Effective Planning and Scheduling

$495.00

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Effective Planning and Scheduling

Our Effective Planning and Scheduling training materials provides you with a fully-customizable package of courseware content for delivery to your employees and/or students. Everything you need to run the course is included, just add trainer!


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  • Fully customizable. Sold on a site licence basis, you can tailor ALL content to meet specific learning or corporate requirements.
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Student manual

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Trainer manual

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Ice breakers and classroom activities

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Pre-assignment exercise

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Course outline

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PowerPoint presentations

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Sales information sheets

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Additional reading materials

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  • Introduction and Course Overview You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
  • Projects and Schedules To begin, participants will review what a project is and why schedules are so important.
  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) This session will teach participants what a Work Breakdown Structure is, what its role is, what formats and numbering can be used, and the process to create one. Participants will then create their own WBS for taking a camping trip.
  • Estimating Activity Durations Next, participants will receive tips on how to estimate the length of each task and the project.
  • Estimating Case Study In this session, participants will perform task estimations for their camping trip project.
  • Identifying Task Dependencies In this session, participants will learn key definitions and the four types of dependencies. Participants will also complete two exercises to give them some hands-on practice.
  • Aligning Resources with Activities Next, participants will learn about resources, Resource Breakdown Structures, resource scheduling, and resource leveling. Participants will then complete a case study.
  • Project Planning Participants will learn how to create network diagrams, use the Critical Path Method and the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), and create Gantt charts. Participants will go through the full Critical Path Method to create a network diagram with earliest and latest start and finish times and slack.
  • Scheduling Software In this session, participants will discuss the benefits and disadvantages of using project management software.
  • Uncertainty and Risk Management Whether we choose to address it or not, there is some form of risk in every project we undertake. This session will give participants some ways to manage risk.
  • Communication This session will explore the four key elements of any communication and give participants a framework for communicating with various project team members. Participants will also complete a communication plan.
  • Creating a Viable Schedule Each of the previous topics will come together in this section to create a workable schedule. Participants will also brainstorm solutions for common scheduling problems.
  • Updating and Monitoring the Schedule To wrap up the course, participants will receive some tips on schedule management.
  • Workshop Wrap-Up Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.