This course concentrates on one of the most successful project measures- earned value analysis. This
technique has proven to be highly successful in assisting project managers to better measure where their
projects stand. Participants will examine various ways that managers can make changes to on-going projects
in a manner that improves performance without being disruptive. Identifying problem areas is a trait for
all successful managers. Beyond relying solely on instinct, we will explore how managers use a variety of
techniques aimed at early problem identification, predicting its impact, and how to take corrective
The Project Management Certificate is designed with many options. Courses are scheduled throughout the year and can be taken individually or as part of the Project Management Certificate Program to earn a George Mason University Certificate of Completion. In addition, this program can be scheduled for group training at your site, at your convenience, through contractual arrangements. Contact us at 703-993-4800 for current course schedules, to register, or to discuss on-site possibilities.
- Project Estimating
- Schedule and resource development
- Work breakdown structure
- Critical Path Method (CPM)
- Project performance measures
- Earned value analysis (EVA)
- Estimating techniques
- Trend analysis
- Baseline management
- Early problem detection
- Corrective actions
- Evaluation and forecast
- Use of historical data
- Change control techniques
This course is part of the Project Management Certificate Program, offered through a unique partnership between George Mason University and Business Performance Group.
The Project Management Certificate Program provides you the opportunity to learn the basics of project management-how to plan, execute, control and complete projects. In addition, our Project Management core courses prepare you to take the PMP® Certification Exam offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI is the world's leading organization certifying and representing 60,000 project management professionals worldwide.
After completing the Project Management core courses, you can take in-depth courses to further develop your project management skills. The advanced courses focus on key trends in managing projects and demands on the project managers. You will learn how to prepare project schedules, develop project measures and advanced approaches to project control; and how to develop, lead and motivate project teams. If dealing with risk and complexity is part of your work environment, you will learn both standard and advanced techniques to aid you. After successfully completing the four core courses and one elective, you will earn the George Mason University Certificate of Completion.
COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
100% attendance and participation are expected from participants.
Four-day courses are recommended for 28 PDUs
Three-day courses are recommended for 21 PDUs
Two-day courses are recommended for 14 PDUs
One-day courses are recommended for 7 PDUs
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
No Prerequisites or Advanced Preparation Required. Level: Intermediate
It is recommended (but not required) that Essentials of Project Management course is taken first. Remaining courses may be taken in any order.
Participants in this course should be managers and mid-career professionals
who are eligible to sit for the PMP certification examination. It is assumed that participants have a
working knowledge of the PMBOK® Guide and the nine knowledge areas.
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I can now produce estimates and back them up with real data!
Great course material with relevant case studies.
[This course] gave me good theoretical and practical understanding of the art/science of estimation. I learned new concepts that I can apply in future.
I now know the proper way to estimate and measure project performance.
"Excellent course and presentation."
"This was an incredibly informative course and provided me with a good refresher/overview of REVM and other calculations relating to project management."
"The Project Estimating, Measure & Control class is my favorite. I learned a lot!!"
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