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Project Management Training Program

The Project Management training program is intended for WSDOT staff participating in projects and/or activities associated with the WSDOT Capital Program. Project management training benefits anyone managing or participating on a project team. PMRS application training is intended for personnel whose responsibilities require the use of the PMRS tools as part of project development or delivery. Elearning courses will soon be available to anyone who is interested in learning more about project management or PMRS. 

Project Management Training

WSDOT Project Management Process

This course provides participants the opportunity to learn basic skills and tools for the application of the WSDOT Project Management processes to enhance the effective delivery of projects. Through lectures, class discussion, and exercises - using an actual project - participants will learn a number of critical project management factors including project initiation, team building, inclusion of customers in the project delivery process, the importance of schedules and project management plans, measuring success, managing change.

Scheduling Basics

This course provides students with an overview of the Project Management process and utilizes team exercises in which students work together to create project schedules. Schedules are developed without benefit of a computer in order to provide students with the basic foundation of critical path method (CPM) scheduling. Students will define task durations, identify task relationships, and assign resources. Students will create a simple project network and Gantt chart.

Advanced Project Management

This course provides participants an introduction to advanced project management tools including conflict resolution, calculating percent complete, earned value, balancing resources and monitoring and controlling risks and change.

Introduction to Cost Estimating

This course offers guidance on how to prepare estimates. The purpose of the course is to provide approaches to improve consistency and accuracy of cost estimates with the objective of increasing the knowledge and understanding of the cost estimating process and how this process is applied in the context of WSDOT project management and delivery.


Project Management Academy (PMA)

The Project Management Academy (PMA) is not scheduled at this time. Keep an eye on this website as we transition this event to E-learning courses. The PMA was developed as a collaborative effort between WSDOT and consultant subject matter experts, with the following Mission and Business Purpose:


Strengthen the project management skills of the WSDOT's management, engineering, technical, construction and support personnel in delivering Washington State's construction programs on schedule, within budget and within scope. Enhance continued professional growth of these WSDOT staff through development and implementation of a statewide venue of structured classes, case studies, shared experiences, informal discussions and open forums focusing on requisite project management competencies, techniques and tools.

Business Purpose

Improve delivery of Washington State's transportation projects in accordance with the objectives of Executive Order 1032.01 and Executive Order 1042.00, dated July 1, 2008. Implement a program to attract, develop and retain qualified project and program management personnel for WSDOT.



PMRS Tools Application Training

Introduction to PMRS P6 Scheduler

A hands on overview of the features and functions provided by Primavera P6 Scheduler. This class focuses on schedule and budget activities.

Introduction to Primavera Contract Manager

An overview of the features and functions provided by Primavera Contract Manager.

Introduction to Primavera P6 Web Access

This course provides instruction to utilize Primavera's web based application interface. This class will focus on managerial analysis of project data and the needs of specialty groups.

Introduction to Electronic Content Management (ECM)

This class provides an introduction to the WSDOT ECM system. this class will focus on tool navigation, document viewing and editing, document reservation, data management, searching and notifications.