A vast majority of projects that suffer cost and time overruns (overruns that are not due to external dependencies) do so because they lack professional scheduling. Professional scheduling means understanding the agreed scheduling method such as Critical Path Method (CPM), and efficiently using a scheduling tool to build the schedule model. It also means tracking the variance between planned versus actual performance and deriving suitable metrics.
This program focuses on key tools of Microsoft Project needed by schedulers and planners; the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and the Critical Path Method (CPM). In addition, key features of building a schedule, managing resources and tracking a project are also covered.
Participants must have some experience using Microsoft Project.
Participants should be able to:
- Create a schedule, allocate and manage resources
- Build a robust WBS
- Interpret and report on the Critical Path
- Track projects and present basic reports.