Chapter 6: Project cost management. This chapter describes important concepts in project cost management, particularly planning cost management, creating good estimates, and using earned value management (EVM) to assist in cost control.
After studying this chapter you should be able to: Explain the use of cost management information for each of the four functions of management and in different types of organizations, with emphasis on the strategic management function; explain the contemporary business environment and how it has influenced cost management; explain contemporary management techniques and how they are used in cost management to respond to the contemporary environment.
After studying this chapter, you will know: Explain how to use target costing to facilitate strategic management, apply the theory of constraints (TOC) to strategic cost management, describe how life-cycle costing facilitates strategic management, outline the objectives and techniques of strategic pricing.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Cost management accounting and control" has contents: Introduction to cost management, basic cost management concepts, cost behavior, activity based costing; product and service costing - A process systems approach; decentralization - Responsibility accounting, performance evaluation, and transfer pricing,...and other contents.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Cost management accounting and control" has contents: Strategic cost management, activity based management, quality cost management, productivity measurement and control, capital investment, pricing and profitability analysis, activity resource usage model and tactical decision making,...and other contents.
Lecture Project management in practice - Chapter 8: Project cost management. This chapter presents the following content: From work package to budget, a project perspective of cost management, cost management plan, simple time-phased budgeting,...
(BQ) Part 1 book "Cost management accounting and control" has contents: Introduction to cost management, basic cost management concepts, cost behavior, activity based costing, a process systems approach, allocating costs of support departments and joint products, budgeting for planning and control,...and other contents.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Cost management accounting and control" has contents: Strategic cost management, basic cost management concepts, cost behavior, activity based costing, a process systems approach, allocating costs of support departments and joint products, budgeting for planning and control,...and other contents.
Cost management is the completion of the project management triple constraint of cost, schedule, and scope. Each of these must be completed in order to complete the project on time and on budget and to meet all of the customer’s expectations. In order to meet the cost goals of the project, the project must be completed within the approved budget.
Chapter 13a: Question about COST MANAGEMENT
1. A project manager wants to make a trip to California by car. The project manager knows how many miles it will be to drive to California, the current price of gasoline, and how many miles the car will go on a gallon of gasoline. From this information he or she can calculate the estimated cost of the gasoline for the trip. This is a form of what kind of estimating technique? a. b. c. d. Deﬁnitive Analogous Parametric Quantitative
2. A project manager wants to make a trip to California by car. The project manager...
Chapter 13b: Answer key about COST MANAGEMENT
1. Answer: c Both the cost and accuracy of parametric models vary widely. They are most likely to be reliable when the historical information used to develop the model was accurate, the parameters used in the model are readily quantiﬁable, and the model is scalable (i.e., it works as well for a very large project as for a very small one). 2. Answer: b An analogous estimate is one that is arrived at by taking a project or part of a project that is already completed and adjusting the cost on the basis...
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(BQ) Chapter 10: Fundamentals of cost management. Upon completion of this chapter you should be able to: explain the concept of activity-based cost management; use the hierarchy of costs to manage costs; describe how the actions of customers and suppliers affect a firm’s costs; use activity-based costing methods to assess customer and supplier costs;...
In this chapter, the learning objectives are: Understand the strategic role of basic cost concepts ; explain cost-driver concepts at the activity, volume, structural, and executional levels; explain the cost concepts used in product and service costing; demonstrate how costs flow through the accounting system; prepare and interpret an income statement for both a manufacturing firm and a merchandising firm.
After studying this chapter you should be able to: Explain the types of costing systems, explain the strategic role of product costing, explain the flow of costs in a job costing system, explain the application of factory overhead costs in a job costing system,...
After studying this chapter, you will know: Explain the strategic role of activity-based costing (ABC), describe ABC, the steps in developing an ABC system, and the benefits of an ABC system, determine product costs under both the volume-based method and the ABC method, explain activity-based management (ABM),…
In this chapter, the learning objectives are: Identify the types of firms or operations for which a process costing system is most suitable, explain and calculate equivalent units produced, describe the five steps in process costing, demonstrate the weighted-average method of process costing, demonstrate the FIFO method of process costing,…
After studying this chapter you should be able to: Identify the strategic role of cost allocation, explain the ethical issues of cost allocation, use three methods for allocating service department costs to production departments, explain the implementation issues of the three departmental cost allocation methods,...
After studying this chapter, you will know: Understand the strategic role of cost estimation, understand the six steps of cost estimation, apply and understand each of cost estimation methods: the high-low method and regression analysis, explain the implementation issues of the cost estimation methods.