Delivering a project within the promised time frame & scope and allocated budget is primordial for organizational success. Whether you are delivering a high-rise building, a new piece of software, a power plant, or a nuclear submarine, all projects require constant monitoring and controlling to meet their objectives on time and within budget. This course applies a variety of techniques to balance the competing demands of scope, schedule, and cost. It uses project management best practices to apply the latest scheduling tools and techniques. You will learn how to establish the performance measurement baseline (PMB) and gain proficiency in modern tools and proven techniques used to compare actual work accomplished against established plans. In addition, you will learn how to plan project scope based on stakeholder budget and schedule constraints.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Apply the logic used to create activity networks, including predecessor and successor tasks.
- Develop an activity network using Activity-on-Node (AON) technique
- Perform activity duration estimation based on the use of probabilistic estimating techniques.
- Construct the critical path for a project schedule network using forward and backward passes.
- Identify activity float and the manner in which it is determined.
- Calculate the probability of a project finishing on time under PERT estimates.
- Understand the steps that can be employed to reduce the critical path.
- Apply lag relationships to project activities.
- Construct and comprehend Gantt charts.
- Recognize alternative means to accelerate projects, including their benefits and drawbacks.
- understand the trade-offs required in the decision to crash project activities.
- Develop activity networks using Activity-on-Arrow techniques.
- Understand the differences in AON and AOA and recognize the advantages and disadvantages of each technique.
- Understand why Agile Project Management was developed and its advantages in planning for certain types of projects.
- Recognize the critical steps in the Agile process as well as its drawbacks.
- Understand the key features of the Extreme Programming (XP) planning process for software projects.
- Distinguish between critical path and critical chain project scheduling techniques.
- Understand how critical chain methodology resolves project resource conflicts.
- Apply critical chain project management to project portfolios.
Enrolment is now open for January, April, July, or October 2021. Please contact us for more information.
Course Name: Project Schedule Management
Course Code: CPRM 103
Pre-requisite: CPRM 102 – Emotional Intelligence and Project Leadership
Course Fees: $775
Delivery: Virtual Instructor-Led
Platform: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or similar
Duration: 11 weeks / 42 hours / 11 weekly sessions / 4 hours per session
This course is one of the four required courses to obtain the Associate in Project Management Certificate. more