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

Definition (DE)

Module 1: Identify Appropriate Project Information and Key Elements

  • Works Information (WI)
    • Employers Information Specifies the Works to be Carried Out by the Supplier
    • Suppliers Response Includes Details of how they Propose to Deliver the Works
  • Statement of Work (SOW)
    • Customer Needs and Requirements
  • Purpose of WBS
  • Key Elements
    • Good Project Planning
    • Scheduling
    • Monitoring and Control
    • Definition of Business Case
    • Definition of Scope, Requirement, and Stakeholder Management

Planning (PL)

Module 2: Characteristics of Common Estimating Methods

  • Specific Analogy Estimating
  • Parametric Estimating
  • Delphi Technique
  • Definitive Estimating Methods
  • Activity-Based Cost (ABC) Estimating
  • Estimating Methodologies
    • Approximate Estimating Methods
    • Definitive Estimating Methods
  • Definition of the Planning Role
  • Purpose of Planning
  • Approaches to Planning
    • Top-Down Planning
    • Bottom-Up Planning
    • Agile Planning in the Software Industry
  • Planning Strategies
  • Allowing for Risk
  • Creating Breakdown Structures
  • Level 1, 2, 3, and Beyond
  • Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)
    • What is a 'Product' in Planning Terms?
    • Definition of a PBS
    • Purpose of a PBS
    • Constructing a PBS
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Principles of Designing a WBS
  • Organisational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  • RACI Matrix
  • Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS)
  • Resources Breakdown Structure (RBS)
  • Definition of Dependency Management
  • Schedule Impact
  • Handover and Project Closeout

Scheduling (SC)

Module 3: Advantages and Disadvantages of Target Schedules

  • Target Schedule
  • Process of Resourcing the Schedule
  • Resource Smoothing
  • Scheduling Interfaces and Dependencies
    • Identification
    • Coding
    • Integration and Impact Analysis
    • Impact Resolution
  • Scheduling Process
    • Steps in Establishing the Schedule
    • Once the Schedule is Created
  • Checking the Schedule
    • Understanding the Project Schedule
    • Components of the Schedule Display
    • Critical Matters not Included in Display
  • Scheduling Checks
    • Activity and Logic Checks
    • Float and Critical Path Checks
    • Resources Checks
    • Review of Schedule Risk
  • Schedule Structure
    • Schedule Density
    • Detail Density: Considerations
    • Network Templates
  • Schedule Types: Time-Based
  • Displaying Networks on Bar Charts
  • Elements of Schedule Design
  • Creating a Critical Path Network
  • Definition of Critical Path Method
  • Purpose of Critical Path Network
  • Methods of Constructing a Critical Path
  • Inputs into a Critical Path Analysis
  • Introduction to Creating a Network Analysis
    • Step 1: Create a Logical Network
    • Step 2: Forward Pass
    • Step 3: Backward Pass
    • Step 4: Calculation of Total Float
    • Step 5: Identification of Critical Path
  • Training in Network Analysis: A Note
  • Float
  • Lags and Leads
  • Use of Constraints
  • Types of Logic Linking
  • Different Approaches to Produce Duration Estimates for the Project
    • Three-Point Estimating
    • PERT (Programme Evaluation Review Technique)
    • Comparative
    • Benchmarked Data
    • Resource Dependent and Expert Opinion
  • Resourcing the Schedule
  • Horizontal and Vertical Integration of Schedules
  • Time Contingencies
  • Bar Charts
  • Line of Balance
  • Time Chainage
  • Schedule Narrative
  • Definition of Schedule Review
  • Purpose of Schedule Review
  • Checking the Schedule
  • Planning Checks
  • Scheduling Checks

Monitor and Control (MC)

Module 4: Monitoring and Control of a Project

  • Performance Analysis Methods of Progress Monitoring
  • Definition of Risk Management
  • Purpose of Risk Management
  • Risk Response
  • When Risks are Mitigated, Realised, and Closed?
  • When Opportunities are Realised?
  • Documenting Changes in the Risk Budget
  • Project-Level Change: Process Overview
  • Raising a Change Request
  • Change Log
  • Initial Evaluation of the Change Request
  • Estimating Impact of Change
  • Detailed Evaluation of Change Request
  • Approved Request
  • Implementing the Change
  • Communicating the Change
  • Monthly Change Reporting Requirements
  • Distribution Types
  • Application of Risks to Schedule Activities
  • Purpose of QCRA and QCRA Process
  • Baseline
  • Curves Showing Planned Value, Actual Cost and Earned
  • Value, Cost and Schedule Variance
  • Cost and Schedule Variance Charts
  • Bulls Eye Performance Charts
  • Short-Term Planning Process
  • Definition of Forensic Analysis
  • Purpose of Forensic Analysis
  • Methods of Forensic Analysis

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Prerequisites

There are no obligatory conditions for this Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner training course. But delegates must attend Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Training course.

Audience

The Knowledge Academy's Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner training course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain project planning and controlling skills. However, it will be more beneficial for:

  • Planning Managers and Engineers
  • Project Control Managers and Engineers
  • Cost Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Support Team Members

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

Planning, monitoring, and control are the crucial perspectives of project management, and if executed to perfection, it can increase projects' success rates. Project planning and control include initiating, controlling, monitoring, interacting, and closing project schedules and costs. This Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Training will enhance the organisation's efficiency to manage project's compatibly and ensure efficient delivery of the products. This specially tailored training will improve individuals' skills in providing quality transparency and accuracy of project reporting, which will help them to enhance their careers on a high level.

In this 2-day Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner training course, delegates will learn to identify the key elements required for good project planning, scheduling, monitoring, and control, including the business case and the management of scope and requirements and stakeholders. They will also learn about determining activities, outputs, and roles involved in developing and maintaining the plans required throughout the project's life. Delegates will understand performance analysis methods of progress monitoring, documenting changes in the risk budget, initial evaluation of the change request, etc. We provide highly skilled and experienced trainers for conducting the training, so our delegates get the best knowledge of the subject they aim at.

This training course will cover various essential concepts, such as:

  • Works Information (WI)
  • Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Characteristics of common estimating methods
  • Advantages and disadvantages of target schedules
  • Different approaches to produce duration estimates for the project
  • Monitoring and control of a project

After attending this course, delegates will be able to identify, analyse and distinguish between the appropriate and inappropriate use of key concepts relating to the definition of a project within a given project scenario. They will also be able to determine various elements of schedule design that should be included in the project schedule and ways to use them effectively.

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

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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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Frequently asked questions

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Planning, monitoring, and control are the essential aspects of project management. It can result in a dramatic increase in project success rate by implementing it in an effective method.
There are no obligatory conditions for this Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner training course. But delegates must attend Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Training course.
The Knowledge Academy's Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner training course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain project planning and controlling skills.
A Statement of Work (SOW) clearly explains the client's requirements and is originally drafted at the bid stage of a project to prepare proposals from multiple potential contractors.
A Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) is a necessary action in a product-based planning approach. It gives a hierarchical tree design of the correlation among the products and sub-products to deliver the scope and goals of a project or programme.
A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a hierarchical division of the scope or demand of the project within a sequence of easy work sets or areas that can be measured, planned, and assigned to the suitable individual or department for fulfilment.
In this Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Training course, you will learn to identify the key elements required for good project planning, scheduling, monitoring, and control, including the business case, scope management, requirements, stakeholders, etc.
The price for Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner 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) Practitioner.

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