CATEGORY TYPE: Business & Management

COURSE NAME:Work planning and scheduling skills


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The Work planning and scheduling skills course is a hand-on course, designed to advance the participants’ knowledge and experience in planning and controlling the project Scope,

Schedule, and Budget baselines, throughout its life cycle using Microsoft Project 2007.

 . The core topics include, planning, allocating, estimating, budgeting, scheduling and controlling the resources required to implement the project. Ancillary techniques include scope planning, development of the WBS, developing schedules, network diagrams, allocation and levelling of project resources, schedule time compression, and time-cost trade-offs,, monitoring and controlling project performance by using Earned Value Management .


The student will reliably demonstrate the ability to:

1. Starting with the Project Charter, develop the Project Scope Statement, and the Work

Breakdown Structure, WBS

2. Determine the activities needed to plan, schedule and estimate the resources required

for the implementation of the project.

3. Using the WBS, identify all of the activities involved in the project, and prepare graphic

displays of the schedule; i.e., Gantt charts and a network diagrams.

4. Apply the critical path method to determine the project completion time.

5. Plan for resources, identify its constraints and assess the scheduling risks.

6. Apply the project planning, scheduling and costing techniques to different types of

projects, e.g. construction, software development and procurement projects, using an

advanced level of Microsoft Project 2007 features.

7. Determine the performance variances with respect to the baselines, using Earned Value

Management Analysis

  • Time Assigned to Each Topic will Vary with the Training Group Developmental needs)
  • Why Planning & Scheduling?
  • Project Aspects
  • Strategic Aspects
  • Knowledgebase Aspects
  • International Projects
  • What it Takes to be a Great Planner?
  • Understanding Organizational Goals from Projects and Operational Initiatives
  • Project Goals
  • Strategic Goals
  • Developing the Project Implementation Strategy
  • Project Relevant Data Collection & Sources
  • Identifying the Project Deliverables
  • Identifying the Tasks & Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Critical Path Method Technique (CPM)
  • Identifying Resource Needs
  • Materials
  • Equipment
  • Manpower
  • Finances
  • Identifying Alternate Work Methods
  • Identifying Alternate Implementation Strategies
  • Identifying Scheduling Constraints
  • Scheduling
  • Project Monitoring
  • Risk Management
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Risk Identification
  • Contingency Planning
  • Early Warning System
  • Planning Contractual Aspects - Outsourced Works
  • Planning Contribution to Project Contract Administration
  • Plan & Schedule Updating
  • Planning Assistance for Claims Management
  • Lessons Learnt Reporting
  • Building the Planning Knowledgebase
  • Managing the Planning Knowledgebase
  • Case Study of a Project as Workshop
  • Perform Planning/Job Preparation Activities
  • Schedule Maintenance Activities
  • Manage Planner/Schedulers
  • Supervise Maintenance Work Teams
  • Purchase/Kit/Stage Parts for Maintenance
  • Manage a Maintenance Group’s CMMS
  • Interact with Daily/Weekly Maintenance Activities
  • Are Responsible for Ensuring Productivity on Equipment
    • 5 Day(s)

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