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Short course - Introduction to Planning and Cost Control

A two-day course that can be delivered online or in-person, Introduction to Planning and Cost Control provides participants with an overview of project planning, monitoring and control including Earned Value Management. Participants will take part in planning a project, gaining an understanding of and applying tools such as Critical Path analysis, Earned Value calculations, and resource levelling and smoothing, to plan and maintain a project schedule.

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Course Overview

Designed to give project professionals a working knowledge of the planning and control process, this course provides an overview of the key project planning and control activities that support the successful delivery of projects and programmes such as estimating, resource management and reporting.

This course is available to all individuals working in a project or programme environment and is particularly useful to those who are new to the profession.

On this course you will...

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the monitoring and control process
  • Contribute to planning and scheduling a project and define a range of resource types
  • Evaluate earned value data and the underpinning schedule information
  • Identify controlling actions during the project’s delivery cycle to resolve problems
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Course Structure

What you will learn

Delivered over two days, Introduction to Planning and Cost Control explores the following topics:.

Day one
  • Requirements management
  • Planning the work: scope definition and the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimating time and cost
Day two
  • Resourcing
  • Risk Management
  • Monitoring and reporting progress
  • Earned value management

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