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Project Scheduling Basics - In House

Procept Associates Ltd., In Worldwide
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Course description

Project Scheduling Basics - In House

Are your projects consistently late? Are you struggling to set realistic expectations of when you will be able to turn over deliverables to your stakeholders? If so, then this course is for you.

Starting with how to choose the right high-level scheduling approach (waterfall, incremental or agile) for your project and continuing on to detailed scheduling techniques such as the critical path method (CPM), this one-day workshop will give you the tools you need to build more realistic project schedules. Case study simulations will give participants hands-on practice building project schedules for public-sector projects.

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Who should attend?

This course is a foundational course recommended for those interested in learning the basics of project management. We also recommend it for beginners who have no prior formal scheduling training but who wish to take courses on Microsoft Project or Primavera P6.


There is no prerequisite for this course. It functions as a stand-alone course.

Training content


Project Scheduling

  • The importance of planning
  • The purpose of a good schedule
  • What a schedule cannot do
  • Scheduling Approaches: Predictive (Waterfall), Incremental, Iterative and Adaptive (Agile)
  • How to choose the right approach

Predictive Scheduling

  • Components of a Schedule
  • Estimating
  • Duration-Driven vs. Effort-Driven Schedules
  • Sequencing, Dependencies, Lags and Leads
  • Assumptions
  • Prededence Diagraming
  • The Critical Path Method
  • Gantt Charts
  • Scheduling within Constraints
  • Preparing a Schedule Basline

Rolling Wave Scheduling

  • What is rolling wave planning?
  • What is agile?
  • An overview of Scrum

Predictive Forecasting

  • Performance Reporting Basics
  • Earned Value Management

Agile Forecasting

  • Veolcity
  • Forecasting Using Velocity

Wrap Up

  • Key Points to Remember
  • Evaluations

Certification / Credits

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain practical skills to:

  • Describe different project scheduling approaches
  • Determine the appropriate scheduling approach for a project
  • Build a project schedule using the critical path method
  • Use a project schedule to monitor and control projects
  • Forecast new project end dates based upon actual progress metrics
  • Effectively communicate due dates to project stakeholders

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Procept Associates Ltd.

Procept Associates Ltd.

Since 1963, Procept (and its subsidiaries) have trained over 1 million people from over 17,000 organizations. We focus on developing competencies in project management, change management, agile management, leadership, business analysis, IT and data management, as well as soft skill...

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