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Project Management

All courses in the Project Management program including an introduction, the ten knowledge area, and exam preparation courses.

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep

The course begins with modules from our Introduction to Agile course before covering the key tools, techniques, and strategies that PMI© has listed as important to achieve certification. Prior experience in Agile project management recommended.

This self-paced, intermediate-level course is designed to prepare learners for the Project Management Institute®'s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam. As such, learners should have some experience in Agile project management prior to enrolling. The course begins with the Agile Basics and Agile Applications modules from our Introduction to Agile course, before continuing on to cover the key tools, techniques, and strategies that PMI® has listed as important for Agile practitioners to understand to achieve their certification.

This course grants 21 PDUs for successful completion. Students have 180 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Identify the similarities and differences among Agile methodologies
  • Describe the stages of the Agile development cycle and identify the factors that promote project success
  • Understand how to apply specific tools and techniques to successfully complete Agile projects
  • Understand the interrelationships of tasks, activities, and practices in Agile projects
  • Understand the specific roles and responsibilities of team members and enhance interaction on Agile teams
  • Successfully complete the PMI-ACP® certification exam
  • Effectively lead and work with Agile teams

Agile Practitioner Advanced Badge

Agile project management practices have become the standard for software development projects. More recently, Agile has grown beyond software projects as more and more companies adopt Agile concepts and methodologies. Scrum, a subset of Agile, can also be leveraged to produce extraordinary results for stakeholders and customers.

Earners of this advanced level badge have acquired foundational knowledge of Agile and Scrum, explored real world challenges, and begun preparing for the PMI-ACP® exam.

Students have 90 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.
Please note: Access to the course site will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day.

Agile Practitioner Foundations Badge

Agile project management practices have become the standard for software development projects. More recently, Agile has grown beyond software projects as more and more companies adopt Agile concepts and methodologies. Scrum, a subset of Agile, can also be leveraged to produce extraordinary results for stakeholders and customers.

Earners of this introductory level badge have acquired foundational knowledge of the principles and practices of Agile and Scrum frameworks.

Students have 90 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.
Please note: Access to the course site will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day.

Agile Practitioner Intermediate Badge

Agile project management practices have become the standard for software development projects. More recently, Agile has grown beyond software projects as more and more companies adopt Agile concepts and methodologies. Scrum, a subset of Agile, can also be leveraged to produce extraordinary results for stakeholders and customers.

Earners of this intermediate level badge have explored common real world challenges and acquired the foundational knowledge to become proficient Agile practitioners.

Students have 90 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.
Please note: Access to the course site will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day.

CAPM® Exam Prep Course

Our online/self-paced program builds successful project managers while providing comprehensive preparation for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam (6th edition), including test-taking tips, quizzes, and practice exams.

This course is based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) 6th edition. If seeking PMI certification, learners enrolling in this exam prep course should be planning to sit for PMI's 6th edition exam.

This completely online and self-paced project management program builds successful project managers at all levels of the organization. It provides a comprehensive preparation for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam including exam-taking tips, 25 comprehensive module quizzes, and two full-length, 150-question practice exams covering the areas of interest from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide), which will provide a report to help you determine your areas of weakness.

This course grants 23 PDUs for successful completion. Students have 180 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize how enterprise environmental factors and organizational process assets affect how projects can be managed
  • Explain the five stages of a project life cycle and illustrate how these stages can overlap in time
  • Demonstrate how to create a project management plan with subsidiary plans for each of the knowledge areas and explain how progressive elaboration and integrated change management can keep these documents effective and relevant
  • Explain the overlapping nature of project activities and practice Project Integration Management to coordinate the various project management processes
  • Illustrate how a project's various baselines (including scope, cost, schedule, quality, risk, procurement, and others) are determined, planned for, and managed
  • Recognize how to effectively manage human resources and communicate with all stakeholders
  • Explain the key methods used to estimate project schedule and cost at the beginning of a project and to forecast cost and schedule variances at any time during the project
  • Identify key project stakeholders and continuously engage them in appropriate project activities
  • Describe how the project management knowledge contained in the PMBOK® Guide can be used in practice

Effective Communications for Project Managers

Utilizing effective communication skills with stakeholders helps manage expectations while providing a cohesive project environment and a better chance for success. Join us to improve your project communications via role-play, lecture, and exercises.


