Business Benefits of Mature Scheduling Practices

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Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit.

Speakers: Eric Uyttewaal, PMP, President ProjectPro Corp

Target audience: executives, program managers, portfolio managers, resource managers, project managers and PMO-staff

Event Description:

Project managers can waste a lot of time on creating their schedules if they do not set them up the right way in the first place. Have you found that:

  • It is hard to understand the task list or schedule from project managers?
  • Project managers complain about the effort it takes to report on their projects?
  • Baselines are often changed and the originally approved schedule magically disappears?
  • Critical Paths are often incomplete and do not reflect your expectations?
  • Forecasts are not reliable and often turn out to be too optimistic?
  • Workloads are ignored which wrecks the forecasts?
  • Schedules are often out of date?

These are symptoms of poor scheduling capability or a lack of implementation of best practices in scheduling. In this presentation, Eric Uyttewaal will discuss why scheduling is important and what organizations can do to improve their scheduling practices and capability. He will present a scheduling maturity model and discuss the steps to develop the scheduling capability within your organization.

Presenter Bio:

Eric is one of the foremost trainers and authors on the use of Microsoft project management applications. He authored the bestselling book “Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project 2003”. Eric is Founder and President at ProjectPro Corp, a company specializing in Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Portfolio Server (

Eric has managed many organizational change and management development projects.  He has been involved in projects ranging from a few thousand dollars to $150 million. The latter project was for the Canadian Forces Supply System Upgrade Project.  Eric was responsible for overall schedule reporting using Microsoft Project 95 with 9,600 tasks.

In 1997, he was President of the Ottawa Chapter of PMI, currently serving over 1600 members. From 2000 until 2004, he was president of the MPUG-Ottawa chapter.

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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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