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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) Unit 1: Introduction to Project Management - 4/11/24

Start Date: 4/11/2024 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 4/11/2024 4:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: AGCVA Training & Development Center

11950 Nuckols Road
Glen Allen, VA  United States  23059

Organization Name: AGCVA

Jennifer Gray
Email: jennifer@agcva.org
Phone: (804) 364-5504 x210

Register for all 5 Units by using the
Full Program Registration button.
  Per Unit Full Program (Units 1-5)
Member $350 $1750
Non-Member $550 $2750

Who Should Attend:
PMDP is designed for early-career project managers and those looking to move into such a role. Professionals with less than two years of project-related experience in the commercial construction industry will benefit most from participating in this program. Experienced construction specialists who may be considering a career move into project management will also benefit by participating, as will individuals working in companies that have adopted a team-based management structure for their projects.  This program covers the basics of project management and provides participants the essential skills to advance their careers as project managers.

Completion Certificate awarded after attending all 5 units.

Hard Copy of curriculum offered, digital version available upon request.
Unit 1 Overview:  The class will discuss that a successful PM must be competent and efficiently model specific soft and technical skills. Each of these skills are defined and examples provided to highlight the skill’s purpose and its proper implementation during a project. Unit 1 will also provide a high-level overview of construction law, highlighting specific terms, and the PM’s responsibilities. Additionally, there will be an introduction and emphasis on project safety.
Topics and objectives include:
  • The five process groups in Project Management
  • Discuss the importance of time management and work/life balance
  • Project Managers’ role and responsibilities in the construction industry
  • The importance of consistent implementation of personnel management policies
  • Identify the soft skills critical to the Project Manager role
  • Summarize the value of communication and ethics
  • Discuss the importance of leadership and teamwork
  • Explain why a Project Manager must be an effective problem solver
  • Identify the technical skills critical to the Project Manager role
  • Explain why the Project Manager must proficiently use computer software
  • Identify the need for building codes and permits
  • Describe the impact of Construction Law on the Project Manager’s roles and responsibilities
  • Define the terms commonly used in Construction Law
  • Discuss the importance of project safety and risk
  • Identify State and Federal construction industry safety laws
  • Identify the four most common types of project delivery systems
  • Explain the purpose of an Estimate during project planning
  • Explain the difference between quality assurance and quality control
  • Describe the Project Manager’s role in documenting progress throughout the project
 Kim Gibson, Senior Project Manager with W M Jordan 

Full Course Objectives:  Brochure Located Here 

PMDP is a nationally recognized training standard.
Individuals who complete all five PMDP courses will receive an AGC Project Manager Development Program Certificate of Completion.

Full Project Manager Development
Program Schedule
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Unit 1: Introduction to Project Management April 11
Unit 2: Initiating and Planning (Part 1) April 25
Unit 3: Initiating and Planning (Part 2) May 9
Unit 4: Executing May 23
Unit 5: Monitoring and Controlling and Project Closeout June 6

The 40-hour, five-unit program covers the basics of project management and provides tactics and strategies for ensuring project success.  The program covers the essentials of project management and provides a solid foundation for long-term career development. 


All cancelations within 24 hours of class will be subject to a $50 cancelation fee. 

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 4/9/2024 5:00 PM

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