Stakeholders becoming disconnected from projects can lead to cost overruns, schedule delays, poor quality, lack of scope management, and rework – and these problems often result from poor communication. Utilizing effective communication skills, tools, and techniques to set and maintain expectations with all stakeholders provides a cohesive project environment and a better chance for success. Participants will learn how to improve project communications through a combination of role-play, lecture, and exercises, as well as how to develop and implement a comprehensive communications management plan. These skills can help you become a more effective communicator while improving the likelihood of success for your projects.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the key foundational elements of communications management and communications models (e.g. Linear; Interactive; and Transactional) that may be applicable to a project
  • Explain the role of and components of a Communications Management Plan on a project, as well as the project manager’s role in managing project communications
  • Conduct a stakeholder analysis
  • Create a Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Describe the types of status reporting required for projects
  • Explain the importance of capturing lessons learned and conducting a project close-out review
  • Apply common tools and techniques to manage project communications, including negotiation and conflict
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    Effective Scope Management for Project Managers

    Scope management techniques must be well-defined and effectively implemented. Course topics include identifying requirements, drafting initial statements, building Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), and development/management of the Statement of Work (SOW).

    The genesis of most failed projects can be traced back to a poorly defined scope statement—the foundational building block providing stakeholders with a common understanding of the project’s content and output. Poorly defined scopes result in harmful impacts to the schedule, resource requirements, cost estimates, and project quality. To counter this -- and to prevent scope creep, cost overruns and missing schedule deadlines -- scope management processes and procedures must be well-defined and implemented.

    Participants will learn effective scope management techniques: defining the requirements to drafting the initial statement, building the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), and development and management of the Statement of Work (SOW). Students will also learn the importance of managing and tracking scope changes as well as the impact of changes on the project’s cost and schedule.

    It is highly recommended that students complete this course after Introduction to Project Management and before Scheduling Concepts for Project Managers. It is also recommended that students complete this course prior to Foundations in Cost Management for Project Managers.

    After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the project manager’s role in managing the scope
  • Define the project requirements, and develop a clear and concise scope statement
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and a Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Explain the importance of establishing a baseline scope
  • Define the change control process and how to apply it
  • Describe how to maintain an audit trail for all proposed and approved changes
  • Describe deliverable acceptance process
  • Effectively Managing Project Stakeholders

    Our online course is created to help project managers understand and resolve issues that can emerge from interactions among project stakeholders. The course contains ten concise case studies that explore common stakeholder issues.


    This online course is created to help project managers understand and resolve issues that can emerge from interactions among project stakeholders. The course contains ten concise case studies that explore common stakeholder issues. The case studies are designed to simulate the conversations and interactions that occur among project stakeholders, to show learners how to dissect causal elements from these types of conversations—just as they will have to do on their own projects—and to help them prepare appropriate responses. As students work through the case studies, they'll learn effective strategies to resolve stakeholder problems and gain the proficiency necessary to manage interactions and keep their projects on track.

    This course grants 3 PDUs for successful completion. Students have 90 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

    Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

    After this class, you will be able to:
  • Diagnose the underlying causes of stakeholder problems
  • Apply practical tips from experienced practitioners to resolve these problems
  • Refine your ability to effectively manage projects and interact with project constituents
  • Foundations in Cost Management for Project Managers

    Key cost management tools and techniques can help ensure your projects don't fail due to financial negligence. Come learn about estimating, budgeting, and controlling expenses, as well as how to develop and implement cost management plans.


    The ability to estimate, budget, and control costs is essential to the success of a project. If costs are not managed properly, the project could suffer overruns and, ultimately, failure. Implementing key concepts, tools, and techniques can help to ensure the project does not collapse due to financial mismanagement. Cost Management Plans can help address the policies, processes, and procedures on how the costs will be estimated, managed, and controlled throughout the project’s lifecycle.

