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Project Time & Cost Management

Deliver on time and on budget by making realistic estimates.

Level : Reference Code : TCM03EN
Duration : 3 days Prerequisites : No
Solution : Training Participants’ Profile : Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Program Manager
PDU’s : 24
Delivery Language : French, English
Material Language : French, English

Course Overview

Establishing effective measures to plan and master projects in using modern project management tools, this would best way to describe this course. You will learn how to develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling project and to focus on managing the constraints you face in any project: limits on time, human resources, materials, budget, and specifications. With the help of practice exercises, you will be able to establish the the WBS and its specifications.

Learning Objectives

  • Make realistic estimates on the project cost and schedule.
  • Establish a preliminary scope statement.
  • Use the work breakdown structure (WBS) of a project to develop a network diagram.
  • Evaluate the Time Management forecasts by using the PERT and the critical path.
  • Optimize the project duration with compression techniques and parallel tasks.
  • Apply the earned value to ensure an effective follow-up of the Time and Cost Management of a project.
  • To manage effectively the change requests that have an impact on the costs and deadlines of a project.

Course Outline

Essential Background

  • Overview of the project management life-cycle
  • Planning tools
  • Project requirements-a review
  • The work breakdown structure (WBS) – a review
  • Challenges in scheduling and cost control


  • Using estimates for scheduling and cost control
  • The basic rules of estimating
  • Time controlled estimates
  • Resource limited estimates


  • Validating schedules
  • Basic scheduling and network calculation
  • Advanced precedence relationships and the critical path
  • Alternative constraints
  • Gantt and milestone chart

Baselining the Project

  • Establishing baselines
  • Creating and using reserves
  • Time and cost trade-offs
  • Using the least-cost method in trade-off analysis
  • Resource levelling
  • Resource smoothing for effective cost control

Managing Change

  • The process of control
  • Identifying sources of change
  • Updating the project plan
  • Communicating change

Evaluating and Forecasting

  • Causes of variances
  • Establishing the ‘data date’ for evaluation
  • Conducting trend analyses
  • Components of the project audit
  • Considerations in establishing a monitoring system
  • Earned value method
  • Advanced earned-value forecasting tools

The Exit Strategy

  • Step in completing the project
  • Controlling costs and schedule late in the project
  • Scope verification
  • Contract close-out
  • Administrative closure

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