Duration:  4 Days

PDU: 32

In this course, participants will apply the generally recognised practices of project time management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to schedule projects successfully. It will serve as a pre-requisite to qualify for the PMI-SP® exam and certification.


Target Audience

This course is designed for persons who have on the job experience performing project management tasks, whether or not project manager is their formal job role, who may or may not be certified project management professionals or have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, seek career advancement by moving into a formal Project Manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® Certification.  The total program will focus on the following domains:

  • Schedule Strategy
  • Schedule Planning and Development
  • Schedule Monitoring and Control
  • Schedule Close Out
  • Stakeholder Communication Management



Prerequisite(s) or equivalent knowledge: Project Management Fundamentals


Degree or Equivalent Minimum 3500 within the last 5 consecutive years 30 hours
Diploma or Equivalent Minimum 5000 hours within the last 5 consecutive years 40 Hours

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Project Management Fundamentals


    Identify Project Management Basics

    Examine Organisational Influences on Project Management

    Examine the Project Management Context


    Lesson 2: Identifying Project Management Processes

    Examine the Project Life Cycle

    Recognise Process Groups


    Lesson 3: Describing Project Initiation

    Describe Project Selection Methods and Processes

    Create a Project SOW

    Create a Project Charter

    Describe the Elements of a Project Management Plan

    Create a Scope Statement

    Identify Enterprise Environmental Factors


    Lesson 4: Preparing to Build a Schedule

    Identify Scheduling Process Criteria

    Examine Schedule Models

    Examine Schedule Inputs

    Explore WBS Creation

    Perform a WBS Quality Check


    Lesson 5: Defining Activities

    Explore Activity Definition

    Create a Milestone List

    Create an Activity List

    Identify Activity Attributes

    Lesson 6: Sequencing Activities

    Describe the Process of Sequencing Project Activities

    Determine Activity Dependencies and Relationships

    Apply Lag and Lead in Activity Sequence

    Create a Schedule Network Diagram


    Lesson 7: Estimating Activity Resources

    Identify Activity Resources

    Determine Activity Resource Requirements

    Create a Resource Breakdown Structure


    Lesson 8: Estimating Activity Duration

    Identify Activity Duration

    Determine Activity Duration


    Lesson 9: Developing a Schedule

    Describe the Process of Developing a Project Schedule

    Draft a Project Schedule

    Identify the Critical Path

    Optimize the Project Schedule

    Establish a Schedule Baseline

    Create Schedule Data


    Lesson 10: Monitoring and Controlling Schedules

    Explore the Control Schedule Process

    Earned Value Analysis Methodology

    Utilize an Integrated Change Control System

    Communicate the Project Status

    Monitor the Schedule

    Calculate Schedule Efficiency


    Lesson 11: Managing Risks and Behaviour in Scheduling

    Define the Concept of Risk

    Overcome Risks in Scheduling

    Describe Human Behavior in Project Scheduling


    Lesson 12: Exam Preparation:

    A full 170 question mock exam to be done by all participants

    Explanation of the required qualifications for the PMI-SP® certification

    Explanation of the application process and the necessary documents for the PMI-SP® application

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the contents of the PMI Scheduling Practice Guide
  • Know the way PMI-SP® exam questions are asked and how to answer these questions
  • Understand the topics that will be asked on the PMI-SP® exam
  • Know how to apply for the PMI-SP® examination


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