Dates:
23, 24 & 25 April 2018
Location and Venue:
The Quatermain Hotel, Johannesburg


Limited to 20 PARTICIPANTS!

Towards PMP (PMI) and CEP/CCP (AACE) Certification

 

Advanced Project Finance and Economics (South Africa)


Why Attend?

Project oriented organizations are faced nowadays with the imperative need to invest and implement projects at an increasingly rate and with growing complexity and innovation.  With this reality, several major challenges come along:

  • How to ensure that the organization is optimizing its overall investment in the most valuable projects?
  • And how to make those decisions auditable?
  • How to take into account the various aspects of a project’s economic attractiveness as well as the non-economic impacts?
  • How to make sure that the estimated investment based on which projects are selected for investment is accurate and predictable?
  • And how to prevent unpredictable and adverse changes to the cash-flow and funding requirements?
  • How to duly account for the ever-present uncertainty and risk in the project estimates and expected return on investment?
  • How to properly account or the time-value of money, taxes and depreciation, in evaluating projects and the alternatives to manage the life-cycle of the strategic assets?
  • Once a project enters execution, how to ensure that changes and project performance variations are proactively monitored and managed in order to update expectations of the return on investment and to maximize it where possible?

 

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TOP LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Know and understand the process of project capital budgeting, its context and importance for project-based organisations
  • Know the main disciplines and associated standards and best practices involved in the capital budgeting process of projects
  • Understand and know how to apply in practice they key concepts of financial mathematics as the basis to evaluate capital project investment scenarios
  • Understand and know how to implement in practice the main project evaluation and selection methods, including economic indices, scoring models and portfolio optimization
  • Know and understand the main methods to evaluate asset depreciation, the types of costs, and how these affect the capital budgeting process
  • Know how to develop models to analyze and evaluate project scenarios for asset replacement versus asset improvement investments, using all the concepts and methods of capital budgeting, including the annuity
  • Know how to use in practice the estimating recommended practices from the AACE International of cost and schedule classification (18R-97 and 27R-03) based on the level of maturity of project definition
  • Understand and know how to use the Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) from the Construction Industry institute (CII) (RR113-11) to measure the level of project definition
  • Understand and know how to implement a comprehensive and integrated cost and schedule estimating process, including the risk contingency reserves, to ensure the required accuracy and predictability of capital budgeting and return on investment expectations
  • Know how to implement in practice the main cost and schedule estimating techniques including range analysis, Monte Carlo simulation and parametric modelling
  • Know how to incorporate in the project budget the contingency reserve based on the risk register and risk quantification
  • Understand the importance and know how to document the basis of the estimate as the basis for auditing and performance analysis during project execution
  • Know how to integrate the project scope definition, cost, schedule and risk contingencies into a consolidated project performance baseline (PMB) from where the project investment cash-flow and funding requirements can be derived with accuracy
  • Understand the importance of updating the project capital budgeting analysis based on the project performance measures and project changes during project execution
  • Understand the different types of project changes and how to incorporate these into the project baseline, update the investment and benefits realization cash-flows, review the capital budgeting model of project evaluation, and monitor the variation of the expected Return on Investment (ROI)

     

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Project Sponsors
  • Top Management
  • Project Financial Controllers
  • Investment Risk Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Project Controllers
  • Risk Management Office Staff
  • Project Management Office Staff
  • Project Management Team Members 


Attendee Fees:

3 Day Course: R14 900.
Register 3 or more: R 12 900 per person.


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Alexandre Rodrigues, ENG. PH. D. PMP
  • Degree in Systems Engineering (5 years) and Ph.D. in Management Sciences (specialized in Project Management)

  • Over 25 years of professional experience in Project Management in different parts of the world

  • Founding President of AACE Portugal Section (Present)

  • Coordinator of Technical Commission in Portugal (CT175) for the ISO Working Groups for Project Management (21500), EVM (21508), and WBS (21511) (Present)

  • Founding President of the PMI Portugal Chapter and Mentor of PMI Chapters in Europe (2005 – 2007)

  • Founding Vice-President of Operations of the College of Performance Management (CPM) of Colombia (2017)

  • Member of the Advisory Panel of International Experts for the Government Accountability Office (GAO – USA) (2016 – present)

  • Member of the PMI Core Team that developed the 2nd Ed. of the EVM Practice Standard, and of teams that developed the PMBOK® (3rd Ed.) and OPM3 ® (1st Ed.)

  • Visiting lecturer in several Universities in Europe, and supervisor and member of jury for several master and doctorate research studies in Project Management

  • Named PM Ambassador in Portugal by the PM Forum International (USA) (2009 – 2011)

  • Named EVM Ambassador in Europe by the Earned Value Management Europe Association (since 2012)

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