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Planning the Successful Project

PMI Registered Education Provider


You will develop a robust execution plan that manages cost, schedule, and resource requirements while keeping an eye on risk and uncertainty. You'll learn to identify and address risks using a comprehensive risk management process. The course describes the potential impact on cost and schedule using range estimates mitigated through a contracting strategy that allocates risks appropriately.


Specifying Requirements

  • Understanding Tradeoffs and Priorities
  • Concept Evaluation and Selection
  • Scope Development
  • Value-Improving Practices

Creating the Plan

  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Cost Estimation
  • Organizing the Schedule
  • Resource Allocation

Risk Management and Impact on the Plan

  • Identifying and Specifying Risks
  • Risk Management Process
  • Range Estimates
  • Impact of Risk on Cost and Schedule

Contracting Strategy

  • Tiered Contracting Principles
  • Risk Allocation through Contracts
  • International Contracting Challenges
  • Interfaces and the Contracting Quilt

Title: Planning the Successful Project Enroll Button
WHEN: Fall 2014 TBA
WHERE: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, Texas (map & directions)
DURATION: 2-Day Program: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
FACULTY: Carlos Caldas, Ph.D.Jim O'Connor, Ph.D.
COST: $2560 - Individual Course
$14,400 - Project Management Certificate
The program fee includes materials, lunches and breaks.
Registration is not complete until payment is received.

Registration Deadlines

We encourage early registration. Class size is limited and may fill to capacity. We request registrations with payment at least three weeks in advance of the program start date.

To enroll online, please follow the link. If you prefer, you may also enroll via email, fax or telephone.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Participants earn 1.4 CEUs and/or 14 PDUs for completing this course. A certificate of completion will be presented from Texas Executive Education.