PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® Exam Preparation Course

Workshop Overview

PMI’s Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® credential is a response to project management’s increasing growth, complexity and diversity. Globally recognized and demanded, the (PMI-SP)® fills the need for a specialist role in project scheduling. It recognizes your unique expertise and competence to develop and maintain project schedules, while still possessing baseline knowledge skills in all areas of project management.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the importance of schedules and key scheduling management concepts.
  2. Know how to identify, analyze and plan for scheduling assignments.
  3. Gain the ability to develop a project schedule
  4. Construct project WBS and activity network diagrams to identify the sequence of work.
  5. Develop schedules and compress them using a variety of methods.
  6. Effectively assign resources and cost to build a realistic baseline schedule.
  7. Perform schedule analysis and recommend corrective actions to keep the project on track.
  8. Gain knowledge on multiple aspects of the (PMI-SP) exam.


Course Outline

  • Topic 1: Understanding Project Management Fundamentals
  • Identify Project Management Basics
  • Examine Organizational Influences on Project Management
  • Examine the Project Management Context
  • Topic 2: Identifying Project Management Processes
  • Examine the Project Life Cycle
  • Topic 3: Describing Project Initiation
  • Describe Project Selection Methods and Processes
  • Create a Project SOW
  • Create a Project Charter
  • Describe the Elements of a Project Management Plan
  • Create a Scope Statement
  • Identify Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Topic 4: Preparing to Build a Schedule
  • Identify Scheduling Process Fundamentals
  • Examine Schedule Inputs
  • Explore WBS Creation
  • Perform a WBS Quality Check
  • Topic 5: Defining Activities
  • Explore Activity Definition
  • Create a Milestone List
  • Create an Activity List
  • Identify Activity Attributes
  • Topic 6: Sequencing Activities
  • Describe the Process of Sequencing Project Activities
  • Determine Activity Dependencies and Relationships
  • Apply Lag and Lead in Activity Sequence
  • Create a Schedule Network Diagram
  • Topic 7: Estimating Activity Resources
  • Identify Activity Resources
  • Determine Activity Resource Requirements
  • Create a Resource Breakdown Structure