Agile is Not Always the Answer — How to Determine the Right Scheduling Approach for your Project

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This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle.

Event Description:

There are several scheduling approaches for projects: Agile, Critical Path, Resource-Critical Path, Critical Chain, Earned Value and Earned Work. In his article published in the MPUG-newsletter,  Eric proposed a framework with which the best scheduling approach can be determined for a project. In this webinar, Eric will discuss this framework that looks at the dominant objective of the project as well as the dominant constraint. The right scheduling approach models and measures progress on both objective and constraint. Eric will provide examples of situations in which each scheduling approach fits best.


  1. Brief review of each scheduling approach, their strenghts and weaknesses
  2. Know what dominant objective (ideal) and dominant constraint are for your project
  3. Awareness of the framework (Project Ideal and Constraint Matrix – PIC-matrix) to determine best scheduling approach

Presenter Info: 

Eric Uyttewaal, PMP, MVP Project, ProjectPro Corp

Eric is one of the foremost trainers, consultants and authors on using project and portfolio management practices and software from Microsoft. He authored the books ‘Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010/2013‘. He founded ProjectPro that specializes in Microsoft Project and Project Server. Eric has been involved in large programs at the Canadian Forces, IBM Cognos, Northrop Grumman, SanDisk and Investors Group. He was President of the PMI Ottawa Chapter (1997) and also president of the MPUG-Ottawa chapter. Eric received awards from MPUG in 2012 (Community leader), from Microsoft since 2010 (MVP in Project) and from PMI in 2009 (Significant Contributions to the Scheduling Profession).

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Written by Eric Uyttewaal

Eric is a thought leader on project, program, and portfolio management. He spends most of his time using software from Microsoft. He has authored seven well-known textbooks including ‘Forecasting Programs,’ ‘Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010/2013/Online,’ and ‘Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2000/2002/2003.’ He founded ProjectPro, which specializes in Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online. Eric developed several Add-ins with his team that enhance the capabilities of Microsoft Project in creating better schedules (Forecast Scheduling App), managing cross-project dependencies (CrossLinksPro), identifying and documenting the Critical Path (PathsPro) and creating S-curve reports (CurvesPro). He was president of PMI-Ottawa in 1997. Eric has received awards from PMI in 2009, from MPUG in 2012, and from Microsoft from 2010 until 2017 (MVP).

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  1. A nice and very informative webinar – helps deciding which approach to use when.

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