    Join us to learn about estimating, budgeting, and controlling costs, as well as how to develop and implement Cost Management Plans. Applying these key tools and techniques can help project managers better manage costs and, in turn, increase the likelihood of their projects being completed successfully

    After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the key concepts associated with cost management
  • Explain estimating techniques and the situations in which they should be applied
  • Describe the project manager’s role in managing project costs, applying specific tools and techniques –Work
  • Breakdown Structure, Expected Monetary Value, and the Statement of Works – and measuring project performance
  • Demonstrate how to establish a budget and total cost baseline for measuring project performance
  • Apply change control for building an audit trail and tracking cost changes throughout the project’s life cycle
  • Integrating Agile Into a Waterfall Environment

    This intermediate-level course is designed to help Agile practitioners recognize and resolve issues that emerge when Agile concepts are introduced into Waterfall organizations. Included are tips and best practices to address integration obstacles.

    This intermediate-level course is designed to help Agile practitioners recognize and resolve many of the common issues that emerge when Agile concepts are introduced into Waterfall organizations. The course begins with 24 video segments from seasoned Agile trainers and practitioners who provide tips and best practices for addressing integration obstacles. The course then presents 20 short case studies that simulate the communication and interchanges that can occur as Agile and Waterfall practitioners work to resolve differences in the ways that they see and execute tasks. As students evaluate these case studies, they'll learn to deconstruct and diagnose any underlying problems that need to be resolved, just as they would in everyday practice. While they work to decode and correct these issues, they'll begin to recognize the common pitfalls that can happen as project teams collaborate and interact, which will allow them to step in to solve potential problems before work is affected.

    This course grants 4 PDUs for successful completion. Students have 90 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

    Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

    After this class, you will be able to:
    • Identify whether Agile concepts and methodologies could be integrated into an existing organization
    • Describe tools and techniques that could assist in Agile integration
    • Recognize the problems that Agile and Waterfall collaborators contend with on a regular basis
    • Apply practical tips from experienced practitioners to correct these problems
    • Recognize the advantage of "failing fast"
    • Uncover impediments or obstacles that may occur when running Agile and Waterfall in parallel
    • Examine several project artifacts that can be used to show progress during transitional states
    • Identify the essential elements of an integration framework
    • Discuss ways to temper expectations as integration takes hold

    Introduction to Agile

    Explore the methodologies and practices of Agile development. Our self-paced course contains interactive exercises to supplement and enhance your understanding of Agile concepts, as well as expert videos to help you become a more proficient practitioner.

    This introductory-level course explores the methodologies and practices of Agile development and explains the key concepts and principles that form the foundation of Agile project management. This self-paced course contains vocabulary games, flashcards, and interactive exercises to supplement and enhance your understanding of Agile concepts, as well as video segments from Agile experts to help you become a more proficient Agile practitioner.

    The information in this course is also included in MindEdge's Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Prep course as that course's introductory modules, which also offers additional material to prepare students for the Project Management Institute®'s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam.

    This course grants 10 PDUs for successful completion. Students have 180 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

    Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

    After this class, you will be able to:
    • Define Agile development and differentiate it from traditional Waterfall practices
    • Identify the similarities and differences among several Agile methodologies
    • Describe the stages of the Agile development cycle and identify the factors that promote project success
    • Understand the nuances of leading and working with Agile teams
    • Apply best practices from organizations that have successfully incorporated Agile methodologies into their business activities

    Introduction to Project Management

    Project Management plays a critical role in companies today. In this introductory overview of project management, students will explore industry standard methodology and concepts to approach future projects with more knowledge and confidence.

    Employees with essential Project Management skills are currently in high demand -- research has shown that having these project management standards in place will significantly improve the probability of a project being successfully completed; however, when these protocols are absent, the probability of failure increases. As a result, companies now realize that project management plays a critical role in both the delivery of projects as well as the success of the overall organization. In this introductory overview of project management, students will explore a sample PM methodology as well as the industry standard concepts and body of knowledge to approach future projects with more knowledge and confidence.

