Planning the Project Schedule (2021 Update)

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Part of project management is creating and keeping to a schedule. PMs must list, define, and sequence a project activity list, including activity attributes and product milestones, and they must take into consideration lead and lag time. It can be a lot to keep track of.

In this course, you'll explore methods for creating workable project schedules using tools like a work breakdown structure (WBS) and methods like precedence diagramming, network diagrams, and analogous estimating. You'll also explore parametric and three-point estimating and tools for defining activities. 

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Planning the Project Schedule (2021 Update)

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
  • identify components of the schedule management plan
  • identify the tools and techniques for defining project activities
  • choose the appropriate technique to define activities for a given project
  • recognize the roles that the activity list and activity attributes play in project management
  • recognize the roles that the milestone list plays in managing a project
  • recognize the nature of dependencies between project activities
  • match types of precedence relationships with their descriptions
  • identify tools and techniques for estimating activity durations
  • recognize the parametric estimating formula
  • recognize the three-point estimating types
  • Knowledge Check: Assessing Your Project Schedule Planning Skills
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