Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Overview

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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Who should attend this Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Course

The Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Training Course is ideal for anyone who wants to gain advanced skills in Project Planning and Control™. However, it will be more beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Portfolio Managers
  • Project Control Managers
  • Project Control Officers
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Risk Managers
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Managers

Prerequisites of the Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Course

Delegates must attend the Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Course and pass the associated examination to pursue this course.

Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Course Overview

Project Planning and Control (PPC) is a crucial aspect of Project Management that ensures projects are completed on time, within scope, and within budget. In an era where businesses face constant pressure to deliver quality results efficiently, mastering PPC techniques is indispensable. This course offers a comprehensive understanding of these essential practices, vital for steering projects to success.

Understanding PPC is essential for professionals who aspire to excel in Project Management. Mastery of PPC principles equips Project Managers, Team Leaders, and Coordinators with the tools needed to plan meticulously, monitor progress effectively, and make informed decisions. It is particularly beneficial for those looking to enhance their strategic and operational planning capabilities.

This 1-day training by the Knowledge Academy provides delegates with an intensive, hands-on learning experience. Through practical exercises, real-world case studies, and interactive sessions, delegates will gain actionable insights into effective project planning and control. The course is designed to enhance both theoretical knowledge and practical application, ensuring delegates are well-prepared to implement PPC strategies in their projects.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the fundamentals of project planning and control
  • To learn how to develop comprehensive project plans
  • To gain proficiency in monitoring project progress
  • To identify and mitigate project risks effectively
  • To enhance decision-making skills in project management
  • To apply PPC techniques to real-world project scenarios

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be equipped with the skills to plan and control projects with greater efficiency and effectiveness. This will not only boost their professional competence but also significantly contribute to the success of their organisations' projects.

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What’s included in this Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Course?

  • Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Project Planning and Control (PPC) Practitioner Exam Information

The Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner exam evaluates a candidate's expertise in applying advanced planning and control techniques, ensuring effective management and delivery of complex projects. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions:
  • Total Marks: 80 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 50% or 40/80 Marks 
  • Duration: 3 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner FAQs

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 training fees for Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner certification in Philippines starts from $5995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner.
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