    After this class, you will be able to:
    • Describe the basic concepts, techniques, and knowledge areas of project management
    • Describe a sample project management methodology and how to apply it within an organization
    • Describe the key activities and tasks, which support this sample PM approach
    • Identify key tools and templates used in managing projects

    Microsoft Project Basics

    Learn to handle basic functions essential for any project -- develop schedules, allocate resources and duties to specific tasks, and track progress. MS Project also includes budget functionality and workload analysis. Access to MS Project 2019 required.

    This self-paced course introduces learners to Microsoft's project management software, MS Project. Learners, particularly aspiring project managers, are provided a step-by-step tutorial on mastering basic functions that are essential for any project. MS Project is a popular tool for project managers that allows them to develop schedules, allocate resources and duties to specific tasks, and track a project's progression. It also allows managers to oversee the budget and analyze workloads.

    Software Requirements

    This introductory course will focus on the Microsoft Office 2019 version of MS Project. Learners are required to have access to MS Project 2019 in order to complete this course.



    This course grants 3 PDUs for successful completion. Students have 90 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

    Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

    After this class, you will be able to:
    • Define important terms and concepts used in project management and MS Project
    • Develop a blank project from scratch
    • Describe what tabs are and how to navigate within them
    • Create and modify a task list
    • Describe auto and manual scheduling and when to use each
    • Demonstrate how to use calendar functions and schedule tasks
    • Use task views, the timeline, and zoom slider functions
    • Format projects by copying and pasting and by adding hyperlinks
    • Format bar and Gantt charts and prepare project elements for printing
    • Generate a variety of reports using custom and premade templates

    Microsoft Project Intermediate

    Our intermediate-level course provides aspiring project managers a step-by-step tutorial on various functions that are required for every type of project. Perform variance analysis and combine multiple projects. Access to MS Project 2019 required.

    This self-paced, intermediate-level course provides learners with essential skills for mastering Microsoft's project management software, MS Project. Aspiring project managers are provided a step-by-step tutorial on various functions that are required for every type of project. This course assumes that learners also have a basic familiarity with MS Project. MS Project is a popular tool that allows project managers to develop schedules, allocate resources, and track progress. It also allows managers to perform variance analysis and combine multiple projects.

    Software Requirements

    This intermediate course will focus on the Microsoft Office 2019 version of MS Project. Learners are required to have access to MS Project 2019 in order to complete this course.



    This course grants 3 PDUs for successful completion. Students have 90 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

    Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

    After this class, you will be able to:
    • Describe various features of MS Project and how to apply them
    • Add work, material, and cost resources to a project
    • Apply fixed and overtime costs to tasks and entire projects
    • Select the appropriate types of tasks to include in a project
    • Create baselines and perform critical path analysis
    • Incorporate effort driven scheduling, work contours, and multiple calendars
    • Track progress and perform variance and EVA analysis
    • Perform resource leveling and filter by task, resource, and or assignment
    • Effectively use resource pools, subprojects, and master projects
    • Import and export Excel, Word, and PowerPoint data into and out of MS Project

    Organizational Change Management

    Comprehensive organizational change management plans include proper stakeholder analysis, effective communication/training, and successful transition strategies. We'll discuss industry best practices and related processes from the PMI® PMBOK® Guide.

    Projects often significantly influence an organization’s culture through change, and demonstrating a clear understanding of how this culture change impacts project development and execution is critical. Creating a comprehensive organizational change management plan includes proper stakeholder analysis, effective communication/training, and successful transition strategies. Course content will include industry best practices and related processes from the PMI® PMBOK® Guide to help ensure positive project results via organizational value and benefits.

      After this course, you will be able to:

    • Explain organizational culture change
    • Perform Stakeholder Analysis
    • Develop appropriate strategies for organizational change management
    • Create a viable communication and training plan
    • Execute organizational change management

    Principles of Scrum

    This course outlines the fundamental theories and principles of Scrum frameworks, including the underlying philosophy and essential tools practitioners need to adapt to an Agile way of working.


