Scheduling Practitioner Course

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Earn PDUs

Earn 23 PMI-PDUS at the completion of your course

Earn a Certificate

Earn a Certificate from industry leaders in Project Management

Pace your self

Study on demand at your own pace with 100% online training

Who Is This Course For

The Scheduling Practitioner Course is meticulously designed for project managers, schedulers, and any professional involved in project planning and execution across various industries, particularly those in the construction sector. It’s ideal for individuals looking to enhance their scheduling proficiency, from beginners seeking to establish a solid foundation in scheduling principles to seasoned professionals aiming to refine their skills with advanced techniques.

Whether you’re aspiring to achieve excellence in project management, aiming to earn PDUs for your professional development, or seeking to earn a recognized certificate from industry leaders, this course offers valuable insights and practical skills that can be applied to real-world projects. It’s also perfect for those who prefer the flexibility of online learning to pace their study according to their schedule.

What you will learn


Core Principles and Concepts

In this foundational module, learners will grasp the essentials of schedule planning, transforming project scheduling into a precise navigation system for project execution. The lessons will cover communication as the cornerstone of effective scheduling, the strategy to turn your project into a GPS system for clear direction and progress tracking, and the methodologies to select the optimal scheduling approach tailored to your project’s needs. By the end of this module, participants will understand the fundamental principles and concepts that are critical to establishing a solid foundation for any project schedule.


Core Schedule Management

This module delves into the heart of schedule management, offering insights into scheduling essentials, the intricacies of calendars and scheduling in MS Project, and the creation and management of master schedules. Through practical lessons and real-world best practices, learners will navigate common challenges and learn to apply effective strategies in Microsoft Project to ensure robust schedule management. This module equips you with the knowledge to maintain control over your project schedules, ensuring they are realistic, achievable, and aligned with project goals.


Core Schedule Creation

Focusing on the creation aspect of scheduling, this module covers everything from task planning using MS Project to a deep dive into task types and sequencing strategies. Learners will gain competency in scheduling essentials, understand the nuances of task planning, and explore advanced concepts like effort-driven scheduling and sequencing strategies. By mastering these core creation techniques, participants will be able to build comprehensive, effective project schedules that facilitate successful project delivery.


Core Schedule Maintenance

In the Core Schedule Maintenance module, you’ll explore proactive scheduling techniques, understand dependencies, leads, and lags, and delve into the management of actual hours in Project Pro/Project Online. Additionally, this module offers diverse strategies for tracking project progress with MS Project. The lessons are designed to equip you with the skills needed to maintain and update your project schedules accurately, ensuring they reflect the current project status and are adjusted for any changes or challenges that arise.


Core Schedule Analysis

This module is dedicated to enhancing your skills as a scheduling analyst. You’ll learn how to conduct a thorough schedule health assessment, use custom fields and graphical indicators to analyze schedule quality, and navigate through what-if scenarios. The lessons provide advanced approaches to scheduling with MS Project, enabling learners to assess and improve the health and quality of their project schedules through effective analysis techniques and tools.


Core Communication & Reporting

The final module emphasizes the importance of communication and reporting in project management. Learners will discover how to use graphical indicators and Gantt chart views for executive-level reporting, custom reporting with Excel, and the essentials of reporting in MS Project 2013/2010. This module teaches you to craft insightful, impactful reports that communicate project status and progress clearly and effectively to stakeholders, ensuring alignment and informed decision-making throughout the project lifecycle.


Core Principles and Concepts

In this section you will cover the basics of schedule planning, turning your project scheduling into a GPS system and how to choose the best scheduling approach for your project.

Lessons

The Basics of Schedule Planning – It’s ALL about Communication Turn Your Project into a GPS System How to Choose the Best Scheduling Approach for Your Project

Core Schedule Management

In this section you will cover scheduling essentials lesson 1, understanding calendars and scheduling in MS Project and Microsoft Project master Schedules 101.

Lessons

Understanding Calendars and Scheduling in Microsoft Project Microsoft Project Master Schedules 101: Common Challenges and Best Practices from the Field Scheduling Essentials – Session 1 (3 session certificate)

Core Schedule Creation

In this section you will cover scheduling essentials lesson 2, task planning using MS Project, deep dive into task types and sequencing strategies in MS Project.

Lessons

Scheduling Essentials – Session 2 (3 session certificate) Task Planning using Microsoft Project Eliminate the Confusion – Deep Dive into Task Types and Effort Driven Sequencing Strategies in Microsoft Project

Core Schedule Maintenance

In this section you will cover Proactive scheduling essentials lesson 3, understanding dependencies, leads and lags, managing actual hours in Project Pro/Project Online and different ways to track project progress with MS Project.

Lessons

Microsoft Project 2010/2013 Proactive Scheduling Essentials – Session 3 Certificate Series: Proactive Scheduling Essentials with Microsoft Project – Session 3 Understanding Dependencies, Leads and Lags with MS Project Managing Actual Hours in Project Pro and Project Online Different ways to track project progress with Microsoft Project

Core Schedule Analysis

In this section you will cover how to be a better scheduling analysis, doing a schedule health assessment, using custom fields and graphical indicators to analyze schedule quality, wat-if scenarios part 1 & 2.

Lessons

How to Be a Better Scheduling Analyst What-if Scenarios with MS Project From the Experts …Let’s do a Schedule Health Assessment Using Custom Fields and Graphical Indicators to Analyze the Quality of Your Schedule What-if-Scenarios Part 2 – Advanced Approaches to Scheduling with MS Project

Core Communication & Reporting

In this section you will cover using graphical indicators and gantt chart views to create executive reporting, MS Project custom reporting with Excel and MS Project 2013/2010 Reporting essentials – Basic.

Lessons

Microsoft Project Custom Reporting with Excel Using Graphical Indicators and Gantt Chart Views to Create Executive Level Reporting in Microsoft Project Microsoft Project 2013/2010 Reporting Essentials – Basic*
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