Transportation Engineering Project Management: Survey of Practice

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) project managers (PMs) have identified inefficiencies in the legacy system electronic Program Management (ePM) used to manage consultant contracts and invoices. To help UDOT prepare for potential system improvements, this research examines other agencies’ use of similar systems and gathers information about a limited set of other project management practices employed by state departments of transportation (DOTs). The major tasks of this research included a two-part survey of state DOTs to gather information about the automated systems used to manage consultant contracts and invoices, and about selected project management practices. A second survey of selected state and federal agency contacts focused solely on automated systems for contract and invoice management. A literature search supplemented survey findings. Responding agencies have found success with a range of commercial and in-house tools and practices to manage contracts and process invoices, and they are generally satisfied with their processes and systems. The survey identified few common project management practices, but did gather details about agencies’ current practices for assigning responsibilities to PMs, design managers and resident engineers during the design and construction phases of a project; using design project schedules; estimating cash flow; and training PMs.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01635100
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UT- 17.03
  • Contract Numbers: 17-8100
  • Created Date: May 22 2017 4:00PM