When

November 29, 2018

Location

Peninsula Higher Education Center
Old Dominion University
600 Butler Farm Rd.  Suite 2200
Hampton, VA 23666

Contact Hours

6.8

Description

The ability to effectively develop and use schedules is fundamental to sound project management.  This class will introduce participants to the schedule development process, and also to the use of project schedules for project control purposes. Participants will gain hands-on experience with common project management practices to reinforce key concepts.

This course will introduce participants to the basic concepts, challenges, and best practices with establishing and managing a project schedule.  This course will provide participants with an overview of: 1) fundamentals of project scheduling, 2) the process of developing project schedules, 3) establishing a critical path, 4) potential risks impacting schedules, 5) project controls, 6) managing project schedules.

Agenda

8:15     Course Introduction

8:45     Project Scheduling Overview & Fundamentals

9:15     Critical Path Method (CPM)

10:00   Break

10:15   Exercise – Establishing a Project’s Critical Path

11:00   Developing and Reviewing Project Schedules

12:00   Lunch

12:30   Analyzing Project Schedules & Applying Controls

1:30     Exercise – Developing a Project’s Schedule

2:30     Break

2:45     Managing Project Schedules – Updates, Risks & Delays

3:45     Course Summary

4:00     Adjourn

Instructor

Jon Obenberger

Jon Obenberger is lecturer for the University of Virginia’s Transportation Training Academy and the Transportation Project Management Institute (TPMI).  Dr. Obenberger has 25 years of experience with leading programs, policy initiatives, projects, and day-to-day activities related to the planning, design, and operation of highways and local streets for local, regional, state, and Federal agencies.  Dr. Obenberger serves on numerous national committees and task forces.  He is the secretary of the AASHTO Preconstruction Engineering Management Technical Committee.  Dr. Obenberger is also the secretary of the Freeway Operations Committee and member of the Active Traffic Management Task Force of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

 

Dr. Obenberger is also the Preconstruction Team Leader in the Office of Program Administration for the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Infrastructure in Washington, D.C.  In this position Dr.  Obenberger leads a wide variety of initiatives aimed at advancing design practices nationally, FHWA’s design discipline, and the efficiency and effectiveness of FHWA’s stewardship and oversight of the delivery of the Federal-aid highway program.  Dr. Obenberger earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech.  He is a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin.

Who Should Attend

State, local agency, contractor, Metropolitan Planning Organization, road authority, and academic staff who are responsible for or participate in developing, managing, or approving the scope and schedules for highway improvement project feasibility studies, projects, and other type of projects on the surface transportation system.

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

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