Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) Certification Preparation Course
This workshop provides practical guidance on the knowledge and skills required to become a certified PSP with AACE International.
A PSP is a skilled planning and scheduling professional with advanced experience in project planning, and developing, monitoring, updating, forecasting and analysing integrated project schedules.
Participants will learn how to improve communication and efficiency on engineering projects through applying integrated project planning and controls practices. The workshop will also explain the inputs, considerations and constraints in developing a project plans and schedules as effective communication tools.
Case studies and practical exercises on real engineering projects will be used, covering the perspectives of the owners and the contractors.
Participants will complete this course with an understanding of knowledge and skills required to obtain AACE International Certification as a PSP, a pathway to gain Chartered status as a Cost Engineer.
Build your Chartered competencies
This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
5. Engage with the relevant community and stakeholders
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements
12. Advanced engineering knowledge
13. Local engineering knowledge
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.
Online delivery now available
This course can be delivered online as part of our Virtual Workshop program. Adapted for the online learning environment, our Virtual Workshops are interactive and outcomes-based.
Content, duration and format can also be customised for corporate clients through our Tailored Training services.
Please use this form to contact us
or call +61 3 9321 1700
For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.
We can deliver this course online in a number of different formats and even customise the content so that it’s applicable specifically to your work group and industry context.
Find out more about how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.
This workshop assumes participants have some understanding of project management, planning and scheduling.
It is intended for engineers who are working in project controls, project management, contract management, planning and scheduling, and are interested in obtaining PSP AACE International Certification or would like to improve their knowledge and skills in planning and scheduling.
The course is suitable for professionals from Government agencies, Owners, Contractors and Consultants.
Roles include: estimators, planners, schedulers, cost engineers, risk engineers, contract administrators, project managers, project control professionals and all those engineers who are involved with project planning and control.
Laurie Bowman, CCP DRMP EVP PSP has 20+ years of experience in portfolio, program and project control and risk management. He has gained extensive experience over his career holding positions such as portfolio controls and analytics manager, project controls manager, project manager, project engineer, planner, cost engineer and contracts administrator.
Laurie currently works as the Principal for his training organisation Synchrony. He has worked with owners, contractors and consultants and as a trainer with multiple firms and industries.
1 – PLANNING
1A. Planning Development
1.1 Input and Data
1.1.1 Contract Requirements
1.1.2 Identification of Stakeholders
1.1.3 Constructability Methods
1.2 Considerations and Constraints
1.2.1 Identification of Resources
1.2.2 Value Engineering
1.2.3 Stakeholder Considerations
1.2.4 Project Variables
1B. Planning Product
1.3 Planning Output and Deliverables
1.3.1 Define Scope of Work
1.3.2 Define Project Goals
1.3.3 Define Project Plan
1.3.4 Phase Definition
1.3.5 Establish Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
1.3.6 Establish Organisational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
1.3.7 Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS)
1.3.8 Sequencing and Phase Relationships
1.3.9 Review by Stakeholders
1.3.10 Cost Estimate Development
1.3.11 Baseline Plan
1.3.12 Periodic Forecasts
1.3.13 Risk and Recovery Plan
2 – SCHEDULING
2A. Schedule Development
2.1 Input and Data (from Planning)
2.1.1 Define Schedule Scope
2.1.2 Breakdown Structures (WBS/OBS/CBS)
2.1.3 Schedule Specification
2.1.4 Feedback from Stakeholders
2.1.5 Cost Estimate Model
2.2 Creating Schedule
2.2.1 Types of Schedules
2.2.5 Constraints and Calendars
2.2.6 Cost/Resource Loading
2.2.8 Schedule Quality Analysis and Compliance Review
2.2.9 Schedule Basis Documentation
2B. Schedule Maintenance/Controlling
2.3 Maintain Schedule
2.3.1 Baseline Schedule
2.3.2 Tracking Schedule Progress
2.3.3 Cost and Resource Management
2.3.4 Schedule Change Management
2.3.6 Schedule Maintenance Feedback
2.4 Schedule Output and Deliverables
2.4.1 Control Level Schedules
2.4.2 Variances and Trends
2.4.3 Schedule Analysis
2.4.4 Schedule Forecasts
2.4.5 Constructability Review
2.4.6 Progress Reports and Reviews
2.4.7 Recovery Schedules
2.4.8 Management Summary Schedules