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Project Management & Project Delivery Tools

Project Management provides tools, resources and training for UDOT project teams.

Contact the UDOT Project Management Engineer

David Schwartz

State Program/Project Management Engineer
801-910-2005
dschwartz@utah.gov

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.

(under construction)

Local Government PDD Form

Same as the Executive PDD form with Local Government approval added.

(under construction)

New Construction Example PDD

(under constructrion)

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
mindilake@utah.gov
Phone: 801-964-4466

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

Helpful links:

(Under Construction:)

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.

Helpful Links:

Helpful link:

    Environmental Network

    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.

    Contact:
    Brandon Weston
    brandonweston@utah.gov
    Phone: 801-965-4603

    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

dschwartz@utah.gov

Phone: 801-910-2005

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.

Helpful links:

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.

Link to Project Management Training