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Three-point Estimation / PERT Analysis: PMP/CAPM

Three-point estimation/PERT Analysis is useful in situations where there is a high degree of uncertainty and risk involved in the project, and when it is difficult to make accurate point estimates. It allows project managers to identify the range of possible outcomes for each task, and to make more informed decisions about resource allocation, project […]

Accuracy of Estimates : PMP/CAPM

The accuracy of an estimate is a measure of how close the estimate is to the actual value. The accuracy of an estimate can be affected by several factors, including the amount of information available, the level of detail in the estimate, and the method used to create the estimate. The Usage of different estimates […]

Project Estimation Techniques : PMP/CAPM

In project management, cost and schedule estimation refers to the practice of projecting the amount of time and money required to accomplish a project. This process entails identifying and assessing all essential tasks, defining the resources (e.g., people, materials, equipment), and estimating the duration of each activity. The information gathered and processed through estimation is […]

PARAMETRIC ESTIMATION : PMP/CAPM

Parametric estimation is a project management technique that uses statistical data and mathematical models to estimate the cost and duration of a project. It is based on the idea that many project characteristics can be described and predicted using statistical data and that a mathematical model can be used to estimate the cost and duration […]

Bottom-up Estimation : PMP/CAPM

Bottom-up estimation, also known as detailed estimation, involves breaking down a project into smaller tasks or activities, and then estimating the time and resources required for each task. This approach allows project managers to estimate the cost and duration of the project by summing up the estimated costs and durations of all the individual tasks. […]

Analogous Estimation : PMP/CAPM

Analogous estimation, also known as top-down estimation, is a project management technique that uses historical data from similar projects to make an estimate for the current project. This approach involves identifying a previous project that is similar in scope, size, and complexity to the project is estimated, and then using the data from that project […]

Budget and Cost Estimates- PMP/CAPM

Budget and Cost Estimates are two terminologies that even senior project managers use them interchangeably all the time. Well! one may say that these are the opposite side of the same coin. Estimate – To produce a statement of the approximate cost of (Merriam-Webster Online, http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/estimate) Budget – A plan expressed in quantitative, usually monetary, terms that covers a specific period of time […]

Project Cost Management – PMP/CAPM (PMBOK 6 – ECO 2019)

Project Cost Management The Cost Management is among the most crucial project management knowledge areas and strongly connected with the Project Schedule Management as we will be using the same estimation techniques we have used there to estimate the cost and eventually budget. Cost management should happen as early as possible in the project as […]

Project Cost Management Introduction – PMP/CAPM (PMBOK 6 – ECO 2019)

Project Cost Management  (A high-level snapshot) Project Cost Management Knowledge Area is about planning, estimating, budgeting, financing, funding, managing & controlling the cost so that the project can be completed within the approved budget Project Cost Management Knowledge Area Processes Plan Cost Management (Planning) It provides guidance and direction on how the project costs will be […]