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Project Manager Development Program – Module 3: Project Administration

April 10 @ 7:30 am - April 11 @ 4:30 pm

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This is a 2-day module meeting on April 10 & 11.

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 assist early-career project managers in identifying the role pre-planning has in affecting the success of a project and furthering their understanding of the different areas of planning for the construction phase of the project.

Following successful completion of Module 3, participants will have the ability to:

  •      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



Kitchell Construction
1707 E Highland Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016 United States