Preparation for the IPMA and PMI Project Management Certification
Planning

Objectives

  • To master project planning techniques;

  • To define the planner’s assignment & objectives;

  • To understand project planning steps;

  • To prepare the participants on the topic of planning.

 

Program

I. Concepts

  • Terminology;

  • Roles of the planner;

  • Steps, events, constraints, milestones, tasks;

  • Dates, time, durations;

  • Links;

  • Planning;

  • Means, resources, costs.

II. Analysis & design

  • Management & workgroup;

  • Various breakdowns: WBS, OBS, PBS, RBS,

  • Risks;

  • Negotiation of the constraints.

III. Writing & modelling

  • Charts;

  • Logical networks;

  • Calendar planning;

  • Other types of representations;

  • Workloads & histograms;

  • Financial planning & S-curve;

  • Calculations of the total duration of a project: forward & backward calculation;

  • Concept of free & total slack;

  • Optimization & reduction of the total time;

  • Smoothing out & levelling;

  • Considering the resources.

IV. Monitoring the deadlines

  • Physical progress & project performance indicators;

  • Status reports;

  • Planning of short-term execution, by operational teams;

  • Update & re-scheduling;

  • Progress curves;

  • Correction of the delays;

  • Impact of the modifications;

  • Historic planning & information feedback.

V. Information technology Tools

  • Panorama;

  • Characteristics.

VI. Simulation examination on the topic of planning

MCQ & Exercises.

Duration

   2 days.

 

 

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