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    Ontario Society of Professional Engineers: Project Estimation (up to 7 non-IDCEC hours)

    The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is a member-interest, advocacy organization, created jointly by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Canadian Society of Professional Engineers (CSPE).

    COURSE OVERVIEW​

    A project plan is only as good as the estimates on which it is based. Because of the many difficulties in developing accurate estimates, however, many project managers and team members dread being asked “How much will this cost?” or “How long will this take?”. 

    This workshop provides participants with both an estimating process model and a variety of estimating techniques that prove useful in all estimating modes; top-down, bottom-up, and constraint mode.  Participants learn and practice techniques such as analogous estimating, the Delphi technique, three-point estimating (PERT), and parametric estimating.  Participants come away with a clear understanding of the many variables affecting effort, duration, and cost estimates.

    IDC Members get 10% off the New Member Rate. Please use promo code "IND102014".

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Current and aspiring project managers,
    • Sub-team leaders, and team members,
    • And project clients, sponsors, and other stakeholders may also benefit.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    At the end of this program, participants will have an understanding of how to:

    • Apply a generic estimating process and employ a standard estimating terminology,
    • Select and apply appropriate estimating techniques,
    • Clarify the estimating request and scope of work to avoid miscommunication,
    • Document an estimate in a professional manner, listing assumptions, accuracy factor, and confidence level,
    • Cite five organizational building blocks important for better estimating.

    PREREQUISITES

    None, although a class in basic project management is recommended.

    MEET OUR INSTRUCTOR - Michael Lemiski, P. Eng, PMP

    Michael Lemiski, is a results-driven Senior Project Consultant and Trainer with certification in TidalShift’s extensive training program. He has over 20 years of experience as project office director, engineering manager, project and portfolio manager, consultant and project planning facilitator. Michael has a proven track record advising and leading multi-disciplinary project teams in engineering and technical services, communications, rail & air transportation, information systems, financial services and leading edge technology projects. With a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Toronto, Michael obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) in 1994.

    INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES​

    This workshop utilizes brief lectures, guided discussion, individual and team skills practice in situational case studies, and review exercises. Participants are encouraged to share experiences, ask questions, and participate in class discussions.

    CONTENT OUTLINE

    MODULE 1— THE POLITICS OF ESTIMATING

    • Obstacles to estimating
    • Fundamental concepts

    MODULE 2 — ESTIMATING AND COMMUNICATION

    • Estimating lexicon
    • The Estimating Request
    • The Estimate Unit
    • Purpose of the Estimate
    • Estimating within Constraints
    • Scope of Work Clarification Checklist

    MODULE 3 — THE PROCESS AND TECHNIQUES OF ESTIMATING

    • Nuts and Bolts of Estimating
    • Three Estimating Modes
    • Estimating Process
    • Estimating Variables
    • Estimating Assumptions Checklist
    • Seven Estimating Techniques

    MODULE 4 — ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT FOR ESTIMATING

    • Five Building Blocks to Improved Estimating
    • Now for the Hard Part: Obstacles


    LocationWalterfedy, 675 Queen Street South, Suite 111, N2M 1A1 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Time in 1415800800
    FeesNew member rate: $525.00
    RegisterTo register, please click here.
    ContactChan Drepaul
    CEUup to 7 non-IDCEC hours
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