Time Management


Credits 1.4 CEUs / 14 PDUs

2 Days

Course description
Understanding a project’s schedule requirements and the time-phasing of project tasks is the backbone of effective project management. This course, compliant with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s®) current Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), focuses on the importance of developing an accurate, enforceable project schedule. Participants will be guided through project-schedule development theory and implementation by means of lectures, discussions, and a case study.

Who should attend
This course is primarily designed for project managers, team leaders, and professionals who need in-depth knowledge of how to adequately develop a schedule in today’s competitive environment. Individuals taking this course should have at least two years of experience working on project teams.

What you will achieve

The ability to identify the schedule requirements of any project
The ability to develop an accurate project schedule, accounting for all project activities, resources needed to complete project activities, and availability of the resources
The confidence to evaluate and communicate project trade-offs clearly to project sponsors, and the ability to forecast whether a project can be delivered on time and within budget

What you will learn

Scope definition and the development of an effective Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
The relationship between risk and schedule, including how to use schedule contingency
Activity Definition and Sequencing – determining all activities to complete project work and how they interrelate
The proper use of Precedence Diagramming Methodology (PDM), Critical Path Methodology, (CPM) and Gantt Charts
Activity Duration Estimating and Resource Scheduling – the manner in which duration, person effort, and resource availability affect each other, and how to solve resource over-allocation and resource conflicts through leveling

Day One
Course Introduction
Introduction to Project Time Management
Activity Definition
Activity Sequencing

Day Two
Estimating Activity Resources and Durations
Schedule Development
Introduction to Schedule Control


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