Project Management
(PjM) | 2023 – Comprehensive Study Package

Project Management (PjM) is an exam that tests your ability to juggle and manage projects. You might already consider yourself a Project Manager, but you’re not ready for this tough exam! It’s not based on your own experiences, but on the textbook approach to proposals, contracts,, quality control, and consultant management. Expect to get scenario-based questions on office standards, forming a project team, and overall control of the client, the fee, and managing risks. This exam is four hours of you demonstrating all of your management skills to show that you understand how to properly manage a team and a project. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.

We have put together the coolest, most comprehensive study package available, anywhere.  Plus, we’ve priced it well below the competition.  Our PjM study package includes all you’ll need to prepare for this tough division.  We read all 1200 pages of the Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice so you don’t have to!  Save time and money by not needing any other supplemental materials.

The package starts with a study guide that perfectly follows the structure of the actual NCARB exam and is written in clear language.  The Audio Companion (like an audiobook) is presented alongside the guide so you can listen and follow along at the same time from anywhere.  Our audio commentary shares examples of how we apply these concepts in real life as memorable stories.  The 3 Case Study Guide prepares you for the actual case studies with project documents that look/work the same.  Plus, we include hundreds of digital flashcards that mirror the sections of the exam, plus a timed exam simulator that gives you instant feedback and scoring so you’ll know when you’re ready to sit for the test.

Our study packages were reviewed and approved by NCARB, so you’ve found the exact package you need to pass!

Your membership allows you to access this from anywhere, on any device, through our beautiful online course portal.

Please note that ALL of our products are DIGITAL and available for INSTANT access. You will not receive books or hard copies of the material.  This lets us avoid printing and shipping costs and keep our prices low.  Plus you can use these on any of your devices.  We’ve designed everything so you can print out the materials for your own personal use, or use them on your laptop, phone or tablet.

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SINGLE DIVISION: Project Management (PjM) ONLY

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The Only Package You Need!

Hey, we know you’re busy, so you don’t have time to drill extra content that won’t be on the ARE anyway.

Our package outlines follow the exact NCARB Test Specification so you’re being strategic with your valuable study time.

Each of our study packages are made up of interconnected parts that work together to boost your mindset and get you thinking like an Architect.  Plus, with hundreds of pages, flashcards, exam simulator questions, and charts in each exam package, you’ll have enough material to give you clarity and understanding for even the most complex topics.  Don’t waste money buying additional packages; this is the only one you need!

Beauty + Brains with a Twist!

As Architects, we’re visual thinkers and communicators, so your study package needs to work the way your brain works.

With colorful graphics, detailed diagrams, and clear navigation, each study package is meticulously crafted for a beautiful online design experience.

You’ll relate to the information since it is designed for the way you think. Each concept will help you connect the dots between the information and putting it into practice!

Think Like An Architect!

Most candidates do not fail because of the content. They fail due to mindset.

These exams are not about cramming and memorizing a bunch of codes. You’re being tested on your professional judgment. Most people fail due to overthinking, second-guessing, misreading, mistrusting, and wasting test time.

Each of the study packages are designed around boosting your ability to make judgments. This curbs the overthinking and second-guessing and lets you get to the heart of what the questions are asking. The end of each section includes a “Mindset Matters” tool to build that judgment and get you thinking like an Architect!

What Our Candidates Are Saying…

TARA S.

Richmond, Virginia

So I thought since I was a Project Manager all day at work that starting with PjM would be a smart move. I didn’t really prepare or study and immediately felt WAY underprepared. I bought your PjM package immediately after seeing that giant “LIKELY FAIL” on the screen. There were so many concepts I had learned the “wrong way” at work that I had no idea. Your PjM guide saved me! It made the role of the Three Parties so clear that every question I got about the B101 or A201 was just a breeze. Thank you!

RACHEL T.

Rogersville, Missouri

OK I’ll admit that I did everything you guys talk about on the webinars. I assumed PjM would be easy; I thought I could just browse the AHPP and pass. I took that failure hard. I finally found your study materials. Your package not only got me to a PASS but made me a better architect. The stuff you covered in the guide would come up at work! Now I have my plan for PcM and CE next and your materials are my guide.

KEN M.

Gainsville, Florida

I had been putting off my exams for years (embarrassed to say how many). I thought that with my 15+ years of experience that PjM would be easy and still don’t know why I failed it 3x before finding your packages. I followed all of your advice, went through every part of the package until I was getting 95% on the exam simulator and I PASSED! The audio was just awesome (did you know it also puts babies to sleep in the car?) Thanks, guys!

Everything You Need to Know

About the Architect Exam Prep Study Package

  • Architect Exam Prep: Meet David & Eric!
  • Architect Exam Prep: How to Use This Study Package
  • Architect Exam Prep: Copyright & Usage Architect Exam Prep: Terms + Conditions

About the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE 5.0)

  • About the Architect Registration Exam (ARE 5.0)®
  • Understanding What’s In the ARE 5.0 In What Order Should I Take the Exams?
  • Scheduling (or Rescheduling) Your Exam ARE 5.0 Exams Overview
  • Preparing for Your Exam
  • Taking Your Exam
  • Day of Exam Checklist
  • Study Tips
  • Exam Taking Tips

PjM Course Introduction
PjM Time Management
PjM Quick Access

Intro to Module 1

Section 1.1 – Assembling the Team
A. Staffing
B. Consultants
C. Fees
D. Project Team Types

