Scheduling and Cost Control (APPEL-SCC)
This course is designed for NASA’s technical workforce, including systems engineers and project personnel who seek to develop the competencies required to succeed as a leader of a project team, functional team, or small project.
This four-day course focuses on managing project constraints including limits on time, human resources, materials, budget, and specifications. It also helps participants to develop effective measures for scheduling and controlling projects as they put the tools of project management to work.
Participants will get hands-on experiences practicing skills in building project requirements and the work breakdown structure. Individual and small-group exercises feature scenarios that hone competencies and skills, and a comprehensive tool kit provides practical field guidance.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify documentation needed to provide inputs to scheduling and cost control activities.
- Use the work breakdown structure to develop a network diagram.
- Calculate schedules using PERT/Critical Path Method (CPM).
- Identify, assign, and tabulate resource requirements.
- Predict costs and work time using specific levels and estimate types.
- Plan for contingencies and anticipate variations.
- Estimate future project performance based on historical data.
- Monitor changes and close out projects on time.
Competencies and Technical Areas Addressed
- Budget and Full Cost Management
- Cost Estimating
- NASA Project Management Procedures and Guidelines
- Project Control
- Project Planning
- Project Review and Evaluation
This course is registered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for 31 Professional Development Units (PDUs). PMI Course ID: SCC023