Project Management: Planning, Scheduling, and Control

Lay a foundation of project management success

A project manager has a lot to worry about—project cost management, creating a project charter, handling project management information technology, and developing project scope. He or she needs to master communication management, as well as control project deadlines and due dates through forecasting and project schedule management.

This project management course teaches techniques that will help you plan, implement, and complete projects with desired results on time and within budget. Learn to create clear project missions and goals, accurately estimate project time and costs, employ project quality management, schedule and allocate time-critical resources, and establish feedback systems for optimal project control. 

What You Will Learn

  • How to use a step-by-step process for successful projects
  • Complete multiple project tasks on time
  • Improve estimation of project costs, resources, and time
  • Improve your overall project management tracking
  • Control projects through special methods, tools, and techniques
  • Assess and improve your current project management system
  • Immediately apply project management principles back at work
  • Effectively initiate, plan, execute, control, and close out projects
  • Apply or customize the UW framework for project management to your organizational needs
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of any successful project manager and review the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth edition, Project Management Institute, Inc. 2013

Course highlight! Hands-on participation is a key component of our series. Attendees will have the chance to apply content each day of this course.

PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas
covered in this course

  • Time, cost, scope management
  • Quality management
  • Risk management
  • Project integration
  • Communication management
  • Human resource management
Our organization has been approved by PMI® to issue professional development units for these training courses.

PMP and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Unit 1: Course Overview

Unit 2: Project Management Basics

  • Types and characteristics of projects
  • The triple constraints of project management: cost, time, scope
  • Project management methodologies: a comparison
  • Waterfall versus iterative methodologies (quality/deliverables)
  • Projects versus programs versus portfolios
  • Project stakeholders

Unit 3: Project Conceptualizing and Initiating

  • Developing success criteria and determining “what done looks like”
  • Creating the business case
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Developing the project charter

Unit 4: Project Planning

  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Estimating using effort and duration
  • Techniques for accurate estimates
  • Methods to calculate start and finish dates of tasks
  • Network diagrams: a visual tool for scheduling of projects
  • Critical path method
  • Resource planning
  • Creating a project milestone schedule
  • Creating Gantt charts
  • Identifying and quantifying project risks

Unit 5: Project Execution and Control

  • Creating a high-performing project team
  • Techniques for effective communication and status reporting
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Project scope management and developing a change control plan
  • Monitoring and managing risks and issues
  • Managing stakeholder expectations

Unit 6: Project Closing

  • Scope verification
  • Transferring deliverables to the customer
  • Post-project review

Barbara Schrage

Barbara has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of project management, program management, and project portfolio management, culminating in the role of assistant vice president of a centralized project management office (PMO) in a Fortune 500 financial services organization. As leader of the PMO, she was accountable for project portfolio management, project prioritization, project approvals, project methodology, and project metrics. In addition, she was accountable for results of projects led by the project and program managers within the PMO. She also mentored and developed leadership skills in project and program managers.

Rob Stone

Rob has experience as a project manager in the civil engineering field, where he managed projects from conception through design to completed construction. His projects included road and highway construction projects, site development projects for large buildings to include hospitals, and subdivision design and construction. He has taught workshops and seminars on project management throughout the United States and Europe and has worked in Africa, Australia, and China. Rob is certified as a project management professional (PMP) and as a Six Sigma green belt.

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