Course Code: PM05
Duration: 3 days
You will apply the generally recognized practices of project time management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to schedule projects successfully.
The PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® Certification course is designed to help you prepare for the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® Certification. Taking this course and using this student guide will help you prepare for the certification.
This course is designed for persons who have on the job experience performing project management tasks, whether or not project manager is their formal job role, who may or may not be certified project management professionals or have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, seek career advancement by moving into a formal Project Manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) Certification.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe project management fundamentals.
- Identify project management processes.
- Describe how projects are initiated.
- Identify the scheduling essentials.
- Define activities.
- Sequence activities.
- Estimate activity resources.
- Estimate activity duration.
- Develop a project schedule.
- Maintain and control schedules.
- Identify the basic principles of managing project risks and behaviour in scheduling.
Understanding Project Management Fundamentals
- Topic 1A: Identify Project Management Basics
- Topic 1B: Examine Organizational Influences on Project Management
- Topic 1C: Examine the Project Management Context
Identifying Project Management Processes
- Topic 2A: Examine the Project Life Cycle
- Topic 2B: Recognize Process Groups
Describing Project Initiation
- Topic 3A: Describe Project Selection Methods and Processes
- Topic 3B: Create a Project SOW
- Topic 3C: Create a Project Charter
- Topic 3D: Describe the Elements of a Project Management Plan
- Topic 3E: Create a Scope Statement
- Topic 3F: Identify Enterprise Environmental Factors
Preparing to Build a Schedule
- Topic 4A: Identify Scheduling Process Fundamentals
- Topic 4B: Examine Schedule Inputs
- Topic 4C: Explore WBS Creation
- Topic 4D: Perform a WBS Quality Check
- Topic 5A: Explore Activity Definition
- Topic 5B: Create a Milestone List
- Topic 5C: Create an Activity List
- Topic 5D: Identify Activity Attributes
- Topic 6A: Describe the Process of Sequencing Project Activities
- Topic 6B: Determine Activity Dependencies and Relationships
- Topic 6C: Apply Lag and Lead in Activity Sequence
- Topic 6D: Create a Schedule Network Diagram
Estimating Activity Resources
- Topic 7A: Identify Activity Resources
- Topic 7B: Determine Activity Resource Requirements
- Topic 7C: Create a Resource Breakdown Structure
Estimating Activity Duration
- Topic 8A: Identify Activity Duration
- Topic 8B: Determine Activity Duration
Developing a Schedule
- Topic 9A: Describe the Process of Developing a Project Schedule
- Topic 9B: Draft a Project Schedule
- Topic 9C: Identify the Critical Path
- Topic 9D: Optimize the Project Schedule
- Topic 9E: Establish a Schedule Baseline
- Topic 9F: Create Schedule Data
Monitoring and Controlling Schedules
- Topic 10A: Explore the Control Schedule Process
- Topic 10B: Utilize an Integrated Change Control System
- Topic 10C: Communicate the Project Status
- Topic 10D: Monitor the Schedule
- Topic 10E: Calculate Schedule Efficiency
Managing Risks and Behaviour in Scheduling
- Topic 11A: Define the Concept of Risk
- Topic 11B: Overcome Risks in Scheduling
- Topic 11C: Describe Human Behaviour in Project Scheduling
Familiarity with project management concepts and some working experience with project management is required. Working knowledge of office productivity tools is desirable but not essential. Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required. It is recommended that you take the following Element K course: Project Management Fundamentals (PMF) Second Edition.