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PSA has established a free-standing Project Management Committee to share knowledge, develop resources, and establish industry best practices for the benefit of PSA Owners. The committee explores the various complexities of managing security projects, including planning, processes and performance.




RESOURCES:
2015 July PM Survey Results
The PSA Project Management Committee is working on new resources for you. The recently polled PSA owners to help drive this year's deliverables. See the results!
5 Gross Profit Margin Questions for Project Managers
The PSA Project Management Committee has compiled five important questions that all Project Managers must be familiar with in order to fully understand their Gross Profit Margin.
Best Practices in Project Management
Check out this Executive Summary for processes you can implement to improve your project outcomes.
Educational Resources
PSA's Project Management Committee has created a compiled list of Project Management educational resources.
FY2017 Project Management Chairman Update
Rex Allen, Operations Manager, Securadyne. As we move forward into 2017 opportunities for synergy are expanding as many of the committees come together for joint sessions focusing on our strengths as teams to acquire new business and deliver successful solutions while embracing the field of cybersecurity.
Industry Associations
PSA's Project Management Committee has created a compiled list of industry associations.
Project Management Certifications
PSA's Project Management Committee has created a compiled list of Project Management Certifications, who offers them, how much they cost, and issuance periods.
PSATEC2016 Executive Summary Secrets of Synergy Between Sales & Operations
This is an Executive Summary of a PSA TEC session that was hosted by the PSA Project Management and Sales & Mktg. Committees
PSATEC2016 Executive Summary Stakeholder Management - Strategies for Project Success
The PSA Project Management designed and hosted a session for Project Managers at PSA TEC 2016, to improve stakeholder communication and engagement throughout the project life cycle
Recruitment Resources
PSA's Project Management Committee has created a compiled list of recruitment resources for Project Managers.
Software Matrix
PSA's Project Management Committee has created a spreadsheet and compiled a list of software applications that are helpful in project management and the features they offer.
Standard Project Management Roles
PSA's Project Management Committee has defined the role, core competencies, and qualifications for project managers across the entry, professional, and senior career levels
Technical and Design Training Resources
PSA's Project Management Committee has created a compiled list of technical training and resources.
Tips for Improving Communication
Check out these communication strategies to improve collaboration and teamwork among your teams.


TOOLS:
5Ws of Change Order Management
Streamline your Change Order Management process by following the 5 W's described in this new infographic from the PSA Project Management Committee.
Change Order Log Template
PSA's Project Management Committee created a template for integrators to download and use as a Change Order Log.
Common Project Documents
In this document you will find an explanation of common project documents used by Project Managers followed by a cheat sheet to help you understand when these documents are created and who uses them.
Important Distinctions | Billing vs Revenue
The Project Management Committee explains the difference between billing and revenue in a simple visual format.
Important Distinctions | Markup vs Margin
Being able to differentiate between markup and margin is a critical skill for project managers.
Power Supply Load Calculator
PSA's Project Management Committee created a spreadsheet to calculate the power supply load for PSA integrators to utilize and gain project efficiency.
Project Turnover Checklist: Access Control Sales to Operations
A checklist that PSA integrators can utilize to gain efficiency in project preparation without overextending resources.
Project Turnover Checklist: Fire
A checklist that PSA integrators can utilize to gain efficiency in project preparation without overextending resources.
Project Turnover Checklist: Intercom Sales to Ops Turnover
A checklist that PSA integrators can utilize to gain efficiency in project preparation without overextending resources.
Project Turnover Checklist: Intrusion Zone Info Sheet | for Tech Use
A checklist that PSA integrators can utilize to gain efficiency in project preparation without overextending resources.
Project Turnover Checklist: Video Sales to Operations Turnover
A checklist that PSA integrators can utilize to gain efficiency in project preparation without overextending resources.
Project Turnover Checklists
The PSA Project Management Committee has compiled and streamlined this information into standardized checklists that PSA integrators can utilize to gain efficiency in project preparation without overextending resources.
Sample Project Calculator
PSA's Project Management Committee created a spreadsheet to calculate the load for PSA integrators to utilize and gain project efficiency.
Sample Project Charter
PSA's Project Management Committee has created this sample project charter for PSA integrators to use as a guide, and to utilize to gain efficiency in project preparation without overextending resources.
Sample Project Meeting Minutes
PSA's Project Management Committee has created this sample project meeting minutes for PSA integrators to use as a guide, and utilize to gain efficiency in project preparation without overextending resources.
Sample Responsibility Matrix
PSA's Project Management Committee created a spreadsheet of responsibilities in a matrix for PSA integrators to utilize and gain project efficiency.
Sample Risk Register
PSA's Project Management Committee created this spreadsheet to document risks which is for PSA integrators to utilize and gain project efficiency.
Sample SOV Baseline
PSA's Project Management Committee has created this sample Schedule of Values spreadsheet for PSA integrators to use as a guide, and utilize to gain efficiency in project preparation without overextending resources.
Top 10 Strategies for Preventing Project Management Burnout
PSA's Project Management Committee created a guideline sheet of the Top 10 Strategies for Preventing Project Manager Burnout.
Unsolved Issues List
PSA's Project Management Committee created this spreadsheet to document unresolved issues which is for PSA integrators to utilize, track, and gain project efficiency.
Weekly Project Update
PSA's Project Management Committee created this template to document weekly project progress which is for PSA integrators to utilized gain project efficiency.
Work in Progress Template
Need assistance calculating WIP? The PM Committee has created a WIP template, available for download.


