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Project Manager Development Program – Module 1: Estimating and Job Costing

January 16, 2019 @ 7:30 am – January 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
4129 E Van Buren St #100
Phoenix, AZ 85008

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This is a 2-day module meeting on Jan. 16 & 17.

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 help early-career project managers gain awareness of how accurate cost information is critical to the success of the company through an understanding of different types of estimates, the link between design, estimating and project costs, and the importance of documentation and formatting.

Following successful completion of Module 1, participants will have the ability to:

  •      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


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