Course Overview 


This course is a practical workshop that covers project control topics, including Earned Value Management. The course knowledge foundation is in line with international standards, including the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Association for Advancement of Cost Engineers International (AACE), and other professional entities. In addition, SUKAD principals have extensive global expertise that we add into the course content.


Project Control and Earned Value Management are critical skills to monitor, assess, and analyze performance on the project and determine root causes of any significant variances in order for the team to establish the necessary and appropriate actions. Therefore, this course will covers the essentials of establishing a proper baseline (plan) and then move into the steps of project control, including project performance data, performance analysis, and forecasting. The workshop also covers the essentials of project change management and will touch on the specific differences between managing fixed price contracts vs. reimbursable cost contracts.


Learning Objectives/Outcomes


  • Learn the components of project control (scope, cost, and schedule)
  • Learn Earn Value Management and the importance of performance management
  • Learn the essential of establishing proper project management plan and performance (moving) baselines
  • Understand estimating and budgeting concepts including contingency and its use
  • Understand the differences in perspective between Clients, project management consultants, engineering consultants, and contractors
  • Learn about the differences between fixed price and cost plus contract and how to control each type
  • Understand the need for root cause analysis to determine the necessary and proper actions


Who should Attend


All personnel, project team members, managers, cost and schedule engineers, contract engineers or specialists, and project managers.


SUKAD was established in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2004. In 2012, SUKAD opened another office in Lebanon. From these two offices, SUKAD has been providing services across West Asia and Africa. SUKAD is highly recognized as a leader in project management services; with a large percent of revenues acquired through repeat business and referrals from leading organizations.

SUKAD has an extensive project management research and development program. Under the label and trademark The SUKAD Way™, the R&D effort has led to the development of proprietary products such as The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™ (CAM2P™) and The Seven Elements of Project Management Maturity™ (The 7Es™).

In addition to the PM Methodology and PM Maturity Model, SUKAD has developed numerous advance courses and master certificates in project management. SUKAD is also publishing a series of books, booklets, and sample projects in Arabic and English. Their publications include ‘The Inheritance’ and the upcoming ‘Insan Al-Mujtama’ (Arabic), upcoming ‘Redefining the Basics of Project Management’, Project Management for the Accidental Project Manager, and a 4-part series on The Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing Projects™.

SUKAD is a corporate citizen and a business with a heart. Over the years, SUKAD has provided numerous complimentary learning events to thousands of professionals either on our own (under our 2SPI™ program) or through partnerships with various organizations and universities.

In recognition of their business and community successes, in 2011/2012 SUKAD was recognized and ranked on the Dubai SME 100 ranking and the AllWorld Network Arabia 500 ranking.

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