Project Scope, Schedule, and Cost Control is a two day training course designed to help project management practitioners incorporate better practices in defining, developing, and controlling the scope, schedule, and budget elements of a project.
The root cause for many project problems can be attributed to inadequate planning (or, in some cases, no planning at all). More specifically, these organizations do not sufficiently define the scope (the “what?”), the activities (the “how?”), the schedule (the “when?”), and the costs (the “how much?”) required to successfully deliver the project. Struggling project teams often drift into the execution phase without a well-defined plan.
This two day course is designed to not only introduce better practices for scoping, scheduling, and costing a project; it is also structured to facilitate hands-on learning through individual and team application. Participants will leave the seminar with a better understanding of project planning techniques such as: Work Breakdown Structures, Activity Breakdown, Network Diagramming, Critical Path, Schedule Development, Cost Budgeting, Cost Control, and Earned Value Management.
The seminar will benefit all project managers, program managers, team leaders, and other key stakeholders responsible for the development and delivery of projects in any industry.
- Essential Terminology and Definitions
- Triple Constraint Model
- Scope Definition (Scope Statement)
- Scope Decomposition (WBS)
- WBS Dictionary
- Activity Definition
- Activity Sequencing
- Activity Duration Estimating
- Activity Resource Estimating
- Schedule Development
- Schedule Analysis (Critical Path/Critical Chain)
- Schedule Compression
- Resource Planning
- Cost Estimating
- Cost Budgeting
- Cost Control
- Earned Value Management (EVM)
- Project Scope, Schedule, Cost Reporting
- Lessons Learned
- Final Reporting