The ABC Project Management Institute is a premier education and professional development opportunity for future project management leaders.

Developed by experienced contractors and Kirk Alter, a nationally recognized subject matter expert with decades of project management experience, this course is designed specifically to meet the needs of today’s contractors.

This highly interactive, rapid-paced course focuses on project management essentials using real and relevant examples and case studies. Participants will obtain the management tools and skills needed for individual success and a positive impact to their organization while gaining a comprehensive understanding of successfully handling all aspects of project management.

Quick Facts Sheet

“I have attended multiple ABC educational programs in the past, so there was a high bar for the ABC Project Management Institute. This program exceeded my expectations, and I’d encourage any project manager or estimator to attend.”

—Attendee Testimonial


Course Information

The ABC Project Management Institute was designed by and specifically for today’s contractors. Owners, project managers, estimators and any employee involved in managing projects are recommended to attend. This program is 80 hours of instruction in two non-concurrent 40-hour sessions with an interim period between classes for applied assignments and reporting.

Value of Attending

  • Attendees will learn how to utilize and develop tools that will improve profitability and productivity as well as increase customer satisfaction.
  • Interactive course focused on application.
  • Class specifically focuses on project management—using real examples and case studies.
  • Participants will obtain management tools that will positively impact their firm.

Course Material

While all written course materials and manuals are provided, attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet computer for ease of reviewing the materials and assignments during the session. Attendees will be given assignments to complete in the interim between weeks 1 and 2 that are considered a part of the course curriculum. Participants choosing not to complete the interim assignments may be denied a completion certificate.

Schedule of Course

Week 1
Monday Evening: Opening Dinner From 6-8 pm
Tuesday-Friday: Class From 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Week 2
Tuesday-Friday: Class From 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (Closing Dinner Friday Evening)


Kirk Alter, professor emeritus at Purdue University and president at Fast Management Inc.

Hotel and Travel

Room blocks for the ABC Project Management Institute will be reserved for each session with a dedicated room rate. As a reminder, attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel and travel for their session.


For more information or questions regarding the ABC Project Management Institute, contact Haley Moyers at [email protected] or (202) 595-1974.

2024 Sessions


Session 1
ABC Central Florida
Week 1: Jan. 8-12
Week 2: March 19-22
Orlando, Florida


Session 2
ABC Indiana/Kentucky
Week 1: Jan. 29-Feb. 2
Week 2: April 16-19
Indianapolis, Indiana

Session 3
ABC New Mexico
Week 1: May 6-10
Week 2: June 18-21
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Session 4
ABC Georgia
Week 1: June 10-14
Week 2: Aug. 20-23
Atlanta, Georgia

Session 5
ABC Heart of America
Week 1: Sept. 16-20
Week 2: Nov. 12-15
Kansas City, Missouri


Session 6
ABC Pacific Northwest
Week 1: Oct. 14-18
Week 2: Dec. 10-13
Portland, Oregon



Registration Information

To maintain the intimate, hands-on learning environment, space is limited and most sessions sell out quickly. Only paid registrations are guaranteed.

This course is $4,600 per registrant. Registration includes instruction, course materials, student manual, attendance certificates and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during both weeks of the session. Payment must be received before the start of the session to participate.

For more information or questions regarding the ABC Project Management Institute, contact Haley Moyers at [email protected] or (202) 595-1974.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made up to 60 days prior to the start of the first session will be offered a refund or a transfer credit toward a future ABC Project Management Institute in 2024. All refunds are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the start of the first session (including no-shows) cannot be refunded or transferred, no exceptions.

Registrants who have attended the first session but are unable to attend the second session will forfeit their space and registration fee. ABC reserves the right to cancel programs with low enrollment up to 30 days prior to the course start date.