    This self-paced course outlines the fundamental theories and principles of Scrum frameworks, including the underlying philosophy and essential tools practitioners need to adapt to an Agile way of working. Implemented properly, these techniques can produce extraordinary results for stakeholders and customers. Information in this course is presented in a simple, easy-to-understand format and augmented by interactive games and exercises to improve learner understanding and retention. Case studies and video segments from experienced Scrum professionals provide real-world tips and guidance to bolster learner comprehension and expand knowledge at practical and applicable levels.

    This course grants 10 PDUs (1.0 CEUS) for successful completion. Students have 180 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

    Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

    After this class, you will be able to:
    • Define essential Scrum terms and identify the interdependent nature of key concepts
    • Summarize the specific, distinct roles that practitioners assume in effective Scrum frameworks
    • Identify the stages of the Scrum cycle and demonstrate how these stages combine to meet evolving customer needs and requirements
    • Compare and contrast the three primary Scrum artifacts and detail how they integrate to ensure a common understanding of project expectations
    • Explore several tools and techniques that help project participants meet and exceed customer needs and wants

    Project Management Team Leadership

    We'll discuss the roles and responsibilities of the project management team leader, as well as how to build a positive team environment through effective communication, team building activities, reflective listening, and problem-solving.


    The vast majority of project work in today's organizations is done in a team setting. In this environment, project management team leaders have a tremendous responsibility and opportunity to develop and exhibit leadership skills. This self-paced course first discusses the roles and responsibilities of the project management team leader, in particular, their responsibility with regard to project stakeholders. Next, the course discusses how project management team leaders can build a positive team environment through effective communication, team building activities, and reflective listening. Lastly, the course covers problem-solving within the team. Project management team leaders must be effective in identifying and resolving team problems in order for the project to succeed. To do this, team leaders must have an understanding of the team dynamic for decision-making and must be able to manage conflict among personality differences and barriers. This course contains eight comprehensive module quizzes and a 70-question final assessment spanning IT project management areas of knowledge.

    This course grants 18 PDUs (1.8 CEUS) for successful completion. Students have 180 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

    Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

    After this class, you will be able to:
    • Define a team and identify six common types of teams
    • Explain Bruce Tuckman's model of group development
    • Describe how the project life cycle is relevant to team issues
    • List the three sources of power for project management team leaders
    • Describe ways to manage stakeholder expectations
    • Explain different types of team building activities
    • Define reflective listening
    • Identify the challenges of virtual teams and how they relate to the project management team leader's roles
    • Compare and contrast voting and consensus as methods for decision-making
    • More effectively identify and resolve team problems
    • Explain the different characteristics of effective and open team communication
    • Identify the best practices for using e-mail and telephone among team members
    • Identify several common team problems and apply methods for resolving these issues

    Project Risk Management: PMI-RMP® Exam Prep

    Our online/self-paced course provides comprehensive preparation for the PMI-RMP© certification exam, including exercises, self-assessments, and case studies along with tips and practice exams covering the five domains of risk management knowledge.


    This completely online and self-paced nine-module risk management course helps educate project managers in identifying and responding to project risk. This course provides a comprehensive preparation for the Project Management Institute®'s PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)® certification exam including exercises, self-assessments, interactive games, and case studies along with exam-taking tips and two full-length, 170-question practice exams covering the required five domains of risk management knowledge.
    Each module (Risk Strategy and Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Risk Process Facilitation, Risk Monitoring and Reporting, Perform Specialized Risk Activities) explains how the content in that domain can be used to improve learners' risk management practices.

    This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

    This course grants 30 PDUs for successful completion. Students have 180 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

    Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

    After this class, you will be able to:
    • Explain the risk management process as defined by A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
    • Assess stakeholder risk tolerance and manage stakeholder expectations and engagement
    • Demonstrate key processes for documenting risk information
    • Discuss the steps in developing a risk management plan
    • Identify and evaluate relevant risks and their potential impact
    • Explain the process of creating a risk register
    • Explain key tools and techniques employed in the qualitative and quantitative analysis of risk
    • Develop risk response strategies and contingency plans
    • Discuss how risk response plans are successfully executed
    • Explain how to monitor and control risk, and use lessons learned to refine risk policies and practices
    • Recognize best practices in all aspects of risk management

    Quality Management Basics

    This self-paced course combines instructional material with interactive exercises to explain the core concepts and strategies of effective quality management. Case studies, video segments, and examples provide expert insight into quality principles.


