Delivering to Budget: Advanced Project Cost Management
marcus evans professional trainingDelivering to Budget:Advanced Project Cost ManagementPROJECT MANAGEMENT SERIES By the end of the course participants will be able to: • Describe the 4 steps of project cost management • Define responsibilities for project cost management • Explain why life-cycle costing should be applied to every project • Describe the 5 different levels of estimates • Apply 3 different approaches to developing a cost estimate • Use cost estimates to prepare and present a project budget • Apply earned value concepts effectively and inexpensively PMPs are eligible to earn 14 PDUs upon completion of this training Participants are encouraged to bring their own project documents for possible use in class exercises and discussions “Beware of little expenses: A small leak will sink a great ship.” Benjamin FranklinEndorser professional training
Delivering to Budget: Advanced Project Cost Management www.marcusevanspt.comOverview:This two-day programme is designed to help you develop project cost management skills that will be immediately useful, usable, and used back on the job. How do we do this?We use real projects as the basis for all of the key exercises. This allows participants to learn in a more realistic environment that is not black and white, but shades of gray - justlike the real world.This programme will help you develop the skills needed to manage costs throughout the project life-cycle. You will learn about different levels of estimating accuracy, differentapproaches to developing estimates, and the crucial difference between estimates and budgets. You will learn about 3 different approaches to preparing cost estimates andwhen to use each one. You will also learn about the “right” way to apply earned value so that your project can benefit from the approach without incurring unreasonableoverhead.Approximately 50% of class time is devoted to casework and experiential learning. During hands-on exercises, you will work as part of a team to analyseresource pools, prepare cost estimates from varying inputs, and compete against other teams in “Milestones: the Game of Projects” to learn how to apply earnedvalue techniques.Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation Testimonials from Mr.Day One Duncan’s clients:Session One “Bill conducted a brilliant PM trainingSetting the stage for the two-day workshop course at my workplace. The framework• Introductions, ground rules, and expectation setting he provided for planning and executing our vendor management process was• Project cost management activities invaluable to our organization. The course• Cost management vs. financial management had a significant positive impact on how• Types and units of costs we controlled future projects.” TEXAS INSTRUMENTSExercise: Participants will identify their project cost management challenges “I was very happy with the servicesSession Two provided and recommend Bill to any organization seeking improvement in theirPlanning for cost management project management disciplines.• Cost and the project life-cycle Specifically, Bill has an expert’s• Who’s responsible? understanding of the subject matter AND• Do you need a written Cost Management Plan? effective training methodologies. Bill teaches from his vast experience and• Life-cycle costing readily provides real world examples of best practices in project management.”Exercise: Participants will begin developing content for a Project Cost Management Plan R&D DIRECTOR / PDP CHAMPION COVIDIENSession Three TYCO HEALTHCAREResource planning: The starting point• The 5 Ms: Resource categories “Bill led an excellent project management training course at my workplace. The• Defining your resource pool framework he provided for planning and• Forecasting resource productivity executing our large IT projects was• Effort vs. duration and their impact on costs invaluable to our organization. The course had a significant positive impact on how our staff controlled future projects.”Exercise: Participants will document the components of their resource pools CLARKE COUNTY GEORGIASession Four “Bill Duncan is a brilliant and street-smartCost estimating: Striving for accuracy contributor to the practice of Program• 5 levels of estimates: Order of magnitude to definitive and Project Management, in the USA,• The high cost of precision and throughout the World. His insights about any PM-related topic seem to be• Strengths and weaknesses of different approaches accurate and always useful, his facilitation• How and when to prepare a bottom-up estimate and performance in meetings exemplary,• How and when to prepare an analogous estimate and his contributions to my own learning• How and when to prepare a parametric estimate outstanding.” PROJECTEXPERTSExercise: Participants will prepare sample estimates using all 3 types of estimating approaches professional trainingFOCUSED | registration form on page 6 page 2
Delivering to Budget: Advanced Project Cost Management www.marcusevanspt.comTurning ‘Theory’ into ‘Practice’This highly interactive and intensive training course provides attendees with the latest practices, tools and techniques. Our format combines real-world practical case studyexamples, hypothetical scenarios, group exercises and tutorial-style presentations with a focus on collaborative and interactive learning.Day Two Testimonials from our recentSession One training participants:Cost estimating: Striving for accuracy (continued) “Content of training is more than• Cost estimating tools efficient!”• Should-cost estimates PETRONAS• Cost of quality• Basis of estimate “Good exposure for Project Performance Measurements and it was a very fruitful course that I ever attended.”Exercise: Participants will document the basis of estimate for their practice estimates SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER TECHNIPSession Two “Very good balance of presentationCost budgeting: Developing budgets for effective project control methods: Power point, discussion,• Cost codes and the Work Breakdown Structure excercises-workshops, ideal break times.”• Time-phased budgeting COMMERCIAL MANAGER BALFOUR BEATTY• Risks and assumptions• Reserves and contingencies “Compact Training Manual. All in 2 Days.• Getting the budget approved Well done !!” PROJECT DIRECTORExercise: Participants will evaluate alternative approaches to budget presentation BH MARINE & OFFSHORESession Three “ (Great) Sharing of speakers conceptCost control: Controlling project cost throughout the project life cycle and experience. Sharing lessons learned• Accumulating actuals: Invoices and timesheets with speaker and other participants.” ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER• Variances: How big is too big? BOUSTEAD NAVAL SHIPYARD• Adjusting the baseline for approved changes• Re-baselining “Great preparation and brilliant• Reporting options presentation!” FEDERAL TERRITORIESExercise: Participants will analyse different status reports to determine the project’s condition “Training was very thought provokingSession Four and drives reflection on ones ownUsing earned value the right way management style/impact.”• Strengths and weaknesses EXXON MOBIL• Choosing the right approach and the right level for earning value• Forecasting approaches• Choosing corrective action EndorserExercise: Participants will team up to play “Milestones: the Game of Projects” to see how earned value helpsimprove cost control The Project Management InstituteSession Five Malaysia Chapter (PMIMY) is the localRecap and Review chapter of the Project Management Institute• Getting the most from what youve learned: Less is often more (PMI), the world’s leading not-for-profit organization associated with the project• Mapping the tools and techniques to your project cost management challenges management profession. PMI has a global membership of more than 327,000 as at 30th Sep 2010. PMIMY was founded in 1994 in Malaysia to advocate and advance project management excellence and discipline in Malaysia. professional trainingFOCUSED | registration form on page 6 page 3
Delivering to Budget: Advanced Project Cost Management www.marcusevanspt.comBenefits to you• Small class size to enhance learning experience and interaction with trainer and other participants• Learning from expert facilitator on the subject matter• Sharing on latest practices, tools and techniques• Putting theory into practice: Immediate application in the workplaceWho should attend?This training is tailor-made for Programme Managers, Project Directors, Project Managers, and Team Leaders who would like to improve their ability to manage multiple projects effectively.Duration of Course: 2 DaysLocation & Dates: Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur | 6th & 7th March 2013Course Code: KL-GMP3229Other Project Management Programme in our Portfolio includes:• Project Performance Measurement • Project Resource Planning & Scheduling • Managing Large & Complex Projects• Finance for Project Managers • Leading Successful Project Teams • Project Risk ManagementProgramme scheduleDay One & Two0830 Registration and morning coffee0900 Morning session begins1030 Morning refreshments and networking break1245 Networking luncheon1345 Afternoon session begins1545 Afternoon refreshments and networking break1730 Course concludesAbout your trainerWilliam R. Duncan PresidentProject Management Partners, USWilliam R. Duncan is the President of Project Management Partners, a project management consulting and training firm headquartered in Lexington, MA USA. He is currently Director ofCertification for the American Society for Advancement of Project Management (asapm) and a Board Member of the Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS). In addition,he is the former Director of Standards for both asapm and the Project Management Institute, Inc. (USA).Mr. Duncan has over 40 years of management and consulting experience including five years with a major international consulting firm. He was the primary author of theoriginal (1996) version of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. With over 3,000,000 copies distributed worldwide, this seminal work is the most widelyused project management guide in the world today. In addition, his “process model” of project management was used as the basis for ISO 21500, Guidelines for ProjectManagement.Mr. Duncan has authored over 40 articles for publications such as The Project Management Journal, PMNetwork, Projects@Work, and Chief Projects Officer. He has been chosen “Speaker ofthe Year” by three different project management professional associations. He has presented papers at conferences sponsored by asapm, PMI, AIPM, IPMA, FOSTAS, and others.Mr. Duncan has helped clients in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia improve their organisational competence in project management. Major clients include Camp Dresser &McKee, China National Communications, Codelco, EMC2, Entergy Corporation, First Data Resources, Golden Telecom, Investors Group, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Manitoba Telephone, One-S, Polaroid, Schlumberger, Sybase, and Texas Instruments.He has also been called upon to provide expert testimony regarding proper project management processes for a major US law firm.He is a 1970 graduate of Brown University in Providence, RI and has done post-graduate work at Boston University and Northeastern.Some of Mr. Duncan’s Clients:• Allied Signal Aerospace • Cabot LNG• Camp Dresser & McKee • Context Integration• First Data Resources • Investors Group• Khafji Joint Operations (Kuwait) • Manitoba Telecom Services• Molecular Systems • Pittsburgh Project Management Center• Polaroid Corporation • Qatar Petroleum• Rizzo Associates (a Tetratech company) • SABIC• State of Oregon • Sybase• Texas Instruments • Toys R Us• US Environmental Protection Agency • Westfield Group• VTB Moscow professional trainingFOCUSED | registration form on page 6 page 4
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