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Learn how to implement effective planning, monitoring and control for increased chances of project success. Planning, monitoring and control are critical aspects of project management. Implemented effectively, project success rates can increase dramatically. Implemented poorly, project scope, schedule and costs can quickly overrun.
Why it’s important
Planning to the correct level of detail and controlling and monitoring the performance of the project are key fundamental activities that greatly improve the success rates of projects. Until now, there has been very little guidance for practicing and aspiring planning and control professionals to gain understanding of best practice, and how to apply it.
Gain the tools needed to become an effective project planner.
Project planning and control supports the publication of the APM’s guide: ‘Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control – The Practical Project Management of Time, Cost and Risk.’
The book is the APM’s first comprehensive set of guidance and best practice for project planning and control and is applicable across all industries and sectors.
The intention of the guidance is to help raise understanding so that standards can be set by organisations against a common text to ensure that they can assure a set standard and aim for best practice as well as get value for money from their projects.
Above all the intention is to provide greater certainty over project delivery.
Project planning and control guidance and training will:
- Give a step by step controls guide from project initiation to execution
- Provide a holistic overview of the interdependencies between planning and controls functions
- Be a practical and scalable companion to almost any project controls professional
- Enable effective capability growth for delivery organisations
Who is foundation for?
- Planning managers and engineers
- Project control managers and engineers
- Cost engineers
- Project managers
What are the key things you will learn?
- The approaches and products used to gain a clear definition of a project
- The approaches and techniques used to plan and close a project
- The selection and use of appropriate scheduling techniques
- The practices used for rigorous monitoring to enable proactive control of the project
- The basis for good record keeping, which also facilitates the virtuous feedback and learning cycle
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