Project Scheduling and Cost Planning
|PJM 6025||3 Quarter Hours|
|Course Level||CPS - Graduate|
|Description||Builds on the project schedule to explore cost estimation methods, break-even analysis, and earned value management. Studies effective tools and techniques that can allow project managers to translate specifications to realistic project plans that lead to a resource-loaded schedule and baseline budget. These tools and techniques can be used to minimize bottlenecks and downtime, identify and plan for resource needs, develop contingencies, and manage risk and scope creep. Topics include schedule development, cost estimating, and cost and schedule management through earned value management. A well-thought-out and well-managed schedule is critical to successful project management and is integral to the efficient management of project costs. Offers students an opportunity to learn to manage the project budget, revise cost estimates, and develop confidence levels. Prereq. PJM 6000 (which may be taken concurrently).|
PrerequisitesStudents should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.