Preparatory Institute for Project Management

Date

September 16, 2020 - December 9, 2020

Fee

$925

What Is It?

  • A new online program, intended to be a precursor to the MCAA’s Institute for Project Management, overseen by the same committee that manages the IPM and AIPM.
  • A 12-week curriculum, taught as a series of 90-minute classes, covering topics fundamental to project management at an introductory level.

Course Structure

  • Pre-IPM is designed and taught by 6 experienced contractors and professional instructors who have first-hand understanding of the challenges facing project managers, and the skills required to meet those challenges.
  • Each session is a combination of lecture and Q&A, ensuring that students are involved in a dynamic learning experience.
  • Participants will complete weekly quizzes and homework assignments, demonstrating what they have learned.
  • Upon completion of all course requirements (lectures, quizzes, and homework), students will receive MCAA Pre-IPM certification.

Curriculum Overview by Topic

  • Understanding The Project Manager’s Role
  • Planning: The Key to Successful Projects
  • The Project Manager’s Impact on Productivity
  • Knowing Your Costs, Catching Problems Early, and Getting Paid
  • Documentation: Why Great Projects Need Great Records
  • Project Scheduling: The Importance of Having a Clear Game Plan
  • Relationships Are Everything: Understanding Yourself and Managing Others
  • Being A Professional: Problem-Solving and Issue Resolution
  • Change Orders 101: Identification, Importance, and Management
  • Time Management & Personal Efficiency
  • Leadership at All Levels: Your Ability to Influence Others
  • Project Completion: Starting Strong and Finishing Stronger

How Will This Benefit My Workforce?

  • The Pre-IPM curriculum is designed to build participants’ understanding of key components of mechanical project management.
  • Pre-IPM will improve participants’ efficiency, management skills, and ability to adapt to change. Practical application is a core focus, and participants will walk away from each session with new ideas and skills to apply to their jobs.

Participation Requirements

  • Students must attend all 12 lectures. Lectures will not be recorded.
  • Students must complete all quizzes and submit all homework assignments to be eligible for Pre-IPM certification.
  • Students must be able to participate on a computer (not a tablet or phone), with audio and video capability and a reliable high-speed internet connection that allows video streaming. Students must be prepared to come onscreen and ask/respond to questions.

Registration

  • Registration for next Pre-IPM Program will begin Thursday, September 17th.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and the course is capped at 75 participants.
  • To register yourself, or someone else, both the registrant and the individual completing the registration must have an MCAA account. Any employee of an MCAA member company can create an account.
  • Check back September 17th for pricing information, a full list of class dates, and a link to the registration page.

Questions?

  • Contact Pre-IPM Assistant Director Katie Carroll (ipm@mcaa.org; 240-631-6293)

Suggested Attendees:

Individuals on the project management track, who have relatively little (0-3 years) experience. This includes: Assistant Project Managers Project Engineers Recent college graduates Employees transitioning from field to office, or from estimating to project management

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