Effective Planning and Scheduling

Effective Planning and Scheduling

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Trainers working with project managers and team leaders know how challenging it can be to accurately determine the duration of a project, yet that is exactly what is expected on a regular basis! This online course 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 people need to consider and address when creating any type of schedule.

Participants should complete the Intermediate Project Management workshop prior to this course, or have equivalent knowledge, in order to make the most of it.

Confidently teach the essential skills of:
  • Estimation and breaking down work
  • Task dependencies
  • Resource scheduling
  • Uncertainty and risk management
  • Communication essentials
  • Creating viable schedules, and more.

Effective Planning and Scheduling skills are essential in so many aspects of work, and we give you all the tools to teach it well.

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  • Easy to follow, interactive learning
  • 365 days access to your course
  • Printable certificate of completion to hang on your wall and take to your next job interview
  • Learn on your PC, Smart Phone, Tablet and iPad

Course Outline

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Projects and Schedules

Session Three: The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • What is a Work Breakdown Structure?
  • The Role of a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Work Breakdown Structure Formats
  • Work Breakdown Structure Numbering
  • Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary
  • Work Breakdown Structure Exercise

Session Four: Estimating Activity Durations

Session Five: Camping Case Study

Session Six: Identifying Task Dependencies

  • About Task Dependencies
  • Task Dependency Types
  • Case Study: Trip to New York
  • Task Relationships Exercise

Session Seven: Aligning Resources with Activities

  • Definitions
  • Stages of Resource Scheduling
  • Case Study: Planning an Outdoor Concert

Session Eight: Project Planning

  • Network Diagrams
  • Critical Path Method
  • Critical Path Exercise
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
  • About Gantt Charts
  • Gantt Chart Exercise

Session Nine: Scheduling Software

Session Ten: Uncertainty and Risk Management

  • About Risk Management
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Pre-Assignment Review

Session Eleven: Communication Strategies

  • About Communication
  • Team Members
  • Communication Exercise

Session Twelve: Creating a Viable Schedule

  • Creating a Schedule
  • Common Scheduling Problems

Session Thirteen: Updating and Monitoring the Schedule

  • Schedule Updates
  • Case Study
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Post-Course Assessment
  • Pre- and Post-Assessment Answer Keys
  • Personal Action Plan

Learning online

This course is 100% online. Once enrolling you will receive INSTANT online access to the learning materials, activities and quizzes.

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge is needed to complete this course, however basic computing skills is recommended. You will need access to the Internet. Our courses are compatible with most modern browsers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I get a certificate for completing the course? A. You will receive a certificate of completion that you can download instantly once you have successfully complete the course..
Q. Can I do the course on my smart phone or tablet? A. The learning material can be accessed from your smart phone or tablet or a PC.
Q. What happens after I click enrol? A. After clicking the enrol button at the top of this page, you will set up your account and password and then you can pay for the course through our secure checkout system or through PayPal. You can then log in and have INSTANT access to the course.
Q. What if I need help while doing the course online? A. Our courses are self paced, user driven courses and are easy to follow and understand. Our support team will be available to assist you should you have trouble accessing your course but are not trained experts on the content of the course and can only provide limited support in course content.
Q. How long do I have to complete the course? A. Each LearnMe online course is available for 365 days from the time of enrolment. Even after you have completed the course you can still go back review the the course as many times as you like within your access period.
Q. What if I have other questions? A. Contact our Support Team.