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Texas Executive Education | Planning the Successful Project

Planning the Successful Project

Designed For

  • Individuals
    For executives, professionals, new leaders and small business owners
  • Organizations
    For teams of managers with common developmental needs in specific areas


You will develop a robust execution plan that manages cost, schedule, and resource requirements while keeping an eye on risk and uncertainty. You'll learn to identify and address risks using a comprehensive risk management process. The course describes the potential impact on cost and schedule using range estimates mitigated through a contracting strategy that allocates risks appropriately.
Specifying Requirements
  • Understanding Tradeoffs and Priorities
  • Concept Evaluation and Selection
  • Scope Development
  • Value-Improving Practices
Creating the Plan
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Cost Estimation
  • Organizing the Schedule
  • Resource Allocation
Risk Management and Impact on the Plan
  • Identifying and Specifying Risks
  • Risk Management Process
  • Range Estimates
  • Impact of Risk on Cost and Schedule
Contracting Strategy
  • Tiered Contracting Principles
  • Risk Allocation through Contracts
  • International Contracting Challenges
  • Interfaces and the Contracting Quilt

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