Project Planning and Control™ Practitioner​ (PPC-P)
Price: $2,895.00 (ex. GST)
Code: PPC-P
Duration: 2 days
Location: Virtual Classroom (AEST)
Schedule: Virtual Classroom (AEST)
  • 05/09/2024 - 06/09/2024
  • 21/11/2024 - 22/11/2024
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General Description

Planning, monitoring, and control are the crucial perspectives of project management, and if executed to perfection, it can increase projects’ success rates. Project planning and control include initiating, controlling, monitoring, interacting, and closing project schedules and costs. This Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Training will enhance the organisation’s efficiency to manage project’s compatibly and ensure efficient delivery of the products. This specially tailored training will improve individuals’ skills in providing quality transparency and accuracy of project reporting, which will help them to enhance their careers on a high level.

In this 2-day Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner training course, delegates will learn to identify the key elements required for good project planning, scheduling, monitoring, and control, including the business case and the management of scope and requirements and stakeholders. They will also learn about determining activities, outputs, and roles involved in developing and maintaining the plans required throughout the project’s life. Delegates will understand performance analysis methods of progress monitoring, documenting changes in the risk budget, initial evaluation of the change request, etc. We provide highly skilled and experienced trainers for conducting the training, so our delegates get the best knowledge of the subject they aim at.


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

  • Works Information (WI)
  • Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Characteristics of common estimating methods
  • Advantages and disadvantages of target schedules
  • Different approaches to produce duration estimates for the project
  • Monitoring and control of a project

After attending this course, delegates will be able to identify, analyse and distinguish between the appropriate and inappropriate use of key concepts relating to the definition of a project within a given project scenario. They will also be able to determine various elements of schedule design that should be included in the project schedule and ways to use them effectively.

Audience Profile

The Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Training Course is ideal for anyone who wants to gain advanced skills in Project Planning and Control™. However, it will be more beneficial for:

  • Portfolio Managers
  • Project Control Managers
  • Project Control Officers
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Risk Managers
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Managers


There are no formal prerequisites for this Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner Training Course. But delegates must attend the Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Foundation Course and pass the associated examination.

What is included

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

Exam Information

The Project Planning and Control™ (PPC) Practitioner exam evaluates a candidate’s expertise in applying advanced planning and control techniques, ensuring effective management and delivery of complex projects.

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice
  • Total Questions: 8
  • Total Marks: 80 Marks
  • Pass Marks: 50% or 40/80 Marks
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book
  • Works Information (WI)
    • Employers Information Specifies the Works to be Carried Out by the Supplier
    • Suppliers Response Includes Details of how they Propose to Deliver the Works
  • Statement of Work (SOW)
    • Customer Needs and Requirements
  • Purpose of WBS
  • Key Elements
    • Good Project Planning
    • Scheduling
    • Monitoring and Control
    • Definition of Business Case
    • Definition of Scope, Requirement, and Stakeholder Management
  • Specific Analogy Estimating
  • Parametric Estimating
  • Delphi Technique
  • Definitive Estimating Methods
  • Activity-Based Cost (ABC) Estimating
  • Estimating Methodologies
    • Approximate Estimating Methods
    • Definitive Estimating Methods
  • Definition of the Planning Role
  • Purpose of Planning
  • Approaches to Planning
    • Top-Down Planning
    • Bottom-Up Planning
    • Agile Planning in the Software Industry
  • Planning Strategies
  • Allowing for Risk
  • Creating Breakdown Structures
  • Level 1, 2, 3, and Beyond
  • Product Breakdown Structure (PBS)
    • What is a ‘Product’ in Planning Terms?
    • Definition of a PBS
    • Purpose of a PBS
    • Constructing a PBS
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Principles of Designing a WBS
  • Organisational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  • RACI Matrix
  • Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS)
  • Resources Breakdown Structure (RBS)
  • Definition of Dependency Management
  • Schedule Impact
  • Handover and Project Closeout
  • Target Schedule
  • Process of Resourcing the Schedule
  • Resource Smoothing
  • Scheduling Interfaces and Dependencies
    • Identification
    • Coding
    • Integration and Impact Analysis
    • Impact Resolution
  • Scheduling Process
    • Steps in Establishing the Schedule
    • Once the Schedule is Created
  • Checking the Schedule
    • Understanding the Project Schedule
    • Components of the Schedule Display
    • Critical Matters not Included in Display
  • Scheduling Checks
    • Activity and Logic Checks
    • Float and Critical Path Checks
    • Resources Checks
    • Review of Schedule Risk
  • Schedule Structure
    • Schedule Density
    • Detail Density: Considerations
    • Network Templates
  • Schedule Types: Time-Based
  • Displaying Networks on Bar Charts
  • Elements of Schedule Design
  • Creating a Critical Path Network
  • Definition of Critical Path Method
  • Purpose of Critical Path Network
  • Methods of Constructing a Critical Path
  • Inputs into a Critical Path Analysis
  • Introduction to Creating a Network Analysis
    • Step 1: Create a Logical Network
    • Step 2: Forward Pass
    • Step 3: Backward Pass
    • Step 4: Calculation of Total Float
    • Step 5: Identification of Critical Path
  • Training in Network Analysis: A Note
  • Float
  • Lags and Leads
  • Use of Constraints
  • Types of Logic Linking
  • Different Approaches to Produce Duration Estimates for the Project
    • Three-Point Estimating
    • PERT (Programme Evaluation Review Technique)
    • Comparative
    • Benchmarked Data
    • Resource Dependent and Expert Opinion
  • Resourcing the Schedule
  • Horizontal and Vertical Integration of Schedules
  • Time Contingencies
  • Bar Charts
  • Line of Balance
  • Time Chainage
  • Schedule Narrative
  • Definition of Schedule Review
  • Purpose of Schedule Review
  • Checking the Schedule
  • Planning Checks
  • Scheduling Checks
  • Performance Analysis Methods of Progress Monitoring
  • Definition of Risk Management
  • Purpose of Risk Management
  • Risk Response
  • When Risks are Mitigated, Realised, and Closed?
  • When Opportunities are Realised?
  • Documenting Changes in the Risk Budget
  • Project-Level Change: Process Overview
  • Raising a Change Request
  • Change Log
  • Initial Evaluation of the Change Request
  • Estimating Impact of Change
  • Detailed Evaluation of Change Request
  • Approved Request
  • Implementing the Change
  • Communicating the Change
  • Monthly Change Reporting Requirements
  • Distribution Types
  • Application of Risks to Schedule Activities
  • Purpose of QCRA and QCRA Process
  • Baseline
  • Curves Showing Planned Value, Actual Cost and Earned
  • Value, Cost and Schedule Variance
  • Cost and Schedule Variance Charts
  • Bulls Eye Performance Charts
  • Short-Term Planning Process
  • Definition of Forensic Analysis
  • Purpose of Forensic Analysis
  • Methods of Forensic Analysis


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