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Project Schedule Management

DURATION: 16 hours (2 days)

Course Description 

This 2- day workshop introduces the student to the basic concepts of project time management principles, policies, and responsibilities based on PMBOK 4th edition. It provides guidance on carrying out the vital responsibilities of a Project Manager in managing schedules and handling the challenges and problems that arise during the life of a project. Lecture and discussion are reinforced with a team and individual exercises. 

Course Objectives 

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand concepts of project time management based on PMBOK. 

  • Develop the ability to identify, define and sequence activities.

  • Learn how to develop an accurate project schedule, accounting for all project activities, resources needed to complete project activities, and availability of the resources.

  • Develop the confidence to evaluate and communicate project trade-offs clearly to project sponsors. 

  • Develop the ability to forecast whether a project can be delivered on time, within budget and according to specifications.

  • Develop and understand the project scope.

  • Communicate schedule needs and status to the project team and senior management.

  • Monitor completion criteria and acceptance. 

Course Features 

  • Workshop based

  • Instructor-led discussion

  • Role-playing

  • Create a Scope Management Plan

Prerequisite

Should at least have a basic Project Management concepts.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • Welcome and student introductions

  • Training Agenda

  • Course Objectives

 

Module 2: Project Time Management based on PMBOK

  • What is Project Time Management

  • Overview of the Project Management Life Cycle

  • Overview of Project Time Management processes

                                                                                                                        

Module 3: Activity Definition

  • Overview of Activity Definition

  • Inputs to the Activity definition process

  • Tools and Techniques for the Activity definition process

  • Work breakdown structure

  • Activity List, Milestone List and Activity attributes

 

Module 4: Activity Sequencing

  • Overview of Activity Definition

  • Inputs to the activity sequencing process

  • Precedence diagram, leads, lags

  • Schedule network

  • Dependency determination

  • Project schedule network

 

Module 5: Activity Resource Estimation

  • Overview of the activity resource estimation

  • Inputs to the activity resource estimation process

  • Different estimation techniques and tools

 

Module 6: Activity Duration Estimation

  • Overview of the activity duration estimation

  • Inputs to the activity duration estimation process

  • Different estimation techniques and tools

 

Module 7: Schedule Development

  • Overview of the schedule development

  • Inputs to the schedule development process

  • Critical path method, schedule compression

  • What if scenario

  • Schedule network analysis

  • Resource leveling

  • Schedule baseline

 

Module 8: Schedule Control

  • Overview of the schedule control

  • Inputs to the schedule process

  • Performance reviews

  • Progress reporting

  • Variance analysis

  • What if scenario

  • Schedule compression

  • Change control process

  • Work performance measurements

  • Project documentation updates

 

Module 9: Course close out