Setting a Realistic Project Cost and Schedule Baseline

Start time: 12.30pm AEST. Learn how to set a realistic project cost and schedule baseline to mitigate risk and lead your project to success.
Project Management

An Engineering Education Australia webinar:

A project cost and schedule baseline is an essential step in safeguarding your project, as it allows you to quickly identify and correct performance problems before they impact your project outcomes.

A robust and reliable project cost and schedule baseline provides the reference point for measuring performance throughout the project lifecycle, with the ability to measure time, cost, resources and quantities. On the other hand, an unrealistic baseline leads to project failures and stakeholder disputes.

This webinar outlines the role of a project cost and schedule baseline and how you can use this to mitigate risk and lead your project to success.

You’ll gain tools and tips to ensure your project baselines are realistic and reliable, and provide stakeholders with greater confidence in project cost and schedule plans. 

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the project baseline's role as a benchmark for cost and schedule performance
  • Identify stakeholder information needs when building the baseline
  • Understand the importance of defining methods of measurement
  • Understand the concept of progressive elaboration
  • Appreciate the importance of documenting the basis for the baseline
  • Identify actions you can take to assure the quality of a contractor's baseline schedule

Is this course for you?

This course is relevant to engineers across all disciplines whose work involves projects.

It is also relevant to project accountants, commercial managers, contract managers and procurement managers.

Webinar platform - Zoom

These sessions run through Zoom. Once you register for a webinar, you will receive the unique Zoom link at least one hour before the webinar is scheduled to begin.

We suggest that you download the Zoom Desktop Client to ensure you can fully participate in the webinar. If you view the webinar through the Zoom web browser or via a phone or tablet device you may not be able to participate in the interactive elements such as answering polling questions. 

Please read through the following information on Zoom to ensure you are prepared for the webinar:

06 / 05 / 2021 - 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm
Registration Closes
06 / 05 / 2021 10:00 am
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Key Speaker(s)
Laurie Bowman
Engineering Education Australia
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