* All fees are exclusive of vat ** PREMIUM - Customize your learning experience
In this course, you’ll focus on managing the constraints you face in any project: limits on time, human resources, materials, budget, and specifications. Discover proven ways to work within your identified constraints, without letting predefined limits curtail creativity or innovation.
What Do Participants Learn?
Use the work breakdown structure to develop a network diagram
Identify, assign, and tabulate resource requirements
Predict costs and work time using specific levels and estimate types
Plan for contingencies and anticipate variations
Predict future project performance based on historical data
Monitor changes and closes out projects on time
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who is interested in the field
What Will the Learning Experience Include?
Comprehensive pre-program activities include:
Web-based information forms & surveys completed by attendee.
Direct consultation with the attendee about the expectations.
During the training, participants engage in data, activities, and conversations that lead to insight and knowledge.
Participants learn from expert trainers who have both academic and business experiences.
Highly applicable training content & instructive activities for adding depth to training topics.
**A half-day site visit for integrating the experience & plan next steps. Opportunities to provide connections, ideas & support.
Explore & Practice
Apply & sustain the learning experience by using this ongoing support:
To ensure participant has new skills or behavior progress.
Optional, fee-based mentoring & coaching with the trainer.
Training materials & additional documents (e-books, pdf files, presentations and articles)
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Section One:Essential Background
Overview of the project management lifecycle
The triple constraint
Project requirements—a review
Section Two: The Work Breakdown Structure--a Review
Resource Allocation and Estimating
Using estimates for scheduling and cost control
The basic rules for estimating
Levels of estimating and estimate types
Top-down vs. bottom-up
Order of magnitude
Four estimating methodologies
Section Three: Identifying Controllable Costs and Building the Project Resource Pool
Planning for risk with contingency
Using resources to build estimates
The responsibility matrix
Section Four: Scheduling and The Baseline
Arrow diagrams and precedence diagrams
Basic scheduling and network calculations
Advanced precedence relationships and the critical path
Gantt and milestone charts
Understanding types of baselines
Time-phased distribution of costs
Cumulative cost curves
Section Five: Managing Change Within the Project, Evaluation, and Forecasting
The process of control
Identifying sources of change
Updating the project plan
Causes of variances
Establishing the “data date” for evaluation
Controlling costs and schedule late in the project
Components of the project audit
Considerations in establishing a monitoring system
Earned value management
Advanced earned value management forecasting tools