2020 Project Manager Development Program

The ABA Project Manager Development Program is 10-day course taught over a 6-mos. period that takes 80-hours to complete. Class meets on the following Wednesdays & Thursdays from 7:30am – 4:30pm.
JANUARY 15 & 16, 2020 | FEBRUARY 26 & 27, 2020
APRIL 15 & 16, 2020 | MAY 20 & 21, 2020 | JUNE 17 & 18, 2020

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WHAT IS THE PROJECT MANAGER DEVELOPMENT FORUM?



The Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) for early-career project managers or those looking to move into such a role, is a five-module program that covers the essentials of project management and provides a solid foundation for long-term career development. The curriculum for this course comes from the Associated General Contractors of America and a certificate of completion from the AGC will be given to all students completing all five modules. Class size is limited to 40 participants.

The program is offered annually by the ABA in order to teach a new generation of project managers the essential skills to ensure project success. PMDP participants are likely to have various titles depending on the kind of work they perform, the geographical location of their projects, and the size of their company. They may have titles such as assistant project manager, project manager, field engineer, project engineer, project administrator, etc. They may have experience as estimators, field personnel, project assistants, or office managers, and they may work in the heavy and highway sector, the commercial building sector, or in residential construction. They will most likely be early in their careers, have some post-high-school education, and less than two years of project-related experience.


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PMDP is a nationally recognized training standard. Individuals who complete all five PMDP courses will receive an AGC Project Manager Development Program Certificate of Completion


The Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) for early-career project managers or those looking to move into such a role, is a five-module program that covers the essentials of project management and provides a solid foundation for long-term career development.

The curriculum for this course comes from the Associated General Contractors of America and a certificate of completion from the AGC will be given to all students completing all five modules. The program is offered annually by the ABA in order to teach a new generation of project managers the essential skills to ensure project success.

PMDP participants are likely to have various titles depending on the kind of work they perform, the geographical location of their projects, and the size of their company. They may have titles such as assistant project manager, project manager, field engineer, project engineer, project administrator, etc. They may have experience as estimators, field personnel, project assistants, or office managers, and they may work in the heavy and highway sector, the commercial building sector, or in residential construction. They will most likely be early in their careers, have some post-high-school education, and less than two years of project-related experience.
The five-course program includes the following and takes 80-hours to complete:

  • Module 1: Estimating and Job Costing-Jan. 15 & 16, 2020

  • Module 2: Contract Administration – Feb. 26 & 27, 2020

  • Module 3: Project Administration – April 15 & 16, 2020

  • Module 4: Risk Management – May 20 & 21, 2020

  • Module 5: Leadership – June 17 & 18, 2020


This course will provide an understanding of how basic contracts are structured, how different types of contracts are used, and how project documentation relates to effective contracting for early-career project managers.


Module 1:
Estimating and Job Costing

  • Identify the importance of an estimate

  • Explain the different types of estimates

  • Identify the importance of good documentation and consistent formatting

  • Discuss how accurate cost information is critical to the success of the company

  • Explain the link between design, estimating, and project costs

  • Describe how equipment costs are developed and integrated into the estimate

  • Describe how work by others is included in the estimate

  • Discuss how general costs and overhead not assignable to a specific task are included in the estimate

Module 2:
Contract Administration

  • Discuss how basic contracts are structured, the different types of contracts used in construction projects, and how project documentation relates to effective contracting

  • Identify important contract law and language and how they are related to project risk

  • Distinguish between agent and independent contracts, torts and contractual liability cases, and the difference between criminal and civil proceedings

  • Identify how different project delivery methods use different contracting strategies

  • Describe the process for contract amendments, changes, extensions, and final terms

  • Defend the importance of dispute resolution and good-faith negotiation in resolving contract disputes

  • Distinguish between partial and material breaches and understanding the significance of termination, bankruptcy, and breach of contract claims

Module 3:
Project Administration

  • Discuss how pre-project planning affects the potential success of a project

  • Identify the different areas of planning for the construction phase of a project

  • Describe how building codes, permits, reviews, and inspections have the potential to impact a construction project

  • Identify the importance of scheduling, including the importance of purchasing long-lead items

  • Describe the basics of the Uniform Commercial Code and material handling risks

  • Discuss the importance of document control, including submittals, RFIs, and shop drawings

  • Explain the importance of project closeout and warranty management

Module 4:
Risk Management

  • Explain how risk changes over the different phases of a project

  • Discuss the types and sources of risk in the construction phase of a project

  • Identify techniques for managing risk, specifically risks that are the contractor’s primary responsibility

  • Describe how the scope and nature of risk management may vary based on project contracting method

  • Identify the importance of warranty periods and liability tails

  • Discuss the basics of insurance and bonding

  • Explain the importance of documentation in controlling risk

  • Describe how quality control/quality assurance plans help mitigate performance risk

  • Identify the risks created through drug use, sexual harassment, and discrimination

  • Explain how risk and profit are related

  • Describe how different parties view risk on a project

Module 5:
Leadership

  • Identify the difference between leading and managing

  • Describe the importance of communication in effective leadership

  • Use techniques for motivating team members and negotiating solutions

  • Explain ethical standards and professional responsibilities

  • Defend the importance of teamwork

  • Identify the basics of leadership tasks

  • Recognize the role of the human resource function in organizations

  • Identify coaching and mentoring opportunities

  • Describe the importance of marketing and leaving customers satisfied through successful project closeout

  • Explain how to effectively manage change

  • Describe how to achieve a healthy balance between work and family

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