Introduction to Project Management - The Institute for Public-Private Partnerships® a Tetra Tech Company


Introduction to Project Management

Location: Online Learning
Tuition: $1,000
CEUs: 1.0

Course Description

This course provides students with essential exposure to the tasks and challenges of public-private partnership (PPP) project managers—those responsible for the vital functions of managing or overseeing PPPs throughout the construction phase.

PPPs are typically large-scale, complex infrastructure projects. Due to their scale, managing PPPs can be a real challenge. Therefore, project management competencies are essential for effective partnering, efficient delivery of the desired assets, and upholding a PPP’s value for money.

During construction, governments must set up a proper PPP monitoring system to understand the project issues and show the private partner that the owner is an informed and vigilant counterparty.

This course explores the fundamentals of waterfall project management (i.e., the linear and sequential approach), including the tools, processes, and planning skills required by both government and private organizations. This course aligns with the Project Management Institute’s PMI® standards and the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK® V6).

Through live webinar presentations with Q&A, virtual discussions, and self-paced learning, participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to manage PPP projects throughout the construction phase.

Learning Outcomes

Through successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with project management terminology and concepts
  • Assess constraints and tradeoffs between scope, time, and cost management
  • Recognize project baselining and performance measurement practices to enable you to oversee project managers who direct PPP construction projects effectively
  • Participate in complex integrated change control and management processes to ensure that the needs of the government and construction contractor are adequately addressed

Who Will Benefit

The course is designed for public officials and private-sector professionals who understand fundamental public-private partnership concepts and now seek to manage such projects.

  • Members of government contract management teams involved in overseeing construction of PPP projects and ensuring that the private partner performs its obligations to deliver and commission the assets
  • Independent engineers hired to act as a first instance arbitrator between the contractor, the employer, and the concession company
  • Contractor and subcontractor project managers delivering and commissioning various components of the PPP project
  • Prospective project managers of PPP infrastructure projects
  • Teams from national, provincial, federal, state, and municipal governments
  • Construction and engineering professionals interested in working in PPPs
  • Staff of international donor organizations

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