Welcome to Cost Estimating Fundamentals

This course covers what is a cost estimate, recognize what you need to properly develop one,
 identify various approaches and data types, and demonstrate examples of persuasive cost estimates.

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Introduction to Cost Estimate Fundamentals Course

Cost estimating is an exceptionally relevant topic for many decision-makers. Whether you hold a financial role in government, private enterprise, or non-profit, at some point in your career you will be involved with a major investment requiring a proper cost estimate. Ultimately, someone at some point will be asking you, “what will this cost?”

The objectives for this course include:

  • Defining what is a cost estimate
  • Recognizing what is required to develop a cost estimate
  • Identifying various estimating approaches and data types
  • Demonstrating persuasive cost estimates

Ajay Pangarkar is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA), Fellow of the Certified Management Accountants (FCMA), and a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP). He is an an award-winning author and performance strategist for more than 25 years and works closely with leading Fortune 500 companies, governments, and non-profit organizations. Ajay's recent book is, ""The Trainer's Balanced Scorecard: A Complete Resource for Linking Learning to Organizational Strategy"