March 25, 2020


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


VDOT Northern Va. District Office
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Contact Hours



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.

Attendees are requested to bring a laptop PC to class with Microsoft Project (any version) installed.  If you do not have access to Microsoft Project, 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.

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.


8:00 am: Registration

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 Engineering Systems and Environment, home of Civil, Systems, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia. He specializes in transportation systems engineering. Dr. Smith has taught courses in civil engineering design, systems analysis, surveying, construction management, and advanced transportation systems.  He is the founder and director of the Virginia Transportation Project Management Institute (TPMI).

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $75.00
State/Federal: $125.00
Private Industry: $300.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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