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

Guidance

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 first 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.

Transportation Scheduling Using P6 – PMD103

This class identifies and applies transportation project schedule management practices using TxDOT scheduling guidance and Primavera P6 software.

Date Location
12/04/19 Fort Worth
12/11/19 Corpus Christi
01/21/20 El Paso
02/04/20 Childress
02/18/20 Houston
03/17/20 Austin - Riverside
04/07/20 Wichita Falls
05/05/20 Bryan
05/19/20 Yoakum
06/02/20 Abilene
10/13/20 Houston

Construction Contract Time Determination for Transportation Projects Using P6 – PMD108

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.

Date Location
12/12/19 Corpus Christi
01/23/20 El Paso
02/06/20 Childress
02/20/20 Houston
03/19/20 Austin - Riverside
04/09/20 Wichita Falls
05/07/20 Bryan
05/21/20 Yoakum
06/04/20 Abilene
10/15/20 Houston

Project Scope Management – PMD120

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.

Date Location
02/11/20 Amarillo
02/18/20 Odessa
03/10/20 Corpus Christi
03/24/20 Paris
04/28/20 Austin - Riverside
05/12/20 Houston
05/26/20 Dallas
06/23/20 Abilene
10/20/20 Houston

Risk-Based Construction Cost Estimating – PMD140

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

Date Location
02/12/20 Amarillo
02/19/20 Odessa
03/11/20 Corpus Christi
03/25/20 Paris
04/29/20 Austin - Riverside
05/13/20 Houston
05/27/20 Dallas
06/24/20 Abilene
10/21/20 Houston

Three-Point Estimating (Time, Quantity, and Cost) – PMD141

The goal of the class is to increase estimating accuracy and consistency. This class will explore time, quantity, and cost estimating utilizing the three-point estimating method through practical application with a series of hands-on exercises.

Date Location
02/12/20 Amarillo
02/19/20 Odessa
03/11/20 Corpus Christi
03/25/20 Paris
04/29/20 Austin - Riverside
05/13/20 Houston
05/27/20 Dallas
06/24/20 Abilene
10/21/20 Houston

Project Scope Management – PMD151

Transportation Project Risk Management students will develop, identify, analyze, manage, and communicate a transportation project risk management plan throughout the project life cycle.

Date Location
02/12/20 Amarillo
02/19/20 Odessa
03/11/20 Corpus Christi
03/25/20 Paris
04/29/20 Austin - Riverside
05/13/20 Houston
05/27/20 Dallas
06/24/20 Abilene
10/21/20 Houston

Transportation Project Management at TxDOT – PMD300

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 to apply to daily activities.

Date Location
02/13/20 Amarillo
02/20/20 Odessa
03/12/20 Corpus Christi
03/26/20 Paris
04/14/20 Lubbock
04/30/20 Austin - Riverside
05/14/20 Houston
05/28/20 Dallas
06/25/20 Abilene
10/22/20 Houston

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(512) 416-3333
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