June 2018

Advanced Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control

Status: This course has been postponed. A new date will be scheduled shortly. Thank you.
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast – Day 1-3
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Advanced Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control – Day 1–3
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Mohamed Elbarkouky, P.Eng., PMP
Project Management Training Solutions

Mostafa AbdelRazik, PSP, PMP, M. Eng., EIT
Valard Construction
Credit: 21 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $1200.00 + GST = $1260.00 until June 12, 2018

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $1450.00 + GST = $1522.50

Non-Member Price: $1450.00 + GST = $1522.50

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Student Member Price: $700.00 + GST = $735.00
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by June 12, 2018 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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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. This course 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 first 2 days of the course explain the theory and tools for project scheduling and control using hands on training exercises. The third day integrates the knowledge gained in the first 2 days using different computerized tools for project scheduling and control.


The objective of this course is to develop the skills and knowledge required to effectively plan, schedule, and control project time and budgets using both manual and computerized methods. This course will provide the participants with the essential tools and techniques necessary to effectively plan and control a project and the ability to immediately apply those project management principles in their workplaces.

Learning Goals

  • Create a step-by-step approach for effective project planning and control to complete multiple project tasks on time and on budget.
  • Demonstrate the concepts, techniques, and tools of project planning and cost control.
  • Apply 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.
  • Apply the concept of the critical path method to your project tasks.
  • Optimize your schedule using the concepts of resource loading and levelling.
  • 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.
  • Apply the risk management and contingencies to your schedule, and
  • Demonstrate the differences between scheduling software packages in project planning and control.

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: 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, and project overheads and contingencies
  • Identifying sources of change and causes of variances
  • Cost estimating tools and techniques
  • Cost estimating types and classifications
  • The control account and 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

Day 3

  • Scheduling in standard computerized tools for project scheduling and control
    • How to create and start a project
    • How to create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • How to insert activities
    • Different types of activities and their use
    • Relationships and their effect on project’s durations
    • Integration with Excel
    • Use of different calendars and how they affect a project’s schedule
    • Identify and assign resources
    • Resource levelling
    • Assign different cost types to different activities
    • Obtain cumulative s-curve for costs and man-hours
    • How to run earned value report
    • Other reports


Dr. Mohamed Elbarkouky, P.Eng.

PMP, Project Management Training Solutions

Dr. Elbarkouky is the Chair of the Construction Management Bachelor Degree Program at a Canadian polytechnic institute. He is an expert in the field of risk management and project 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 US, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He developed several risk analysis tools for different companies in Alberta. He has extensive experience in oil and gas, power projects, infrastructure, and building construction projects. Dr. Elbarkouky has a PhD 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 also the CEO of a project management training organization 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. Dr. Elbarkouky is a public speaker and he also teaches for the University of Alberta (UofA), Global Innovative Campus (GIC), Bredin Centre for Learning, and Canada School of Public Works (CSPW).

Mostafa AbdelRazik, PSP, PMP, M. Eng., EIT

Project Controls Coordinator, Valard Construction

Mostafa is a project management professional (PMP) under the project management institute and an EIT, with over 5 years of related field experience. Mostafa is also a Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) under AACE International. Mostafa is a project controls professional with vast experience with project controls; scheduling, planning, cost control, productivity analysis, etc. Mostafa has civil engineering bachelor degree from Carleton University and a Master's (M.Eng.) degree from Concordia University in Montreal in building engineering (construction management). Over his career, Mostafa has created and maintained hundreds of project schedules, varying in lengths and complexities. He has prepared comprehensive critical paths analysis and proposed corrective actions based on projects' performances. He has led teams of executives and project managers through planning sessions to steer projects on track. Mostafa utilizes various software to schedule different plans, including, but was not limited to: Primavera P6, MS Project, and Tilos. Mostafa also prepares Earned Value reports based on schedule and cost performances and provides executives with projects health reports.

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