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HPM’s Bootcamp Program Raises the Bar for Professional Development

June 3, 2024

On May 24-25, HPM conducted Project Management Boot Camp, an internal professional development program that has become a core pillar of the company culture. Since the first boot camp in 2023, HPM has set a goal of holding 8 of the events per year. Half of the yearly boot camps are dedicated to professional development for field coordinators, while the other half are customized for project managers. Employees outside of the project management and field coordination departments are also invited to attend. Each event is curated to foster communication, teamwork, and critical thinking while educating attendees on the latest industry trends and internal best practices. The program is designed to provide a combination of opportunities for learning and socialization.

Last week’s boot camp event was held at HPM’s Mobile office. Day 1 topics included cost management, budget management, and risk management. The budget management course provided extensive training around building and managing internal and external budgets using the #1 construction management platform, Procore. After completing the first day’s curriculum, attendees enjoyed a dinner social as a group.

Day 2 of the boot camp began with a dynamic team-building exercise designed to foster communication and collaboration within the group. Following the activity, additional training sessions were conducted, focusing primarily on relationship building and schedule management. Senior Schedule Manager Matt Jackson gave a presentation on building detailed program schedules, providing best practices for tracking progress and eliminating threats to progress. To conclude the event, the operations team conducted a Q&A session to ensure attendees were well-versed in all company policies, benefits, and resources.

“HPM’s boot camp programs provide a unique space for employees to sharpen their technical skills while building relationships with their colleagues,” said Caleb Camp, Operations Manager. “Investing in the professional development of our employees is a core tenant of the company’s values, and we are pleased to continually improve processes that equip project teams with the resources they need to thrive in their roles.”

PM Bootcamp Dinner

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