All one day seminars count towards your APM Continual Personal Development (CPD) and PMI Personal Development units (PDU) however each session is also designed to provide an insight into the subject areas.
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Tel: +44 (0)808 168 2020
Estimating accurately can be a difficult process but is one of the most critical components of a successful project. The classic challenge for all project managers is to complete their projects on time and within budget, yet projects in every industry often exceed their original projections.
Project schedule slippage and cost overruns are almost always linked to a poor original estimate of duration and cost. Therefore it is critical for project managers and personnel to acquire the skills to estimate realistic budgets and stay within planned project scope. The experienced project manager must do the upfront work to assess the financial viability of their projects and identify potential risks that may create obstacles during implementation. Proper estimation is one of the key skills that will make this possible.
This session will provide the opportunity to gain an understanding in many areas of estimating, including:
- Analyse and understand the different estimating methods, allowing you to make sound decisions on which type or combination of types will be used for individual project tasks to entire portfolios.
- Estimate tasks using activity-based costing, and aggregate to project budgets
- Aggregate individual costs to form a project budget
- Quantify risk to justify contingency funding and produce a defensible baseline
(All taking place in Aberdeen)
- Project Leadership
- Time Management for Project Personnel
- Project Estimating Techniques
- Negotiating in a Project Environment
- Earned Value Management
- Presentation Skills for Project Personnel
- Implementing a Project Management Office
- Which Pathway; APM, PMI or Prince2®?
- Programme and Portfolio Management