Price: $1,999.00

Length: 2 Days
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Look Ahead Schedule Training

Look Ahead Schedule Training Course Description

Look ahead schedule training teaches you how to successfully plan your project 2,4, or 6 weeks ahead. A look ahead is a perspective of your present project but looking ahead for 2,4 or 6 weeks so you filter data date + 2 weeks for a 2 weeks look ahead, or apply your progress focus and establish it to the weeks you need and you will only focus on the work that must be done for the next 2 or 4 or 6 weeks. This can then be specified more if necessary and is mostly applied to plan ahead and ensure you have the necessary tools and equipment and resources to enable the work to happen.

TONEX look ahead schedule training is a combination of lectures, discussions, interactive presentations, group activities, real-world case studies, and hands-on workshops. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own projects and, under our coaching, develop their own format of look ahead schedule.


Look ahead schedule training is a 2-day course designed for:

  • Project managers
  • Project engineers
  • Facilitators
  • Managers and team leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Quality managers
  • All professionals who are involved in conducting projects for which they need to plan the project schedule.

Training Objectives

Upon the completion of look ahead scheduling training, the attendees are able to:

  • Understand the meaning of look ahead planning
  • Understand the essential factors to a successful schedule
  • Apply proper methods and tools to create effective schedule 2,4, or 6 weeks ahead
  • Evaluate a schedule as the program manager
  • Comprehend adequate of the dynamics of scheduling to communicate knowledgably to other members of the team
  • Determine, allocate, and tabulate resource requirements
  • Anticipate costs and work time via specific levels and estimate types
  • Plan for possibilities and foresee variations
  • Forecast future project performance based on historical data
  • Oversee changes and close out projects on time

Course Outline

Overview of Look Ahead Schedule

  • What is look ahead schedule?
  • Goals of scheduling
  • Terminology
  • What is project scheduling?
  • Why do we need to plan for project?
  • Elements of project plan
  • Project management life cycle
  • The triple restraint
  • Planning tools
  • Project requirements

Schedule Planning

  • Goals and objectives
  • Activities and tasks
  • Milestones
  • Gantt chart
  • Delivery schedule process steps

Creating A Look Ahead Schedule

  • Plan, plan and then plan some more
  • Determining phases within project
  • Identifying the areas within the phases
  • Recognizing elements within areas
  • Determining actions within elements
  • Determining activity codes for reporting
  • Recognizing project restraints, materials & methods, contract restrictions
  • Interviewing team members to attain missing data
  • Identifying best delivery method
  • Best delivery method & demonstration tool of scheduling for project

How to Evaluate the Look Ahead Scheduling?

  • Critical Path(s) and float
  • Actions level of detail & rationality in sequencing of responsibilities
  • Main concerns and difficulties for the project
  • Organization of tasks in groups
  • Contract information
  • Baseline


  • Network scheduling
  • Validating schedules
  • Arrow diagrams and precedence diagrams
  • Basic scheduling and network calculations
  • Advanced precedence relationships and the critical path
  • Alternative restraints
  • Gantt and milestone charts

The Baseline

  • Establishing baselines
  • Comprehending types of baselines
  • Time-phased distribution of costs
  • Cumulative cost curves

How to Input A Schedule Into Microsoft Project

  • Data Input
    • Key to data input
    • Project data & phase headers
    • Area headers within phases
    • Tasks
    • Durations
    • Activity codes
    • Assign dependencies
    • Calculate schedule
  • Evaluate
    • Critical Path
    • Completion vs. contract requirements
    • Dependency projects
  • Adjust
    • Float requirements for critical path
    • Lag between predecessors/successors
    • Predecessors/successors modifications
    • Data view-filters
  • Format
    • Baseline
    • Bar design and data
    • Tracking areas
  • Update
    • Save the original and the updated versions
    • Real start & end columns
    • Residual length vs. the percentage of complete
  • Scheduling review

Project Planning: Breakdown Structuring

  • Work breakdown framework
  • Organizational breakdown framework
  • Cost breakdown framework

Look Ahead Scheduling Principles and Systems

  • Matrix scheduling
  • Gantt chart
  • Network charting
  • Line-of-balance scheduling

TONEX Case Study Sample: A Comparison between Conventional and Modern Construction Look Ahead Planning

  • Traditional planning
  • Problems with traditional planning
  • Integrated scheduler system
  • Integrated data for look-ahead schedules activities

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