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48 min Mini Course

Mini Course: Master Project Estimates

Staying within budget is a common project challenge that most PMs experience at some stage in their career. This mini course will give you the tools you need to make sure your next project budget doesn’t run away on you.

Ben will walk you through the steps of creating accurate estimates and understanding different pricing models so you can optimize your project budget and keep it under control.

What you’ll learn

  • How to use different engagement models for your projects
  • How to use appropriate estimating techniques
  • How to create a project budget and estimate
  • How to optimize your project budget (cut costs)
  • How to handle estimating challenges
  • Project estimate walkthroughs


I’m Ben Aston, a digital project manager and founder of The DPM. I've been in the industry for more than 15 years working in the UK at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. I’ve delivered everything from film to CMS', games to advertising and eCRM to eCommerce sites. I’ve been fortunate enough to work across a wide range of great clients; automotive brands including Land Rover, Volkswagen and Honda; Utility brands including BT, British Gas and Exxon, FMCG brands such as Unilever, and consumer electronics brands including Sony.