PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) Forum - 190611

Architectural, Engineering, & Construction (AEC) Forum - 190611

"Shifting the Worry Curve"
presented by Clint Padgett CEO, Project Success Inc.

The PMI Atlanta AEC Forum is a focus group that hosts regular events with ranging topics in the architectural, engineering, and construction fields. We will show the importance of solid project management in these related fields of study.

Presentation Padgett-Clint

Imagine that a company must execute a strategically important project, such as the development of a new product, software system or marketing program.
At the start of the project, the project team will have a very low worry level. In the face of seemingly minor issues or delays, one might hear the common refrain, “There’s plenty of time to get the project done.” We call this honeymoon period “Uniformed Optimism.” During this period, project worry is postponed.

As the project deadline begins to creep over the horizon, the project team gradually transitions into “Vague Concern.” Its symptoms include that queasy feeling in the project manager’s stomach whenever he/she thinks about the project (so they just don’t think about it). Team cohesion begins to crumble as team members begin to think about their career and build defensive strategies to shift potential blame. Worry escalates!
Like a snowball going downhill, vague concern turns to “Panic” as the deadline approaches. With the project nowhere near completion, worry shoots through the roof….and money starts flying out the door. In addition to the budget getting blown, the quality is compromised as content is dropped and quality assurance steps are skipped. The deadline comes….and goes!
The project ends in disaster as competent, dedicated project members lose their professional credibility, reputations and quite possibly their jobs. What’s worse, the cycle just continues. While the panic over one project continues, other projects are starting – doomed for the same fate.

Are you ready to say, “Enough!”? Find out how you can stop the cycle and shift your worry curve.


Clint Padgett is the President and CEO of PSI. Since joining the firm in 1994, he has provided consulting, training, and account management to clients in a wide range of industries, such as: manufacturing, food/beverage, electric utility, and technology. His project experience covers many traditional and special applications, including: product development, equipment installation/startup, facility construction/moves, marketing, software/hardware system implementation, and international sporting events.

Prior to joining PSI, Mr. Padgett was an engineer for a Fortune 100 company. In that capacity, he assisted in the development, field-testing, and rollout of new equipment, as well as managing and improving quality assurance for several of his company’s major suppliers.

He is a graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. He also holds a masters degree in Business Administration from Duke University. His professional associations include the Project Management Institute, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Product Development & Management Association, among others.

Additionally, Clint is a ForbesBooks Featured Author, ForbesSpeakers Thought Leader and frequently speaks at conferences on the subject of project management, including the Executive Education program in the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is an adjunct professor.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Experis Engineering, 7000 Central Pkwy NE, Suite 200 Conference Room, Atlanta, Georgia 30328


PMI Atlanta Member:  $12.00, early bird rate $10.00 before June 4th.
Non-Member: $15.00, early bird rate $13.00 before June 4th.

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

Forums will no longer accept cash/check registrations at the door.  Please register in advance or via credit card at the door.


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Event Properties

Event Date 06-11-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price $15.00
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