RedVector RV-10427

The Ultimate Project Manager, Chapter 03: The Contract Agreement

The Ultimate Project Manager, Chapter 03: The Contract Agreement

2 hrs. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-10427

SME: Michael D'Alessandro

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This third course in the The Ultimate Project Management series discusses important information regarding contract agreements, and illustrates what project managers need to know to successfully negotiate contracts. We will examine contract basics, including contract sections and appropriate terms, in addition to negotiating rules and ways to manage risk. The purpose of this course is to provide project managers with a solid understanding of contract agreements and tools necessary to negotiate profitable projects.
Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:
  • Identify the basic features of contracts and typical contract alternatives.
  • Identify common contract sections and terms.
  • Describe contract provisions and terms to avoid or use with care.
  • Match traditional types of design contracts with their definitions.
  • Discuss the basics of contract negotiation and essential negotiating rules.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Michael D'Alessandro
Michael D'Alessandro Photo
Mr. D'Alessandro has been involved with the A/E Design and Construction Industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PSMJ Resources, Inc., he was with Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group as a Principal Project Manager. His responsibilities included project management, proposal preparation, department management, and human resources management.

His extensive project management experience includes engineering, procurement, ranging in capital value from $1 million to $55 million. He has also been responsible for management of fast-track multi-discipline projects involving equity placement for both domestic and international facilities.

During his tenure as a Project/Client Manager, he successfully completed capital projects in 18 different countries. He has worked with some of the largest global companies by consistently demonstrating the ability to accomplish project budget and schedule objectives with a high degree of client satisfaction.

As a consultant, he has provided project management training since 1990 and has been involved in strategic planning for design/build initiatives and work process improvements for small project environments. He has also served as a Quality Council member, leading efforts to measure client satisfaction and improve design productivity.

Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering. He is also certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Michael is also a registered professional engineer in a number of states and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
State Licenses
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AL - Engineer (General - ,)
AL - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
AR - Engineer (General - ,)
DC - Engineer (General - CE21800018)
DE - Engineer (Business Practice (maximum of 9 hours) - ,)
FL - Contractor, Certified (Business Practice - 0610731)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Palm Beach County (Business Practice - 0610731)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Pinellas County (Business Practice - 0610731)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Registered (Business Practice - 0610731)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
GA - Architect (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
GA - Contractor, Residential and General (General)
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GA - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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IL - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
IN - Architect (General - RV1257-2025)
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IN - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
KS - Architect (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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KS - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
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LA - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
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NE - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
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NM - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
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NY - Architect (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: RedVector is the approved provider of this course offering. RedVector has changed its name and is now operating as Vector Solutions.
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PA - Code Official,Certified (UCC) (General)
PA - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
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SD - Architect (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
SD - Engineer (General - ,)
SD - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
TN - Architect (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
TN - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare - ,)
TN - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
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VA - Architect (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
VA - Engineer (General - ,)
VA - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
VT - Engineer (General - ,)
WA - Architect (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
WA - Landscape Architect (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
WI - Architect (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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WV - Landscape Architect (General (max 6 hrs online) - Approved LA CES-2024)
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American Academy of Environmental Engineers - AAEES - Member (General - ,)
American Hospital Association - AHA - Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) (General)
American Hospital Association - AHA - Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) (General)
American Institute of Architects - AIA - Architects (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
American Society of Landscape Architects (LA CES) - ASLA - Member (General - Approved LA CES-2024)
American Society of Professional Estimators - ASPE - Certified Professional Estimator (CPE)/Associate Estimator Professional (AEP) (General)
BOMI International - RPA, FMA and/or SMA (General)
Canada - Alberta Architect (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Alberta Engineer (General - ,)
Canada - British Columbia Architect (AIBC) (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador Engineer (General - ,)
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Canada - Northwest Territory Architect (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Canada - Quebec Architect (General - RV1257-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Construction Management Association of America - CMAA - Certified Construction Manager (CCM) (General)
Design-Build Institute of America - DBIA - Design-Build Professional (General)
Federal Building Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) (General)
International Facility Management Association - IFMA - Certified Facility Manager (CFM) (General)
International Society of Automation - ISA - Certifications (General)
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies - NICET (General - ,)
Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists - OACETT - Certified Member (Management/Leadership Training)
Project Management Institute (PMI) - Project Management Professional (PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PBA) (Strategic and Business Management - RV-10427)
Accreditation: R.E.P. Provider 1510
Course Reviews (23)
Seemed very comprehensive
By on Nov, 16, 2021
Seemed very comprehensive
great contents
By (Professional Organization) on Jul, 09, 2021
great contents
Very informative
By (Engineer) on Jul, 16, 2021
Very informative
Great!
By (Engineer) on Jul, 23, 2021
Great!
It covers all the bases and is very explanatory
By (Contractor / Trades) on Aug, 12, 2021
It covers all the bases and is very explanatory.
I learned a lot!
By (Engineer) on Jun, 21, 2021
I learned a lot!
helpful course
By on Nov, 25, 2021
helpful course
I did not realize there was a quiz along with this chapter so taking it over a week after reviewing the course
By on Nov, 01, 2021
I did not realize there was a quiz along with this chapter so taking it over a week after reviewing the course. Guess it will test how well I retained the info learned..!
I did not realize there was a quiz along with this chapter so taking it over a week after reviewing the course
By on Nov, 01, 2021
I did not realize there was a quiz along with this chapter so taking it over a week after reviewing the course. Guess it will test how well I retained the info learned..!
This was a LOT of information, but it was all very beneficial
By (Engineer, Professional Organization) on Oct, 13, 2021
This was a LOT of information, but it was all very beneficial.
I enjoyed this course
By on Dec, 13, 2021
I enjoyed this course. It was informative and a good refresher from my master's classes.
great overview of different contracts
By on Jul, 16, 2021
great overview of different contracts
This chapter clearly identifies very well how to create a contract to maintain relationship with the client and for future use
By on Jul, 13, 2021
This chapter clearly identifies very well how to create a contract to maintain relationship with the client and for future use.
I learned verbiage is extremely important
By on Jun, 30, 2021
I learned verbiage is extremely important.
I learned verbiage is extremely important
By on Jun, 30, 2021
I learned verbiage is extremely important.
covered some topics too briefly
By (Engineer, Professional Organization) on Dec, 10, 2021
covered some topics too briefly
Module was too long
By on Aug, 28, 2021
Module was too long. Best to have them stay within 30-60 min max.
The training was too long
By on Sep, 15, 2021
The training was too long.
Good learning
By (Professional Organization) on Jul, 23, 2021
Good learning
A lot of this was common sense
By on Jul, 29, 2021
A lot of this was common sense
fine
By on Aug, 18, 2021
fine
quiz questions imbedded in the course had the wrong answers marked as correct
By (Engineer, Professional Organization) on Sep, 24, 2021
quiz questions imbedded in the course had the wrong answers marked as correct
Stock images need work
By (Architect) on Aug, 22, 2021
Stock images need work. Gratuitous phots of women's decollete have no place in a professional course. It undermines the value women bring to their teams and projects. Inclusivity of persons shown could also be improved.