PMI Scheduling Professional


PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® Program

Program Duration: 4 Days
Cost: Available on request
Program Material: Practice Standard for Scheduling 2nd Edition, Course Presentation Slides Electronically and Printed, Practice Questions and All Case Studies and Cone of Learning Games.
PMI®  Contact Hours/Personal Development Units (PDU’s): 21
PMI - SP®  Handbook:
PMI - SP® Exam Content Outline:
Course Overview:
This course is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience in the planning, development, maintenance, analysis, communication, and reporting of project schedules as well as tips and strategies for passing the Project Management Institute’s PMI-SP® certification exam.
The project schedule is often one of the most visible elements of project management in an organization. Learn methods to help ensure that your schedules provide valuable information, early warning of potential problems and analysis capability throughout the project life cycle.

This course covers the tasks included in each of the five domains tested on the PMI-SP® Certification Exam.
Target Group:
Project Schedulers, Project Managers and other project team members who are required to understand scheduling and the use of schedules in managing projects. Individuals planning to test for their PMI-SP® Certification should also attend.
​Course Objectives:
  • Capability in the creation of project schedules - create effective schedule models that represent your project work and the dependencies between activities.

  • Ability to update schedules - learn how to apply status and changes to your schedule to maintain an up-to-date view of schedule health.

  • Analysis skills - gain the ability to identify potential schedule issues

Knowledge in the five domains covered in the exam:

  • Schedule mission management

  • Schedule creation

  • Schedule maintenance

  • Schedule analysis 

  • Schedule communication/reporting

  • Understanding of critical scope elements - identify the components of the project scope documentation that drive the structure of your project schedule.

Course Content:

Understanding the Project Management Fundamentals:

  • Identify Project Management Basics

  • Examine Organizational Influences on Project Management

  • Examine the Project Management Context

Identifying Project Management Processes:

  • Examine the Project Life-Cycle

  • Recognize Process Groups

Describing Project Initiation:

  • Describe Project Selection Methods and Processes

  • Create a Project SOW

  • Create a Project Charter

  • Describe the Elements of a Project Management Plan

  • Create a Scope Statement

  • Identify Enterprise Environmental Factors

Preparing to Build a Schedule:

  • Identify Scheduling Process Fundamentals

  • Examine Schedule Inputs

  • Explore WBS Creation

  • Perform a WBS Quality Check

Defining Activities:

  • Explore Activity Definition

  • Create a Milestone List

  • Create an Activity List

  • Identify Activity Attributes

Estimating activity Resources:

  • Identify Activity Resources

  • Determine Activity Resource Requirements

  • Create a Resource Breakdown Structures

Estimating Activity Duration:

  • Identify Activity Duration

  • Determine Activity Duration

Developing a Schedule:

  • Describe the Process of Developing a Project Schedule

  • Draft a Project Schedule

  • Identify the Critical Path

  • Optimize the Project Schedule

  • Establish a Schedule Baseline

  • Create Schedule Data

Monitoring and Controlling Schedules:

  • Explore the Control Schedule Process

  • Utilize an Integrated Change Control System

  • Communicate the Project Status

  • Monitor the Schedule

  • Calculate Schedule Efficiency

Managing Risks and Behavior in Scheduling:

  • Define the Concept of Risk

  • Overcome Risks in Scheduling

Sequencing Activities:

  • Describe the Process of Sequencing Project Activities

  • Determine Activity Dependencies and Relationships

  • Apply Lag and Lead in Activity Sequence

  • Create a Schedule Network Diagram


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