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Road Map for Project Success: Managing Costs, Estimates, and Budgets

Class Code Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Tue Jun 18, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Thu Jun 20, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Live Online - 2 sessions $450

Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.

Join us for "Road Map to Project Success: Managing Costs, Estimates, and Budgets," an engaging and dynamic six-hour training workshop tailored to empower professionals with the essential skills and knowledge to excel in project cost management.

This comprehensive program delves deeply into budgeting, scheduling, and estimating, equipping participants with the tools to effectively control costs and ensure timely project delivery within budget constraints.
Throughout the workshop, participants will explore the intricacies of Project Cost Management and its pivotal role in achieving overall project success. From utilizing techniques and tools for accurate cost estimation from project initiation to close out to developing and managing project budgets that align with goals and stakeholder expectations, attendees will gain invaluable insights and practical strategies.
Additionally, the workshop will discuss the importance of crafting realistic schedules that optimize resource allocation and project timelines to mitigate overruns and maximize project value.
Project cost management is a critical factor in project success, and this workshop directly addresses its challenges, providing participants with the knowledge to make informed decisions that optimize project outcomes. Whether you're a seasoned project manager or new to the field, mastering these skills will increase your project success rates and enhance your professional credibility and career prospects.
Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your project management expertise and drive greater project success. Join us for "Road Map to Project Success: Managing Costs, Estimates, and Budgets" and take your career to the next level.
Here is a detailed topic outline for the workshop:
1. Introduction to Project Cost Management
- The Importance of Cost Management in Projects
- Overview of Cost Management Processes
2. Principles of Cost Estimation
- Understanding Cost Estimation
- Types of Estimates and Their Uses
- Tools and Techniques for Accurate Cost Estimation
3. Budgeting Essentials
- Developing a Project Budget
- Budgeting Methods and Tools
- Allocating Resources and Costs
4. Mastering Project Scheduling
- The Role of Scheduling in Cost Management
- Techniques for Effective Scheduling (Critical Path Method, Gantt Charts, etc.)
- Integrating Cost Estimates with Project Schedules
5. Implementing Cost Control
- Monitoring Project Costs
- Identifying and Managing Cost Variances
- Strategies for Keeping Projects on Budget
6. Advanced Topics in Cost Management
- Cost-Benefit Analysis in Project Decision Making
- Dealing with Project Cost Overruns
- Value Engineering and Cost Reduction Techniques
7. Practical Applications
- Case Studies: Real-World Examples of Effective Cost Management
- Group Exercises: Applying Concepts to Project Scenarios
- Interactive Discussions: Sharing Experiences and Strategies
8. Best Practices and Industry Standards
- Utilizing Software and Digital Tools for Budgeting and Scheduling
- Keeping Up with Industry Trends and Standards
- Online Tools and Software Recommendations
This comprehensive topic outline ensures that participants gain a solid understanding of project cost management principles and learn practical skills and techniques they can apply directly to their projects. The workshop is designed to be interactive, emphasizing real-world applications, best practices, and current industry standards.

Participants will have an opportunity to:
1. Understand the Fundamentals of Project Cost Management
- Gain a clear understanding of the importance and role of cost management in project success.
- Learn about the key processes involved in project cost management.
2. Master Cost Estimation Techniques
- Acquire skills in various cost estimation techniques and understand when to apply them.
- Understand the impact of accurate cost estimations on project budgeting and scheduling.
3. Develop Effective Budgeting Skills
- Learn to develop and manage detailed project budgets that align with project goals.
- Master the allocation of resources to optimize project costs and efficiency.
4. Project Scheduling and Cost Control
- Understand the relationship between project scheduling and cost control.
- Learn to use scheduling tools and techniques to maintain project timelines and budget.
5. Implement Cost Control Strategies
- Techniques for monitoring and controlling project costs to prevent budget overruns.
- Strategies to identify and address cost variances proactively.
6. Applying Cost Management Concepts
- Understand the principles of cost-benefit analysis and its application in project management.
- Learn strategies for managing cost overruns and applying cost reduction techniques.
By achieving these objectives, participants will leave the workshop equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to manage project costs effectively. They can make informed decisions that ensure project success while maintaining budget and schedule constraints.

Julie Bellemare

Dr. Julie Bellemare is a highly accomplished education leader with over two decades of experience in collegiate and professional teaching and course development.

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