Project Scheduling Strategies – pmpdu2040 (0 credits)

Project managers are responsible for determining a project's schedule by sequencing activities, estimating time and resources needed to complete project work, and controlling the schedule as the project progresses. This course provides students with information, tools and techniques to use to develop and control a project schedule, determine the initial critical path and find activity slack. Students will learn about processes to use when developing a project's schedule, estimating activities, estimating durations and resources, and controlling the project schedule to reduce risk; in addition, students will practice creating a Gantt chart. This course provides 12 professional development units in three 4-hour workshops.

This non-credit course is 3 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Controlling the Schedule Process

  • Learn techniques to prioritize project activities and control a project’s schedule to reduce risk

Estimating Resources and Gantt Charting

  • Learn ways to use different types of tools to estimate resources and durations at the planning stage of a project
  • Recognize how a Gantt chart indicates the critical path and slack within project activities

Developing the Schedule Process

  • Identify tools and techniques used to develop a project’s schedule
  • Learn how to identify a project’s critical path of activities

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