Project Management Essentials for Contractors

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CMPW 8056

You have new project managers who need to ramp up quickly to deliver successful construction projects. This 2-day course introduces the essential tools of project planning and execution in a construction contracting environment. Participants practice project management techniques on a simple construction project that is developed through the complete project lifecycle, from initial project proposal and definition, through project implementation, and finally to the often neglected project completion phase.

Participants will leave this course with the ability to implement a structured process to successfully deliver small to medium sized construction projects for their organizations and for their customers.

This course is Gold Seal accredited by the Canadian Construction Association.

Learning objectives

Project Management Essentials for ContractorsParticipants will gain practical skills to:

  • To learn and use the terminology and processes of modern project management.
  • To explain meaning of key clauses of CCDC2.
  • To identify your PM responsibilities from the start to the close of a project.
  • To prepare a complete and accurate project plan for a small project.
  • To provide some of the knowledge you need for the Gold Seal Project Manager’s certification.
  • To increase your own PM “lessons learned” by learning from the experiences of others.
  • To value the benefits of a consistent PM methodology.

Learn more about the full course curriculum.

Who should attend

The Project Management Essentials for Contractors course is appropriate for individuals who are:

  • Construction contractors or employees of construction contracting organizations.
  • Responsible for managing small to medium construction projects.
  • Active participants on a project team, especially those who have not yet been exposed to project management, but can see themselves moving in that direction.

You will receive a course binder containing copies of slides, case studies, templates, exercises, and suggested solutions.





February 7-8, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fredericton, NB $899 +HST Register now


Darya Duma has been designing and leading training courses in Project Management theory and application for 20 years and providing consulting services in project management for 15 years. She creates Project Management training for delivery by herself and others, designs PM frameworks and methodologies for clients, coaches and facilitates schedule development, Microsoft Project deployment, and scheduling template development, and facilitates the implementation of PM practices. Darya teaches at Queens University, and has designed courses for Bruce Power LP, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ontario Power Generation, National Energy Board, Vale and University of Toronto.

Darya was a practicing Project Manager for over 10 years, first in “hard” projects managing industrial elevator installations with a mechanical contractor, and then in “soft” projects developing national and international standards with CSA International. A few of the projects that she has managed include providing elevators for Hibernia GBS, Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Ontario Hydro, Alberta Power, and Vancouver Port. More recently, with the Canadian Standards Association, she managed the development of codes and standards for subsequent implementation in provincial regulations, as well as the development of ISO standards for the elevator industry. She has extensive international experience with clients in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Darya has been a member of PMI’s Registered Education Provider Advisory Group, and is the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Advisory Council for ISO/TC258.

Darya holds a degree in Engineering Science from University of Western Ontario, as well as additional credentials in adult education design and facilitation. She is designated as a Professional Engineer, as a Project Management Professional by PMI, as a PRINCE2 Practitioner by the APM, as a Planning and Scheduling Professional by the AACEI, and a Microsoft Certified Professional.

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