NTI Project Management for Transit Professionals

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The National Transit Institute (NTI) will be sponsoring a FREE course ($300 for consultants and contractors) titled “Project Management for Transit Professionals” in the following cities:

 Anchorage, Alaska  November 16-17, 2010
 Birmingham, Alabama  November 18-19, 2010
 Cleveland, Ohio  March 8-9, 2011

This course is an introductory course. It is intended for transit professionals whose current and/or future responsibilities include planning, managing, and executing all phases of a project’s lifecycle. Priority will be given to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grantees, but seating is usually available for others. Recommended for ARRA Grantees unfamiliar with managing high profile construction projects!

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

• Describe the major components of a well-defined project
• Explain the functionality of each phase of the project lifecycle and associated deliverables
• Create a Project Management Plan (PMP), including a Statement of Work (SOW) and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
• Identify methods to obtain reasonable project estimates to develop a realistic project schedule
• Use Earned Value to control and report a project’s status and evaluate the impact of potential changes on the PMP
• Recognize the relationship between leadership and teamwork development, as well as the importance of communicating to all stakeholders

NOTE: This course will not provide information on the administration of ARRA grants. Information on ARRA grants is available from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov/index_9440.html.

If you are interested in attending, please follow this link http://www.ntionline.com/CourseInfo.asp?CourseNumber=TRI23-50 to see detail course description and register on line. Register early to guarantee your space; if there is a waiting list, please download the waiting list form from the web site and fax it to 732-932-1707.

For further information, please contact FTA Region 10’s Amy Changchien at 206-220-4464 or by email amy.changchien@dot.gov.


/s/ Linda Gehke for

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator