PROJECT BUDGETING & COST MANAGEMENT

This course places an emphasis on a variety of tools and techniques used for the purpose of preparing a financial budget for projects and monitoring variances over a period of time in the process. Managers and customers expect to get value for money. A lots of projects have been cancelled or are seen as a failure because they ran too far over budget. This five-day D. MCKINSEY & ASSSOCIATES Project Management training Course on Project Budgeting & Cost Management will present the participants with straightforward approaches to developing a cost baseline and setting up a cost tracking system so that the budget is well managed during the project’s life cycle.

The D. MCKINSEY & ASSSOCIATES training course will cover:

  • The PMI PMBoK global standard for managing projects
  • Estimating cost techniques, including the Work Breakdown Structure, Work Packages and risk management considerations
  • The S-curves for risk and cost estimates
  • Control accounts and change control
  • Earned Value Management, performance variances and management recovery options
  1. D.MCKINSEY & ASSSOCIATES Project Management training Course on Project Budgeting & Cost Management will provide participants with a proven set of methods, processes, tools and techniques to develop a systematic and dynamic project plan to ensure progressive monitoring control and reporting of project cost.

This D. MCKINSEY & ASSSOCIATES training course will enable participants to:

  • Understand the benefits of good project cost control for successful project outcomes
  • Use best practice to minimise costs and negative impacts
  • Explain the key steps required to improve project estimates, budget and cost baselining, perfomance measurement and analysis, cost monitoring and control during project execution and interpreting and reporting project performance throughout a technical project life cycle
  • Specify key quantitative measures for determining the project performance using Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Provide meaningful project progress reports using EVM together with forecasts of likely outcomes and management options to correct where necessary
  • Apply this cost management process to a simple case study
  • Describe a typical project cost management life cycle

DAY 1: An Overview of Project Management

In this module the participants will learn the PMI PMBoK® globally accepted standard approach to managing projects. This will provide the context for developing and managing the project budget. This module will cover:

  • Basic Project Management Definitions
  • The PMI PMBoK® Project Management Processes
  • Project Phases and Life Cycles
  • Typical Project Terminology
  • Setting-up for Success
  • The Project Cost Management Processes – estimate costs, determine budget and control costs

DAY 2: Developing the Project Schedule – Estimating Cost

The basis for good cost control is the development of an accurate Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) on which the work packages depend for accurate estimation. In this module, we will create the overall project schedule and learn how the project cost is tied to each individual project activity. This module will cover:

  • Understanding Project Management Inputs to Estimating Cost
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Work Packages as Building Blocks
  • Estimation Techniques
  • Optimising the Schedule
  • Estimating the Overall Project Cost

DAY 3: Developing the Project Budget – Determining Budget

Whether working on a simple or complex project all project managers need to develop an accurate budget based on the total resources required for their project. Here the participants will learn how to create the detailed budget and the cost baseline necessary for project control. This module will cover:

  • Understanding Project Management Inputs to Determining Budget
  • Estimating Personnel, Materials and Equipment Costing including Overheads Cost Aggregation
  • Considering the Risk Management Process, Risk Response Planning and Risk Reserves
  • Estimating Risk Response Costs, and Reserve or Contingency Cost
  • The S-Curve for Risk and for Cost

DAY 4: Utilising Control Accounts and Effectively Controlling Project Costs

In this module, the participants will learn about setting up Control Accounts, the Project Cost Performance Baseline and the necessary steps to monitoring and controlling the project budget. This module will cover:

  • Control Accounts and the Control Account Plan (CAP)
  • Understanding What Measures are Required
  • Change Control Processes and Re-baselining the Cost Performance Baseline
  • Understanding Project Management Inputs to Controlling Costs
  • Identifying and Managing Hours Worked
  • Tracking Costs

DAY 5: Project Performance Measurement, Interpreting and Reporting EVM Results

Whether or not the project manager is familiar with Earned Value Management, it is rapidly becoming the favoured means of tracking project performance. In this module, the participants will learn that for large, complex projects the most accurate way to track progress and performance is through Earned Value Management. Participants will learn about measuring and interpreting EVM results and how to report project status to senior management and customers. This module covers:

  • What is Earned Value Management (EVM)?
  • What are the main measures used for EVM?
  • Analysing Results – variances, performance indices and forecasting
  • Interpreting Results and Considering Options to Redress Unacceptable Variances
  • Forecasting and Developing Response Plans
  • Reporting EVM to Senior Management and Customers

Participants will develop advanced project management performance and control skills and knowledge through formal and interactive learning methods. The D. MCKINSEY & ASSSOCIATES Project Budgeting & Cost Management training Course includes case studies, group discussion and critical analysis of case material based on a fictional housing construction project.

Although this D. MCKINSEY & ASSSOCIATES Project Management training Course does not assume prior knowledge of the topics covered in the course, some knowledge of or exposure to project management training will be an advantage. New concepts and tools are introduced gradually to enable delegates to progress from the fundamental to the more advanced concepts of project cost planning, monitoring and control.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Programme Managers and other Senior Personnel responsible for the governance of projects
  • Finance Personnel that are interested in expanding their understanding of how project cost data is used to manage the entire life-cycle of projects. These participants will gain insights into how cost data influences financial feasibility, project selection, detailed budgeting and cash flow planning as well as change management and other mechanisms that leverage costs to control project execution.
  • Project Managers and Project Team Leaders who wish to build upon and consolidate their project management skills
  • Project Planning Engineers and Heads who need to develop their project management skills
  • Senior Project Control and Business Services Professionals who have the responsibility for planning, monitoring and controlling, and reporting on project budget and cost performance

Project Management Professionals

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and complete the Project Budgeting & Cost Management.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination as per PMI standards and cost.

4 DAYS

D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to info@dmckinseyandassociates.com, dmckinseytraining@gmail.com.   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

APR 8-12

AUG 5-9

OCT 14-18

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