PM 103 – Construction Sector Project Management PM Tools & Techniques

Workshop Description

Project Management Tools & Techniques for the Construction Sector provides the fundamentals of project management based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards and guidelines.

This workshop is a comprehensive overview of construction sector project management techniques so you can effectively plan, manage, and control projects. Theory and practical examples of these methodologies are provided in an interactive format. You gain skills that you can apply immediately on the job.

This workshop prepares students for more advanced project management workshops and also for project management certification preparation programs, including Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification preparation workshops (PM 400 and PM 402).

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to understand and apply project management techniques to their current and future projects. They should also be able to effectively manage projects and achieve immediate improvements on project performance.

Download a PDF version of the course outline (106KB PDF).


2 day workshop

What You Learn

Master basic project management skills, techniques, and methodologies that enable you to

  • Prioritize your projects and workload
  • Create SMART project goals
  • Establish a comprehensive project plan following the Project Management Framework based on PMI standards
  • Recruit and manage high performing teams
  • Identify and agree on realistic client/customer requirements
  • Create a work breakdown structure that makes your projects easier to manage
  • Establish reliable project budgets and schedules
  • Implement project tracking techniques
  • Create effective strategies to control the project budget, schedule, and quality

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for new and experienced construction sector project managers without formal project management, developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, owners, and consultants.


There is no prerequisite for this course.

Participants Receive

  • Two full days of instruction
  • Comprehensive PM reference binder
  • Certificate of completion
  • Project manager’s toolkit

Professional Development Credits

Participants earn

  • 15 hrs of approved project management education credits towards new applications for PMP® and CAPM® Certification from PMI.
  • 15 PDU, professional development credits towards maintain PMP® credentials.
  • 2 Gold Seal Credits

The Instructors

Each instructor is a working project management professional. We employ senior project managers that bring a wealth of practical experience to every workshop.

Topics Covered

  • Project planning
  • Agreement on the requirements
  • Defining the scope of work
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Creating realistic project schedules
  • Critical path analysis
  • Cost estimating
  • Contingency analysis
  • Project monitoring
  • Techniques for measuring progress
  • Earned value analysis
  • Change control systems
  • Managing change requests
  • Risk management
  • Managing project teams
  • Conflict management