Learn how to create and use one of the most valuable project management tools: a project schedule. Defining project success often involves completing on time and on budget, and project budgets are often driven by resource costs and the scheduling of those resources. This intensive 5-day course prepares participants to create realistic schedules, resource load those schedules, and update and track project progress. With this valuable skill, project managers and planners will have improved control of their projects as they will be able to identify and build in risk responses, understand the full impact of scope changes on their projects, and identify trends early in the project life cycle.
Our instructors are seasoned project scheduling professionals, who have experience in a wide variety of industries and with a number of scheduling software packages. Examples used will include construction, IT, and telecommunications. In addition to scheduling theory, practitioners’ tips and tricks will be demonstrated.
This is a hands-on course, in which participants will use a “live” project to create a schedule, update it, manage it and report on its performance. Participants will use their own laptops with a scheduling software package loaded to create and update the schedule, although many of the exercises will use prepared files.
This professional-level course is appropriate for those seeking to obtain a professional credential in planning and scheduling, such as PMI-SP® (PMI’s Scheduling Professional) or PSP (AACE International’s Planning & Scheduling Professional).
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Project Scheduling & Controls is appropriate for individuals who:
Participants should have a university degree, or a technology or business diploma. A minimum of two years experience in a project environment is also highly recommended along with an introductory course in project management such as Project Management Essentials is advisable.
It is expected that you have taken an introductory course in scheduling software or have hands-on experience with Microsoft Project, such as our course Microsoft Project Essentials, or Primavera, or another project scheduling software tool.
You will receive a course binder containing copies of presentation slides, case studies, templates. exercises, and suggested solutions.
You will need to bring a laptop computer with a scheduling software package already installed.
Context of Project Planning & Scheduling
Creating a Project Schedule
Advanced Scheduling Techniques