Introduction to Project Controls


(Project Management)

Outstanding Features

    A project with no control is out of control! Learn why good project controls is such a critical part of your career, project and organizational success.

    Whether you are a new Project Manager, Project Controller or upcoming Lead Engineer or Supervisor, this highly interactive course will build your competency in controlling projects by gaining in-depth understanding of which tools to use and when.

    This course will demonstrate how to effectively plan, schedule, monitor, apply cost control measures, forecast while managing risk and change.

Course Overview

This course is an introductory course for those wishing to learn the principles and practice of project controls. It covers the fundamental skills of the discipline and aims to give the student the knowledge required to begin undertaking a project controls role.

Target Audience

It is expected that attendees need to learn about project controls, but no knowledge of project management or prior experience of project management is assumed.

You Will Learn How to

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will learn how to:

  • Explain project basics, including concepts and methods
  • Clarify the business case, managing scope and requirements
  • Know your role in identifying and managing internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify and apply different approaches to Planning
  • Recognize and explain the difference between planning and scheduling
  • Explain Breakdown structures and dependencies
  • Factor in health and safety considerations
  • Describe and apply cost estimates and budgeting technique
  • Explain and apply appropriate scheduling concepts
  • Apply control and monitoring techniques
  • Factor in Change management process and outcomes
  • Connect the importance of project controls with risk management
  • Apply appropriate record keeping skills and lesson learnt documentation


  • Business case, managing scope and requirements
  • Stakeholders
  • Approaches to Planning
  • The difference between planning and scheduling
  • Breakdown structures and dependencies
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Cost estimates and budgets
  • Scheduling
  • Control and monitoring
  • Change management
  • Risk management
  • Handover and closeout
  • Record keeping and learning

Course Details

    Day 1


  • Projects and project management defined
  • How a project differs from normal business
  • Why project management is required
  • Why project controls are required
  • The Controls Process

  • Definition phase
  • Planning phase
  • Scheduling phase
  • Monitoring and control activities
  • Keeping records
  • Handover and closeout phase
  • Review and learning phase
  • Day 2

    Definition Phase

  • Project familiarization
  • Project business case
  • Managing project scope
  • Managing project requirements
  • Managing stakeholders
  • Day 3

    Planning Phase

  • Difference between planning and scheduling
  • Purpose of and approaches to planning
  • Budgeting and cost estimating
  • Project breakdown structures
  • Dependencies
  • Health, safety and environmental considerations
  • Day 4

    Scheduling Phase

  • Different schedule types
  • Schedule design
  • Schedule construction
  • Communicating the schedule
  • Reviewing the schedule
  • Day 5

  • Control & Monitoring Phase
  • Baselining and reporting
  • Controlling cost
  • Managing change
  • Managing risk
  • Record Keeping & Learning

  • Keeping records and document management
  • Handover & closeout phase
  • Learning lessons
  • Miscellaneous

  • Computer Planning Systems
  • Resourcing and other issues

Course Length

3 Days

Course Director

Peter Benton


Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

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