Project Scheduling And Cost Planning Skills

Project Scheduling And Cost Planning Skills


Welcome to the Project Scheduling and Cost Planning Skills course! Effective project scheduling and cost planning are essential for the successful execution of any project, ensuring that tasks are completed on time and within budget. This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, tools, and techniques needed to develop robust project schedules and cost estimates that facilitate efficient resource allocation, mitigate risks, and optimize project outcomes. Whether you're a project manager, planner, scheduler, or finance professional, this course will provide you with the skills and confidence to effectively plan and manage project schedules and costs, contributing to project success and organizational growth.

Course Objectives:

  1. Mastery of Project Scheduling Techniques: Develop proficiency in project scheduling techniques, including critical path analysis, Gantt charts, resource leveling, and schedule compression, to create realistic and achievable project schedules.
  2. Understanding Cost Estimation and Control: Gain insight into cost estimation methodologies, cost control techniques, and budget management strategies to accurately forecast project costs, track expenditures, and control project finances.
  3. Optimization of Resource Allocation: Learn how to optimize resource allocation and utilization through effective scheduling and cost planning, ensuring that project resources are allocated efficiently to meet project objectives and deadlines.
  4. Risk Identification and Mitigation: Identify potential risks and uncertainties associated with project schedules and costs, and develop strategies to mitigate risks, minimize disruptions, and maintain project momentum.
  5. Enhancement of Project Performance and Accountability: Enhance project performance and accountability by establishing clear project schedules and cost baselines, enabling stakeholders to monitor progress, identify variances, and take corrective actions as needed.

Organization Benefits:

  1. Improved Project Delivery and Performance: Equipping staff with project scheduling and cost planning skills enhances the organization's ability to deliver projects on time and within budget, increasing client satisfaction and fostering a reputation for reliability and efficiency.
  2. Enhanced Resource Management and Utilization: Efficient project scheduling and cost planning enable organizations to optimize resource allocation and utilization, minimizing waste and maximizing productivity across projects.
  3. Better Decision-making and Risk Management: Access to accurate project schedules and cost estimates facilitates informed decision-making and proactive risk management, enabling organizations to anticipate challenges, allocate resources strategically, and mitigate potential disruptions.
  4. Increased Financial Accountability and Transparency: Establishing robust project cost baselines and tracking mechanisms promotes financial accountability and transparency, enabling organizations to monitor project expenditures, identify cost variances, and ensure compliance with budgetary constraints.
  5. Strengthened Organizational Capacity and Resilience: Investing in project scheduling and cost planning skills builds organizational capacity and resilience, equipping staff with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate complex project environments, adapt to changing circumstances, and deliver successful outcomes consistently.

Target Participants:

 This course is designed for project managers, planners, schedulers, cost estimators, financial analysts, and anyone involved in project planning, scheduling, and cost management activities. It is suitable for individuals at all levels of experience, from beginners seeking to learn the fundamentals of project scheduling and cost planning to seasoned professionals looking to enhance their skills and stay updated on best practices in the field.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Project Scheduling and Cost Planning
    • Overview of project scheduling and cost planning fundamentals
    • Importance of effective scheduling and cost planning for project success
    • Case Study: Analyzing the impact of poor scheduling and cost planning on project outcomes
  2. Project Scope Definition and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Defining project scope and objectives
    • Creating a work breakdown structure (WBS) to break down project deliverables into manageable tasks
    • Case Study: Developing a WBS for a construction project
  3. Critical Path Method (CPM) and Gantt Charts
    • Introduction to the critical path method (CPM) for project scheduling
    • Creating Gantt charts to visualize project schedules and task dependencies
    • Case Study: Using CPM and Gantt charts to schedule a software development project
  4. Resource Estimation and Allocation
    • Estimating resource requirements for project tasks
    • Allocating resources effectively to balance workload and optimize resource utilization
    • Case Study: Resource allocation for a marketing campaign project
  5. Cost Estimation Techniques
    • Methods for estimating project costs, including bottom-up estimation, parametric estimation, and analogous estimation
    • Case Study: Estimating costs for a manufacturing project using bottom-up estimation
  6. Budget Development and Management
    • Developing project budgets based on cost estimates and resource requirements
    • Managing project budgets throughout the project lifecycle, tracking expenditures, and controlling costs
    • Case Study: Budget development and management for an infrastructure project
  7. Risk Management in Scheduling and Cost Planning
    • Identifying project risks related to scheduling and cost estimation
    • Developing risk mitigation strategies to minimize schedule delays and cost overruns
    • Case Study: Risk management in scheduling and cost planning for a research project


Essential Information


  1. Our courses are customizable to suit the specific needs of participants.
  2. Participants are required to have proficiency in the English language.
  3. Our training sessions feature comprehensive guidance through presentations, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and collaborative group activities. Our facilitators boast extensive expertise, each with over a decade of experience.
  4. Upon fulfilling the training requirements, participants will receive a prestigious Global King Project Management certificate.
  5. Training sessions are conducted at various Global King Project Management Centers, including locations in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kigali, Dubai, Lagos, and others.
  6. Organizations sending more than two participants from the same entity are eligible for a generous 20% discount.
  7. The duration of our courses is adaptable, and the curriculum can be adjusted to accommodate any number of days.
  8. To ensure seamless preparation, payment is expected before the commencement of training, facilitated through the Global King Project Management account.
  9. For inquiries, reach out to us via email at [email protected] or by phone at +254 114 830 889.
  10. Additional amenities such as tablets and laptops are available upon request for an extra fee. The course fee for onsite training covers facilitation, training materials, two coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a certificate of successful completion. Participants are responsible for arranging and covering their travel expenses, including airport transfers, visa applications, dinners, health insurance, and any other personal expenses.

Course Date Duration Location Registration
22/07/2024 To 26/07/2024 5 Days Mombasa, Kenya
19/08/2024 To 23/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
16/09/2024 To 20/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
14/10/2024 To 18/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
11/11/2024 To 15/11/2024 5 Days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
09/12/2024 To 13/12/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya