Course Description

Delivering projects within the scope, time and cost baselines are critical issues for project success. In this course, students go beyond project management fundamentals and learn how to establish and balance the competing demands of scope, schedule, and cost. They learn how to establish the performance measurement baseline (PMB) and gain proficiency in the tools and techniques used to compare actual work accomplished against established plans regardless of the development life cycle.

Course Outline


  • Scope, Schedule and Cost Management Overview
  • Scope, Schedule and Cost Baselines
  • Scope, Schedule and Cost Management Plans
  • The Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB)
  • Balancing Competing Constraints
  • Managing Performance against the baselines


  • Scope Process
  • Project Scope Statement
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)/ WBS Dictionary
  • Validate Scope
  • Control Scope
  • Scope Management Considerations for Adaptive/Agile Environments


  • Scheduling Concepts and Terminology
  • Scheduling Process
  • Define Activities
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimating Resources
  • Estimating Duration
  • Developing the Schedule
  • Critical Path Method
  • Scheduling Techniques
  • Tracking schedule progress
  • Analyzing the Schedule
  • Schedule maintenance
  • Reporting the Schedule
  • Schedule Management Considerations for Adaptive/Agile Environments


  • Cost Process
  • Key Cost Concepts
  • Overview
  • Estimating Project Costs
  • Estimating Costs Best Practices
  • Estimating Process
  • Estimating Techniques
  • Estimate Checks and Presentation
  • Determining Budget
  • Controlling Costs
  • Earned Value Technique
  • Project Selection Technique
  • Cost Management Considerations for Adaptive/Agile Environments

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand key project scope, schedule, and cost concepts
  • Develop deliverable-based work breakdown structure (WBS) and WBS dictionary
  • Learn to Validate scope
  • Learn Cost and Schedule techniques including Agile Methodologies
  • Analyze and forecast project performance using earned value analysis
  • Develop and measure against the performance measurement baseline


This course is designed for anyone that wants to improve core scope, schedule and cost skills regardless of development life cycle. Prerequisites include Project Management Essentials or equivalent experience.


3 Days | 6 Nights

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Managing Scope, Schedule and Cost
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5:30PM to 8:30PM
Jul 12, 2021 to Jul 28, 2021
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Rate non-credit $1,495.00
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