One leg of the project triple constraint model, project time management is particularly challenging. It seems to most project managers that, no matter how realistically they try to forecast the project schedule, something happens to delay it. The goal of this two-day workshop is to examine the challenges and techniques of project time management with the goal of improving on-time performance of your projects. The class addresses the implications of uncertainty and project schedule risk, as well as managing stakeholder analysis. During the course, “best practices” will be introduced, and put into context through various exercises.
The approach will be facilitative with a combination of theory and hands on practice with project schedule development and control techniques. Course content will be supplemented with hands-on exercises.
The objectives of this workshop are to:
Identify why the project schedule is so difficult to manage
Increase the capability of individuals, managers and project team members to deliver projects on time
Provide training that is consistent with best practices and the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition
Increase the fluency of project managers to develop a defensible and realistic project schedule
Integrate milestones and deadlines into the overall project plan
Increase fluency in managing variances and schedule changes
Introduce participants to the vocabulary of project time management and key time management concepts
Engage in exercises built around a single, workshop case study designed to allow us to apply the techniques we have learned
Participants in this workshop will master several skill sets including:
Identifying schedule activities as an extension of the work breakdown structure
Creating a project network diagram
Estimating activity durations and resource requirements
Identifying the critical path
Compressing the schedule
Implementing schedule variance analysis and controlling changes
2. Project Time Management Processes based on the PMBOK® Guide, 5th Edition
Introduction to the 7 Project Time Management Processes
3. Plan Schedule Management
Purpose of Schedule Management Plan
Elements of the Schedule Management Plan
Establishes Schedule Control Parameters
4. Define Activities
Purpose of defining activities
Relationship to the WBS
5. Sequence Activities
Purpose of the Sequencing Activities Process
Classes of dependencies
Lag and lead
Project Schedule Network Diagram
6. Estimate Activity Resources
Purpose of Estimate Activity Resources
Identifying resources for each activity
7. Estimate Activity Durations
Three-point estimating (PERT)
Critical path method
Critical chain method
8. Develop Schedule
Purpose of Develop Schedule
Critical Path method
Critical Chain method
What-if scenarios – applying lead and lag
9. Control Schedule
What-if scenario analysis
Adjusting leads and lags
This course is intended for both project team members and project managers wishing to gain a fluent working knowledge of commonly accepted best practices for project scheduling and schedule control. Team members and managers looking to improve their project time estimating and management should take this course. Students on a track to take the PMP examination should take this course.
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