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Fundamentals of Budgeting, Project Control and Earned Value

Learn about advanced methods, strategies and approaches for keeping construction projects under control.

Fundamentals of Budgeting, Project Control and Earned Value
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Understand how to plan, control and monitor construction projects

This online course aims to give a deeper level of understanding in the control of construction projects. It illustrates how to effectively plan, control, monitor and forecast a construction project’s schedule and cost.

More importantly, it shows how to develop the project’s plans and processes so that schedule and cost control are achievable. Additionally, the course will help you gain the knowledge and skills required to effectively assess the status of construction projects in terms of cost, schedule and scope.

What topics will you cover?

  • The meaning of project control and its importance in the construction industry.
  • Project management techniques to plan, monitor and control work packages, projects and programmes.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the application of project planning concepts and techniques in construction
  • Evaluate the meaning and importance of project control
  • Explain the importance of project monitoring and control and the need to adapt and revise the project plan due to changing circumstances
  • Assess the usefulness of standard approaches to project planning and control by considering the PMBoK methodology
  • Evaluate the appropriate project management techniques to plan, monitor and control work packages, projects and programmes

Who is the course for?

This course is for people seeking a better understanding of project control and advanced methods and strategies for keeping construction projects under control.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Abdussalam Shibani Associate Professor in Construction Management, PhD in Construction and Project Management, Course Director MSc Construction Management with BIM.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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