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Project Management Update to the Iowa DOT Project Development Manual

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Project status

Completed

Start date: 06/15/16
End date: 08/31/16

Publications

Report: Project Management Update to the Iowa DOT Project Development Manual (441.91 kb pdf) January 2017

Tech transfer summary: Project Management Update to the Iowa DOT Project Development Manual (181.97 kb pdf) Aug 2016

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About the research

Abstract:

This work supported drafting project management guidance for the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). The goal is to incorporate a greater focus on project management in their project development process.

A technical advisory committee (TAC) was assembled to accomplish this effort. The TAC took into consideration the current status of project management with the Iowa DOT, their experience during the demonstration workshop held in Iowa as part of the implementation assistance they received, the project management peer exchange hosted by the Iowa DOT, and additional examples of project management that were presented. With this basis, the TAC participated in a number of discussions to develop draft guidance for the foundation of a Project Management Office (PMO) within the Iowa DOT.

The final report describes the process that was used in establishing this guidance. The report details the decisions and decision process that the TAC employed in this endeavor and provides additional thoughts and insight into the draft guidance. Appendix A includes the draft guidance in the form of PMO function details and detailed lists of project management roles and responsibilities. Appendix B includes a starter list of project management resources for the PMO.