Applied Planning & Scheduling

Course Details

Applied Planning & Scheduling

The Applied Planning & Scheduling (AP&S) course is primarily aimed at project management practitioners that are responsible for, or directly involved with, the developing and controlling of project schedules. This course teaches delegates planning & scheduling best practices and hands-on techniques that should be applied in a project schedule.  The project schedule is the most important project management tool in a project and serves a pivotal function towards the integration of scope, time, resource, cash & cost flow, quality, and risk considerations.

The objective of the course is to enable the course participant to, through sound planning and scheduling practices, integrate relevant project considerations and information into a comprehensive, best-practice aligned project schedule, and to manage the schedule effectively in support of optimal project delivery.

Course participants are required to possess a working proficiency in the use of Microsoft Project, and their own licensed Microsoft Project application software. Access to a reliable internet connection is also required.

COURSE DURATION

This online-based course runs over 8 weeks. This is an e-learning course that involves one virtual contact session of two hours per week, interspersed with e-learning course work.

COURSE SYLLABUS

The following modules are covered in the course:

  • Developing the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Developing the schedule
  • Logging schedule logic and developing a cash-flow
  • Planning to measure progress
  • Project progress reporting
  • Performing change control
  • Project closure and lessons learned
PRICE

R7,990.00

Dates

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Custom dates can be provided to corporates with more than 8 delegates.

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Course Benefits

Develop a deliverable oriented WBS and a level 4 (control) schedule that complies with generally accepted schedule quality principles.

Assign appropriate rules of credit (Earned Value methods) to tasks to enable accurate progress measurement and tracking.

Extract cash-flow info from the Microsoft Project schedule and develop a cash-flow S-curve in Microsoft Excel. Extract progress reporting data and forecasting data from the Microsoft Project schedule into Microsoft Excel for progress reporting graphs.

Log accurate and hands-on basis of schedule logic. Visibly indicate schedule contingency allowances in the schedule and perform controlled baseline changes in the schedule.

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Course Format

Virtual class sessions are used to introduce new topics, after which participants perform assignments in their own time in preparation for the next virtual class.   The course facilitator, supported by a panel of experts, is available to address questions on the assignments between virtual class sessions via a blog or email correspondence. In addition to the contact sessions, participants will spend about four hours per week on assignments. The course is case study based and has been designed to enable the course participant to develop and maintain project schedules that maximally support project delivery. Upon successful completion of the course delegates receive a certificate of successful completion.

Who Should Attend This Course

A basic project management course and some experience in project management is required.

  • Project Managers
  • Project Controls Managers
  • Project Planners
  • Project Schedulers
  • Project Cost Engineers

Included

  • Précises on core topics
  • Case study handouts
  • A certificate of successful completion

 

"Microsoft Project, Excel are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies."

Who Should Attend This Course

A basic project management course and some experience in project management is required.

  • Project Managers
  • Project Controls Managers
  • Project Planners
  • Project Schedulers
  • Project Cost Engineers

Included

  • Précises on core topics
  • Case study handouts
  • A certificate of successful completion

 

"Microsoft Project, Excel are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies."

Course Objectives

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