Project Planning & Controls e-Learning Curriculum
Project planning and control is critical to the implementation of a successful project.
Many project managers and aspiring project leaders have received limited formal training in the area of project planning and control. Even staff that are conversant in project methodologies like Prince2 may not have a thorough understanding of how to control costs and manage risks within a project.
This entire curriculum consists of approximately 17 hours of education in the tools and techniques required to effectively manage projects of varied sizes.
Each module uses interactive exercises and animations to help the student retain the knowledge gained.
Each course has a pre-test and post-test along with an index system that allows each student to use the material as an online reference tool, dipping into subjects as and when required.
With interactive and clearly laid-out screens students are engaged with tasks and exercises throughout. These courses are regarded as world class in their field.
Organisations like BAE, Rolls-Royce, KBR, Balfour Beatty, Sellafield Sites, AMEC and Cranfield School of Management, but to name only a few, use these courses as part of their overall training programme within the area of project planning and control.
Based on the APM Book of Knowledge (APM BoK), there are five courses, covering the following areas:
- Planning & Scheduling - Work, Organisational and Cost Breakdown Structures; predecessors & successors; activity inter-relationships; lead & lag times; project activity tables; developing a project network; critical path analysis; Float; Gantt charts; Milestone analysis.
- Estimating - Functional, cost per unit, parametric, factor and range estimates; P.E.R.T.; preparing preliminary time and cost estimates; spread sheets; inflation; bidding.
- Cost Planning & Control - Cost reporting; cost control; preparing an ‘S’ Curve; BCWS; ACWP; BCWP; Milestone analysis; Cost Variance; Schedule Variance; Cost Performance Index; Schedule Performance Index; Estimate to Complete; Earned Value Analysis.
- Risk Analysis & Management - What is a risk?; the process of risk management; risk identification; risk estimation; risk evaluation; risk management; risk responses; applying risk management; Checklists; Likelihood / Impact grids; Cause and Effect analysis; Monte-Carlo analysis.
- Resource Management - The transformational model; transformed & transforming resources; the law of diminishing returns; activity costs direct & indirect; an ideal resource profile; the cycle of despair; the process of resource levelling; compressing and stretching; activity splitting.
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