Project Management & Project Delivery Tools
Project Management provides tools, resources and training for UDOT project teams.
Contact the UDOT Project Management Engineer
State Program/Project Management Engineer
Project Definition Document (PDD)
The Project Definition Document defines the project scope, goals, metrics, and delivery method. Furthermore it identifies major potential risks, provides a preliminary cost estimate, and establishes the schedule. The project team prepares this document and commits to meet the determined scope, schedule and budget.
Executive PDD Form
The official approval form required on State and Federal projects.
Local Government PDD Form
Same as the Executive PDD form with Local Government approval added.
New Construction Example PDD
Pavement Preservation Example PDD
Project Management Working PDD File
Microsoft Project Scheduling
UDOT uses Microsoft Project to plan and manage its project delivery schedules. Managing to a global schedule helps Project Managers see how their decisions will affect their project delivery dates. Visual project schedules improve team efficiencies and provide an effective tool for regional and statewide program decision making.
Contact for Technical Support:
Mindi Lake, Senior Business Analyst
MS Project Consultant Access
Risk Management Tools
Every project comes with inherent risks and no project is without its surprises. It is the project management team’s job to mitigate these risks so they do not jeopardize the success of the project. Learning to navigate areas of risk before and after they arise will minimize delays and promote a better end product.
Instructions for Using Qualitative Risk Worksheet
UDOT Qualitative Risk Worksheet
FHWA’s Guide to Risk Assessment
Risk 101, Introduction to Risk, Part 1, Updated May 18, 2015
Risk 101, Introduction to Risk Part II (Continuation), Updated May 18, 2015
Risk 102, Choosing Wisely, May 18, 2015
Risk 103, Know the Difference, January 14, 2016
Qualitative Risk Worksheet V2.0, Introduction Video, January 13, 2016
Project Delivery Network
The Project Delivery Networks are an assortment of templates outlining the stages, activities and tasks used for producing successful projects. Each network focuses on a distinct area of project delivery from design to concept to environmental and even to closeout networks. The various networks are accessible under “Helpful Links” below.
Preservation and Rehabilitation Guidelines
Project Delivery Network
The Project Delivery Network (PDN) is UDOT’s road map for project teams. This documentation outlines and describes the activities, deliverables, and tasks typically required to successfully advertise a UDOT Project. This map will provide teams with expectations for each deliverable required on the project along with resources to determine how to accomplish the tasks for each deliverable. The PDN will allow the team to perform at a high level and achieve the project scope, schedule, and budget.
Concept Phase Design Network
The Concept Phase Design Network is used for developing concept reports, which allows UDOT to prepare for future projects. This preparation comes by creating a well-defined preliminary scope and budget for projects. This documentation outlines and describes the activities, deliverables and tasks typically required to complete a concept report.
The Environmental Network is used for developing an environmental document, either an Environmental Assessment (EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), to fulfill requirements set by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This documentation outlines and describes the activities, deliverables, and tasks typically required to complete an EA/EIS.
Project Closeout Network
The Project Closeout Network and Process was developed to speed up and track the closure of all projects. When projects are expeditiously closed, the unexpended funds can be quickly re‐programmed to new projects. Timely project closure results in better stewardship of the resources granted to the Utah Department of Transportation.
Project Closeout Tutorial (under construction)
Construction Engineering Management Network
The Project Definition Document defines the project scope, goals, metrics, and delivery method. It also identifies major potential risks, provides a preliminary cost estimate, and establishes the schedule. The project team prepares this document and commits to meet the determined scope, schedule, and budget.
Practical Design Guide
Nighttime Highway Construction Noise Permits
Topic added October 20, 2016
For questions about information found on this page:
Dave Schwartz, P.E., State Program/Project Management Engineer
Temporary Noise Permit Guide
This guide outlines the process for obtaining temporary noise permits in preconstruction.
Net Benefit Analysis
The net benefit analysis compares night work to day work to determine if night work provides a greater net benefit to the community. It is required to be completed on all projects with night work and a posted speed limit below 55 mph.
Temporary Noise Permit Contact Information – GIS Map
This GIS map contains tempory noise permit contact information, permit requirements, and some permit applications.
Link to Submit/Update Temporary Noise Permit Contact Information – GIS Map
Information submitted via this form will be used to populate/update the Temporary Noise Permit Contact Information – GIS Map.