WORKSHOP SUITE
Foundations of Project Management
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Improving Project Outcomes
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Project Planning and Scheduling
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Project Tracking and Control
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Project Risk Management
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The Strong Project Team Leader
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The Vital Project Sponsor
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Facilitating Effective Project Meetings
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The Project Management Workshop Suite

Building the Foundation Planning and Execution In-Depth Playing your Special Role

Foundations of Project Management


Improving Project Outcomes


Project Planning and Scheduling

Project Tracking and Control


Project Risk Management


The Strong Project Team Leader


The Vital Project Sponsor


Facilitating Effective Project Meetings

Project Planning and Scheduling          PMI ®  #2640-103  7 PDUs
Achieving realistic, committed schedules on any project

Duration: 1 Day

Audience: This course is targeted at individuals in all project roles - leading, managing or contributing to projects.

Description: This course improves every role's ability to realistically plan, schedule and complete project work. Through case simulation exercises, participants in this 1-day course experience creating realistic and high-quality project schedules. Participants solve planning challenges in the roles of project managers, leads, and team members in a cross-functional planning process. They learn step-by-step techniques for creating sound schedules that the team can buy into and successfully execute.

This course covers the collaborative use of practical tools such as milestone charts, quality and release criteria, estimating techniques, review checklists, tradeoff analysis, and budget/cost worksheets, all aimed at getting to a thorough, doable, team-committed schedule.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, the participant will understand:

  • How to ensure a plan will deliver on all the project's business goals
  • How to create a comprehensive cross-functional work breakdown structure
  • What communication and influence skills are vital for the project manager AND team members during the planning and scheduling process
  • How team members can accurately plan their work and participate in schedule integration
  • How to plan, estimate, and schedule work in the face of risk and uncertainty
  • When to get various cross-functional team members and partners engaged in planning
  • How to deal with real-world issues like 'schedule padding' and estimating issues
  • How to deal with difficult or un-cooperative people during the scheduling process
  • How to resolve tough resource conflicts or disagreements on project scope and schedule
  • How to get a plan that is both realistic and that people have truly committed to
  • How to know your schedule is "good enough"
ICS Group: Improving Business Execution.