Individual Online Mentoring Thru the Course & A Year Afterward $1995
Construction managers and beginning project managers learn the basics of project management. Manage a construction project step-by-step with your instructor.
Construction Project Management Basics – Individual Online Instruction
Learn the basics of construction project management by managing a construction project, working privately with an expert project manager. You learn to use real world tools and techniques, not vague academic concepts. You master a step-by-step method for small and medium-size construction projects.
You will be able to plan projects and tasks
- Ask the right question of the boss, owner or customer
- Breakdown what they want into pieces you can manage
- Present the plan to the boss, owner or customer for their approval
You will be able to schedule and assign work to your crews
- Quickly schedule with project software (several choices)
- Accurately estimate work and time to finish as soon as possible
- Make clear assignments that tell your crews what you expect
You will be able to track and report progress
- Spot problems early when they are easier to fix
- Plan your corrective actions
- Give a professional status report to the boss, owner or customer
Construction Project Management Basics Live Meetings & Presentations with Your Mentor
Learn a simple method with templates that you can use on all your construction projects. You will know how to plan, schedule, track and report progress.
You work with your instructor as you manage every step in a project
- Private, customized hands-on training from an expert project manager
- Do assignments when you wish; take up to 1 year to finish
- Get feedback from your instructor within 24 hours & discuss it in private video conferences
- Practice running meetings & presentations live with your instructor
Construction Project Management Basics Online Course Tuition $1,995
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- We have been training project managers for over 25 years
- We are a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)®
- PMI® has approved this course for 30 education hours (PDUs)
- Major universities have approved this course for graduate school credit
- We have had an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for 17 years
- Our staff consists of experienced project managers who have worked more than a decade in various industries
Construction Project Management Basics Modules: What you will learn and how you will practice these skills
Skills & Techniques in Reading & Lectures
1. Define Scope – Learn to ask the right questions of the boss, owner or customer to understand what they want the project to do. Next, learn how to use a strong scope (goal) statement that will avoid uncontrolled changes to the project. Then learn to uncover the major limits on cost and schedule.
2. Gather Requirements – Learn how to ask the boss, owner or customer the right questions to document what they need from the project. Next, link their requirements to the project goals they support. Discover all the requirements so you can address them early in the project.
3. Build Project Plan – Learn to design a plan covering deliverables, resources and project risks. Also make initial estimates of time and cost. Next, identify risks and plan how to avoid them. Build a Power Point slide show of your project plan and then present it to the boss, owner or customer.
4. Then, create a Work Breakdown & Schedule – Learn how to sequence and estimate your tasks using project management software. Then learn how to build a project work breakdown structure (WBS). It details all the deliverables your crews will produce. Next, break down your high-level deliverables into assignments for your crews. Finally, create clear performance expectations for each assignment.
5. Tradeoffs & Critical Path – Learn to develop alternative ways of doing the project by changing the scope, duration, costs and resources. Develop trade-offs between them for the boss, owner or customer to consider. Then optimize your schedule to cut the project’s cost and duration.
6. Conflict Management – Understand five strategies for resolving conflicts and when to apply them. Learn how to use these techniques to lower the impact of conflicts on your project schedule and budget.
7. Tracking & Status – Learn to give the boss, owner or customer accurate forecasts of the project completion date and total costs. Then update your project schedule to show actual results to-date and problems. Finally, use the software to model solutions and forecast the final dates and costs.
Practice in Live Meetings & Presentations
1. Lead a live project planning session with your instructor who plays the roles of the boss, owner or customer. Ask them questions to define a clear scope (goal) for the project that will solve their problems. Then gain their approval of the scope.
2. Next, run a live requirements meeting with each boss, owner or customer (role-played by your instructor). Gather their requirements and define the deliverables each one must produce using those requirements. Finally, learn how to use this information to manage change orders so you make money.
3. Then present your plan & slides to the boss, owner or customer (role-played by your instructor). Outline your approach to the project and give them information on the requirements. Answer their questions about your plan and gain their approval and support.
4. Next, review your schedule with your instructor when you complete the WBS, order of the tasks and the estimates of work and time. Discuss your schedule’s strengths and weaknesses in live meetings with your instructor. Make improvements after each review.
5. Then in a live presentation to the boss, owner or customer (role-played by your instructor), discuss trade-offs between scope, resources, duration and cost to give them options for the project. Handle any objections they may have.
6. Next, watch a video of a conflict between two crew members. Decide the correct technique to manage the conflict and discuss it with your instructor.
7. Last, using status data from your crews, update your schedule, spot problems and develop solutions. Present the status report to the boss, owner or customer (role-played by your instructor) using Power Point slides. Answer their questions.