1 PADBEUNIVERSITY Training Reimbursement Program PMCentersUSA Project Management Master s Certificate Track PRESENTED BY PMCentersUSA Michael Baker Corporation & The Pennsylvania DBE Supportive Services Center (VERSION )
2 Participating Organizations PMCentersUSA Michael Baker Corporation DBE Supportive Services Center PMCentersUSA: 634 Alpha Drive Pittsburgh, PA (888) Fax (412) DBE Supportive Services Center: 1837 University Circle Cheyney, PA (877) Penn-DBE Fax (610)
3 Today s Presenters PA DBE Supportive Services Center Kyron Robinson Program Director, DBE Supportive Services Center Michael Baker Corporation PMCentersUSA Steven F. Wilson, PMP, PE Vice President of Pittsburgh Transportation, Michael Baker Joseph A. Lukas, PMP, PE, CCE Vice President, PMCentersUSA
4 Webinar Topics PA DBE Training Reimbursement Program Overview Michael Baker Utilization of Project Management PMCentersUSA Virtual Training Program Questions & Answers
5 PA DBE Supportive Services Center A Joint Initiative of Cheyney University & PA Dept. of Transportation (PennDOT) The mission of the DBE Supportive Services Center is: to provide training and consulting services that will enable highway applicable DBE s to acquire the proficiency, expertise and experience necessary to compete, on an equal basis, with non-dbe s for federally assisted PennDOT contracts and subcontracts.
6 PA DBE University Training Reimbursement Program Overview The Program Objective is to identify trainings to help DBEs Who is eligible for reimbursement Two main criteria: 1) Current Certified DBE by PAUCP (PA Unified Certification Program) 2) Current Registered PennDOT Business Partner Challenges DBE s face in securing and delivering PennDOT Projects Resource Management Creating Accurate Estimates Identifying Potential Problems Keeping Pace & Creating Work Schedules
7 PA DBE University Training Reimbursement Program Overview PA DBE University Courses & Providers The PA DBE University program gathers courses and provides access to trainings and materials from the types of agencies and centers listed below. PMCentersUSA s PA DBE University Training Page Federal & State DOT Resources Industry Associations & Organizations Business Development Centers Training Organizations PMCentersUSA
8 PA DBE University Training Reimbursement Program Overview Why PMCentersUSA has been selected by PennDOT as an Approved Training Provider. PMCentersUSA and the Project Management Master s Certificate Track was approved by PennDOT and found to be beneficial to firms pursuing PennDOT highway projects. Why project management is important to PennDOT. Impacting the success of a construction project. Effective project management can help DBEs identify deficiencies in resources before they occur. Next we will hear from Steven Wilson of Michael Baker Corp.
9 Michael Baker Corporation
10 Baker Facts Founded in 1940 as an Engineering and Surveying Firm Provides Professional Engineering, Architectural, and Construction Services Consistently Ranked by Engineering News-Record in the Top 10% of Professional Design Services Firms One of PennDOT s largest consultants Over 2,900 Employees in More Than 90 Office Locations Across the Country Headquartered in Pittsburgh
11 The Importance of Project Management At Baker, excellent Project Managers are critical to the growth, the success the very survival of the enterprise Baker Project Excellence Series
12 Baker s Program Objectives Improve project performance Exceptional project management Consistency and efficiency Central repository for forms and information Standard approach for managing any project Required, but scalable 12
13 Baker s internal Project Management Training Baker Way Training PMP Training
14 How and Why Baker selects subcontractors
15 Why a PennDOT contractor should utilize project management best practices Exceptional project management Consistency and efficiency Improved project performance Repeat work!
