Projects are often large investments impacting a variety of stakeholders and systems. On most engineering projects, scope, cost, and time pressures are almost inevitable. At any stage of a project, tools to plan, schedule and maintain control are essential for managing these challenges and delivering on time and on budget.
In this course, you'll apply integrated project planning and control practices to improve communication and efficiency. You'll see things from the perspective of both owners and contractors.
In this introductory course, you'll learn how to:
• plan with a high level of strategic thinking that considers stakeholder expectations and risk
• model the plan with a schedule, including required resources and data structures for reporting
• control your projects with a continual performance feedback loop
We can customise this course for groups of six or more.
You choose the time, place, duration and format.
Find out how we can help you and your team by clicking on the button below to request a quote or calling us directly on +61 3 9321 1700.
- Understand the difference between project planning, scheduling and control.
- Understand how project planning and control practices to improve project outcomes.
- Apply project controls to reduce project risk and overcome 'optimism bias'.
- Establish a project baseline and use it to measure performance.
- Understand the performance feedback cycle—Plan, Do, Check, Act—for feedback and continuous improvement.
- How to control changes to the project baseline
Is this course for you?
This course is relevant to all personnel involved in projects across all industries and engineering disciplines.
- project management
- contract management
- risk management
- project controls
- planning and scheduling
- project accounting.
The course is also suitable for government professionals, owners, contractors, accountants, architects, contract managers, commercial managers, procurement managers and consultants.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
- Introduction to projects
- Project risk management and decision making
- Project communication
- Establishing the project baseline
- The performance feedback cycle
- Project baseline change management
Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
5. Engage with the relevant community and stakeholders
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements
12. Advanced engineering knowledge
13. Local engineering knowledge
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.
Laurie Bowman has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and management roles, working on complex multidiscipline engineering and construction projects. He has taught training and certification preparation courses on project risk management, and planning and control on behalf of AACE International, APMG International and PMI.
Complementing his practical experience, Laurie is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors course. He also has a masters degree in business administration and commercial law, a bachelor's degree in engineering, and is currently working towards a PhD with University of Queensland (UQ).
He is a member of the Standards Australia technical committee for several Program and Project Management standards.
This workshop was beneficial in bridging gaps in learnt working knowledge. It's good for understanding terminology and rechecking/validating my knowledge and own understanding. It also included good discussions and group exercises to enhance engagement followed by feedback a discussion with the entire group.
Excellent presentation and training. Laurie was engaging and felt very approachable.