The benefits of Project Planning and Control

What are the benefits of Project, Planning and Control training within your organisation?

  • Individuals can achieve a credible, industry recognised accreditation which in turn boosts confidence and status.
  • Helps the delegates to achieve mutual understanding of terminology, that will be shared across the industry with colleagues, customers and suppliers.
  • The course gives them the time, space and context to work openly together in a training environment and enables them have the common understanding and vocabulary so that they can work together to adapt the current practices. e.g. Use of total / free float, addition of buffers and SVT’s (rather than using lag or slack).
  • It helps with the appropriate use of management contingency, change and risk budgets etc
  • Helps the team to understand and be able to develop their own scheduling guidelines and the various types (Gantts, Line of Balance and Time Chainage).
  • PPC is accepted best practice aligned with the APM PMC Special Interest Group (PMC SIG)
  • The course provides attendees with the added value of acting as informal or informal project assurance
  • Gives confidence in many existing processes (as many are already aligned with best practice)
  • This best practice has been reviewed (the APM guide) by Rolls-Royce representative(s)
  • Promotes the idea that planning and scheduling need to be considered as separate but highly interdependent disciplines
  • Formally suggests that schedule reviews(s) should be undertaken before a schedule is baselined initially and later in the project so that it acts as a reliable measurement baseline for decision making
  • Links the various planning and scheduling tools into a coherent set
  • Links project controls into the wider project management context (trainers are experienced project managers as well as knowledgeable in the project controls area)
  • Has been accepted as a standard by respected defence organisation(s)
  • Is currently under review ready to produce the second edition based on positive feedback
  • One of our public courses was attended by one of the guide’s authors and has received very good feedback from her.
  • Delegates were able to consider how to best use hammocks, schedule visibility tasks, buffers and different type of dependencies within their schedules.
  • It increased learners understanding of how estimation variances and risks impact, can affect the chances of completion on time and budget.

Why Project Planning and Control?

Project Planning and Control protects your project from risk and will ensure it stays on track for delivery, even when things change during the project’s life-cycle. Without the right tools and processes in place, it can be challenging to maintain momentum on a project, minimise risk, keep stakeholders informed and stick to tight timescales and budgets. Learning how to implement effective Project Planning and Control best practice can have a significant impact on you as a Project Manager or on your business. Planning is vital – but so is the ability to be able to manage and mitigate risk within your projects. This is where Project Planning and Control makes all the difference!

What’s included in Project Planning and Control?

We’d all like to imagine that once the project plan has been approved, nothing will change until the project is complete and the result has been delivered. But this isn’t how projects tend to progress in reality. New insight, market changes, unanticipated risks, customer feedback or changing company objectives can all impact a project. It’s important to be able to react to any changes in a positive and pragmatic way – but this takes planning. Learning skills that enable effective Project Planning and Control will keep a project on track even if plans change or unanticipated risks appear.

How can Project Planning and Control accreditation help?

Having an APMG Project Planning and Control Certificate is a sure fire way to show that you are the best candidate to maintain the security of any project, mitigate risks and attain success. As a business, by upskilling your Project Managers to keep a handle on time, cost and risk is paramount to your success as a business. Projects don’t run themselves! They rely on the right people applying the right processes at the right time in order to be successful. Project Planning and Control can be applied to any project within any company across all industries. So, accreditation is a great step whether you’re an individual trying to improve your skills or develop your career path, or a business looking to develop your people and aid retention of staff.

How does the Project Planning and Control training course work?

At Training ByteSize, we offer three Project Planning and Control courses; a Foundation Course, Practitioners Course and a combination course that incorporates both. We offer individual and group courses, so you can choose the best Project Planning and Control training course to suit your needs.

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