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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) Unit 2: Initiating and Planning (Part 1) - 4/25/24

Start Date: 4/25/2024 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 4/25/2024 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 and receive a discount by using the
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  Per Unit Full Program (Units 1-5)
Member $350 $1750
Non-Member $550 $2750

Who Should Attend:  The Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) is for early-career project managers or those looking to move into such a role.  Professionals with less than two years of project-related experience in the commercial construction industry, experienced construction specialists considering a career move into a PM role, and individuals working in companies that have adopted a team-based management structure for projects.


Unit 2 Overview:  This unit focuses on the first 2 process groups of Project Management: Initiating and Planning. This unit introduces the Initiation process group of Project Management. The instructor will cover the types of stakeholders involved in a construction project, from initiation to completion. The process of defining the project objectives, creating the Project Charter, and choosing an appropriate project delivery system will be reviewed. This unit also defines the concept of Project Scope. Instructors explore the purpose of the Project Scope and how it impacts the project during the entire project life cycle. The remainder of this unit focuses on the Planning process group of Project Management. This unit covers the elements of a Project Management Plan in detail. Project Managers learn how to develop a schedule for a construction project.

Course objectives include:

  • Define the five process groups in Project Management
  • Identify the stakeholders participating in a construction project
  • Determine the project objectives
  • Explain the purpose of the project scope
  • Identify the impact of scope creep during a project
  • Speculate how environmental and sustainability considerations can impact the project scope
  • Discuss the importance of a Project Plan to the success of a construction project
  • Discuss the differences between planning and scheduling
  • Identify the components of a project schedule using the known timeframe and factors associated with a construction project
  • List the documents included in a Project Plan
Unit 2 – Jon Wood, General Superintendent with Barton Malow 

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

Register for all 5 Units by using the
Full Program Registration button.

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: 4/23/2024 12:00 PM

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