Project Scheduling

PMI – Scheduling Professional

As projects become more complex, global and virtual, the project management profession continues to grow and diversify. This growth is the driving force behind the need for a specialized role in project scheduling. The Project Management Institute (PMI®) offers their Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)SM credential which acknowledges an individual’s role to provide unique expertise on the project team, while recognizing the value this role provides to the field of project management.

The purpose of scheduling is to provide a ‘‘roadmap’’ that represents how and when the project will deliver the products defined in the project scope and by the project team. The dynamic nature of a project’s execution is best served by a tool that allows for modeling of the plan and analysis due to the impact of progress and unforeseen developments.

ProjectPro® offers 2-day preparation workshops for doing the PMI-SP exam which may be taken at Prometric Testing Centers in South Africa. For those not intending to sit the exam, the workshops will be an invaluable source of scheduling best practices.

The course is not intended to train novices to schedule projects using a particular package like Microsoft Project, The workshop is aimed at honing the skills of candidates with at least two years of scheduling experience into the best possible shape to pass the 3,5 hour exam comprising 170 multiple-choice questions. However, MS Project is used by the facilitator to explain the scheduling concepts.

The workshop covers, amongst others, the following aspects:

  • Project Management Basics
  • Purpose of Scheduling
  • Schedule Development Process
  • Activity Network Diagrams
  • PERT
  • Critical Path Method
  • Precedence Diagramming Method
  • Critical Chain Method
  • The Scheduling Tool
  • The Schedule Model
  • Schedule Risk Analysis Process
  • The Project Schedule
  • Schedule Model Good Practices
  • Designing the Schedule Model
  • Elements of Developing a Good Schedule
  • Developing the Scheduling Framework
  • Establish Project Calendars and Work Periods
  • Establish the Optimum Project Update Cycle
  • Designing an Effective Activity Coding Structure
  • Determining Resource Planning Requirements
  • Define Milestones
  • Design the Project’s Activities
  • Design the Project’s Logic
  • Analyzing the Schedule Output
  • Base lining the Schedule
  • Maintaining the Schedule
  • Schedule Conformance Index

Employers can trust PMI-SP credential holders to possess the skills, knowledge and experience to contribute directly to their crucial projects and to impact their organization’s bottom line. This global credential supports organizational needs; organizations can be confident in hiring capable, experienced project scheduling practitioners. Organizations can offer career paths and encourage individuals to pursue a career in the valued role of a project scheduling practitioner.

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