Duration:  2 Days

PDU: 14

Plan and Monitor with Scheduling tools is a course which will aid Project Managers, Schedulers, Project Engineers and also Project Members to keep projects on track, on time and within the budget. This will also aid Schedulers to Improve visibility into conflicts and utilization resources and tasks in a project. This module also provides sound Project management principles to shape the mindset of all project members to add value to a project.

Target Audience

This course is tailored for project team members, project leaders and project managers who have some knowledge of using scheduling tools (e.g. MS Project)

Course Outline

This course includes the following:

  • Project Management Framework
  • Importance of Planning
  • Project Management Tools
  • Components of a Plan
  • Product & Project Scope
  • How to do Requirement Gathering
  • What is a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Create WBS (e.g. Hierarchical or Mind Mapping)
  • Sequencing Activities
  • Estimating Durations
  • Identify the critical path & Float
  • Benefits using Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling
  • Identifying Milestones
  • Understanding People
  • RACI Matrix
  • Develop a Resource Management plan
  • How to estimate costs
  • Estimate Costs
  • Prepare Budget
  • Plan how to Monitor Cost through Earned Value Analysis
  • Identify the project manager’s role in cost control
  • Schedule and Cost S-Curves
  • Create a Custom Report

Learning Outcome

At the end of this course, participants will comprehend:

  • Project Management Life Cycle & PMI®’s knowledge areas
  • Importance of a comprehensive project plan
  • How to manage the schedule
  • How to manage the budget
  • How to develop an Integrated Project Plan using tools (e.g. Microsoft Project)
  • How to Monitor & Control Projects Effectively
  • Project Close Activities including Lessons Learned

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