Advanced Project Planning and Control

Corporate Education Group
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Corporate / Group Training
2 days

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United States of America
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Course description

Advanced Project Planning and Control

This course adds to a fundamental knowledge of project management by teaching the details of the major contemporary tools and techniques that are used in planning, monitoring, and controlling projects. The appropriate technologies are used to give the participant a “best practices” approach to the effective and efficient management of projects. Learning is reinforced through a number of practical exercises using case studies and real projects.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for professionals who now or in the future will be leading or be a part of a project team. This includes project managers, team leaders, persons whose principal responsibility is as a technology contributor but who will be part of project teams, and anyone needing an in-depth knowledge of how to plan and control a project.

Training content


  • Gain the skill and confidence to use a practical project planning technique.
  • Determine if a project can truly be delivered on time and in budget.
  • Understand how to discover the risks necessary to meet a constrained delivery date.
  • Develop the confidence to communicate project "tradeoffs" clearly and set attainable goals with clients, managers, and project team members.
  • Learn how to record actual project progress and then use the project baseline to spot and manage variance.
  • Develop ability to "frame" your questions when analyzing the project plan to spot hidden variances.

Day One

Module 1: Project Initiation and Planning

  • Planning and Control Starts with the Project Charter
  • Roles and Responsibility
  • Exercise: Planning and Controlling Risk

Module 2: Organizing and Conducting the Team Project Planning Session

  • Project Planning Process
  • Rapid Planning Process

Module 3: Identifying Project Activities

  • Scope of Work
  • WBS
  • Dynamic Project Planning Process
  • Assessing Responsibility for Work Packages
  • Exercise: Develop a WBS

Module 4: Estimating Activity Duration, Resource Requirements, and Cost

  • Project Estimating Techniques
  • Building the Project Resource Sheet
  • Task Definition Technique
  • Validating the Project Estimate
  • Building a Resource List

Day Two

Module 5: Constructing and Analyzing the Project Network

  • Scheduling Techniques
  • Milestones and Gantt Charts
  • Network Diagrams
  • Exercise: Develop a Dependency Network
  • Applying Accelerating Techniques
  • Exercise: Compress a Project Schedule to Meet a Required Completion Date

Module 6: Resource Leveling/Scheduling

  • Resource Analysis
  • Leveling and Smoothing
  • Resource Contingency Management

Module 7: Monitor and Control Progress

  • Managing Using the Project Plan
  • Project Variance Analysis
  • Progress Gathering and Analysis System
  • Exercise: Use Software to Record Progress
  • Project Status Reports
  • Earned Value
  • Integrated Change Feasibility Process

Course delivery details

This course is delivered in the live virtual classroom, traditional classroom or onsite. To inquire, contact Corporate Education Group via the information request form.


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Corporate Education Group (CEG) delivers talent strategies and development solutions that align with targeted business goals to transform organizational performance. From assessments to advisory consulting, program design, training delivery, and measurement, we identify the right solutions to unlock business value....

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