How good are your estimates? This course is for your Project Controls Officers to continue their learning of the intricacies of resource loading and levelling, earned value and schedule risk management.
- Course Outline
How good are your estimates? This course is for your Project Controls Officers to continue their learning of the intricacies of resource loading and levelling, earned value and schedule risk management. This 2-day course is Part 2 of our intensive 5-day program on Project Scheduling and Controls. Participants will manage resource assignments and update and track project progress using earned value management, identify schedule uncertainties, build in defendable schedule contingency, and manage that contingency. With these valuable skills, project managers and planners will have improved control of their projects as they will be able to identify the full effect of the unexpected and the full impact of scope changes on their project schedules.
Our instructors are seasoned project scheduling professionals, who have experience in a wide variety of industries and with a number of scheduling software packages (Microsoft Project and Primavera, among others). Examples used will include construction, IT, and telecommunications. In addition to scheduling theory, practitioners(TM) tips and tricks will be demonstrated.
This is a hands-on course, in which participants will use a oelive project to update the project schedule, manage it and report on its performance. Although scheduling software will be discussed and used, it is not the intent to teach to any specific scheduling software package.
Procept is first in offering this professional level course, appropriate for those seeking to obtain their professional credential in planning and scheduling, such as PMI-SP® (PMI(TM)s Scheduling Professional) or AACE PSP® (AACE International(TM)s Planning & Scheduling Professional) credentials.
You will receive a course binder containing a copy of the presentation slides. Course files in Microsoft Project will be available. It is advisable for you to bring your laptop with a scheduling software package already installed (Primavera, Microsoft Project, SureTrak, or similar).
Participants will gain practical knowledge and skills to:
* Schedule resources
* Create realistic project schedules by including schedule risk
* Evaluate project metrics and prepare project performance reports
* Use earned value management to identify change
* Apply best practices in scheduling projects
* Prepare to sit for the scheduling examination from PMI or AACE
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
DAY 1: Risk Management & Earned Value
* Levelling resources
* Scheduling resources
* Crashing the schedule
* Assignment: Identifying opportunities for crashing the case study schedule
* Identifying control accounts
* Calculating the performance baseline
* Measuring progress of a control account
* Assignment: Calculate S-curve for case study
* Identifying & estimating schedule risks
* Responding to schedule risks
* Responding to contract schedule risks
* Contingency planning
* Workshop: Risks & responses
* Schedule risk analysis techniques
* Monte Carlo analysis
* Performance reporting
* Assignment: Final report on case study
DAY 2: Advanced Scheduling Techniques
* The short-term look-ahead schedule
* Workshops: Prepare a short-term look-ahead
* Final presentations
* Critical chain
* Scheduling for oeAgile project management
* Alternatives to CPM scheduling
* Lessons learned
* Establishing scheduling policies and standards
- Prerequisites & Certificates
Project Scheduling and Controls Essentials
Certificate of completion
- Cancellation Policy
A 20% cancellation fee applies for cancellations received up to fourteen (14) business days before the course. Any cancellation up to five (5) business days before the course is subject to the entire course fee, which you may apply toward a future course for a one year period (subject to availability). The course fee is non-transferrable and non refundable five (5) business days prior to the scheduled delivery date.
Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend, you will still be responsible for payment. Substitutions may be made at any time. If Procept finds it necessary to cancel a course due to low enrolment, a full refund will be made. Procept will not be responsible for participant's expenses.
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