About Project Scheduling
A Project Schedule can be defined as an effective and efficient tool put to use to communicate the work that needs to be carried out by a particular resource within particular time frames or timelines allocated by the project. The progress of the project is determined as per the project schedule and how the different activities allotted get completed with the passage of time by the resources allotted to the activities and tasks.
Delivery of work on time is in close association with the project schedule. A project manager is in in-charge of the project schedule and has to conduct all the work on project scheduling. A complete project schedule alone can help the project manager to communicate the necessary effort required in terms of the cost and the resources to effectively deliver the project.
For project management, it’s essential that a project schedule is carefully drafted with all different considerations made and adopted. With the latest technologies coming into the project management scene, project scheduling has turned out to be easier as the different online and desktop scheduling tools have been introduced. With them, project managers are able to track different project schedules, resource utilization, the budget fluctuations, and all the different aspect of project progress onto a single software. Updating and monitoring these inputs and outputs with regard to software is made easier and even visible to all project team members, increasing transparency and openness.
What is a Schedule?
Essentially, a schedule is a complete plan employed with a view to carrying out a given pre-planned process, procedure, or workflow. The schedule gives a complete list of events and timelines associated with each event/task.
In terms of a project, a schedule is a some sort of a timetable with all the activities and task, resource names, and timeline mentioned to achieve the goal stated by the project.
At the end of the schedule, the work is assumed to be completed successfully, with effective communication to all parties involved or concerned about the work, and the deliverables are the outputs. The approach used for the scheduling of a project will depend on the nature of the project, including the project type and the triple constraints that bind the project to a particular angle. We can have some projects that need to be completed or the deliverables be met by a certain date; others have either limited budget or limited resources allocated. These factors are very instrumental in determining the schedule for your project, and managing these schedules is what project scheduling is all about.
Schedule model is a schedule network analysis tool whose output is a completely generated project schedule. This schedule model is put to work and performs either manually or using a project management software. The schedule model primarily aims at being used during project execution to manage and track the project schedule that was planned in the earlier phase.
This schedule model will take into consideration all the activities, prioritization, sequencing, and different dependencies and connections to set up a plan. It’s a representation of the project you want to achieve, or in other words, the model of the project itself; just like the concept modeling that one would find with the architect of a building, car, or any design-driven element. The only and main difference between these would be modeling of the tasks/activities, along with task relationships, timeline, time constraints, and resources handling these tasks.
The project schedule is finalized once the dates are allocated to the activities mentioned in the schedule model. It’s in the execution of this schedule model that commences work on the project schedule.
Project Scheduling Course Description
Introduction to Practice Standards for Scheduling – In this section, you will gain a wholesome perspective on the standards in the industry over scheduling and the practices undertaken over the entire project management paradigm.
Overview of Schedule Model – Learn all about the Schedule Model and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) that can aid in all your endeavors to make a suitable and accurate project schedule to complement your project plan. Understand the importance of activities in the schedule model and how these activities eventually make up your plan and schedule.
Schedule Development Process Overview – In this section, you will have yourself immersed into the entire schedule development process and how it can bring you to a complete project schedule, ready for execution. Understand the maintenance steps and how you can get there through your projects.
Schedule Model Good Practices – In this section, you will essentially learn the concepts and tricks behind designing the schedule module, developing the schedule framework, designing the coding structure, and putting to use the project logic into the schedule model. Your project schedule will be the output and you can also learn the tips and tricks to analyzing it.
Best Industry Practices for Schedule Creation – Learn about the different tools and techniques and industry best practices held for creating and generating a project schedule. Learn the ways to go about with MS Project and auto scheduling. Understand how important is a resource to a plan and how to define these resources to carefully and correctly impact a schedule and the execution of a project plan.
What Are the Requirements/Prerequisites for This Online Training?
