Project Planning and Control™ Foundation (PPC-F)
Price: $2,895.00 (ex. GST)
Code: PPC-F
Duration: 3 days
Location: Virtual Classroom (AEST)
Schedule: Virtual Classroom (AEST)
  • 02/09/2024 - 04/09/2024
  • 18/11/2024 - 20/11/2024
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General Description

Project planning is the practice of describing how to finish a project within a specific time with determined phases and allocated resources. Process control is the capability to monitor and improve a process to produce the desired output. Planning to the right degree of detail and controlling and monitoring the project’s performance are key supporting actions that considerably increases the project’s success rates. Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) helps professionals to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close projects in an organisation successfully. By applying sufficient planning, monitoring, and control measures, individuals can reduce project costs and minimise the risk of overrun in project scope. This Project Planning and Control™ Foundation Training is designed to equip individuals with the skills to become effective project planners, deliver successful projects, and enhance their career advancement opportunities in project management.

This 3-day Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Training course aim to provide knowledge of best practices for planning, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling projects in an organisation. This course focuses on four key areas: definition, planning, scheduling, and monitoring and control to provide delegates with the knowledge of key terms and techniques they need to plan and deliver projects. Delegates will also learn requirements management, types of hierarchical breakdown structures, key handover and closeout terms, Critical Path Analysis (CPA), risk management, and many more topics. Our highly professional trainer with years of experience teaching such courses will conduct this training and help delegates understand the Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) guidance.


During this training, delegates will also cover the following topics:

  • Definition of project
  • Stakeholder management
  • Schedule design
  • Time analysis
  • Performance reporting
  • Baselining principles

At the end of this training, delegates will be to manage and mitigate risk within projects successfully. They will also be able to complete their task on time and within budget to meet or exceed stakeholder expectations. This training will also enable delegates to estimate project costs, resources, and time to help them effectively become effective project planners within the organisation.

Audience Profile

The Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Training Course is ideal for anyone who wants in-depth knowledge of planning, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling projects in an organisation effectively. The course is especially beneficial for these professionals:

  • Project Control Managers
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Department Heads
  • Business Analysts


There are no formal prerequisites to attend this Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Training Course. However, it will be beneficial to have some basic knowledge of Project Management.

What is included

  • Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

Exam Information

The Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation introduces the fundamentals of project planning and control techniques, while the practitioner level delves into the detailed application of these techniques, empowering professionals to efficiently plan, monitor, and control complex projects.

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice
  • Total Questions: 50
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks
  • Pass Marks: 50% or 25/50 Marks
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book
  • Understand the Basics of Definition of Projects
    • Business Case
    • Scope Management
    • Requirements Management
    • Stakeholder Management
  • Types of Hierarchical Breakdown Structures
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Organisation Breakdown Structure (OBS)
    • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
    • Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS)
    • Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS)
  • Definition and Outputs of Planning
  • Names and Descriptions of the Principal Scheduling Components
  • Terms of Planning
    • Dependency Management
    • Cost Estimating
    • Budgeting
  • Definition of Key Handover and Closeout Terms
    • Handover
    • Project Closeout
  • Introduction to Scheduling
  • Types of Schedules
    • Time-Based Schedules
    • Tracker Schedules
  • Schedule Design
  • Building the Schedule
    • Critical Path Method
    • Critical Path Analysis (CPA) Inputs
    • Time Analysis
    • Types of Logic Linking
    • Floats
    • Lags, Leads, and Constraints
    • Duration Estimation Techniques
    • Resources
    • Resourcing
    • Integration
    • Time Contingencies
  • Communicating the Schedule
    • Bar Charts
    • Line of Balance
    • Time Change
    • Schedule Narrative
  • Schedule Review
  • Baseline
    • Project Baseline
    • Baselining Principles
    • Baseline Maintenance
    • Re-Planning and Re-Programming
  • Performance Reporting
    • Control Systems
    • Progress Assessment
    • Variance Analysis
    • Drop a Line Method
    • Activity Weeks Method
    • Milestone Monitoring
    • Cash Flow Monitoring
    • Resource Monitoring
    • Network Analysis
    • Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
    • Basic Terminology
  • Budget at Completion – BAC
  • Planned Cost – PV
  • Earned Value – EV
  • Actual Cost – AC
    • Budget Loaded Schedule
    • Budget Elements
    • Work Packages and Planning Packages
    • Setting the Baseline
    • Drawing ‘S’ Curves
    • Measuring Progress
    • Actual Costs
    • Variances and KPIs
    • Charting Variances
    • EVA and KPIs
    • Forecasting
    • Benefits of EVA
  • Cost Control
  • Short-Term Planning
    • Short-Term Planning Process
    • Make Ready Needs
    • Co-Ordination Meetings
  • Change Management
    • Change Control
    • Change Control Process
    • Change Orders
    • Implementing Change
    • Communicating Change
  • Risk Management
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Risk Budget
    • Quantitative Schedule Risk Analysis (QSRA)
    • Quantitative Cost Risk Analysis (QCRA)
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Record Keeping


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