Project management requires some financial savvy. Project cost management involves cost estimates, vendor bid analysis, and determining realistic budgets and then keeping them on track. While terms like cost aggregation and baseline, reserve analysis, and earned value management (EVM) are initially daunting, with some background and work, these tasks and tools can be understood and mastered.
In this course, you'll learn to the basics of creating budgets and estimating and controlling costs. You'll explore cost forecasts, estimating using methods like estimate to complete (ETC), estimate at completion (EAC), cost performance index, and bottom-up and analogous estimating.