Construction Project Management Basics – #121

Individual Online Instructor-led Course $1995

Learn Construction Project Management Basic Techniques with Online Instruction & Live Practice

This course is for people in the construction industry who want to add project management skills to their “tool box.” 

Construction Project Management Basics – Individual Online Coaching

Master the basic skills by managing a construction project as you work privately with your instructor, an expert construction project manager. You learn real world tools and techniques, not vague academic concepts. Master a proven step-by-step method for managing small and medium-size commercial and residential construction projects. You will know how to plan, schedule,track and report progress.

  • Learn how to plan projects and tasks: Ask the right questions of the boss, owner or customer. Breakdown what they want into pieces you can manage. Present the project plan for their approval.
  • Learn how to schedule and assign tasks: Build a schedule (we teach you how to use project software). Accurately estimate work and time to finish as soon as possible. Make clear assignments that tell your crews and subs what you expect.
  • Learn how to track and report progress: Track progress against the plan. Spot problems early when they are easier to fix. Plan corrective action. Make and present a professional status report to the boss, owner or customer.

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Sample Course Materials

1. Meet the instructor and watch a scope lecture

2. Watch a “Project Manager in Action” video as a construction PM does scope definition. See the wrong way, then the right way

Your instructor guides you through every step in a construction project in live video conferences

  • Private, customized hands-on training with an expert project manager
    • Do assignments when you wish; take up to 1 year to complete the course
    • Get feedback within 24 hours & discuss your assignments in private video conferences
    • Practice running meetings & giving presentations live with your instructor

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Construction Project Management Basics Online Course Tuition $1,995  

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Our Credentials

  • We have been training project managers for over 25 years
  • This course earns 30 education hours (PDUs) from PMI®
  • 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 Course Outline

1. Define the Scope – Reading, Lectures and Videos

  • Define the project objectives: the scope (goal)
  • Use the scope to avoid uncontrolled changes
  • Uncover the limits on cost and schedule

Scope Assignment – Live Scope Meeting with Sponsor 

  • Ask questions of the sponsor (played by your instructor) to define a clear scope
  • Gain their approval of the scope

2. Gather Requirements – Reading, Lectures and Videos

  • Identify all the project stakeholders
  • Learn what the stakeholders need (requirements) from the project
  • Link their requirements to the project scope

Requirements Assignment – Gather Stakeholders’ Requirements in Live Meetings

  • Meet with stakeholders (played by your instructor) to understand requirements
  • Define their deliverables
  • Use this information to manage change requests

3. Build a Project Plan – Reading, Lectures and Videos

  • Plan using deliverables, resources and risks
  • Estimate time and cost
  • Identify risks and plan how to avoid them

Project Software Assignment – Build a Plan and Work Breakdown Structure 

  • Present the plan to the boss and stakeholders (played by your instructor)
  • Answer their questions about the plan and gain their approval/support

4. Create a Schedule – Reading, Lectures and Videos

  • Estimate and sequence the tasks using project software
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Break down deliverables into team assignments

Schedule Assignment – Add Task Sequencing, Estimating and Team Assignments 

  • Review the schedule, WBS, task sequence and estimates with your instructor
  • Make improvements after each review

5. Trade-offs and Critical Path – Reading, Lectures and Videos

  • Develop alternative ways to do the project
  • Change the scope, schedule, costs and resources
  • Use the software to model ways to finish sooner and cut the cost
  • Develop trade-offs for the alternatives

Trade-offs and Critical Path Assignment – Present Trade-offs to the Sponsor in a Live Meeting

  • Discuss the trade-offs with the boss and stakeholders (played by your instructor)
  • Address their objections and reach consensus

6. Manage Conflicts – Reading, Lectures and Videos

  • Understand five strategies for resolving conflicts
  • Use each one to lower the impact on the project schedule and budget

Conflict Assignment – Watch a Video of Team Member Conflict and Resolve It

  • Determine the correct techniques to use for different conflict situations
  • Discuss your decisions with your instructor

7. Track Progress/Report Status – Reading, Lectures and Videos

  • Forecast the completion date and costs
  • Update the schedule to show results to-date
  • Identify problems
  • Use the software to model solutions and forecast final dates and costs

Status Report Assignment – Report Progress and Status in a Live Meeting

  • Update the schedule from team status reports
  • Spot problems and develop solutions
  • Present the status report to the boss and stakeholders (played by your instructor)
  • Answer their questions and address their concerns

How Individual Online Coaching Works: Course Features


Construction Project Management Basics Online Course Tuition $1,995  

Talk to an Advisor 1-303-596-0000

BrochureQuestions?Student CommentsEnroll

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