Planning Project Scope and Schedule

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  • 1.4 CEU/14 PDU/Credits/Units
  • MDP976aCourse Code
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Course description

This is one of four courses in the CEG Project Management Certificate Program. It is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013. The course covers project planning within the Project Scope Management and Project Time Management Knowledge Areas.

This course provides participants with training and practice in two key tasks in project planning: defining project scope and developing a project schedule. As part of a case study, participants analyze project requirements to produce a WBS (work breakdown structure) that defines what the project deliverables will include. Later in the course, the WBS becomes a key input as participants develop a project schedule. Participants learn that scope and schedule, while important, must be balanced with other competing project constraints.

PMBOK® Guide processes covered in this course:

5.1 Plan Scope Management
5.2 Collect Requirements
5.3 Define Scope
5.4 Create WBS
6.1 Plan Schedule Management
6.2 Define Activities
6.3 Sequence Activities
6.4 Estimate Activity Resources
6.5 Estimate Activity Durations
6.6 Develop Schedule

Who should attend

The Project Management Certificate Program is designed for:

  • Project team members, project managers, and managers of project managers who are looking to establish a solid command of project management concepts and techniques
  • Experienced project managers who are looking to formalize their project management knowledge and sharpen their current skill sets
  • Individuals interested in entering the field of project management
  • Individuals whose goal is to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam offered by the Project Management Institute as part of its standards and credentials programs


MDP975a Managing Your Project and Its Stakeholders or experience developing a project charter, stakeholder register, and communications management plan

What you will achieve

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Select appropriate tools and techniques to define, gather, and document requirements that meet stakeholder needs and project objectives.
  • Develop a project scope statement
  • Decompose a project to build a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Decompose WBS work packages into activities
  • Construct a project schedule network diagram
  • Determine resource requirements for project activities
  • Estimate durations for project activities
  • Perform project schedule calculations
  • Identify the critical path
  • Analyze the schedule for possible compression
  • Summarize best practices for planning project scope and schedule

What you will learn

Course Outline

Pre-Course Reading Assignment
  • Case study background materials
Day One
  • Module 1: Overview of Scope and Time Management
  • Module 2: Define Project and Product Scope
  • Module 3: Organize the Work
  • Module 4: Organize Project Activities
Day Two
  • Module 4: (Continued)
  • Module 5: Estimate Activity Attributes
  • Module 6: Develop the Schedule
  • Module 7: Plan Scope and Schedule Management

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