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Reliable Predictions: Taking the Guesswork Out...


Reliable Predictions: Taking the Guesswork Out of Project Estimation

Delivered by Leadership Techniques, LLC.

Event Highlights

  • April 24th in Rockville 
  • 8 Technical PDUs
  • Breakfast and Lunch Included

Course Description

Your project plan is only as good as the foundation on which it is based - your time and cost estimates. This is not a guessing game! Join Lisa and Dave in this interactive workshop to hone and perfect your estimating accuracy. Become a reliable predictor of project performance. Be a great Project Manager! Hands-on activities will provide you with the experience you need to wade your way through the murky waters of estimation. The Practice Standard for Project Estimating (published by the PMI) will be our guide as we increase our understanding of industry best practices and work through the stages of estimating: prepare to estimate, create estimates, manage estimates and improve the estimating process. Good project management is more than reporting status, it’s driving your team to success. Developing a reputation as a reliable project manager who consistently meets schedule and budget constraints will separate you from the crowd and propel your teams to even greater achievements!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of proper preparation for estimating during project planning
  • Be able to recognize and recreate the characteristics of a good estimate for project control
  • Learn to maintain activity durations, optimize resource allocation and manage costs
  • Continuously improve the estimating process utilizing the cyclic project management model

About the Instructors

This course is delivered by David Newman, PMP, and Lisa Hammer, PMP -- principals of Leadership Techniques, LLC.

Lisa began her career as a classroom teacher and then transitioned into project and program management. Her executive career includes the management of several multi-million dollar programs, highlighted by proven leadership and analytical skills, collaboration with outside groups, along with a reputation for accountability, flexibility, and resourcefulness. Using methods of effective interpersonal skills, ability to establish priorities, and meet deadlines and manage budgets, she has built strong project teams and relationships with clients.

David has a diversified background in engineering and product development. With a Master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University, he is a certified trainer for leadership seminars and loves to share his experience and extensive background with others. Project teams have excelled under his leadership as he has emphasized that the key to building a high performance team is to integrate management skills with a collaborative philosophy to influence and motivate teams.


Event Properties

Event Date 04-24-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 04-24-2017 4:30 pm
Individual Price $195 for PMI members and Veterans (enter code: 2017); $245 for non-members
Location Rockville, MD
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