As project managers and leads, we all know how difficult it can be to accurately determine the duration of a project, yet that is exactly what is expected of us on a regular basis. This two-day workshop 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 you should 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.
What Will Participants Learn?
Define and create a Work Breakdown Structure
Identify and understand task relationships
Estimate task durations and determine project duration
Construct a network diagram
Calculate the critical path of a project
Use the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) to create estimates
Plan for risks
Create a communication plan
Effectively allocate project resources
Update and monitor the project schedule
What Topics are Covered?
Projects and schedules
The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Estimating activity durations
Identifying task dependencies
Aligning resources with activities
Uncertainty and risk management
Creating a viable schedule
Updating and monitoring the schedule
Instruction by an expert facilitator
Small, interactive classes
Specialized participant manual and course materials including a pre-assignment and a post-assignment
A personalized Certificate of Completion