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Project Manager Development Program – Module 2: Contract Administration

February 13 @ 7:30 am - February 14 @ 4:30 pm

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This is a 2-day module meeting on February 13 & 14.

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.

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.

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.

Following successful completion of Module 2, participants will have the ability to:

  •      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


February 13 @ 7:30 am
February 14 @ 4:30 pm


Sunstate Equipment
5552 E Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States