Risk-Based Project Planning and Scheduling

The Risk-Based Project Planning and Scheduling masterclass is set at an intermediate level for those who already have some project control experience but wish to improve their competence in project planning and scheduling, especially in the presence of risk. Covering the key principles and practices, it aims to develop the skills and knowledge required in a planning role.

Starting in the context of project management and controls, you will learn why a risk-based approach is effective and efficient. By gaining a thorough understanding of the process that underlies this discipline, you will be well-placed to plan and schedule your projects effectively, thereby increasing the chance of success.

As well as reviewing the classic skills involved in planning, scheduling and controlling projects, the msaterclass examines the different tools and methods available to deal effectively with risks to a successful project, and how to choose the most appropriate techniques.

Finally, because agile methods are becoming more common, the course will cover planning and scheduling for this type of project management, along with other useful skills in assurance and continuous improvement. All of this means that you should emerge from the course with a high degree of knowledge and a good set of tools and practices to apply in real-life project work.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Understand why risk-based project planning and scheduling give results
  • Learn how planning and scheduling fit into project management and controls
  • Discover the different approaches to planning and how to choose the best one for the job
  • Master the different risk and planning tools available and how to select the best one
  • Learn how to estimate project cost effectively, even in the face of uncertainty
  • Comprehend how to build a robust project schedule that includes risk events
  • Understand how to resource and optimise the schedule, including “crashing” and fast
  • Adapt and Assuring quality in your plans and schedules
  • Know how to manage stakeholders and communicate cost and schedule information
  • Learn how to plan and control agile projects effectively

Who Should Attend?

This masterclass is specially designed for the following professionals:

  • Project Managers
  • Cost Managers
  • Project Risk Managers
  • Project Controls Managers
  • Project Controls Team Members
  • Project Planners & Schedulers
  • Risk Management Staff
  • Project Management Office Staff
  • Project Team Members
  • Project Engineers
  • Cost Controllers & Engineers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Project Consultants
  • Project Specialists

From the following industries:

  • Construction & Engineering Power & Utilities
  • Mining
  • IT
  • Engineering
  • Oil & Gas
  • Government

Trainer's Background

  • More than 30 years experience of managing projects in a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, IT, power delivery, water, and broadcast industries
  • The experienced course instructor, delivering a variety of project management-related courses
  • Reviewer of national project management apprenticeship scheme
  • Founding member and past chair of, Association for Project Management (APM) Aberdeen
  • Member Offshore Project Management Steering Group (UK North Sea)
  • Leader UK ECITB Project Management Mentoring Scheme
  • Conducts and commissions active research in the project management field

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“The trainer was very knowledgeable in the area and shared some insightful experiences. His manner of speaking was relaxed and animated enough to compensate for the wordy slides. I was engaged the whole time and learned a lot.“

– Shell Philippines Exploration B.V.