About PMI – Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)
PMI’s Scheduling Professional is a credential awarded to a deserving candidate only after successful completion of the project scheduling training in the area of project scheduling.
Project Management Institute (PMI) happens to be the frontier institute in the world that aims at bringing about the sharing of knowledge among project management professionals and among those who aspire to make a difference in the world of project management. Founded in 1969 as a nonprofit organization, PMI rose to fame as the sole recognition institute to turn project management into a professional accreditation. It went on to gather professionals and experts, experienced individuals from all around the world under one roof to share different experiences and problems and find solutions to those issues and problems. These learning would be then belted out as examinations and subsequent credentials to the candidates, which eventually benefit them in the career undertakings and their job or project opportunities.
Candidates applying for the PMI Scheduling Professional credential already know all about the fact that there is so much more to project scheduling and project scheduling management than what meets the eye. Project scheduling not only relies on the latest technologies and the amass of different tools and techniques to build a project schedule for the project team, but also relies on the efficiency and the management skills portrayed by a project manager or project scheduler, who are responsible in scratching out a project schedule from ground up; all this to have a chance at a successful project to meet the company goals and objectives.
What is a Project Schedule?
A project schedule can be described as the sequence of tasks allocated to particular time periods throughout a day, week, month, or year. The project schedule will establish the work performed in progression over a fixed period of time and even factor the different risks, variations, resource fluctuations, and any estimated uncertainties pertaining to the work to be completed.
Once the project reaches the end of the project schedule as slated, 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 schedule management is all about. (extract from Project Schedule Management Training; you can also take the course training on Project Schedule Management if you’re a beginner and what to build up a career in Project Scheduling with a PMI-SP)
Though we have project schedules forming the fundamental element of project management and project planning, we see half of all projects (50 percent) not completed within the initially scheduled time frame(according to PMI 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report). This is an extremely sorry condition for all projects, as their intention is to bring out a change and not dwindle in one. The factors influencing these declines in project success as per schedules can be plenty but the main reason that has been recognized is the lack of sufficient knowledge and tools and techniques application experience among project management professionals or project scheduling professionals.
As businesses and organizations widen their reach on the global market, we see that projects and teams today are increasingly all around the world and, with the help of the latest technologies, virtual in nature. Amidst all these, project schedules are yet again turning out to be the key element in managing activities, resources, dependencies and ultimately, project results. The PMI-SP training is modeled in a way to help you recognize your knowledge and skill to drive the improved management of project schedules. It brings out a grueling and extremely difficult regime to prepare professionals for handling scheduling tasks in the best way possible, thus, bringing about the new era of project managers and project schedulers, who can drive projects to its successful end.
Scheduling Professional Course Description
- Managing a Project Schedule – In this section in the training course, you will be looking at acute plan schedule management basics and concepts to help you down the road with efficient project scheduling, and how with its different tools and techniques manage to bring out the necessary results/outputs. Learn about activities in this section and how you can slate them against each other to gain the results your project needs.
- Project Schedule Development and Control – Learn the tricks of developing a self-sustaining project schedule for all your project needs and fluctuating conditions that crop up during project execution. Learn about the CAPM and how it is used in determining the shortest route possible to successful project completion. Also, understand the basics of crashing and putting in place the different control measures and schedules to keep tab on the project schedule.
- Additional Study – Project Schedule Management – In this section, learn all that you need to know about project schedule management and how effective are the different tools and techniques in helping a project manager or project scheduler to get the right angle on a schedule. Learn in depth about the WBS (work breakdown structure) and its importance in determining a project’s schedule.
- Additional Study – Schedule Development Planning for a Project – In this section, you will open up Pandora’s Box revealing the project planning process, especially the process of planning the schedule and its development. Learn about different schedule networking techniques and forward, backward pass calculations.
- Additional Study – Project Scheduling – Get an overview of the entire scheduling model present in the world of projects, and get down and dirty with the designing of a schedule model and effective framework. Learn to create a Microsoft project plan and how to define your project resources keeping everything in mind.
What are the Prerequisites for PMI – Scheduling Professional Online Training?
PMI-SP distributes best practices and abundant knowledge to the candidates taking a shot at making it through the examinations to earn the credential of PMI-SP. Here, at eduCBA, we will be enhancing your opportunities at making it big during the process of gaining this valued credential. In order to take the test, our criteria are based on two parts: (1) PMI-SP requirements, (2) eduCBA basic requirements.
For candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification, it is mandatory to have the following criteria met:
- 3,500 hours of complete project scheduling experience
- 30 hours of prior project scheduling education
For candidates with a high school diploma or global equivalent qualification, it is mandatory to have the following criteria met:
- 5,000 hours of complete project scheduling experience
- 40 hours of prior project scheduling education
With these criteria, you will find yourself eligible to take up the PMI-SP examination for the credential mentioned.
The above requirements need to be met with if you are intending to appear for the PMI-SP examination, and eduCBA plans to help you with that. All you need to take up this training course are the following prerequisites:
- Passion and dedication to effectively learn about PMI Scheduling
- Computer with Internet connection to view the training material
- Prior understanding about project management and its processes
- Basic understanding about project scheduling and its importance in a business or organization
While this course isn’t meant for beginners, those who have basic understanding about project scheduling can learn a lot during this training course. This course is basically meant for individuals who are keen on getting the PMI-SP credential to their name and further on looking for different and wider opportunities in the field and market of project management and project schedule management. We’ve listed the following professionals as our target audiences:
- Project management professionals
- Project managers
- Certified project professionals
- Project schedulers who are interested in gaining the credential and taking their career to a higher level
- Management students aspiring to be project management professionals
- Management students who are interested in project scheduling best practices
- Project developers
- Key project stakeholders
- Any experienced developer/programmer who has worked in the field of management
FAQs – General Questions
- I already have a PMP credential to my name, is there any benefit in taking this course and appearing for PMI-SP exams?
The PMI-SP credential validates your work in the project management scene and enables you to compliment your PMP credential. This course offered by eduCBA will enable you to get to the efficient level needed to excel in the exams for both PMP and specifically PMI-SP. It’s a thorough course with great study material for you to excel at your workplace as well. With this credential, you will further be able to bag many explicit opportunities in this field and gain recognition among your employers.
- Do I specifically need a PMP certification or any other credential with me to apply for this course or for PMI-SP?
No. Nor do you need them for PMP or this course. You need to keep in mind the eligibility criteria mentioned by PMI for their scheduling professional credential, while eduCBA will help you get there.
- How much do the PMI-SP exams cost?
Existing PMI membership holders need to pay $520 for the computer-based test and subsequently, $415 for the paper-based test, while non-PMI members will need to pay $670 for computer-based test and $565 for the paper-based test. For additional information and to check for eligibility, you can browse through the official PMI website.
- What level of knowledge will this course help me out with?
PMI – Scheduling Professional Training will enable you to get prepared and completely equipped with the necessary knowledge and materials needed for you to succeed in your endeavor to gain the PMI-SP credential. You will be achieving these:
- Understanding of the fundamental in the field of project management
- Identifying the different project management processes and phases
- Understanding project planning and initiation
- Methods and ways to prepare and build a suitable schedule
- Understanding and defining activities
- Estimating activities and resources
- Estimating timelines and deadlines
- Developing a project schedule
- Controlling schedules and their behaviors
- Managing risks in scheduling
- Tools and techniques
- Application methodologies
Having already taken the project schedule management course, I decided to jump deeper and gain a credential for myself with the training provided for the PMI-SP credential. Very elaborate, yet to the point explanations and content. I am very happy with my experiences with educba and I am looking forward to many more courses to discover.
I decided to take up the PMI-SP credential examination coming season and after reading through the curriculum and course snippet, I knew that this training course would be ideal for me. I had a good experience and it helped me prepare for exams. I feel very prepared as I could relate to the curriculum. I have been a project scheduler for 3 years now and I am looking forward to better opportunities, this is going to help me. Recommended for all who want to get into project scheduling.
Great course and materials and videos are A-class. The instructions are very simple to understand and very concise. Educba has done a good job with the preparatory course for PMI-SP and many individuals recommended this course to me. I am glad I took the advice. Overall a very nice experience and good knowledge.
Career Benefits with This Training
The following career benefits from this online training are surely going to entice you into getting you to your dream position in your career:
- You will be able to develop yourself professionally in the field of project scheduling and increase your perspective and vision
- You will be able to increase your project management skills and their applications
- You will have an idea as to how to apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project schedule management, thus, preparing yourself for different business scenarios
- You will be able to look out for career advancement by moving into a formal project manager if you’re currently at a lower job role
- You will be able to apply for credentials and certification at institutes such as PMI
|Where do our learners come from?|
|Professionals from around the world have benefited from eduCBA’s PMI: Scheduling Professional Online Training Courses. Some of the top places that our learners come from include New York, Dubai, San Francisco, Bay Area, New Jersey, Houston, Seattle, Toronto, London, Berlin, UAE, Chicago, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, India, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Gurgaon among many.|