The Cadence Schedule Management course teaches your team the importance of the schedule as a control tool, and how to use it effectively on your critical projects.
Project sponsors typically have established a due date before a project starts. Establishing a fact-and-assumption-based schedule is essential to meeting expectations. Team members need to be on the same page when estimating duration, dependencies and assumptions. The project manager needs to understand how to escalate critical problems that have schedule impact.
A schedule is a control tool for project implementation. A schedule is constructed only after tasks and resources have been identified in previous planning steps. After pre-work by seminar participants, this team-based workshop focuses on creating schedules that communicate effectively to management and which can be used for effective control during the project.
This course focuses on
- Using the schedule as road map for the project
- Accurately estimating task duration
- Displaying assumptions for early risk identification and management
- Using graphic scheduling conventions
- Analyzing assumptions as the project progresses
- Discovering how to communicate resource and task dependencies
- Identifying critical tasks
- Developing contingency plans
Course Learning Outcomes
- Select the best scheduling technique for your project from among alternatives (Gantt, Pert, Critical Path, Critical Chain, Schedule and Constraints)
- Decide when to crash the schedule
- Set up a project control area for your project that displays the schedule
- How to find problems before people tell you they have them
- Gain a greater ability to estimate accurate durations
- Build the ability to communicate schedule issues with management
- Reduce frustration and increase morale with schedule notes during execution of the project