RedVector RV-10868

AEC Success: Time Management and Billable Hours

AEC Success: Time Management and Billable Hours

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-10868

SME: Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP

Average Rating

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Unlike money or aptitude, time is the one commodity that every person on the earth has the exact same amount of each day. What is needed is a new way of thinking about managing our time. In this interactive online course we will cover multi-tasking, delegating, and back-to-back scheduling. You will get tactics and tools to make the most of your time and what's most important to you.
Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts of time management and the importance of viewing time as a non-renewable resource
  • Explain the importance of having a personal time investment strategy and be knowledgeable to employ this type of strategy in your life so you use your time on the most important things and live proactively versus reactively
  • Define the concept of equanimity from a time management perspective and why aiming for balance in your life is not only outdated, it’s impossible
  • Employ the seven tactics for scheduling your ideal week, using your time investment strategy and the concept of equanimity
  • Describe how a time management strategy can apply to billable hours in a firm
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP
Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP Photo

Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP, is a senior civil engineer and program management practitioner, adjunct professor, author and podcaster.  His experience in infrastructure engineering, program delivery, facility management, leadership and international cooperation spans the globe with more than two decades in the military, civil service and the private sector and is shared routinely through his writings.

 

Over Knutson’s career, he’s developed core skills to effectively lead teams and organizations, negotiate on projects and programs, and achieve success on high-stake infrastructure projects for clients in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

 

Knutson is a U.S. Air Force civil engineer officer and holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and a Masters, Business Administration from Colorado State University. You'll find his writings on LiquidPlanner.com Blog, The Engineering Career Coach and General Leadership websites. He is also the co-host of the popular Engineering Career Coach - cited by Forbes as one of the 15 most inspiring podcasts for professionals – and the Civil Engineering podcast.  He currently lives near Cambridge, England.

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Course Reviews (24)
Great course with great information
By on Dec, 12, 2019
Great course with great information.
Great information
By on Feb, 13, 2019
Great information
Good content
By on Jul, 15, 2019
Good content
this guy always looks to his left at the end of each slide
By (Engineer) on Mar, 11, 2019
this guy always looks to his left at the end of each slide
this was one of the best
By (Engineer) on Apr, 08, 2019
this was one of the best. great presentation of concepts
excellent review, provided good food for thought and strategies for time management
By on Nov, 14, 2019
excellent review, provided good food for thought and strategies for time management
Good presenter good info
By (Engineer) on Oct, 05, 2019
Good presenter good info
First time working for an engineering firm so very helpful
By on Sep, 19, 2019
First time working for an engineering firm so very helpful
Good practices for being effective in life and work
By (Architect) on Dec, 04, 2019
Good practices for being effective in life and work.
Good
By on Jun, 11, 2019
Good
good
By (Engineer) on Apr, 16, 2019
good
pretty good
By (Engineer) on Feb, 17, 2019
pretty good. had to go back at least once to review a couple sections so found a bit unclear at points.
very informative
By (Landscape Architect) on Jan, 14, 2019
very informative
Very informative and very clear
By on Jun, 04, 2019
Very informative and very clear. Not a fan of how some of the videos were broken up but I understand that it is to keep them short.
It was a little dull
By on Jun, 12, 2019
It was a little dull.
Information was well presented, but scheduling time in that way may not be realistic
By on Jun, 14, 2019
Information was well presented, but scheduling time in that way may not be realistic
good presentation
By on Aug, 09, 2019
good presentation
I know the course is supposed to be an hour long, but the pauses in this video are ridiculous
By (Engineer) on Feb, 11, 2019
I know the course is supposed to be an hour long, but the pauses in this video are ridiculous.
Too repetitive
By on Jan, 03, 2019
Too repetitive.
Asked questions out of sequence with the lesson
By (Engineer) on Nov, 20, 2019
Asked questions out of sequence with the lesson
Great information but too much talking, needs some more questions between videos
By (Engineer) on May, 31, 2019
Great information but too much talking, needs some more questions between videos
A take-away or bullet points of suggestions to help implement the strategies provided would be helpful
By (Architect) on Jan, 02, 2019
A take-away or bullet points of suggestions to help implement the strategies provided would be helpful.
The material was hard to grasp
By on Nov, 13, 2019
The material was hard to grasp. Presentation was hard to follow
too much information in one course
By on Jul, 29, 2019
too much information in one course.