Basic scheduling tools and techniques are presented; logic diagrams, precedence networks (PDM), and bar chart tools are outlined; various duration estimation methods are introduced; the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) approach is adopted as the basis for scheduling, the Critical Path Method (CPM) and float calculations are demonstrated; resource estimation, allocation, and leveling methods are presented; schedule updating techniques, schedule compression methods, and the best-in practice project scheduling techniques to avoid and prepare delay claims are introduced; project control using the concept of earned value analysis (EVA) is explained; and various scheduling capabilities of MS Project and/or SureTrak 3.0 scheduling software applications are demonstrated to build an integrated realistic schedule using a case study approach. Lots of questions and training exercises are included. The basic objective of the seminar is to combine scheduling fundamentals with software application to enable the participants to plan and control their projects effectively.
Understanding the differences between planning and scheduling.
Developing realistic schedules using both manual and automated tools.
Using the baseline and additional tools and techniques to effectively control project performance
Creating the work breakdown structure (WBS) and use it as the basis for effective estimation and scheduling of project activities through simplified examples.
Creating and reading bar (Gantt) charts and node networks.
Estimating durations using a variety of techniques through simplified examples.
Understanding the Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM).
Artists / Speakers: Dr Mohamed Elbarkouky, PMP, P.Eng.
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