Project Manager Development Program

Project Manager Development Program Class of 2019

The Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) for early-career project managers or those looking to move into such a role, is a five-module program that covers the essentials of project management and provides a solid foundation for long-term career development. The curriculum for this course comes from the Associated General Contractors of America and a certificate of completion from the AGC will be given to all students completing all five modules.  The program is offered annually by the ABA in order to teach a new generation of project managers the essential skills to ensure project success. PMDP participants are likely to have various titles depending on the kind of work they perform, the geographical location of their projects, and the size of their company. They may have titles such as assistant project manager, project manager, field engineer, project engineer, project administrator, etc. They may have experience as estimators, field personnel, project assistants, or office managers, and they may work in the heavy and highway sector, the commercial building sector, or in residential construction. They will most likely be early in their careers, have some post-high-school education, and less than two years of project-related experience.

The five-course program includes the following and takes 60-hours to complete.

  •      Unit 1: Introduction to Project Management – Jan. 26 & 27
  •      Unit 2, Part 1: Initiating and Planning – Feb. 23 & 24
  •      Unit 3, Part 2: Initiating and Planning – Apr. 27 & 28
  •      Unit 4: Executing – May 25 & 26
  •      Unit 5: Monitoring and Controlling, and Project Closeout – June 22 & 23

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PMDP is a nationally recognized training standard. Individuals who complete all five PMDP courses will receive an AGC Project Manager Development Program Certificate of Completion.

Contact Erica Lange at (602) 274-8222 ext. 231 or by e-mail at if you have questions.

PMDP Advisory Board

Andrea Ramos

Project Director
McCarthy Building Companies

Andy Platt

Construction Manager
Agate Inc.

John Lewis III

Project Director
Haydon Building Corp.

Matt Shock

Project Executive
DPR Construction

Dan Menghini

Project Director
Chasse Building Team

Jim Rogers

LinkedIn Learning

Stephen Nichols

A3 Construction Management

Kris Geltch

Vice President