Project Planning and Scheduling

Workshop Overview

The course will cover key concepts of planning & scheduling. The course addresses how to identify, monitor, and balance information crucial for the successful management of projects. It will discuss the development of a baseline for the project that will allow the efficient compilation and the timely generation of quantitative performance comparisons. The comparisons highlight significant performance departures ("actual vs. baseline") and allow for preventive and early remedial and corrective actions.  
Learning Objectives

  • Ability to develop a project schedule 
  • Construct project WBS and activity network diagrams to identify the sequence of work.
  • Develop schedules and compress them using a variety of methods.
  • Effectively assign resources and cost to build a realistic baseline schedule.
  • Perform schedule analysis and recommend corrective actions to keep the project on track.
  • Build readable and reliable project reports to keep stakeholders informed on progress. 

Course Outline

  • Defining Planning & Scheduling
  • Introduction to Scope, Time and Cost Management
  • Creating Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Adding Activities
  • Creating Relationships
  • Estimating Duration
  • Understanding Resources o Estimating Activities’’ Resources
  • Comparing Effort & Duration
  • Developing Project Schedule
  • Comparing Project Management Plan & Project Schedule
  • Scheduling the Project Plan
  • Optimizing the Project Plan
  • Baselining the Project Plan
  • Updating the Project Plan
  • Analyzing the Project Performance
  • Reporting the Project Progress

Course Duration

24 Hours 
Intended Audience

Project Managers, Planning Managers, Senior Planners, Estimators, Scheduling Officers, Engineers and Planners, Information Technology Managers, and all personnel that are involved in managing and coordinating Projects. 

This course is registered on PMI.org