Cost estimating and cost management training is designed for estimators, project managers, functional managers, and others who provide information to estimators and project managers. The training sessions will provide staff with information and tools to estimate and manage costs.
The following sessions took place in 2010:
- February 8-10 at the Continuing Education and Conference Center, University of Minnesota St. Paul campus
- February 23-25 in Mankato
- March 10-12 in Baxter
- March 24-26 in Rochester
- April 12-14 at the Continuing Education and Conference Center, University of Minnesota St. Paul campus
- May 17-19 at Mn/DOT Arden Hills
- June 28-30 at Mn/DOT Arden Hills
Classes to be held in 2011 – TBD
Register through your Employee Development Specialist (EDS)/Training Representative.
Implementation of the cost estimating and cost management process and guiding principles begins this fall. The following documents provide additional information.
Office of Project Scope and Cost Management
As part of its most recent organizational restructuring, Mn/DOT established
the Office of Project Scope and Cost Management, which will be responsible
for moving the scoping and cost estimating and cost management initiatives
forward. In early October, Mike Ginnaty, formerly assistant district engineer
for District 4, was named director of the Office of Project Scoping and
Cost Management. Also in October, Jean Wallace, project development team
leader for the Federal Highway Administration Minnesota Division Office,
was named director of project scoping for the office.
Peer Review Workshop Applies Key Concepts
On April 3-4, district engineers, assistant district engineers, project managers, and estimators attended a peer review workshop. Although this was a very limited application of the process and policies under development, the workshop did offer an opportunity to put into action some key concepts from the cost estimating project. The main objective of the workshop was to aid the districts in providing better defined project scopes and cost estimates for FY 2009 and 2010 advanced projects.