Training Courses: Planning and Estimating

Planning and Estimating

This course focuses on managing the estimating process and providing practical guidance geared toward better, more accurate and more precise planning and estimating.

Audience

Project Managers
Program Managers
PMO Officers
Executives and Managers

Agenda

Introduction
   – Project estimating
   – Scope of project estimating
   – Project estimating and the project management practice
Concepts
   – Estimating roles
   – Estimating life cycle stages
   – Evolving estimates
   – Use of metrics and available data
   – Estimation variances
   – Characteristics of an estimate
   – Industry-specific practices




Prepare to estimate
   – Project estimating approaches
   – Inputs and outputs
Create estimates
   – Use of quantitative estimating
   – Use of relative estimating techniques
   – Use of qualitative estimating techniques
Manage estimates
   – Manage estimates: a living plan cycle
   – Inputs to the manage estimates stage
   – Outputs of the manage estimates stage
Improve estimating process
   – Assess the estimating process
   – Implement changes and share lessons learned

Alignment

Fully aligned to PMI’s Practice Standard for Project Estimating 2nd Edition

Languages

  • This course in available in English, French, German

Duration

  • 2 days in classroom
  • Also available as online or virtual delivery
Rolf Consulting | Switzerland