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The Basics of Schedule Planning – It’s ALL about Communication

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle.

Event Description: 

Planning your project schedule is simple – all you need to do is go to your desk, roll up your sleeves, fire up Microsoft® Project on your computer, and begin typing – what could be simpler – Right??

Wrong! But this is the accepted belief (and practice) by many project managers. It is also one of the contributing factors of so many failed projects each year – in excess of 60%, according to some industry surveys.
We will discuss some important differences between Schedule Planning and Project Planning. The contrasts will be evident as we focus on the project schedule and subsequently develop an accurate and comprehensive schedule that is helpful to effectively manage projects. We will introduce and demonstrate proven project planning and scheduling techniques for determining the major tasks and evaluation milestones that are required to develop a successful, comprehensive, and manageable schedule plan.


Walter Stinnett is a project manager and serves as the Learning and Development Delivery Manager for Edwards Performance Solutions. He coordinates training, teaches primarily Microsoft Project courses, and has presented project management tools at various venues. He joined Edwards in 2004 as a Project Coordinator and Scheduler and provided project planning and scheduling support to a variety of commercial and federal government clients, including Swales Aerospace, Department of Justice, Federal Aviation Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Walter’s certifications include the PMP and MCTS.

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