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Schedule and Cost Control

Manage your project’s schedule and budget using an integrated approach to planning and performance analysis.

GK# 2809

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn the skills you need to effectively establish and manage a realistic schedule and detailed budget. Through hands-on exercises, you'll learn to develop an integrated budget and schedule while monitoring project performance during execution. You will be introduced to analytical techniques, including creation of a work breakdown structure, network diagramming, dependency analysis, critical path determination, three-point estimating, and assessment of resource needs and availability.

You will learn the management tools that help to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget, as well as the importance of creating baselines for the project schedules and budgets. To communicate your project's progress to stakeholders, you'll learn to use earned value analysis and other reporting techniques. . Hands-on exercises will demonstrate the mechanisms and importance of formal change control procedures.

Students pursuing a university-recognized and/or accredited certificate in Canada or continuing education units in the US must attend at least 90% of class time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at least 72% on an end-of-class, multiple-choice assessment.

Certification

This is a core course for our Associate's and Advanced Certificate of Completion in Project Management Certificates. This is an elective course for our Advanced Certificate of Completion in Business Analysis.

Delivery Format Options

  • Classroom Live

    Classroom Live

    Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

    From

    $2295 CAD

    4 day

  • Virtual Classroom Live

    Virtual Classroom Live

    Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.

    From

    $2295 CAD

    5 day

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

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What You'll Learn

  • How to develop a balanced plan
  • Network diagramming methodologies
  • Approaches to identifying a project's critical path
  • Time and cost estimating techniques
  • Scheduling techniques
  • How to include various types of cost and expenditures into budgets
  • Practical approaches to budget development
  • Efficient ways to gauge and report progress using earned value analysis

Follow-On Courses

Prerequisites

Who Needs To Attend

Associate project managers, project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, and program managers.

Course Outline

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