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Project Scheduling

This is an intensive two-day workshop. It is designed for project managers and their staff as well as any other project personnel who need to understand the principles of scheduling and the use of schedules in the management of projects. This workshop provides practical, results-oriented demonstrations of the effective use of scheduling systems. At the conclusion of this workshop each student will better understand how his/her commercial project scheduling package: identifies the critical path; calculates float (slack); resource levels projects; and supports “what if” analyses. In addition to networks, the workshop addresses: Gantt/barcharts; the integration of the schedule, technical and cost baseline elements; potential solutions for resolving late completion forecasts; and schedule reporting and analysis. Students need to be prepared to “roll up their sleeves” since this is a fast-paced workshop that makes extensive use of case studies.

Introduction to Scheduling
Key definitions
Time Durations
Why schedule?
The planning and scheduling process
CASE STUDY: Your schedule

Schedule Types
Gantt/Bar charts
Milestone/Event charts
Other scheduling techniques
Standard symbologies

Schedule Development Process
Defining the work using a work breakdown structure
Planning and sequencing activities
Time durations
Integrating calendar and resources

Networks and Their Development
Arrow Diagramming Method (ADM)
Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
Types of relationships
Hammocks and Fragnets
CASE STUDY: Network Logic A

Calculating the Network
Time Durations
Forward and backward passes
Float: what is it really?
Who “owns” the float?
The “critical path”
CASE STUDY: Network Logic B
CASE STUDY: Developing a Project Logic

Resource Application
Needs vs. availability
Resulting profiles
Resource leveling
CASE STUDY: Resourcing the Project Schedule
CASE STUDY: Resource leveling
CASE STUDY: Pricing the Project Resources

Schedule Baseline
Purpose, use and maintenance
Baseline versus current schedule
Baseline change control methods
“What ifs”
Compressing/crashing the schedule
CASE STUDY: Crashing the network

Schedule Reporting and Analysis
Types of reports and management indicators
Trend analysis
Exception reporting

Current Topics
The re-emergence of a sound scheduling philosophy
Integrating schedules with cost… how?
Dates, Locations & Registration
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Dates, Locations & Registration

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