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Effective Planning and Scheduling

Cutting Wood

As project managers and leads, we all know how difficult it can be to accurately determine the duration of a project, yet that is exactly what is expected of us on a regular basis. This workshop will not disclose the secret of creating an accurate schedule, because there isn’t one. However, it will provide the factors and fundamental elements that you should consider and address when creating any type of schedule.


Define and create a Work Breakdown Structure
Identify and understand task relationships
Estimate task durations and determine project duration
Construct a network diagram
Calculate the critical path of a project
Use the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) to create estimates
Plan for risks
Create a communication plan
Effectively allocate project resources
Update and monitor the project schedule