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Planning, Estimating and Scheduling a Project Introduction

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Introduction

In order for a Project to achieve its objectives it must be planned fully and effectively. ‘Bad planning’ is easy to spot with hindsight, but how can the mistakes be prevented beforehand. 

Objectives

This course will teach the trainees how to build a good plan. The skills of identifying what needs to be done, estimating the size of the tasks and getting them into a practicable schedule are covered in theory and practice. 

Designed for

Project Managers and people from project support who need to produce practicable plans that will result in successful projects. No prior experience of these skills is expected. 

Duration

1 day 

Topics

  • Projects and Plans
  • What’s in a Plan
  • Identification
  • Products
  • Tasks
  • Top-down or Bottom-up
  • Estimating
  • Costs
  • Effort
  • Time
  • Scheduling Tasks
  • Dependency Networks
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • PERT Analysis
  • Scheduling Resources
  • Slack
  • Availability

Follow-up

Working with Risk Introduction – 1 day 

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    £995 per head

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