effective planning & scheduling courseEffective Planning & Scheduling

Learners who understand the basics of project management

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 two-day effective planning and scheduling 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.

What will I learn

The current outline for the effective planning and scheduling course will enable participants to:

  • Define and create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Identify and understand task relationships
  • Estimate task duration’s 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

During this interactive, linked and practical project management course, you learn about:

  • Projects and schedules
  • The work breakdown structure(WBS)
  • Estimating activity duration’s
  • Identifying task dependencies
  • Aligning resources with activities
  • Project planning
  • Scheduling Software
  • Uncertainty and risk management
  • Communication
  • Creating a viable schedule
  • Updating and monitoring the schedule

 Delivery Formats:

All our in house training course are available tailored to yours and your companies/delegates needs with our CTP (customised training programme) solution. Designed to meet any challenge or level required. Ask for a full proposal for your training, tailored to suit you.

In house training at your premises – £949 for a group of up to 12 per day  (ex travel charged at 45 pence per mile)

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