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Project Time Management

To qualify students in project time management, administering and interpreting the schedules.

The course will also introduce the tools to be daily used in the time management.

Training content

  • Decompose the project scope through the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to the activities’ level
  • Develop a realistic project schedule
  • Establish connection between the tasks that reflect the real work
  • Determine the schedule’s gaps and delays
  • Determine the work duration through the PERT Analysis
  • Understand the fundaments of the critical chain
  • Identify and determine the project's critical path
  • Reduce the time through the Compression and Fast Tracking methods
  • Execute the project control considering the main change sources

Fact sheet

Estimated duration

16 hours

Number of participants

Minimum 20 students per class

Target audience

Project managers, project team members, PMO members, planners and others stakeholders interested in the project management process.

Requirements

Desirable project management knowledge.

Languages

Portuguese, English and Spanish

Venue

Provided by the contractor. Worldwide attendance.

Number of PDU Provided

16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) are the measuring units issued by the Project Management Institute for the credential holders.

Basic program

The context of Project Time Management

  • Defining time management
  • The definition of sucess in time management
  • The main factors that improve project time management
  • The main causes of project delays

The project phases

  • The 5 project phases
  • The overlapping of phases in the PMBOK
  • The interference of the phases in the project time management
  • The 42 processes that constitute the PMBOK Guide – 4th Edition

The Project Time Management processes

  • Activity definition
  • Activity sequencing
  • Activity resource estimating
  • Activity duration estimating
  • Schedule development
  • Schedule control

The interdependencies of project activities and the Network Diagram

  • The main relationships among activities
  • Network Diagram
  • The type of network diagrams

CPM - Critical Path Method

  • Critical Path definition
  • How to determine the project’s critical path
  • Total slack and free slack
  • Determining the project’s different type of floats

Schedule compression

  • The importance of the compression methods to optimize the schedule
  • Crashing
  • Fast tracking

PERT Analysis

  • PERT Analysis
  • PERT Analysis in a project
  • Standard deviation and variance

CCPM – Critical Chain Project Management

  • The concepts of Theory of Constraints and Critical Chain

Supported standards and methodologies

Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • PMBOK® Guide
  • PMI Practice Standard for Estimating
  • PMI Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure
  • PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling
Scrum Alliance
  • Scrum Methodology