Section 1.2 – Project Resources
A. Determine Project Staffing Needs

How to Prepare!
Mindset Matters!
Audio Commentary Module 1

Intro to Module 2

Section 2.1 – Project Work Plan
A. Project Schedule with Client Approval

Section 2.2 – Project Schedule
A. Managing the Project Schedule

Section 2.3 – Team Communications
A. Project Communication

How to Prepare!
Mindset Matters!
Audio Commentary Module 2

Intro to Module 3

Section 3.1 Owner/Architect Agreement
A. Three Parties
B. Types of AIA Contracts
C. The B101

Section 3.2 – Architect/Consultant Agreement
A. Architect/Consultant Agreement

Section 3.3 – Owner/Contractor Agreement
A. The A101
B. The A201

Section 3.4 – Owner/Consultant Agreement
A. Consultant Relationship to Owner

How to Prepare!
Mindset Matters!
Audio Commentary Module 3

Intro to Module 4

Section 4.1 – Staying on Budget
A. Managing the Project Budget

Section 4.2 – Changes in Scope
A. Defining Changes of Scope
B. Impact on Fees
C. Impact on Schedules

Section 4.3 – Project Documentation
A. Standard of Care
B. Establish Project Delivery Method

Section 4.4 – Project Approvals
A. Determining Jurisdiction
B. Obtaining Approvals

How to Prepare!
Mindset Matters!
Audio Commentary Module 4

Intro to Module 5

Section 5.1 – Compliance to Regulations
A. Profession and Ethical Standards of Care
B. Identifying Government Agencies with Jurisdiction

Section 5.2 – Quality Control in Risk Management
A. Quality Control
B. Risk Management Procedures
C. Assessing Professional and General Liability

Section 5.3 – Quality Control in Documentation
A. Constructability Review

Section 5.4 – Project Design Process
A. Coordination of Details
B. System Conflict Resolution
C. Specifications and Best Practices
D. Preparation of Phasing Plans

How to Prepare!
Mindset Matters!
Audio Commentary Module 4

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So, What’s in Each Study Package?

  • Detailed Study Guide

    • Over 160 Pages
    • Over 35 Diagrams
    • Sections based on NCARB’s PjM Exam Guide
    • Written in clear language with fun graphics
    • Formatted for printing too

  • Audio Companion

    • Over 20 hours of high-quality audio
    • Embedded into Study Guide
    • Listen anywhere (working out, commuting, shopping)
    • Adjust speed as desired
    • Reinforces the lessons

  • Audio Commentary

    • Hear from David and Eric
    • Listen anywhere (working out, commuting, shopping)
    • Adjust speed as desired
    • Real-world stories to anchor the topics in your mind

  • 3 Case Study Guide

    • 3 Case Studies
    • 105 Questions
    • Mimics the actual exam

  • Digital Flashcards

    • Over 240 Flashcards
    • Study anywhere
    • Bookmark your favorites

  • Exam Simulator

    • Over 395 questions
    • Take timed or untimed
    • Take with feedback or without
    • Mimics the actual exam
    • Apply your knowledge

Project Management (PjM)

Pass Rates

Architect Exam Prep 82%
Other Test Prep Providers 78%
National Average 63%

Highest Pass Rates in the Industry!

Our unique mindset approach works.

By explaining the reasons why things work the way they do, you’ll focus less on memorizing, and more on gaining clarity and understanding.

Remember: you’ve been living and breathing Architecture for years and understand the topics. Instead, let’s fix your mindset so you can pass.

Why are they so much higher?

Simply put, it’s our approach to teaching.  Rather than forcing you to drill and memorize a bunch of boring videos, we teach you how to get into the right mindset to think like an Architect.  Our mindset approach teaches you to improve your judgment so you can properly interpret the questions and pick up the clues.

People in our Platinum Coaching program report even higher pass rates, and show a 95% improvement rate (based on their scores prior to starting coaching)!

Our critically acclaimed ARE Study Packages are sold through memberships that come in 3, 6, or 12-month plans. Simply choose how much time you need. The more time you get, the bigger the discount!

You can access the study packages through our website from anywhere! If you need more help, you can add on coaching to help keep you on track so you know exactly what to study every day.

Our All Access Subscription gets you access to all six study packages for all of the ARE exams. Simply choose a 3, 6, or 12-month term.

The All Access + Platinum Coaching includes all six study packages PLUS our live coaching.

If you only need a single exam, we even sell a 2-month single-division package!

Each study package includes: a study guide, audio companion, audio commentary, case study guide, flashcards, and unlimited exam simulator.

Many people are really good at staying disciplined and studying every day on their own. They like doing it all themselves and don’t need coaching.

Others like the structure that our Platinum Coaching provides with the daily study plans, the coaching videos, the live Zoom calls, and the ability to ask two licensed architects questions every single day. Remember that every successful person in history had a coach or mentor to help them along the way.

Plus, you can always start out on your own and add coaching later to your subscription.

Upgrade to Platinum Coaching

Get through all of your exams in a year!

We developed our Platinum Coaching when it was clear that ARE5.0 was causing candidates to overthink and second-guess these questions. Using a mentorship approach, we coach you to take an exam every two months and support you along every step.

You can add on Platinum Coaching to any subscription for as little $45/month more. That gets you the daily study plans, the coaching videos, the live Zoom calls, access to our Slack workspace, and support from two licensed architects with over 30 years of experience each. Stop taking this on all by yourself!

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