Project Estimating, Measures and Controls (PMP 0402)

E-mail: lsinfo@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

Successful projects start with sound planning and reach completion based on effective project management techniques. While establishing baselines is key to project success, measuring progress and adapting to changing circumstances is vital to accomplishing project objectives.

This highly participatory two-day course covers, in detail, project estimating to include work breakdown structure, duration and schedule development, resource estimates, and use of the Critical Path Method (CPM). This course looks at various measures of project performance and concentrates on how to keep a project on course. Measuring progress requires that the data be current, complete, and accurate. Students will gain insight into best practices in project estimating schedules, costs, and resource requirements. Using these data, a number of techniques have been developed that help measure project status.

This course concentrates on one of the most successful project measures- earned value analysis. This technique has proven to be highly successful in assisting project managers to better measure where their projects stand. Participants will examine various ways that managers can make changes to on-going projects in a manner that improves performance without being disruptive. Identifying problem areas is a trait for all successful managers. Beyond relying solely on instinct, we will explore how managers use a variety of techniques aimed at early problem identification, predicting its impact, and how to take corrective actions.

PMI, PMP, PMBOK, and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

  • 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
No Prerequisites or Advanced Preparation Required. Level: Intermediate

It is recommended (but not required) that Essentials of Project Management course is taken first.

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 and the nine knowledge areas.
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"I can now produce estimates and back them up with real data!"

"Great course material with relevant case studies."

"[This course] gave me good theoretical and practical understanding of the art/science of estimation. I learned new concepts that I can apply in future."

"I now know the proper way to estimate and measure project performance."

"Excellent course and presentation."

"This was an incredibly informative course and provided me with a good refresher/overview of REVM and other calculations relating to project management."

"The Project Estimating, Measure & Control class is my favorite. I learned a lot!!"

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