APA.EPC Planning & Scheduling FREE

Understanding Scheduling Practices for EPC projects


This is a SELF PACE COURSE. We share our methodology of analysis when reviewing schedules. This EPC training leads you through the concepts of Breakdown Structures [WBS], EPC Rolling Wave Planning, Engineering Deliverables in EPC with EVM demo, and many more videos coming soon. You'll develop a thorough understanding of how to plan and schedule.


  • A good understanding of Break Down Structures
  • Gain insight on applicable methodologies like Rolling Wave Planning
  • Get a in dept understanding of Engineering Logic in an EPC environment.
  • Understand Engineering Logic
  • Schedule Misapplication [True Best Practices] *New
  • Earned Value Concepts *New


Understanding Breakdown Structures

  • I provide guidance in:
    • Work Breakdown Structures
    • Phase Breakdown Structures
    • Discipline Breakdown Structures
    • Organization Breakdown Structures
    • 3D Breakdowns
    • intro to 4D Planning
EPC Rolling Wave Planning
  • EPC Stage Gates
  • Schedule Level Definitions
  • CPM Granularity
  • Industry Definitions & Best Practices
  • Proper development through stages
  • and more
Engineering Deliverables in EPC
  • Demonstration:
    • Understanding of Engineering Logic in an EPC environment.
    • Understand Engineering Logic
    • Resource loading engineering deliverables
    • Use activity weight factors
    • Top Down estimation

Schedule Misapplications [true Best Practices] *NEW

  • History of project controls
  • True references to Industry Best Practices
  • Download Scheduling Industry Best Practices available

Earned Value Concepts *NEW

  • History of Earned Value
  • Explanation of Earned Value Calculations
  • True references to Industry Best Practices
  • Download Earned Value Industry Best Practices available

Your Instructor

Cesar Ramos
Cesar Ramos

Oracle P6 & Risk Training & Consulting

Project Controls SME

Career experience spent in the industry of Oil & Gas. Beginning from construction, then worked into engineering and front end engineering of Onshore, Offshore & Subsea work. 20 years in Project Controls responsibilities covered Planning/Scheduling, Risk Analysis, Progress Measurement, Earned Value, Cost Control, Procurement, and Estimating. He dedicated the ½ his career pursuing the expert level knowledge of advanced Planning/Scheduling methodologies & the future of Earned Value.

Frequently Asked Questions

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