Project Scheduling is an essential phase in the life cycle of a project and holds great importance. If a project isn’t scheduled correctly, it’s bound to become a failure and this might be a problem for the project manager. In this training course, you will get a broad idea and complete overview about project scheduling. For you to be able to successfully complete this training course, you will need the following requirement fulfilled:
- Basic computer knowledge – You will be encountering many project management software in this line of work and you will be scheduling all your projects on these systems. Basic computer knowledge is a must.
- Basic project management knowledge – To understand the importance of project scheduling, it’s important that you understand the basic concepts of project management. This way you’ll be able to apply the concepts in project management to your project schedule and all its accompaniments.
- Passion and zeal to learn and grow – It’s important that you pack your passion for the subject and come attend this course. This way you’ll be able to grow exponentially and attain the success you are intending to achieve.
With this course, we aim at bringing about a rise in the level of knowledge that is prevalent in the field of project management, especially in the sub-section of project scheduling. This course is ideal for the individuals already involved in project management and those who have a fair idea about scheduling and the role it plays in the grand scheme of different projects. This course is suitable for you if you are among the following professionals:
- Associate Project Managers
- Project Managers
- Project Management Professionals
- Program Managers
- Portfolio Managers
- Candidates aspiring for the PMP, ACP, PMI-SP certifications
- Project Schedulers / Schedule Executives
- Project Schedulers
This training course can provide you with the right perspective on running through project schedules and making a great project schedule for your upcoming projects.
FAQs – General Questions
- Do I need to have prior certifications in order to understand the concepts mentioned in this training course?
No. You only need to have a basic understanding of project management to understand the concepts and techniques in this training course. The curriculum can in fact help you out if you are planning to undertake certifications in the future.
- What is the success rate for this training course? Will I be able to become a project scheduling expert at office with this course?
This training course covers the basics and the knowledge sufficient for you to implement at your workplace. The success rate belted out by this training course is 100%, provided you give in your best at understanding the concepts mentioned and implementing them in a way of application at your organization. While promotions aren’t guaranteed as each individual is different and each organization is apart from another, you will be able to boast of a great and wider knowledge base, based on which, you will be able to succeed at your workplace.
- Will this training benefit an entrepreneur?
Yes. An entrepreneur wears all kinds of hats and that of a project manager is surely included. You will be able to implement project schedule management practices in your big project, which is your business venture, and this training will surely help you.
I have been searching for a good online course for a very long time and I found eduCBA because of a recommendation by a colleague. I will have to thank that colleague to introducing me to a whole new world of effective online tutorials. This project scheduling training has been a great booster to my professional career. I was a project scheduler at my workplace and needed a great deal of help to excel. This course can really help you and hand hold you through the explanations and examples. Very clear curriculum and very informative. I would highly recommend this course to anyone handling projects or even managers in different firm.
Clear and simple to understand course material. I’ve always had a good experience with educba and it doesn’t disappoint even this time. The course syllabus can really instill in you the deep concepts of the project scheduling and it’s very systematic and fun to learn. There’s never a bored moment. Very happy with the course. Money well spent.
Thanks to eduCBA and this course that I am able to successfully plan my project schedules. I’ve received good accolades for the work I perform and for the many trick I use and the tools and techniques I’ve brought to the organization after learning them from this online course. Kudos and good work. Thanks eduCBA. Highly recommended for anyone who works on project schedules.
Any training course you undertake and that is part of eduCBA, we can guarantee that your learning graph will always hike in the best way possible. With learning comes growth and with growth comes many opportunities. Thus, with these opportunities you can establish a great career going forward.
- Getting to know a particular aspect of project management can help you with the needed vocabulary and thus, help you in describing issues within a business and providing clearer definitions of development areas and best practice
- Managing schedules is heavily influenced by the people driving the project; you can influence the people now
- Will help you to bring a peculiar knowledge base and expertise to the business
- Will improve communication among stakeholders and project team members
- Will help you stand in the face of competition
|Where do our learners come from?|
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