Schedule Management Professional (PMI-SP)® Certification

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Objective: Pressures to complete projects on accelerated schedules and the call for innovations to stay ahead of the competition are among the reasons why qualified schedule management professionals are needed on project management teams. Industry practice recognises the importance and special qualifications needed to be a project schedulers / planner .

Effective project scheduling and time management are critical factors in the success or failure of a particular project. As a project scheduler you must balance scarce resources and deliver under strict deadlines in the face of ever-increasing customer expectations.

This course provides you with the skills required to schedule and deliver critical projects on time while helping you prepare for the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® certification.

Audience: This course is aimed at experienced Project Managers and Project Schedulers who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in the areas of schedule development and management

Benefits: This course will be of benefit to learners who identify the importance of the SP® certification in the workplace. The course will highlight the working of the PMBOK® Guide and PMI’s Schedule Management Standard

Learning Objectives: After completing this course, you will know how to:

  • understand the SP® exam process (i.e. application procedure to taking the exam)
  • develop scope of work using various elicitation tools
  • construct project network diagrams to identify the sequence of work
  • develop schedules and compress them using a variety of methods
  • effectively assign resources to build a realistic baseline schedule
  • perform schedule analysis and recommend corrective actions to keep the project on track
  • build readable and reliable project reports to keep stakeholders informed on progress

Course Content – The following areas will be covered:

Module 1: - Risk Management Overview
  • Schedule Management Process
  • Understand the SP® exam process
  • Application procedure to taking the exam
Module 2: - Before Beginning Risk Management
  • Establishing a project schedule
  • Developing a scheduling approach
  • Selecting a scheduling tool and performance
  • Implementing Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Sample SP Exams
Module 3: - Plan Risk Management
  • Developing scheduling components including scope, cost and quality)
  • Integrating scheduling activities with the overall project management process
  • Objectives and goals for project scheduling
  • The role of the scheduler
  • Sample SP Exams
Module 4: - Identify Risks
  • Developing work breakdown structures, (WBS) organisation breakdown structures (OBS), control accounts (CA) and work packages
  • Engaging and communicating with stakeholders
  • Defining activities and milestones
  • Scheduling techniques (including three-point estimate, parametric and analogous)
  • Sequencing activities and Incorporating internal, external and cross dependencies
  • Sample SP Exams
Module 5: - Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Identifying critical and near-critical path(s) Techniques including Critical Path Method, Critical Chain, PERT and Monte Carlo simulations)
  • Developing the resource breakdown structure (RBS)
  • Determining resource availability
  • Aligning the schedule with overall program plan(s)
  • Sample SP Exams
Module 6: - Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Performing a schedule risk analysis
  • Analyses What-if scenarios
  • Optimising the schedule
  • Sample SP Exams
Module 7: - Plan Risk Responses
  • Collecting activity status via various methods
  • Reviewing project progress
  • Performing a schedule analysis and audit
  • Incorporating risk mitigation activities
  • Using change control processes
  • Sample SP Exams
Module 8: - Monitor and Control Risks
  • Developing and fostering relationships
  • Following a communications management plans
  • Creating and maintaining the schedule’s visibility
  • Gaining stakeholder support and awareness
  • Sample SP Exams

Notes:

  • Sample Exams are given after each topic
  • PMI-SP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
  • The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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