Scheduling Success: An In-Depth Analysis of Project Scheduling
- 1.4 CEU/14 PDU/Credits/Units
- MDP325Course Code
In today’s fast changing business climate, successful projects are essential for organizational survival. Project scheduling and control are critical functions for managing projects successfully. This intensive two-day workshop is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience in the planning, development, maintenance, analysis, communication, and reporting of project schedules. The project schedule is often one of the most visible elements of project management in an organization. Learn methods to help ensure that your schedules provide valuable information, early warning of potential problems and analysis capability throughout the project life cycle.
Who should attend
Project schedulers, project managers and other project team members who need to understand scheduling and the use of schedules in managing projects.
What you will achieve
- Understanding of Critical Scope Elements —identify the components of the project scope documentation that drive the structure of your project schedule.
- Capability in Creating Project Schedules —create effective schedule models that represent your project work and the dependencies between activities.
- Ability to Update Schedules —learn how to apply status and changes to your schedule to maintain an up to date view of schedule health.
- Analysis Skills —gain the ability to identify potential schedule issues and learn methods to address them.
- Experience with Project Communications and Reporting —create and understand various types of communication and reporting formats and the audience for each.
What you will learn
- How to translate Critical Scope Components — extract key milestones and project constraints and incorporate them into your project schedule.
- Project Time Management Processes — learn activity definition and sequencing, schedule development, and resource planning and management.
- Critical Path Methodology — identify the activities that are most likely to cause your project to be late.
- Methods to Update and Analyze your Schedule — learn the preferred approach to applying status and changes to your project and understand how to analyze resulting impacts.
- Options for Problem Resolution — create — what-if — scenarios to compare various possible approaches to schedule issues, including fast-tracking and crashing.
- Types of Project Reports — understand the benefits and applications of various project reports and how to interpret them.
- How to Convey Schedule Information — create the necessary communication pieces to inform stakeholders.