Project Management MBA Part 2: Midterm and Graduation

Thursday, July 19
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


During this second session, there will be a quick recap from session one, examine the pain points of today’s talent development within leading organizations, and dive into the remaining business skills areas. Marketing 101, how does the customer view value – how do builders provide value, Customer-centric project management philosophies, the business development zipper; Economics 101, supply, Demand and the Micro/Macro economics of the built world, “The Contractors’ Dilemma” – The bid-day rationalization, understanding PEST Political, Economic, Social and Technological Impacts for the Project Manager, Operations Management, Productivity, Lean and Six Sigma – Developing a culture of continuous improvement, The Case for the Starbucks Cup of Coffee, Process and tools – Redefining the “white space," Conclusions – Implementing true business leadership within the builders of tomorrow’s world.


About the speaker: 

As a principal with FMI, Gregg Schoppman specializes in the areas of productivity and project management. He also leads FMI’s project management consulting practice. He also leads the consulting management group of FMI’s Florida office. Prior to joining FMI, Gregg served as a senior project manager for a general contracting firm in central Florida. He has completed complex and sophisticated construction projects in the several different niches and geographic markets. He has also worked as a construction manager and managed direct labor. Furthermore, Gregg has expertise in numerous contract delivery methods. Gregg was named one of the Top 25 Consultants of 2014 by Consulting Magazine, receiving the highest number of nominations for that year’s recipient group. Additionally, he was a two-time finalist for the Association of Management Consulting Firms award for “Change Management” in 2012 and 2013. Gregg has been a guest speaker for the ABC, AGC, IFMA, DBIA, NECA and CFMA. He has been the Gulf Coast Director of the Design Build Institute of America function and regularly speaks to students in the civil engineering graduate school program at the University of Florida. Gregg has also spoken to similar groups around the state of Florida. He has successfully completed project management and productivity implementation engagements for general and trade contractors across the country. In addition to his implementation engagements, Gregg facilitates strategic planning and evaluation services focused on organizational transformation. He has also been an instructor with FMI’s Project Manager Academy and regularly trains individuals from foreman to CEO. Gregg holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida, and a master of business administration with a concentration in international business from the University of Tampa. He was recognized as a Beta Gamma Sigma honor graduate at the University of Tampa and Tau Beta Pi honor graduate at the University of Florida. He possesses a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University and an Executive Certificate in International Management from Thunderbird University. Gregg possesses an Engineer Intern certificate from the State of Florida as well as a Florida General Contractors license. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, International Facility Management Association, Leadership Tampa and Leadership Pasco.

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