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.
Lastly, this course examines various ways to make changes to on‐going projects that improve performance without being disruptive.