Measuring Cost Risk Using Monte Carlo Simulation

Measuring Cost Risk Using Monte Carlo Simulation
MP4 | Video: h264, 1280x720 | Audio: AAC, 44.1 KHz, 2 Ch
Genre: eLearning | Language: English | Duration: 19 lectures (3h 19m) | Size: 1.37 GB
Fundamentals, Applications, VBA Codes, Excel workbook, ASTM E

What you'll learn:
Defining what is a risk in a project context
Learning the processes of risk management
Understand the various concepts associated to contingency and cost risks
Learn the various steps required to run a Monte Carlo Simulation
Learn how to develop a Monte Carlo simulation in MS Excel using VBA
Get the VBA code for practicing and customization

Requirements
Beginner in VBA
Beginner in MS Excel
Beginner in Monte Carlo Simulation

Description
The objective of this course is to present how to measure the cost risks associated to a building project.

In the first part of the course will be reviewed the fundamentals on risk management. Project objectives will be presented in the context of corporate financial decision. The concept of risk will be defined, and risk management processed will be presented.

In the second part, will be presented how cost risks and usually determined in a good number of organizations. And inconsistencies of this approach will be pointed. Then Monte Carlo analysis will be defined, and its procedure based on recognized best practices will be presented.

In the third part, as sample project summary report will be used as the basis of the Monte Carlo Analysis. Critical cost accounts will be identified, as well as their related risks. Then will followed the creation of a Monte Carlo Model and some preparations required for VBA simulation.

In the last part, mostly in the VBA interface, a sub procedure will be developed to collect the number of iterations from the user, a function defined to calculate the total cost for each iteration and another sub procedure for calculating the parameters for the entire number of iterations. Testing will be done to ensure everything works as expected.

Excel File and VBA Codes can be downloaded in the last lecture

This course is meant for educational purpose only. Please consult a professional if you need to apply this to an actual project.

Who this course is for
Risk management amateur
Risk management professional
Cost Engineer
Managers
Anyone interested in cost risk analysis
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