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 A. Schrage, PMP®, has over 20 years of experience in various aspects of project management, ranging from managing large, cross-functional product development projects to heading a centralized PMO in a Fortune 500 financial services organization. As leader of the PMO, she was accountable for project portfolio management, project prioritization, project approvals, methodology and project metrics. She has also mentored and developed leadership skills in project and program managers. Shrage currently provides consulting on the implementation of project portfolio management and teaches corporate project management courses.

Rob Stone

Rob Stone is a PMP® and a Six Sigma Black Belt. He has taught workshops and seminars on project management throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Australia, China and Africa. He has over eight years of experience with process improvement and Six Sigma projects and over five years as a program faculty member at the Wisconsin School of Business Executive Education teaching project management to business professionals around the world. Stone worked as part of a team that implemented formalized process improvement projects in Wisconsin state government agencies and has brought systematic process improvement to the technical school system(TAFE). In addition, he has worked globally on process improvement initiatives for much of the gold and nickel mining fields of western Australia. Through his years of experience, Stone has branched from his technical background in mathematics and engineering to include the people skills necessary to effectively work with a varied group of team members throughout a project to achieve projected outcomes and results.

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