Project Planning and Scheduling (24 PDH)



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This course is 6 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

One of the most exciting areas of project management is establishing realistic estimates and schedules for different projects. Delivering the desired results of a project within the agreed-upon time, cost and quality constraints can be also very challenging.
Meeting extremely tight deadlines with limited budgets leads to unplanned failures, which cause long-term problems. We have all acknowledged this recurring problem, but without having the required skills and knowledge that can enable us to take action. As a result, we are unable to break the cycle!
The goal of this course is to introduce you to the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques so that you can establish realistic schedules and budgets for projects that support business objectives and meet client expectations.
• Apply work breakdown structure (WBS) as the basis for effective resourcing, estimating, and scheduling on projects
• Estimate durations using a variety of techniques
• Develop reliable preliminary schedules using the critical path method
• Implement useful adjustments to preliminary schedules
• Establish realistic schedule and cost baselines
• Explain the value of and interpret reports using Earned Value Management (EVM) to manage time and cost performance on projects

Mostafa Abdelrazik

Instructor: Mostafa Abdelrazik, M.Eng, PMP, PSP.

Mostafa is a project management professional (PMP) under the project management institute, with over 5 years or related field experience. Mostafa is also a Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) under AACE International. Mostafa is a project controls professional with vast experience with project controls; scheduling, planning, cost control, productivity analysis, etc. Mostafa has civil engineering bachelor degree from Carleton University. Mostafa also has a Masters (M.Eng) degree from Concordia University in Montreal in Building Engineering (Construction Management).

Course Outline
Understanding the work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • WBS definition
  • WBS methods
  • Use of WBS in resourcing, estimating and scheduling
Durations Estimations
  • Introduction to RS Means
  • Use of historic data
  • Introduction to PERT
Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Introduction to CPM
  • Network Diagrams
  • Computation of critical path
Schedule Adjustments
  • Need of schedule adjustments
  • Use of schedule adjustments
Integration of cost and schedule
  • How to establish a schedule baseline
  • How to link the cost with the schedule to get a cost baseline
  • How to read and present both schedule and cost baselines
Schedule and Cost monitoring and control
  • Introduction to Earned Value Method (EVM)
  • How to read an EV report
  • How to forecast the future based on current performances

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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