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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

Introduction

  • 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

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

Schedule

  • 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

  • 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

Prerequisites

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.

Duration

3 Days | 6 Nights

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Managing Scope, Schedule and Cost
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 21, 2021 to Oct 07, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
18.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $1,495.00
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Section Title
Managing Scope, Schedule and Cost
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
M, W
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Oct 18, 2021 to Nov 03, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
18.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $1,495.00
Potential Discount(s)
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