VIDEOS AND WEBINARS:
60 Second Faceoff: Reporting Work in Progress to Finance Department
In this 60 Second Faceoff, Craig Jarrett of Netronix Integration and Jonathon Haselhorst of PASS Security discuss how to effectively report work in progress to finance department.
60 second Faceoff: Workload Distribution in Project Management
In this 60 Second Faceoff, Rex Allen of Securadyne and Robert Flynn of Aronson Security Group discuss how they handle workload distribution among project managers.
Are you Talking to Me?
This session is focused on identifying and leveraging the common communication styles between project managers and sales people.
Best Practices for Managing Customer Expectations Roundtable
In this roundtable discussion, panelists discuss different methods for managing customer expectations and what Project Managers can do to help improve and add to customer satisfaction.
Best Practices in Change Order Management
In this roundtable discussion the Project Management Committee discusses best practices in change order management.
Bluebeam Revu Overview
Robert Flynn, Senior VP of Operations for Aronson Security Group shares and discusses his review and experience with Bluebeam Revu.
Committees Thank You 2016
PSA Security Network thanks 2016 Committee members and highlights committee accomplishments
Communication Strategies to Build Common Ground
Paul Boucherle of Matterhorn Consulting discusses communication around project management and sales, and how to reduce communication mishaps.
Communication Tips for Project Managers
PSA's Project Management Committee offers communication tips for project managers through this animated role playing video.
Cybersecurity Risks: When PMs Should Say No to Customer Requirements
PSA's Project Management Committee welcomes Darnell Washington from Secure Xperts, who addresses 4 areas of risk that project managers commonly encounter and how to best validate solutions and proper deployment.
Effectively Communicating Job Status Updates - Ben Wilson (PM)
Ben Wilson, Vice President of Operations for Safeguard Security, presents on how to effectively communicate job status updates.
Forging an Alliance Between Operations & Sales
panelists discuss how operations and sales teams can improve overall communication when it comes to scope of work clarification and setting customer expectations.
Learning Assessment Proof Points - Connie Moorhead
Connie Moorehead of the CMOOR Group discusses different methods for assessing your technician's skillset, a job often done by the project manager.
PM Committee SedonaOffice & WeSuite User Group Meeting
attendees were joined by Michael Marks, Co-founder of Perennial Software, and Tracy Larson, President of WeSuite. Topics discussed included best practices, tips, challenges and solutions for using SedonaOffice and WeSuite.
Project Billing & Revenue: Importance to the Project Manager | Nadim Sawaya
In this session, Nadim Sawaya from EPC covers the key financial metrix that every Project Manager should fully comprehend including the difference between revenue and billing, impact on the P&L and cash flow, and how to accurately forecast revenue or earned value.
Project Life Cycle Tips & Tricks - Christine Lanning (PM)
Christine Lanning, President of Integrated Security Technologies, shares some tips and tricks to help you navigate the project life cycle.
Project Managers Role in Providing Today's Security Solutions that are Cyber Ready Panel Discussion
This joint committee discussion is between PSA's Project Management Committee and PSA's Cybersecurity Committee regarding implementing cyber hardened projects.
PSA Sedona Users Group Meeting Oct. 2015
Rebecca Hall, Marketing Director for SedonaOffice, discusses building/importing projects, customer portal, inventory control / WIP reporting, repair & returns warehouse features, job query builder.
Solving Problems through Effective Communication - PM Committee
Communication is key in problem resolution. Share this short new video with your project management teams and learn how to improve communications when addressing common problems.
System Surveyor - Spencer Rundell
This presentation will give you an overview of System Surveyor and how SSP benefited from this company's offerings.
Tech to PM - An Effective Transition Plan
PSA's Project Management Committee and Nadim Sawaya outline the various skillsets that your technicians will need to aquire when moving into a project management role, and as project managers, what you can do to support your technicians as they move into those positions
The Role PMs Play in Keeping Cash Flow - Craig Jarrett (PM)
Craig Jarrett, President of Netronix Integration, presents on how Project Managers are instrumental in keeping cash flow within their organization.
Understanding Labor Cost, Productivity & Efficiency | Leslie Shiner
Leslie Shiner, Owner of the Shiner Group presents on project labor costs, productivity and efficiency.