January 17, 2018
VDOT Northern Va. District Office
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Whether involved in planning, design, construction, maintenance, operations, environmental studies, or business support, transportation professionals frequently find themselves in the role of project manager. Regardless of the type of project, knowledge of project management terminology, concepts, and the tools available to monitor and control project phases can be the difference between success and failure. The objective of Project Management for the Transportation Professional is to introduce and demonstrate essential processes and tools needed to successfully manage projects. The course will focus on the basics of project planning, project control, and leadership. Students will have the opportunity to apply principles discussed in class through a transportation case study.
Attendees are requested to bring a laptop PC to class with Microsoft Project (any version) installed.
Just a reminder that this is a hands-on course and you will work with Project Management software to build resource-loaded schedules for example projects. Ideally, you will come to the class with Microsoft Project already installed on your laptop. If this is an issue in terms of cost, you may also install the open source alternative “ProjectLibre” on your computers (paste www.projectlibre.org into the address bar). This is a free alternative to Microsoft Project and will work fine for this class.
8:00 am: Registration (Continental Breakfast)
8:15 am: Introduction: Project Management Fundamentals
10:00 am: Morning break
10:15 am: Project Planning: Scheduling, estimating, resource planning
12:00 Noon: Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm: Project Planning Software – Hands-on Exercises
2:00 pm: Project Control
2:30 pm: Afternoon Break
2:45 pm: Leading the Project Team
4:00 pm: Adjourn
Brian L. Smith
Dr. Brian L. Smith, P.E. is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He specializes in transportation systems engineering. His research focuses on intelligent transportation systems (ITS), particularly in advanced transportation management & information technology applications. Dr. Smith is an ASCE Fellow, and recipient of the ASCE Huber Research Prize, the CUTC-ARTBA New Faculty Member Award, the NSF CAREER award, an Eno Transportation Leadership Fellow, and a 2001-2002 University of Virginia Teaching Fellow. He is the author of a chapter on transportation Management in the text “Intelligent Transportation Primer.” Dr. Smith serves on numerous national committees and task forces. Dr. Smith is an associate editor of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering and sits on the editorial board of Transportation Research, Part C.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
Local Government: $75.00
Private Industry: $300.00
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Special Registration Instructions for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT employees must register through the VDOT Virtual Campus. Registration fees and related expenses for all VDOT employees will be paid from the VDOT Learning Services Center budget. Registrants should contact their District Training Coordinator or the VDOT Learning Services Center (Central Office employees) for instructions on how to seek reimbursement for travel expenses.
Due to current travel restrictions, VDOT employees are strongly encouraged to attend U. Va. TTA workshops on a day trip basis. Overnight travel requires permission from your District Administrator or Chief -- and in some cases higher levels of authority. If you require overnight lodging to attend a U. Va. TTA workshop, consult with your supervisor, District Training Coordinator, or VDOT Learning Services Center on travel approval procedures.