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Project Scheduling & Cost Planning Skills

An Intensive 5 - Day Online Training Course

Project Scheduling & Cost Planning Skills

Project Estimation & Planning for your Organisation

Current View: Online Format Go to In-Person format

Scheduled Dates

Date: Location: Fee: Enrollment:
19 - 23 Sep 2021 Live - Online $2,950
21 - 25 Nov 2021 Live - Online $2,950
23 - 27 Jan 2022 Live - Online $2,950
13 - 17 Feb 2022 Live - Online $2,950
27 Jun - 01 Jul 2022 Live - Online $2,950

*Exclusive of VAT

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

This PetroKnowledge online training course focuses on how to deliver reliable estimates that can result in significant savings later in the project life. To develop reliable cost and schedule estimates is one of the critical management skills and is addressed in this course.

Every project needs good estimates during the design and early conceptual stages of a proposed project, and if not delivered is one reason for project failure. The decision to proceed with a project is often based almost exclusively on conceptual estimates, which estimates provide the basis for the cash flow projections and schedule forecasts during the project feasibility.

This PetroKnowledge online training course will highlight:

  • Gaining knowledge of project estimating techniques, from concept to final detailed estimate
  • Understanding the different types of estimates used to accurately and progressively estimate project costs and schedule
  • Identifying risk sources and minimise their impact and learn how to sustain project momentum
  • Developing effective performance monitoring and control systems
  • An integrated approach to scope, time, resources and cost management into a dynamic and manageable model




What are the Goals?

By the end of this PetroKnowledge online training course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and ensure continuous project performance and delivery control
  • Develop project schedules with associated costs and resources allocated
  • Utilise earned value management to identify variables and use those to, forecast and control future project performance
  • Manage and mitigate projects risks related to scope, cost, scope, and resource risks associated with the project
  • Develop a project recovery plan if needed for major cost  and/or schedule overruns

Who is this Online Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge online training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals, but will greatly benefit those who have a role in various projects such as:

  • Cost Estimators
  • Project Schedulers
  • Project Planner
  • Contracts Professionals
  • Project Procurement and Purchasing Staff
  • Project Control
  • Business Services Professionals with responsibility for preparing cost / schedule estimates and project proposals in client and contracting companies


How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Organisational Impact

Any organisation that encourages delegates to participate in this course is going to gain a motivated, engaged workforce who are keen to put the interesting and exciting lessons into practice.  These include:

  • Improved governance around scheduling & budgeting
  • Visibility of planned project performance
  • Trustworthy estimations that projects can be built upon
  • Better awareness of resource needs and associated risks
  • Ability to respond in time to put recovery into practice.

Personal Impact

For participants who will undertake this PetroKnowledge online training course, whether project managers, project leads, or project team members, will learn how to:

  • Accurately determine the duration of a project, and relevant milestones
  • Develop the project activities and cash-flow needs
  • Identify fundamental elements that should be factored into the project
  • Create useful and realistic schedules
  • Understand the implications of cash-flow situations for the project

Daily Agenda

Day One: Project Estimating Basics

  • Basic project management definitions
  • Triple Constraints -Time, Cost, Scope
  • Defining the Project Scope
  • Cost & Schedule Estimation,
  • Cost Budgeting & Control

Day Two: Developing Project Budget & Schedule Control

  • Difference between Planning & Scheduling
  • Project Schedule Planning and Critical Path Method
  • Resource Requirements
  • Smoothing & Levelling techniques
  • Options for Accelerating the Schedule

Day Three: Managing the Risk

  • Risk Identification Techniques
  • 3-Point and PERT usage in Risk Schedules and Cost
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • Prioritising Project Risks
  • Project Risk Response Strategies

Day Four: Measuring Project Performance

  • Performance management works and the tools to make it work.
  • Learn the 3 phases of performance management and how to assess it.
  • Discuss effective goal-setting
  • Learn how to give feedback on performance management.
  • Recognize the importance of motivation.

Day Five: Managing and Recovering Project Estimates

  • Schedule Variances and Cost Variances
  • Progress Control Charts – Trend Analysis
  • Schedule and Cost Recovery
  • Outline a disaster recovery plan
  • Communicate to the organisation
  • Project Recovery Baseline and Controls