Effective Planning and Scheduling

  • Training Time: 1 Day,  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Inclusion: Participants Manual and Certificate of Completion

As project managers and leads, we all know how difficult it can be to accurately determine the duration of a project, yet that is exactly what is expected of us on a regular basis. This workshop will not disclose the secret of creating an accurate schedule, because there isn’t one. However, it will provide the factors and fundamental elements that you should consider and address when creating any type of schedule.

Participants should complete the Intermediate Project Management workshop prior to this course, or have equivalent knowledge

Learning Points
  • Define and create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Identify and understand task relationships
  • Estimate task durations and determine project duration
  • Construct a network diagram
  • Calculate the critical path of a project
  • Use the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) to create estimates
  • Plan for risks
  • Create a communication plan
  • Effectively allocate project resources
  • Update and monitor the project schedule
Course Outline

Effective Planning & Scheduling-Module 1
Course Overview

  • Introductions
  • Course Overview

Effective Planning & Scheduling-Module 2 Projects and Schedules

  • Projects and schedules

Effective Planning & Scheduling-Module 3
The Work Breakdown Structure

  • What is a Work Breakdown Structure?
  • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Work Breakdown Structure Formats
  • Work Breakdown Structure Numbering
  • Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary

Effective Planning & Scheduling-Module 4 Estimating Activity Durations

  • Fuzzy Meanings (Energizer)

Effective Planning & Scheduling-Module 5
Camping Case Study

  • Estimating Case Study
  • Debrief

Effective Planning & Scheduling-Module 6
Identifying Task Dependencies

  • About Task Dependencies
  • Task Dependency Types
  • Case Study: trip to New York
  • Task Relationship Exercise

Effective Planning & Scheduling-Module 7
Aligning Resources with Activities

  • Definitions
  • Stages of Resource Scheduling
  • Case Study: Planning an Outdoor Concert
  • Debrief

Effective Planning & Scheduling-Module 8
Project Planning

  • Network Diagrams
  • Critical Path Method
  • Critical Path Exercise
  • Program Evaluations & Review Technique (PERT)
  • About Gantt Charts / Gantt Chart Exercise

Effective Planning & Scheduling-Module 9
Scheduling Software

  • Morning Wrap up
  • (Lunch)
  • Energizer: Triangulating on Triangles

Effective Planning & Scheduling-Module 10
Uncertainty and Risk Management

  • About Risk Management
  • Risk Management Planning

Effective Planning&Scheduling-Module 11
Communication Strategies

  • About Communication / Team Members
  • Team Members
  • Communication Exercise
  • Putting it into Action

Effective Planning&Scheduling-Module 12
Creating a Viable Schedule

  • Creating a Schedule
  • Common Scheduling Problems
  • Updating and Monitoring the Schedule
  • Schedule Updates and Case Study
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In-House Rate

Participants: 10 – 30
Duration: 1 day
Course Fee: P3,750.00 per person
Includes: Manual, Certificate of Completion