17 PMCentersUSA Virtual Project Management Training Program Company Overview Class format (virtual instructor-led) PennDOT Approved PA DBE University Training Provider Project Management Master s Certificate Program Class Overviews (7 courses) Class Schedule Registration
18 Company Overview Core competencies in project management, business analysis and business process training and consulting Affiliations with major university business schools Offers public, private, virtual and online training options Pittsburgh based WBE small business concern
19 Accreditations and Affiliations PMI Charter Global R.E.P. IIBA Endorsed Education Provider PMI Professional Development Provider Award PMI Fellow Award 2004 Walter Bowman (Founder) Currently leading the ISO North American PM initiative Professional Development Units (PDUs) awarded for project management courses
20 Business Value of Project Management Improved predictability of results Early identification of problems Improved estimating Optimization of time, cost and resources Enhanced decision-making Enhanced client satisfaction Reduction of risks of overruns and delays Improved communications More accurate identification of status and projections Increase your competitive edge
21 Project Management Master s Certificate Program PennDOT Approved DBE Training Program Consists of 7 Project Management Classes Focus on Scheduling, Cost Management and Earned Value Analysis Offers 74 PDUs Delivered live and online via an instructor-led virtual classroom Earn a Master s Certificate in Project Management
22 PennDOT Approved Classes Project Scope & Quality Management Project Schedule & Cost Management Project Risk & Contract Management Effective Scheduling Techniques MS Project Advanced Scheduling Techniques Turning Around Problem Projects Effective Use of Earned Value Analysis
23 Project Scope and Quality Management 4 Evening Sessions Classes Conducted 6:30pm to 9:30pm EST Course Features: Develop a concise project charter and project plan Control project scope and avoid scope creep Common models of quality management Quality tools, principals and quality control Professional responsibility and ethics in project management
24 Project Schedule and Cost Management 4 Evening Sessions Classes Conducted 6:30pm to 9:30pm EST Course Features: Develop and calculate project schedules Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Develop and use PERT and CPM analysis Develop and manage time-phased project budgets Predict future project performance based on historical data
25 Project Risk & Contract Management 4 Evening Sessions Classes Conducted 6:30pm to 9:30pm EST Course Features: Identify, manage and minimize risks using proven processes Assess the impact and probability of risk factors Administer contracts effectively Project contract processes and components Contract concepts, negotiations and management
26 Effective Use of Earned Value Analysis 4 Evening Sessions Classes Conducted 6:30pm to 9:30pm EST Course Features: Techniques and best practices in using earned value on projects Measuring project performance is important Terminology, calculations, status and reporting used in EVA Integrating project plans, WBS, budget, schedule and PV curve Performance reporting techniques to determine progress for project activities Determining estimate-at-completion for project using EV data
27 Turning Around Problem Projects 4 Evening Sessions Classes Conducted 6:30pm to 9:30pm EST Course Features: Identification, Assessment and Recovery Techniques for the Successful Turnaround of Problem Projects Recognize classical symptoms of problem projects Determine the root cause of problems Implement Critical Steps to Initiate Turnaround Successfully use Systematic and Creative Resolution Techniques Know when and how to terminate doomed projects Implement Problem Prevention Techniques
28 Effective Scheduling Techniques 2 Evening Sessions Classes Conducted 6:30pm to 9:30pm EST Course Features: Effective use Precedence Diagramming and the Critical Path Method Types of tasks and task relationships The proper use of constraints Relationships between duration, work and availability, and how picking the task type effects schedule calculations Using good scheduling practices to avoid the most common scheduling mistakes De-bugging a project schedule Procedures that should be followed when preparing a project schedule
29 MS Project Advanced Scheduling Techniques 2 Evening Sessions Classes Conducted 6:30pm to 9:30pm EST Course Features: Keeping a schedule on track utilizing best practices Preparing different types of schedules Schedule logic Fine-tuning resource assignment details Troubleshooting time, cost, resource and scope issues
30 Virtual Training Platform Live, Online Instructor-Led Short Evening Classes No Travel Costs Live Interaction Convenience Virtual Project Management Training State Funded June 26, 2008
31 Spring 2011 PennDOT Project Management Course Schedule Classes conducted Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST Courses PDs/CDUs/PDUs Dates Project Scope and Quality Management 12 March 22, 24, 29, and 31, 2011 Project Schedule and Cost Management 12 April 12, 14, 19, and 21, 2011 Project Risk and Contract Management 12 May 3, 5, 10, and 12, 2011 Effective Scheduling Techniques 7 May 17 and 19, 2011 MS Project Advanced Scheduling Techniques 7 May 31, and June 2, 2011 Turning Around Problem Projects 12 June 7, 9, 14, and 16, 2011 Effective Use of Earned-Value Analysis 12 June 21, 23, 28 and 30, 2011
33 PA DBE University Registration & Reimbursement Firms must submit the following form for participate in PA DBE University Firms must submit the following for reimbursement: 1. Participation Agreement 2. Reimbursement Request 3. Proof of Payment to Training Provider 4. Proof of Training/Course Completion 5. Training/Course Satisfaction Survey Note: Training/Course must have occurred after June 18, Click image to download PA DBE University Participation Agreement Click image to download full Program Catalogue PA DBE University Reimbursement Request
34 ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? If you would like more details, please contact us: For more questions related to PA DBE University Training Reimbursement Program, please contact: DBE Supportive Services Center: Phone: (877) Penn-DBE or (610) Website: For more questions related to the PMCentersUSA Project Management Master s Certificate Track, please contact: PMCentersUSA: Phone: (888) Website: PA DBE Univ. Approved Provider Page:
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