Effective project planning and control is vital for delivering engineering projects on time and on budget. It's also critical to ensure that stakeholder and community benefits are realised. Sound planning helps you deliver projects 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.
The course explains the key elements required for project performance management. This includes how to integrate contract management, cost control and scheduling teams. You'll see how these integrations help streamline performance reporting, improve transparency for claims and reduce risk of disputes.
You'll use case studies and interactive practical exercises from real engineering projects so you can easily transfer the learnings to your day-to-day work.
- Improve your chances of delivering your project on time and on budget
- Understand the basics of Earned Value Management (EVM)
- Learn how to improve your contracts to reduce the risk of unfair claims and disputes
- Understand how to align your project schedule and project cost system and make them consistent
- How to improve your resource and workforce planning
- How to set a project baseline and manage change
- How to set up contracts so that contractor and vendor performance is transparent
- Appreciate the importance of stakeholder engagement when planning projects
- How to structure your schedule to use it as a communication tool for stakeholders
- How to ensure quality for your and your contractors' schedules
- Learn how to shape your career in project planning and scheduling
Is this course for you?
This course is suitable if you have some understanding of project management and project control. It's aimed at engineers working in:
- project management
- contract management
- risk management
- project controls
- planning and scheduling
- project accounting.
The course is also suitable for government professionals, owners, contractors and consultants.
There are no prerequisites for this course. However, you should have some understanding of project management, planning and scheduling.
Topics we'll cover
- Integrated project controls within the asset and project lifecycles
- Project organisation and work breakdown structures
- Integrated planning, scheduling and budgeting
- Accounting considerations
- Analysis and management reports
- Change management and data maintenance
- The future of project planning and control
- Engineers Australia’s Chartered status as a Cost Engineer
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.