Project Estimating, Measures and Controls (PMP 0402)

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Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

Successful projects start with sound planning. While establishing proper performance baselines is key to project success, measuring progress and adapting to changing circumstances are vital to accomplishing project objectives. This course covers, in detail, project estimating including scope delineation using work breakdown structure, resource estimation using various methods, duration and schedule development using Monte Carlo simulation and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT). Measuring progress requires that the data be current, complete, and accurate. To best use these data, a number of techniques have been developed that help measure project status. This course examines these techniques with a particular emphasis on one of the most successful project measurement techniques – Earned Value Analysis (EVA). EVA has proven to be highly successful in assisting project managers to better measure project performance status. Last, this course examines various ways to make changes to on‐going projects that improve performance without being disruptive.
This course uses lecture, class exercises, and a running case study to stimulate learning. Numerous examples are presented: each student is provided with electronic spreadsheets that illustrate estimation, measurement, and control practices.

  • Project Estimating
  • Schedule and resource development
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Project performance measures
  • Earned value analysis (EVA)
  • Estimating techniques
  • Trend analysis
  • Baseline management
  • Early problem detection
  • Corrective actions
  • Evaluation and forecast
  • Use of historical data
  • Change control techniques
100% attendance and participation are expected from participants.
George Mason University is a PMI® Global Registered Education Provider.

PDU Credits:
  • Four-day courses are recommended for 28 PDUs
  • Three-day courses are recommended for 21 PDUs
  • Two-day courses are recommended for 14 PDUs
  • One-day courses are recommended for 7 PDUs
PMI- Project Management Institute- Registered Education Provider
Participants in this course should be managers and mid-career professionals who are eligible to sit for the PMP certification examination. It is assumed that participants have a working knowledge of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition’s ten Knowledge Areas or have completed the Essentials of Project Management course.
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