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Project Management Handbook

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The Project Management Handbook provides guidelines and recommended practices for both FDOT and consultant Project Managers. This comprehensive resource covers all FDOT project phases, from planning to maintenance, and is a platform to obtain more information concerning your area of concern. Included in the handbook are numerous links to references where users may obtain further information of project development and implementation process along with the steps that should be considered in the execution of an FDOT project.

The target audience for this handbook is all project managers. An inexperienced PM will find the handbook a good source of information for training. An experienced PM should utilize the handbook as a resource, as it provides up to date guidance on policy, procedures, and practices associated with project management within the Department.

We welcome and encourage suggestions and comments from all users of this handbook. By providing feedback, you will be helping FDOT maintain and improve this document by making it a more useful tool for all Project Managers. Please share with us your thoughts, ideas and experiences as they relate to project management. Email your recommendations to Sid Kamath at: Siddhartha.Kamath@dot.state.fl.us

Information concerning the handbook such as updates and training will be posted on this website. Email notifications will be sent to users with Project Management interests in the Contact Management System.

Project Management Handbook (Last Updated: 3/8/16)

Complete PM Handbook (in searchable PDF format)

 

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Table Of Contents

Part 1 - Issues Common to All Project Managers

 

Chapter

Title  

01

Elements of Successful Project Management  

02

Ethics  

03

Project Work Plan  

04

Monitoring and Control  

05

The Florida Department of Transportation  

06

Consultant Firms  

07

Responsibilities and Roles of Project Managers  

08

The Transportation Planning Process  

09

Context Sensitive Solutions  

10

Work Program and Project Funding  

11

Project Continuity  

12

Consultant Procurement  

13

Contract Negotiations  

14

Consultant Contract Management  

15

Scheduling  

16

Quality Assurance and Quality Control  

17

Right of Way  

18

Emergency Contracting  

19

Risk Management  

Part 2 - Phase Specific Project Management Items

 

Chapter

Title  

01

Planning Project Management  

02

Project Development & Environmental (PD&E) Project Management  

03

Design Project Management  

04

Right-of-Way Project Management  

05

Construction Project Management  

06

Design-Build Project Management  

07

Maintenance Project Management  

08

Local Agency Program (LAP) Project Management  

Appendix - Additional information supporting Parts 1 and 2

     

Appendix

   

Training

Computer Based Training (CBT) is available for FDOT employees. A CBT lesson will require from 15 minutes to an hour to complete. Key information in each chapter is emphasized with "Tips from an Experienced Project Manager" and intermittent "Speed Bumps" quizzes. Completion of each lesson requires a 80% test score.

 

FDOT Employees must access the CBTs in FDOT Learning Curve. Completions will automatically be tracked. The CBTs are not accessible to non-FDOT users at this time.

 

Training is in two parts:

Part 1 (19 lessons) – Issues Common to all Project Managers (topics include Ethics, Transportation Planning Process, Project Work Plan, Consultant Procurement, Monitoring and Control, Scheduling and Risk Management)
 

Part 2 (8 lessons) – FDOT Phase specific practices (Planning, Design, Construction, etc.) Each lesson is standalone with its own certificate.