The project schedule is one of the key project management deliverables. In fact, it may be the document that is most fundamental to the success of the project. The project charter and scope statement describe the nature of the project and what you are trying to achieve. The project schedule tells you how you are going to complete the work.
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You may cancel or reschedule up to 21 days prior to the start date of the class at no penalty. For any cancellation or reschedule requests within 21 days, the full course tuition is still due and not eligible for refund. Any paid tuition will be credited towards a future class and must be used within 12 months.
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First Learn How to Build a Great Schedule
There are two components to your schedule. The schedule should include the work required to manage the project. However, the purpose of the project is not to do the project management work. The purpose of the project is to build something. Therefore, the vast majority of the schedule contain the step-by-step instructions necessary to build your deliverables. There are a number of project management concepts that are involved in building the schedule. This includes Work Breakdown Structures (WBS); estimating effort, duration and cost; critical path; resource leveling; milestones and more.
Next Learn How to Proactively Manage the Schedule
The schedule is a working, breathing document. You start off the project with the best schedule given your understanding of the project and the work. However, as the project progresses, the project manager knows more and more about the nature of the work. The schedule must be updated to reflect the work required to complete the project. If you start to drift from your baseline schedule, you need to put as proactive plan in place to get back on schedule. During the class you will learn schedule management techniques such as fast-tracking, crashing, reallocating people on the critical path, and much more.
This schedule management training class is a stimulating combination of class interaction, active learning exercises and group collaboration. Each is designed to teach through practice so that you are readily able to apply what you learn to your work immediately. In this schedule management training class you will practice at least 12 exercises to:
- Recognize how schedules are utilized in your organization today
- Look at examples of WBS's to see which ones are incorrect
- Read a case study project and work in teams to create a WBS
- Review estimating techniques and discuss how they are applied in your organization today
- Take the WBS you created earlier and sequence the activities to create a network diagram
- Estimate the duration of the case study project using the network diagram and individual activity lengths
- Apply schedule management techniques to respond to case study scenarios describing schedule problems