability, from project inception to completion.
Key Learning Objectives
Understand team roles and responsibilities
Create sound project plans and effectively manage the project, the client and the contract
Perform accurate installation estimating using the SolomonCoyle methodology
Reduce margin erosion throughout the project
Incorporate best practices for managing each aspect of the project effectively, from quote to invoice
Minimize cost overruns and improve on-time delivery through better project tracking
Maximize efficiency through better processes and technology usage
Communicate effectively with team members, subcontractors and clients
Increase client satisfaction and retention
Manage jobs to safeguard and even improve profitability
Ten interactive sessions over five weeks.
Easy and convenient to attend — log in from wherever there's Internet access — be it the office, home or job site.
Valuable learning aids and professional tools, such as workbooks, handouts, forms, checklists, and more.
DAVID SOLOMON founded Solomon Coyle to help dealers and manufacturers improve business performance and
create real, sustainable growth. His experience covers strategic planning, business process analysis, project
management, change management, design, operations management, sales management, dealer economics, and
technology implementation. David has served in executive capacities for a national dealer association, several
large contract furniture dealerships, and a manufacturer's project management organization.
PAUL HOLLAND has a passion for providing valuable insight and inspiration to industry stakeholders so they can
run great businesses and make real impact. In his work at Solomon Coyle, he has leveraged his experience in sales,
marketing, financial management, market share growth, operations, strategic planning and leadership
development to create widely recognized training programs which have been taught globally.
SHELLEY ROSETTA has worked in leadership for both the dealer and the manufacturer, successfully marrying
her love of design, people and business strategy. Her 30+ years of deep industry knowledge and her passion for the
innovative, creative, business development and operational sides of the contract interiors industry provides a
Curriculum Sneak Peek
Here's a session-by-session quick peek at the curriculum. Click topic to see session outlines.
This special PM training is exclusively for EDmarket members.
Spring 2024 PM Training Enrollment is Now Closed. Dates for the Fall 2024 Session will annouced later this summer.
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Grow your business sustainably. Protect the bottom line.
EDmarket has partnered with SolomonCoyle to offer a special education program developed just dealers and manufacturers who serve education markets or who manage business lines that include education customers.
Join today and register today for this course (exclusively for EDmarket members) before the class is filled.
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David Solomon Managing Principal
David founded SolomonCoyle in 2004 to help dealers and manufacturers while improving dealer operational performance. He addresses those challenges with a unique industry-wide perspective, business vision, extensive knowledge of best practices, and leadership in technology and process innovation.
The skill set he has honed during 40+ years in the industry includes strategic planning, business process analysis, project management, change management, design, operations management, sales management, dealer economics, and technology implementation.
Prior to founding SolomonCoyle, David served in executive capacities for a national dealer association, several large contract furniture dealerships, and a manufacturer's project management organization. Earlier, he was a corporate facilities planner and an architectural interior designer.
David is a frequent guest speaker at industry events. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
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