Project teams are increasingly being challenged to deliver fixed-price and multi-organizational projects in tight schedules. The processes of project management in global industries are becoming much more standardized with the common language established by the PMI® in the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK© Guide). This class provides advanced training in time and cost issues and provides techniques for successfully integrating best practices into a project.

This class uses tools available on a Project Manager’s laptop – Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project. It builds on previous project management training, and advances that training into a environment that utilizes the global processes for large and small projects. The class does a “deep dive” into the world of advanced cost and time management practices as described in the PMBOK® guide with instruction on which tools are most applicable to a complex project. Key techniques and tools are emphasized with classroom exercises and case studies that further develop a mastery of the application of the theory learned. The class is taught in a fashion that is open to all employees with a background in project management.

It is recommended that students be familiar with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office, or have taken BlackBox’s Introduction to Microsoft Project course prior to the class.

Time Management

  • Define Activities: Scope definition through work breakdown structures.
  • Sequence Activities: Precedence relationships among project tasks.
  • Estimate Activity Resources: Resource types and planning.
  • Estimate Activity Durations: Understanding the nature of time in project planning.
  • Develop Schedule: Advanced network diagramming techniques.
  • Control Schedule: Monitoring performance.

Cost Management

  • Estimate Costs: Cost types and application.
  • Determine Budget: Cost aggregation and projection.
  • Control Costs: Earned Value Management( EVM) techniques.
Click here for a PDF Fact Sheet on the Advanced Time & Cost course.

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For questions about content, cost, or registration telephone Bill Dannenmaier at (202) 288-6004.