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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
Defining and Sequencing Project Activities (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition) $74.95
Estimating Activity Resources and Durations (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition) $74.95
Developing and Controlling the Project Schedule (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition) $74.95

Bundle Price: $139.00
Total Savings: $85.85


Defining and Sequencing Project Activities (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

Properly defining and sequencing project activities allows a project manager to answer two basic scheduling questions – What activities are required to develop the end product? And how should the activities be sequenced for optimal results? The first step in developing a reliable project schedule is identifying project activities and their interrelationships. This course covers defining and sequencing project activities in the project management discipline, and introduces best practices outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Specifically, learners will be provided with an overview of the Project Time Management Knowledge Area and the interrelation with the Process Groups. The course also explores project activities and activity attributes, and the method of developing network diagrams, including dependency determination and identifying leads and lags. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so learners can effectively put principles to work in their own organizations. This course will assist in preparing the learner for the PMI® certification exam. This course is aligned with the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition, published by PMI®, Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.
  • sequence the processes that make up the Project Time Management Knowledge Area
  • identify the role that a schedule plays in project management
  • identify the Process Group to which each Project Time Management process belongs
  • recognize the role of each of the tools and techniques that are used to plan schedule management
  • match the components of a schedule management plan with corresponding information
  • identify types of information required to perform the Define Activities process
  • recommend which Define Activities techniques to use for a given project
  • identify the tools and techniques of the Define Activities process
  • identify the roles that the outputs of the Define Activity process plays in other project management processes
  • recognize how the information from input documents is used in the creation of a project schedule network diagram
  • apply the process for creating a schedule network diagram to determine whether a given network diagram reflects a given list of activities and dependencies
  • identify a diagram that shows the appropriate dependency relationships for a given set of activities
  • recognize examples of project situations as creating either lead or lag in a project schedule
  • match types of precedence relationships with corresponding graphics

Estimating Activity Resources and Durations (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

Resources, such as people, materials, equipment, facilities, and money, are required throughout the entire project life cycle. Determining resource requirements is critical to successful project time and cost management. The ability to estimate the duration of each project activity is equally essential. It is not enough to know what needs to be done and what resources are required. A project manager must know how much time it will take to complete each activity. This course covers estimating activity resources and durations in the project management discipline and introduces best practices outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Specifically, learners will be provided with an overview of establishing resource requirements, sources of activity duration information, and methods of estimating activity durations. Some of the duration estimating techniques taught in this course include analogous estimating, parametric estimating, and using three-point estimates. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so learners can effectively put principles to work in their own organizations. This course will assist in preparing the learner for the PMI® certification exam. This course is aligned with the PMBOK® Guide - Fifth Edition, published by PMI®, Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.
  • identify the purpose of the Estimating Activity Resources process
  • recognize examples of the types of information required to estimate activity resources
  • match tools and techniques with examples of their uses in estimating activity resources
  • recognize the principles of using the bottom-up estimating technique
  • recognize the importance of including assumptions for activity resource estimates
  • identify an example of a resource breakdown structure
  • match inputs with descriptions of their uses in estimating activity durations
  • match the tools and techniques for estimating activity duration with examples
  • recognize examples of the outputs of the Estimating Activity Durations process
  • estimate activity durations using the parametric estimating technique for a given scenario
  • estimate the duration of a given activity using the three-point estimating technique

Developing and Controlling the Project Schedule (PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition)

The project schedule is critical to project management. It contains the planned start and finish dates for project activities and milestones. It also confirms which activities are dependent on others, therefore enabling the project manager to prioritize the order in which activities are to be completed. Developing the project schedule is an ongoing process throughout the project lifecycle, as there are many factors that can either accelerate or delay deliverables in a project. It is essential in successful project management to be able to quickly identify possible impacts, evaluate the effect on all project activities, and adjust the project activities as required to minimize risk. This course covers developing and controlling the project schedule in the project management discipline, and introduces best practices outlined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Specifically, learners will learn how to analyze activity sequences, durations, and resource and schedule constraints to create the project schedule. Learners will also calculate the critical path using a forward and backward pass, calculate the float, and calculate the critical chain in order to monitor progress and make changes to the project schedule as required. This course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information. It will enable learners to effectively put principles to work in their own organizations, and assist in preparing them for the PMI® certification exam. This course is aligned with the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition, published by PMI®, Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.
  • match the inputs to developing a project schedule with the reasons they are needed for creating a project schedule
  • match schedule network analysis techniques with their characteristics
  • apply the critical path method in a given scenario
  • recognize different types of project schedules and the purposes for each type
  • recognize examples of the various outputs of the Develop Schedule process
  • identify information and documents that are required to control the project schedule
  • match schedule control tools and techniques with uses
  • recognize examples of the outputs of the Control Schedule process
  • calculate schedule variance for the given project information
  • determine if a project is on schedule by calculating the schedule performance index
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Project Time Management (PMBOK® Guide - Fifth Edition-aligned) e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    271503
  • Duration:
    n/a
  • Price:
    $139