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Managing Scope, Schedule, & Cost (HE538S)

Managing Scope, Schedule, & Cost (HE538S)


Managing Scope, Schedule, and Cost provides a structured approach to project planning and management. This three-day course goes beyond project management fundamentals and applies a variety of techniques to balance the competing demands of scope, schedule, and cost. This course uses industry best practices to teach the latest tools and techniques. You will learn how to establish the performance measurement baseline (PMB) and gain proficiency in the tools and techniques used to compare actual work accomplished against established plans.

  • A comprehensive introductory project management course such as Project Management Fundamentals (HC577S)

This course is intended for project managers interested in best practices that apply to diverse projects in multiple industries. It is especially suited for people seeking project management certification.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss key project scope, schedule, and cost concepts
  • Evaluate a deliverable-based work breakdown structure (WBS) and create a WBS dictionary
  • Validate a project schedule and demonstrate schedule compression techniques
  • Evaluate and validate cost estimates
  • Analyze project performance and recommend corrective action
  • Create an on-the-job action plan

Successful completion of this course earns 21 educational contact hours or PDUs which may be applied to meet PMI® education requirements.

  • Managing Project Quality (HE546S) or other advanced Project Management topics leading to recognition of your knowledge and skill by passing the Project Management certification appropriate to your country or region

Lesson 1: Scope, Schedule, and Cost Overview

  • Project Management Process Groups
  • Scope
  • Schedule
  • Cost
  • Balancing the Competing Demands
  • Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB)
  • Managing Project Performance
  • Lesson Summary

Lesson 2: Scope

  • Project Scope Management
  • Product-oriented WBS
  • WBS Dictionary
  • Lesson Summary

Lesson 3: Schedule

  • Common Scheduling Terms
  • Scheduling Process
  • Critical Path
  • Schedule Assessment Checklist
  • Schedule Compression
  • Competing Demands
  • Lesson Summary

Lesson 4: Cost

  • Overview
  • Cost Estimating Process
  • Lesson Summary

Lesson 5: Managing Scope, Schedule, and Cost

  • Overview
  • Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB)
  • Management Reserve
  • Performance Measurement
  • Managing Process
  • Performance Management
  • Corrective Action
  • Change Control
  • Lesson Summary

Lesson 6: Developing an Action Plan

  • Course Summary
  • Action Plan

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