Length: 2 Days
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Fundamentals of Project Planning and Scheduling Training by Tonex

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of project planning and scheduling. Participants will learn how to develop effective project plans, create detailed schedules, and manage project timelines to ensure successful project delivery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of project planning and scheduling.
  • Develop and implement effective project plans.
  • Create detailed and realistic project schedules.
  • Utilize project management software tools.
  • Monitor and control project progress.
  • Address and resolve scheduling conflicts and delays.

Audience:

  • Project managers
  • Team leaders
  • Project coordinators
  • Anyone involved in project planning and scheduling

Program Modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Project Planning

  • Definition and importance of project planning
  • Key elements of a project plan
  • Steps in the project planning process
  • Identifying project stakeholders
  • Setting project objectives and goals
  • Developing a project charter

Module 2: Scheduling Techniques and Tools

  • Overview of scheduling techniques
  • Gantt charts and their uses
  • Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
  • Software tools for scheduling (e.g., MS Project)
  • Creating and managing project schedules

Module 3: Resource Allocation and Management

  • Identifying project resources
  • Resource leveling and smoothing
  • Assigning tasks and responsibilities
  • Managing resource constraints
  • Techniques for optimizing resource utilization
  • Software tools for resource management

Module 4: Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedules

  • Techniques for tracking project progress
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Identifying and managing schedule risks
  • Handling schedule changes and updates
  • Communication strategies for schedule control
  • Case studies on schedule management

Module 5: Advanced Scheduling Techniques

  • Fast tracking and crashing
  • Agile and iterative scheduling methods
  • Timeboxing in project management
  • Using simulations for schedule planning
  • Incorporating buffer management
  • Advanced software tools and features

Module 6: Case Studies and Best Practices

  • Real-world examples of project planning and scheduling
  • Lessons learned from successful projects
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Industry-specific scheduling practices
  • Future trends in project scheduling
  • Final project: Develop a comprehensive project plan and schedule

 

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