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Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation​ Course Outline

Definition (DE)

Module 1: Key Concepts of Definition of Project

  • Understand the Basics of Definition of Projects
    • Business Case
    • Scope Management
    • Requirements Management
    • Stakeholder Management
  • Types of Hierarchical Breakdown Structures
    • Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Organisation Breakdown Structure (OBS)
    • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
    • Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS)
    • Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS)

Planning (PL)

Module 2: Facts, Terms, and Concepts for Planning of a Project

  • Definition and Outputs of Planning
  • Names and Descriptions of the Principal Scheduling Components
  • Terms of Planning
    • Dependency Management
    • Cost Estimating
    • Budgeting
  • Definition of Key Handover and Closeout Terms
    • Handover
    • Project Closeout

Scheduling (SC)

Module 3: Explore the Facts, Terms and Concepts of Scheduling Project

  • Introduction to Scheduling
  • Types of Schedules
    • Time-Based Schedules
    • Tracker Schedules
  • Schedule Design
  • Building the Schedule
    • Critical Path Method
    • Critical Path Analysis (CPA) Inputs
    • Time Analysis
    • Types of Logic Linking
    • Floats
    • Lags, Leads, and Constraints
    • Duration Estimation Techniques
    • Resources
    • Resourcing
    • Integration
    • Time Contingencies
  • Communicating the Schedule
    • Bar Charts
    • Line of Balance
    • Time Change
    • Schedule Narrative
  • Schedule Review

Monitor and Control (MC)

Module 4: Understand Key Concepts Monitor and Control of a Project

  • Baseline
    • Project Baseline
    • Baselining Principles
    • Baseline Maintenance
    • Re-Planning and Re-Programming
  • Performance Reporting
    • Control Systems
    • Progress Assessment
    • Variance Analysis
    • Drop a Line Method
    • Activity Weeks Method
    • Milestone Monitoring
    • Cash Flow Monitoring
    • Resource Monitoring
    • Network Analysis
    • Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
    • Basic Terminology
  • Budget at Completion – BAC
  • Planned Cost – PV
  • Earned Value – EV
  • Actual Cost – AC
    • Budget Loaded Schedule
    • Budget Elements
    • Work Packages and Planning Packages
    • Setting the Baseline
    • Drawing 'S' Curves
    • Measuring Progress
    • Actual Costs
    • Variances and KPIs
    • Charting Variances
    • EVA and KPIs
    • Forecasting
    • Benefits of EVA
  • Cost Control
  • Short-Term Planning
    • Short-Term Planning Process
    • Make Ready Needs
    • Co-Ordination Meetings
  • Change Management
    • Change Control
    • Change Control Process
    • Change Orders
    • Implementing Change
    • Communicating Change
  • Risk Management
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Risk Budget
    • Quantitative Schedule Risk Analysis (QSRA)
    • Quantitative Cost Risk Analysis (QCRA)
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Record Keeping

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Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites to attend this Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Training course.  

Audience

The Knowledge Academy's Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation training course is ideal for anyone who wants in-depth knowledge of planning, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling projects in an organisation effectively. However, it is much more beneficial for individuals working in the following job roles:

  • Planning Managers
  • Project Control Managers
  • Cost Engineers
  • Project Managers

Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation​ Course Overview

Project planning is the practice of describing how to finish a project within a specific time with determined phases and allocated resources. Process control is the capability to monitor and improve a process to produce the desired output. Planning to the right degree of detail and controlling and monitoring the project's performance are key supporting actions that considerably increases the project's success rates. Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) helps professionals to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close projects in an organisation successfully. By applying sufficient planning, monitoring, and control measures, individuals can reduce project costs and minimise the risk of overrun in project scope. This Project Planning and Control™ Foundation Training is designed to equip individuals with the skills to become effective project planners, deliver successful projects, and enhance their career advancement opportunities in project management.

This 3-day Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Training course aim to provide knowledge of best practices for planning, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling projects in an organisation. This course focuses on four key areas: definition, planning, scheduling, and monitoring and control to provide delegates with the knowledge of key terms and techniques they need to plan and deliver projects. Delegates will also learn requirements management, types of hierarchical breakdown structures, key handover and closeout terms, Critical Path Analysis (CPA), risk management, and many more topics. Our highly professional trainer with years of experience teaching such courses will conduct this training and help delegates understand the Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) guidance.

During this training, delegates will also cover the following topics:

  • Definition of project
  • Stakeholder management
  • Schedule design
  • Time analysis
  • Performance reporting
  • Baselining principles

At the end of this training, delegates will be to manage and mitigate risk within projects successfully. They will also be able to complete their task on time and within budget to meet or exceed stakeholder expectations. This training will also enable delegates to estimate project costs, resources, and time to help them effectively become effective project planners within the organisation.

The Knowledge Academy is accredited by APMG International to offer the Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Training course.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Experienced Instructor

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.

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Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.

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Frequently asked questions

FAQ's

Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) is a best practice approach for project planning and controlling to ensure that organisations set standards to get value for money from their projects.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend this Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Training course.
The Knowledge Academy's Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation training course is ideal for anyone who wants in-depth knowledge of planning, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling projects in an organisation effectively.
Project controls are estimation methods that assist in describing a project's purposes, preferences, and results. It helps in describing success, estimating performance effects, and placing means of success.
Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing are the different stages of the project life cycle.
This training course aims to provide you with knowledge of best practices for project planning and control that will help you to improve project delivery quality in an organisation. Adding the capabilities of using Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) guidance in your profile will surely help you climb the ladder of success and get more career opportunities.
During this training, you will learn various concepts such as definition, planning, scheduling, monitor and control, risk management plan, types of performing reporting, business case, etc. You will also learn types of schedules, building and communicating schedules, performance reporting, cost control, and planning and controlling projects in an organisation effectively.
The price for Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation certification in the United Kingdom starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation.

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