December 2015

Advanced Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 - Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Mohamed Elbarkouky, PhD, PEng., PMP - Project Management Training Solutions LTD
Cost: Free
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Project managers and supervisors have a lot to worry about when it comes to planning and controlling their projects. They need to plan their project schedule and cost in order to track project deadlines and budgets through proper forecasting and enhanced project schedule and cost management tools and techniques. Project Planning, Scheduling, and Cost Control is designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools to improve your skills and capabilities to properly plan and control all your project tasks on time and within budget.

The objective of this course is to develop the skills and knowledge required to effectively plan and control project time and budget. This course will provide the participants with the basic tools and techniques necessary to effectively plan and control a project and the participants will be able to immediately apply those project management principles back at work

Learning Goals
  • Use a step-by-step approach for effective project planning and control to complete multiple project tasks on time and on budget
  • Comprehend  the concepts, techniques, and tools of project planning and cost control 
  •  Use different approaches to develop a proper work breakdown structure, as an essential element of project scheduling, cost estimation and cost control
  • Develop a list of project tasks and apply Scheduling Network Diagrams to build a project schedule 
  • Learn the basic types of task relationships, lags, leads, and floats. 
  • Understand the concept of the critical path method and apply it to your project tasks
  • Be able to load and optimize your schedule using the concepts of resource loading and leveling
  • Improve your estimation capabilities of project costs and understand the elements of a typical project budget
  • Establish performance measurement cost baselines 
  • Improve overall project management tracking and cost control functions
  • Control project costs through special methods, tools, and techniques, such as variance analysis and Earned Value Method
  • Understand the concept of risk management and contingencies. 
Day 1
  • Overview of the project management life cycle and the triple constraints
  • The concept of Project Planning, scheduling and cost Control
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) as a basis for proper project scoping
  • Project Tasks' Identification
  • Network scheduling: Arrow diagrams and precedence diagrams
  • Basic scheduling and network calculations tools
  • Advanced precedence relationships and the critical path method
  • Alternative constraints
  • Gantt and milestone charts
  • Time-phased distribution of costs 
  • Cumulative cost curves and Project baseline
  • Updating the project schedule
  • Training exercises and case studies 
Day 2
  • The process of project cost planning and control
  • Construction project controllable Costs: Resource, Material, Direct and Indirect costs, Project overheads and contingency
  • Identifying sources of change and causes of variances
  • Cost Estimating Tools & Techniques
  • Cost Estimating Types and Classifications
  • The Control Account & Control Account Plan
  • Budget Allocation and developing the cost baseline
  • Monitoring Progress and Controlling Performance
  • Earned value management and forecasting tools
  • Cost Reporting and Communicating with Stakeholders
  • Training exercises and case studies 
Instructor Bio
Dr. Elbarkouky is an expert in project management and control. He has more than 17 years of practical experience in his field of practice. He managed and controlled a large number of complex projects in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has extensive experience of oil and gas, power plants, infrastructure and building construction projects. Dr. Elbarkouky has a Ph.D. in construction engineering and management from the University of Alberta. He is also a Professional Engineer in Alberta and a Project Management Professional (PMP) of the PMI. He is the CEO of a project management training organization that is specialized in teaching professional and academic courses in project management, risk analysis,contract administration, scheduling, cost estimation, and project planning and control in Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC, and NWT.

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