Project Management- Pre-Construction Phase for AK DOT
Virtual via Zoom
Oct 19 - Oct 28 8 AM - Noon
Zoom links for each session will be provided. All sessions will be recorded. A link to the cloud-based recording will be provided after the conclusion of each half-day session.
This course meets every other day. The dates are Oct 19, 21, 24, 26 & 28.
0 seats available for State (DOT)
Larry Bennett, Bennett Engineering Dr. Robert Perkins, Ph.D.,P.E., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
This course will build on the General or Introduction to Project Management Course by focusing on the Preconstruction Phase. The basic concept of the triple constraints of scope, schedule, and budget will be clarified for projects subject to regulations and procedures of the funding agency, often the FHWA. These regulations and procedures result in milestones and approvals that constrain the schedule. The course will follow the usual project management sequence of initiation, planning, executing and closing and will combine lectures, ADOT experts, and student in-class activities. The course, which will be presented in five, four-hour sessions, will cover the cost and schedule implications of many of the topics in Chapter 4 of the Alaska Highway Preconstruction Manual - Project Development Process.
Student in-class activities include the development of a Project 4 Management Plan, preparing a scoping memo, evaluating the impacts of changes to the approval and development process, analysis of a preconstruction schedule and risks. Several of the topics and exercises will improve communications skills.
Objectives / Topics
Students completing the course will:
Understand the preconstruction process from the standpoint of project management
Understand the relationship of scope, schedule, and budget to the FHWA funding and approval process
Be able to develop a Project Management Plan that accounts for constraints and coordination with consultants and in-house specialists
Understand the impact of changes on the project
Be able to communicate management of scope, schedule, and budget with others, both inside and outside the project team.
This class series is for DOT staff only
A General or Introduction to Project Management course should have already been completed
The course will be delivered via Zoom synchronous distance technology. All sessions will be recorded. Zoom links for each session will be provided. A link to the cloud-based recording will be provided after the conclusion of each half-day session.
Class size is limited to 20 people for instructional integrity.