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Effective Scheduling Techniques Workshop



Workshop Description: 

Too many projects do not finish “on schedule”, and that shouldn’t be a surprise given that many project schedules contain numerous errors that result in an incorrect completion date. This workshop will show you how to create a concise and correct schedule for waterfall and iterative projects. Types and formats of schedules, the appropriate level of detail for schedules, and the correct naming of deliverables and activities will be addressed. Scheduling fundamentals will be reviewed including task relationship types, task duration estimates, critical path method calculations, float and use of contingency. Guidelines for keeping your project on track will be covered including how to show progress, manage changes and shorten the schedule. This workshop is based on the many reviews done by the presenter of both waterfall and iterative projects.

Workshop Objectives: 

This practical workshop emphasizes the best practices for developing and maintaining project schedules for waterfall and iterative project environments. Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to: 

  • Select the most appropriate schedule type and format for your projects 
  • Improve estimates for work effort and duration 
  • Use scheduling best practices to prepare a correct and concise schedule 
  • Manage the schedule based on progress and changes
Joe Lukas has been involved in project management for over 35 years. His work experience spans engineering, manufacturing, construction, project controls, estimating, contracting and project, program and portfolio management. His projects experience includes information systems, product development, construction and manufacturing.
Joe joined PMI in 1986 and has held many Chapter Board positions in Rochester, NY including two terms as President. He is a registered Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master and Certified Cost Professional. Joe has over 50 published articles on project management topics, and is a frequent guest speaker for companies and organizations across the country. Joe teaches and consults on project management topics and interpersonal skills.


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Type of category: Virtual

Type of activity: Technical

Date: April 28th, 2021

Hour: 8:00AM to 12:00PM

Number of PDUs: 4


Double click me!Members: $35.00

Non members: $50.00

Students: $25.00