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Project Scheduling and Cost Planning Skills Training

BMC Training provides a training course in Project Scheduling and Cost Planning Skills in Project , Procurement and Contracts

Course Title
Venue
Start Date
End Date
  • Kuala Lumpur
    7 - 10 - 2018
    11 - 10 - 2018
  • Istanbul
    14 - 10 - 2018
    18 - 10 - 2018
  • Muscat
    7 - 10 - 2018
    11 - 10 - 2018
  • London
    11 - 11 - 2018
    15 - 11 - 2018
  • Dubai
    18 - 11 - 2018
    22 - 11 - 2018
  • Paris
    11 - 11 - 2018
    15 - 11 - 2018
  • Kuala Lumpur
    23 - 12 - 2018
    27 - 12 - 2018
  • Istanbul
    2 - 12 - 2018
    6 - 12 - 2018
  • Muscat
    23 - 12 - 2018
    27 - 12 - 2018
  • London
    6 - 1 - 2019
    10 - 1 - 2019
  • Dubai
    27 - 1 - 2019
    31 - 1 - 2019
  • Paris
    6 - 1 - 2019
    10 - 1 - 2019
  • Kuala Lumpur
    17 - 2 - 2019
    21 - 2 - 2019
  • Istanbul
    10 - 2 - 2019
    14 - 2 - 2019
  • Muscat
    17 - 2 - 2019
    21 - 2 - 2019
  • London
    24 - 3 - 2019
    28 - 3 - 2019
  • Dubai
    17 - 3 - 2019
    21 - 3 - 2019
  • Paris
    24 - 3 - 2019
    28 - 3 - 2019
  • Kuala Lumpur
    14 - 4 - 2019
    18 - 4 - 2019
  • Istanbul
    7 - 4 - 2019
    11 - 4 - 2019
  • Muscat
    14 - 4 - 2019
    18 - 4 - 2019
  • London
    26 - 5 - 2019
    30 - 5 - 2019
  • Dubai
    12 - 5 - 2019
    16 - 5 - 2019
  • Paris
    26 - 5 - 2019
    30 - 5 - 2019
  • Kuala Lumpur
    2 - 6 - 2019
    6 - 6 - 2019
  • Istanbul
    23 - 6 - 2019
    27 - 6 - 2019
  • Muscat
    2 - 6 - 2019
    6 - 6 - 2019
  • London
    28 - 7 - 2019
    1 - 8 - 2019
  • Dubai
    7 - 7 - 2019
    11 - 7 - 2019
  • Paris
    28 - 7 - 2019
    1 - 8 - 2019
  • Kuala Lumpur
    4 - 8 - 2019
    8 - 8 - 2019
  • Istanbul
    18 - 8 - 2019
    22 - 8 - 2019
  • Muscat
    4 - 8 - 2019
    8 - 8 - 2019
  • London
    15 - 9 - 2019
    19 - 9 - 2019
  • Dubai
    22 - 9 - 2019
    26 - 9 - 2019
  • Paris
    15 - 9 - 2019
    19 - 9 - 2019

Introduction

This course focuses on how to deliver reliable estimates that can result in significant savings later in the project life. To develop reliable cost and schedule estimates is one of the critical management skills and is addressed in this course.

Every project needs good estimates during the design and early conceptual stages of a proposed project, and if they are not delivered it is one of the reasons for project failure. The decision to proceed with a project is often based almost exclusively on early conceptual estimates, and these estimates provide the basis for the cash flow projections and schedule forecasts during the project feasibility.

This course will feature:

  • Gaining knowledge of techniques used in project estimating, from the conceptual stage to the final detailed estimate
  • Understanding the different types of estimates used to accurately and progressively estimate project costs and schedule
  • Identifying risk sources and minimize their impact and learn how to sustain project momentum
  • Developing effective performance monitoring and control systems
  • An integrated approach to scope, time, resources and cost management into a dynamic and manageable model

Objectives

  • Maintain continuous project performance and delivery control
  • Accurately estimate and allocate project costs and resources
  • Measure, forecast and control project performance by employing earned value techniques
  • Manage and mitigate schedule, cost, scope, and resource risks associated with the project
  • Develop a project recovery plan for budget and schedule overruns

Content

Day One

Project Estimating Basics

  • Basic Project Management definitions
  • Triple Constraints – Time, Cost, Scope
  • Project Selection Methods
  • Defining the Project Scope
  • Cost & Schedule Estimation, cost Budgeting & Control
  • Project Schedule Planning and Critical Path Method

Day Two

Developing Project Budget & Schedule Control

  • Project management inputs to cost budgeting
  • Resource Requirements
  • Direct & Indirect Project Costs
  • Planning and Scheduling Limited Resources
  • Options for Accelerating the Schedule
  • Crashing the Schedule - How?

Day Three

Managing the Risk

  • Risk Identification, Analysis & Management
  • Contingency Reserve
  • PERT, Probability and Standard Deviation Formulae
  • Network Activity Risk Profiles
  • Application: Estimating Project Duration
  • Project Risk Strategies

Day Four

Measuring Project Performance

  • Balanced Project Schedule without Buffers (Finish-Start) and Inserting Buffers
  • Comparison of Unbalanced with Balanced Schedules
  • Measuring Planned Progress on Schedule
  • Risk distribution in contracting
  • Actual Progress and Work Conditions
  • Managing Variable Conditions

Day Five

Managing and Recovering Project Estimates

  • Schedule Variances & Cost Variances
  • Progress Control Charts - Trend Analysis
  • Schedule and Cost Variance Forecasting
  • Schedule and Cost Recovery Analysis
  • Schedule and Cost Recovery Plan
  • Project Recovery Baselines and Controls

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