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Advanced Scheduling

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This course is designed to promote project success through scheduling best practice. The major objectives are to ensure project personnel know, and can implement, best practice schedule planning and control, other areas of project planning and control (e.g. scope, quality, risk, etc.) within the schedule and to learn, and use, the functions of Microsoft Project that enable the points above.

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Overview

This course is designed to promote project success through scheduling best practice. The major objectives are to ensure project personnel know, and can implement, best practice schedule planning and control, other areas of project planning and control (e.g. scope, quality, risk, etc.) within the schedule and to learn, and use, the functions of Microsoft Project that enable the points above.

Course Outcomes

At the completion of this course, participants
will be able to:

  • Analyse the network diagram to maximise project efficiency and compression
  • Apply options to estimation, including activities with high uncertainty
  • Integrate schedule and risk management to ensure no “double dipping”
  • Implement the building blocks required to establish effective schedule controls
  • Understand the dynamics which impact progress, and delivery, to time, including linear and non-linear modelling
  • Understand the options to implement objective progress measurement
  • Communicate project progress clearly and objectively
  • Identify options for crashing the schedule if the project falls behind
  • Manage changes to the schedule

Recommended for

This course is intended for project managers and other significant project delivery stakeholders. It will assume previous project and scheduling experience, but no specific Microsoft Project experience.

Duration

1 or 2 days

Course Content

  • Review the network diagram
  • Estimation application
  • Integrate schedule and risk management
  • Effective schedule controls
  • Linear and non-linear modelling
  • Objective progress measurement
  • Communicate project progress
  • Options to crash the schedule if the project falls behind
  • Manage changes

Course Includes

  • Professional Delivery by an Accredited Training Consultant
  • Advanced Scheduling Course manual
  • Practical exercises
  • Refreshments

PDUs/Hours

The 7 or 14 hours of course effort can contribute to qualifying for Project Management Institute (PMI)® credentials or as 7 or 14 Technical Professional Development Units (PDUs) in maintaining a credential.

Course Delivery

Our courses are delivered in-house for organisations who have a group of 6 or more.

To Register

Upcoming course dates are listed on the right of this page.

Or, view our course complete course schedule here: Course Schedule

Individual and multiple attendee registrations can be made online.

To enquire about in-house courses please contact Melanie Holland, Practice Director – MetaPM Learning, on 1800 800 436 or email mholland@metapm.com.au

 

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