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Overview

The Project and Portfolio Management section helps project managers and team members grow their project management skills through training, role modeling, and mentoring support.

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Training

The PPM Project Management Training Program offers instructor led classroom training focused on assisting project managers and project teams to deliver successful projects.

While TxDOT employees have top priority in enrolling in courses, consultants and contractors are welcome to register for classes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Certification for course completion is not offered to external attendees.

Target audience

  • Existing and developing project managers.
  • Project team members, engineers, and supporting technical staff.
  • Anyone who leads projects or supporting tasks.

Registration

Registration begins 30-45 days before the course start date, if seats are available. See timeline.

  1. Complete an out-of-agency registration form.
  2. A confirmation email will be sent if seats are available.

Do not attend the class unless you have received a confirmation. Please call the training helpline for assistance at 512-416-2000.

Cost

There is no fee associated with these classes.

Cancellations

If a course or seat reservation is cancelled, an email notification will be sent, and you will be placed on a waiting list for the next course.

We reserve the right to cancel your reservation for any reason, including:

  • Low attendance.
  • To accommodate our internal training needs. Reservations may be canceled up to one week before a course start date and are canceled starting from the last-reserved seat.

Course schedule

Upcoming courses are listed below.

Note: Non-TxDOT participants will not be able to access TxDOT’s Primavera P6 software during class due to security protocols. The portion of the class where students interact with the software will be demonstration only for Non-TxDOT participants.

Staff at materials test workshop
Transportation Scheduling Using P6

This interactive class teaches students how to identify and apply transportation project schedule management practices using TxDOT scheduling guidance materials and Primavera P6 software.

Crew reviewing road site plan
Construction Contract Time Determination for Transportation Projects Using P6

This interactive class teaches students how to create accurate and reasonable contract time determination schedules considering specific project constraints during a project’s development phase utilizing Primavera P6 software.

Staff at construction site
Construction Schedule Review for Transportation Projects Using P6

This interactive class teaches students how to apply best practices in order to analyze and understand critical path method construction schedules and their specifications. The class demonstrations use both hardcopy and softcopy schedules from Primavera P6 software.

Pennybacker Bridge in Austin Texas
Project Scope Management

This interactive class will use case studies and exercises to explore how to define project scope, collect requirements, verify scope, and control scope throughout the project life cycle.

High Five Interchange Dallas Texas
Construction Cost Estimating

This course builds upon construction cost estimating best practices and techniques to assess risks in contingencies. Attendees will gain an understanding of the Risk–Based Construction Cost Estimating tool kit, framework, and process.

Bridge implosion at US 183
Transportation Project Risk Management

This interactive class will allow for students to develop, identify, analyze, manage, and communicate a transportation project risk management plan throughout the project life cycle by looking at case studies and exercises.

Staff planning meeting at Corpus Christi Port
Transportation Project Management at TxDOT

This class explores day-to-day project management activities to deliver successful transportation projects. Using a series of class exercises, students will work through realistic, applicable exercises to learn project management tools and techniques.

Space shuttle on a barge passing underneath a bridge
Introduction to Program and Portfolio Management at TxDOT

This course covers relationships between project management, program management, and portfolio management at TxDOT.  The content is based upon both PMI industry standards and TxDOT best practices.  Participants should have project management experience.