This highly interactive workshop uses a short case-study to enable delegates to gain confidence in the use of proven techniques in the areas listed below. The course provides a solid foundation for further development of scheduling skills through self-reading, more advanced training and practical hands-on experience.
Learners are introduced to the basic concept of planning and scheduling with a brief discussion on the purpose and application of the PMP
As in integral lead into defining the project scope, a review of this process provides the setting for effective scheduling.
The captured requirements form the basis of defining the scope for the project. Delegates will recap on the use of various breakdown structures resulting in the RAM and scope baseline.
Various estimating techniques are investigated, along with discussion on typical estimating problems and how to enhance more effective estimating on the project.
This module is the core of the content with a detailed investigation of network diagramming, logical relationships and critical path analysis. A solid understanding of the interpretation of the output from critical path analysis, taking into account the impact of constraints, calendars and methods of schedule optimisation.
This module considers appropriate reporting formats – Gantt Charts, Milestone charts, Drop-line Method, Line of balance charts – along with various approaches to progress reporting.
This final module considers the requirements for controlled closeout from a scheduling perspective.
Certified Scheduling Best Practice exam
Each learner will have the opportunity to prepare for and then take the QA Scheduling Best Practice exam digitally.