Planning, Schedule and Cost Estimating skills will enable delegates to get their project schedule and budget done right and quantify progress through earned value analysis.

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Planning, Schedule and Cost Estimating skills will enable delegates to complete their project schedule and budget and quantify progress through earned value analysis.  Learn how to establish and manage a realistic schedule and detailed budget effectively. Hands-on exercises teach you to develop a work breakdown schedule, grasp diagramming techniques, identify task relationships, determine the critical path, employ estimating techniques, and analyze resource utilization.

Once the project schedule is complete, you’ll create a budget that includes all direct and indirect costs associated with the project. Learn the importance of baselining project schedules and budgets to make reporting and tracking progress easier. Read More



Course Benefits

Event Project Management

Personal Impact

  • Applying generally accepted practices that apply to diverse projects in multiple industries
  • Gaining insights into the power of a project framework to approve and control expenditure
  • Project management experience can open up the doors to rapid promotion

Organizational Impact

  • Increased organizational maturity due to the application of consistent cost governance procedures with regard to projects
  • Increased visibility into sources of cost
  • Improved employee skills around the cost implications of determining and scheduling project activities
  • Improved control over project outflows through professional budget management techniques
  • Improved customer relationships by using project costs to effectively control project implementation
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Course Outlines

Project Management
Program Management
Essential Schedule and Cost Terminology
Project Constraints
Project Charter

Scope Planning
Scope Definition
Scope Decomposition
Schedule Development
Building the Project Network Diagram
Critical Chain
Application of Critical Chain
Critical Chain vs. Critical Path
Developing a Gantt Chart
Schedule Considerations
Schedule Compression
Contingency Reserves and the Project Schedule

Resource Planning Considerations
Estimating Activity Resources
Planning and Loading Resources
Identifying Roles and Responsibilities
Loading Resources
Leveling Resources

Cost Management Plan
Categorizing Costs
Cost Estimating for Projects
Common Eliminating Techniques
Additional Estimating Techniques
Cost Accounting and Budgeting
Corporate Accounting: The General Ledger
Project Cost Estimating
Summarizing the Differences
Project Budgets
Budgeting Responsibilities
Steps to a General Budget

Creating a Baseline Plan
Establishing Baselines
Types of Baselines
The Project Baseline
Establishing Project Milestones
Milestone Chart
Developing a Project Control Process
Guidelines for Project Control
Performance Measures
Tools for Project Control
The Earned Value Method of Project Management
Looking at Current Project Status with Earned Value
Looking Forward with Earned Value
Earned Value Management in Practice
Strategies and Processes for Project Control
Status Review Meetings
Managing Project Change
Change Control
Change Control Process
Additional Tools for Managing Control of the Project
Other Project Change Considerations
Why Projects Are Late and Over Budget

Course Schedules

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Training Options

Classroom Trainings


  • Interactive,excitingly serious action oriented learning methodology
  • Classroom training by top instructors and practitioners

Live Online Virtual Training


  • 90 days of flexible access to online classes
  • Live, online classroom training by top instructors and practitioners

Corporate Trainings

Customized to your team learning needs and organizational goals

  • Customized learning delivery model (digital material and/or instructor-led)
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Enterprise grade Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enterprise dashboards for individuals and teams
  • 24×7 learner assistance and support



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PMP Certification Training.

Examination and Certification

Team members, Associate project managers, project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, and program managers.


    • It is the certificant’s responsibility to ensure recertification fees are paid and applications are submitted on time, including all required documentation
    • All certifications not renewed by the expiration date will result in an expired status immediately, unless other arrangements have been made and approved by AACE Certification Staff
    • If you hold more than one AACE Certification;
      • For Re-examination: You must re-examine for each certification your wish to maintain prior to the expiration date.
      • For Credit Plan: You may submit one recertification by professional credit plan application with 15 CEUs. The application and credits are applied to all active certifications, pending approval. Please review the Recertification Handbook & Application Example for a detailed description of each category and acceptable activity to ensure you can meet the criteria prior to submission.


The Computer Based Test is a (120 – Multiple Choice Questions) 5 hour continuous four part closed book exam. However, formula guides were developed to assist in calculating specific questions and available onscreen, when, and if, needed. Candidates are also permitted to bring any style of calculator, including programmable calculators, to use during the exam.

  • Part I – Supporting Skills & Knowledge
  • Part II – Economic Analysis
  • Part III – Project Management
  • Part IV – Cost Estimating and Control

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