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    Business Skills relate to communication used to promote a product, service, or organization; relay information within the business; or deal with legal and similar issues. It is also a means of relying between a supply chain, for example the consumer and manufacturer.

    Business Communication is known simply as "Communications." It encompasses a variety of topics, including Marketing, Branding, Customer relations, Consumer behaviour, Advertising,

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    Online classes are never cancelled due to low enrollment. The instructors who teach our online classes are no less than outstanding, and each has years of practical and training experience.

    InterSource clients are active globally. Live web courses are priced in US dollars, and run during Eastern Standard Time (New York) business hours. We also run live web conference classes during European business hours, which can be invoiced in local currencies. For further information please contact us on +41 (22) 958 0114.

Estimating and Risk Management

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Course duration

  • 2 days

Course Benefits

  • Learn basic Project estimating concepts
  • Learn to use models to size Projects
  • Learn to estimate costs and effort
  • Learn to estimate effort using multiple models
  • Learn to estimate duration
  • Learn to calculate expected time for the project
  • Learn to measure risk and determine its impact
  • Learn to structure and categorize risk
  • Learn to use qualitative and quantitative risk analysis
  • Learn techniques for Risk Response planning
  • Learn to monitor and control risk
  • Learn to improve estimating success
Available Delivery Methods
Public Class
Public expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Guaranteed to run .
Private Class
Private classes are delivered for groups at your offices or a location of your choice.

Course Outline

  1. Definitions and Concepts
    1. Estimating
    2. Reasons for Estimating a Project
    3. Accuracy in Estimating
    4. Obstacles to Good Estimating
    5. Enabling Good Estimating
    6. Approaches to Estimating
    7. Metrics Used in Estimating
    8. Techniques Used in Estimating & Problem Definition
  2. Project Sizing
    1. Project Sizing
    2. Direct Comparison
    3. Models
    4. Rayleigh Model
    5. Life Cycle Resource Distribution
    6. Function Point and Delphi Technique
  3. Estimating Costs
    1. Estimating Costs
  4. Estimating Effort
    1. Estimating Effort
    2. Parametric Models
    3. Function Point Estimating
    4. Function Point Estimating Process Steps
    5. What Do You Count in Function Point Estimating
    6. Function Point Estimating Information
    7. General System Characteristics
    8. Task Based Estimating
    9. Estimating Task Effort
    10. Resource Profiling
  5. Estimating Duration
    1. Effort Conversion
    2. Statistical Analysis of Project Length
    3. Weighted Average Results
    4. Beta and Normal Distributions
    5. Normal Distribution and Standard Deviation
    6. Calculating Expected Time for the Project
    7. Using a Z Table to Calculate Probability Answer
    8. How Long Should the Project Be
    9. When Should You Use this Technique
  6. Risk Management
    1. Dealing with Risk
    2. Risk Measurement
    3. Risk Impact
    4. Risk During Project Life Cycle
    5. Psychology of Risk
    6. Project Risk Management Processes
    7. Risk Management Planning Definition
    8. Risk Management Plan
  7. Risk Identification
    1. Risk Identification Definition
    2. Effect on Project Success Factors
    3. Project Success Factor Chart
    4. Structuring by Project Management Knowledge Areas
    5. Structuring by Category
    6. Risk Influencing Factors
    7. Documentation Review
    8. Historical Information
    9. Other Information Gathering Techniques
  8. Qualitative Risk Analysis
    1. Definition
    2. Example Table from the PMBOK
    3. Outputs
  9. Quantitative Risk Analysis
    1. Definition
    2. Techniques
    3. Outputs
  10. Risk Response Planning
    1. Risk Definition
    2. Techniques
    3. Outputs
  11. Risk Monitoring and Control
    1. Definition
    2. Assessing Success
    3. Tools and Techniques
    4. Recognizing New Risks
    5. Outputs
    6. Success Factors
  12. Infrastructure
    1. To Improve Estimating Success
  13. Summary and Conclusion
    1. To Develop Good Estimates
    2. To Effectively Manage Risks

Class Materials

Each student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Since its founding in 1995, InterSource has been providing high quality and highly customized training solutions to clients worldwide. With over 500 course titles constantly updated and numerous course customization and creation possibilities, we have the capability to meet your I.T. training needs.
Instructor-led courses are offered via a live Web connection, at client sites throughout Europe, and at our Geneva Training Center.
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