Effective Planning and Scheduling

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 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.

  • Define and create a Work Breakdown Structure

  • Identify and understand task relationships

  • Estimate task durations 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

  • Projects and schedules

  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Estimating activity durations

  • Identifying task dependencies

  • Aligning resources with activities

  • Project planning

  • Uncertainty and risk management

  • Communication

  • Creating a viable schedule

  • Updating and monitoring the schedule

  • Instruction/facilitation will be led virtually OR on-site

  • Interactive class sessions driven by case studies and real life scenarios

  • Specialized workbook, quick reference guides and handouts for participants

  • Personalized certificate of completion