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Managing Project Schedules
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Managing Project Schedules

with Bonnie Biafore
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Video: Welcome

Hi, I'm Bonnie Biafore and welcome to Managing Project Schedules. If you're new to project scheduling or want to improve your scheduling skills, this course will give you the basics. We'll begin by examining what project scheduling is. And looking at the components that go into a schedule. Then I'll guide you through identifying the work that needs to be done. Estimating time and cost and putting tasks into the right order. I'll describe how to build a project team and assign resources to tasks. I'll also provide tips for working with part-time workers and remote teams. We'll explore ways to fine-tune to schedule to balance people's work loads. Finally, we'll go over methods for managing a schedule to deliver what's important.
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  1. 4m 48s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. What you need to know before starting
      1m 42s
    3. Showcase of the project schedule
      1m 28s
    4. Using the exercise files
      31s
  2. 4m 24s
    1. An overview of project scheduling
      2m 57s
    2. Components of a project schedule
      1m 27s
  3. 25m 2s
    1. Identifying the work that needs to be done
      4m 23s
    2. Organizing work with summary tasks
      1m 36s
    3. Adding milestones
      2m 51s
    4. Estimating time and cost
      7m 28s
    5. Putting tasks into the right order
      3m 39s
    6. Delaying or overlapping tasks with lag and lead time
      2m 8s
    7. Setting specific dates
      2m 57s
  4. 16m 43s
    1. Balancing resource assignment variables
      3m 23s
    2. Planning resources at a high level
      2m 46s
    3. Procuring resources
      1m 44s
    4. Assigning resources that are available
      3m 30s
    5. Working with part-time workers and teams
      2m 26s
    6. Working with remote teams
      2m 54s
  5. 18m 48s
    1. Fine-tuning the schedule for resources
      1m 49s
    2. Determining the critical path
      5m 13s
    3. Putting the critical path to work
      2m 44s
    4. Lengthening, delaying, and splitting assignments
      2m 11s
    5. Adjusting the level of work over time
      2m 12s
    6. Replacing overallocated resources
      4m 39s
  6. 5m 25s
    1. Adding buffers to the schedule
      2m 52s
    2. Adding a baseline to the schedule
      2m 33s
  7. 15m 16s
    1. Proactively managing a schedule
      1m 35s
    2. Finding schedule problems
      3m 51s
    3. Fast-tracking tasks to shorten a schedule
      2m 39s
    4. Paying more to shorten a schedule
      3m 52s
    5. Changing the schedule to reduce costs
      1m 39s
    6. Reducing scope
      1m 40s
  8. 2m 57s
    1. Next steps
      2m 57s

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Get the upper hand on your project schedules before they begin and see them through to conclusion, on time and on budget. In this course, PMP-credentialed author Bonnie Biafore teaches you how to proactively manage project schedules. This includes a look at the elements that go into a schedule; how to estimate costs and resources; best ways to negotiate and allocate resources; and how to manage a schedule over time.

This course qualifies for 1.5 Category A professional development units (PDUs) through lynda.com, PMI Registered Education Provider #4101.

Topics include:
  • Identifying the work that needs to be done
  • Adding milestones
  • Delaying or overlapping tasks with lag and lead time
  • Assigning resources
  • Balancing workloads
  • Adding buffers and baselines to the schedule
  • Uncovering and correcting out schedule problems

  • The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Subjects:
Business Project Management Business Skills Time Management
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Author:
Bonnie Biafore

Welcome

Hi, I'm Bonnie Biafore and welcome to Managing Project Schedules. If you're new to project scheduling or want to improve your scheduling skills, this course will give you the basics. We'll begin by examining what project scheduling is. And looking at the components that go into a schedule. Then I'll guide you through identifying the work that needs to be done. Estimating time and cost and putting tasks into the right order. I'll describe how to build a project team and assign resources to tasks. I'll also provide tips for working with part-time workers and remote teams. We'll explore ways to fine-tune to schedule to balance people's work loads. Finally, we'll go over methods for managing a schedule to deliver what's important.

And keep the project on track from start to finish. Managing a project schedule successfully, requires a well stocked tool box. I'll introduce you to these tools, and show you how to use them, in Managing Project Schedules.

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