    This self-paced course provides a firm foundation for anyone looking to understand quality management practices and techniques. The course combines instructional material with interactive exercises, vocabulary games, and flashcards to explain the core concepts and strategies of effective quality management. Case studies and examples from manufacturing and service sectors help to explain the nuances of quality concepts, while video segments from experienced quality management professionals provide expert insight into the real-world application of quality principles. The course is self-paced to allow students as much time as needed to absorb information and to understand the key concepts that will help them satisfy their stakeholders and delight their customers.

    This course grants 12 PDUs (1.2 CEUS) for successful completion. Students have 180 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

    Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

    After this class, you will be able to:
    • Describe the principles and practices that guide quality management activities
    • Understand how specific tools and techniques can be used to monitor and control quality
    • Use these tools in combination to create powerful plans and solutions to quality problems
    • Leverage quantitative and qualitative data to measure and control work
    • Describe the core competencies involved in several popular quality management methodologies
    • Employ quality analysis and quality planning approaches to meet customer expectations

    Risk Management Concepts for Project Managers

    Unidentified risks can lead to cost overruns, schedule delays, scope changes, and quality issues. Learn how to identify, analyze, respond to, and monitor/control risks, as well as how to successfully create and apply effective risk management plans.


    Risk is part of our everyday lives. When we take a risk, we may experience either a positive (opportunity) or negative (threat) outcome. However, failing to identify and address potential risks can have catastrophic consequences -- particularly when managing projects. Unidentified risks can negatively impact projects, leading to cost overruns, schedule delays, scope changes, and quality issues. Applying effective risk management tools and techniques can help identify high-impact/high-probability risks while minimizing potential adverse impact.

    Participants will learn how to identify, analyze (qualitatively and quantitatively), respond to, and monitor/control risks, as well as how to create and apply effective Risk Management Plans. The application of these key concepts can help project managers reduce the probability of unknown risks negatively impacting their project and improve the likelihood of successfully delivering the work.
    After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Utilize techniques to identify project risks
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis to determine the probability, impact, and cost to prevent or mitigate the impact of a potential project risk
  • Explain how to calculate the Expected Monetary Value (EMV) and apply it to the cost estimate
  • Explain the difference between a proactive versus reactive approach to risk management
  • Determine the appropriate risk response technique
  • Describe the project manager’s role in managing project risks
  • Apply risk response techniques
  • Describe how risks will be monitored throughout the life cycle of a project
  • Scheduling Concepts for Project Managers

    Scheduling is a critical competency in project management. Learn how to develop and apply schedules to project activities -- including work breakdown structures and network diagrams -- as well as how to determine critical paths for your own projects.


    Scheduling is often overlooked or completed haphazardly – but this component remains a critical competency in project management. Schedules allow project team members and stakeholders to understand work start/completion dates, as well as the preferred order of completion for tasks. The absence of a detailed schedule can lead to erroneous status reporting, missed deadlines, and cost overruns. Understanding the basic concepts of how to develop a schedule can help to ensure that accurate dates and predecessor/successor relationships are established for the identified tasks. Good scheduling also supports project managers’ uses of resources, funding, specifications, and time.

    Participants will learn how to develop and apply schedules to project activities, including the creation of work breakdown structures and network diagrams. Students will also work to determine the critical paths for their projects. The course will also cover these key skills: estimating, budgeting, monitoring, controlling, and analyzing your project schedule. Applying these key concepts and skills will increase the likelihood of the work being completed on-time, under budget and with minimal rework.

    It is highly recommended that students complete Effective Scope Management for Project Managers before completing this course

    After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Develop a schedule management plan
  • Utilize the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in develop
  • Estimate task durations and resource requirements
  • Create a Schedule and identify the critical path using the Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Explain the impact of “Resource Leveling/Smoothing” on the schedule
  • Describe and apply Earned Value Management (EVM) to measure project schedule performance
  • Apply the appropriate techniques to monitor and control the schedule