- Integrated Project
Project controls is an integrated process that include the
data gathering, management and analytical processes used to
predict, understand and constructively influence the time
and cost outcomes of a project or program through the
communication of useful information. This subject focuses on
the overall integrated process of ‘controlling’ a project or
- Scheduling Good Practice
This subject focuses on core scheduling practice and looks
at what makes a good schedule, what makes a good planner,
and what should they do; the ‘good practices’ needed to
create and manage an effective schedule.
- Schedule Risk Assessment
Every estimate about a future outcome is uncertain! This
subject looks at the effect of uncertainty on schedule
predictions and the tools and techniques available to manage
the consequences of uncertainty and improve the accuracy of
projected completion dates.
- Schedule Quality Assessment
This subject focuses on the emerging science of measuring
schedule quality and conformance to ‘good practice’ and the
automated tools that are now available to assist in this
process. There is a strong correlation between a
well-constructed schedule and a desirable project outcome,
applying these concepts will enhance the probability of
- Scheduling Methodologies and
This subject looks at the wide range of scheduling
methodologies and approaches to improving CPM scheduling
currently available. Traditional ‘critical path’ scheduling
is only one of the ways to develop a useful and effective
schedule, and in many situations it is far from optimal.
- PM Software and Tools
This subject takes a look at the range of project, program
and portfolio software and tools available to use (many
free). Where we can, links to the developers' web sites are
- Scheduling books and
This subject offers a brief overview of a few of the 1000s
of books available in the marketplace. We focus on books we
have reviewed, used or written.
- Earned Value & Earned
Earned Value Management (EVM) has proven itself to be one of
the most effective performance measurement and feedback
tools for managing projects. This subject looks at EV from a
business management perspective.
- Advanced Risk Management
Risk management topics that extend beyond the basic
requirements for the PMP examination.
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