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Effective Planning and Scheduling
Course Level 3
Study Method Online
Course Duration 200 Hrs
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsed By Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards
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Course Overview

Planner Scheduler Training 

As project managers and leads, we all know how difficult it can be to accurately determine the duration of a project, yet that is exactly what is expected of us on a regular basis. Planner scheduler training will not disclose the secret of creating an accurate schedule, because there isn’t one. However, planning scheduling courses will provide the factors and fundamental elements that you should consider and address when creating any type of schedule.

 What Will Students Learn?

  • Define and create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Identify and understand task relationships
  • Estimate task durations and determine project duration
  • Construct a network diagram
  • Calculate the critical path of a project
  • Use the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) to create estimates
  • Plan for risks
  • Create a communication plan
  • Effectively allocate project resources
  • Update and monitor the project schedule
Course Syllabus

Unit 1

Introduction to Work Breakdown Structure 

The unit 1 covers the following topics:

  • About the Work Breakdown Structure
  • The Role of a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Types of Work Breakdown Structure Diagrams
  • Work Breakdown Structure Formats
  • Work Breakdown Structure Numbering
  • Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary

Unit 2

Estimation Process and Aligning Resources for a Project 

The unit 2 covers the following topics:

  • Estimating Tips and Techniques
  • Tips for Increasing Estimation Accuracy
  • Identifying Task Dependencies
  • Task Dependency Types
  • Aligning Resources with Activities
  • Resource Breakdown Structure
  • Creating the Resource Breakdown Structure
  • Stages of Resource Scheduling
  • Resource Turnover

Unit 3

Effective Project Planning

The unit 3 covers the following topics:

  • Types of Network Diagrams
  • Critical Path Method
  • Creating a Network Diagram
  • PERT vs. CPM
  • Scheduling Software

Unit 4

Project Risk Management and Communication Plans

The unit 4 covers the following topics:

  • Uncertainty and Risk Management
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Monitoring and Controlling Risk
  • Communication Strategies
  • Tips for Successful Communication
  • Creating a Viable Schedule
  • Updating and Monitoring the Schedule
Career Path

This fully-accredited training course will help you maximise your efficiency, while putting an end to procrastination. Though primarily aimed at project managers and those in senior leadership roles, effective planning and scheduling skills have wide-reaching benefits in various business settings. Anyone with an interest in management, business ownership or leadership of any kind will find this course invaluable.


Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Certifications for Professional Development Limited (CPD) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Certifications for Professional Development Limited (CPD) to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who should take this course
  • Project managers, planners and senior business leaders
  • Business owners with no formal planning and scheduling training
  • Newly-appointed managers and supervisors looking to get ahead
  • Risk managers, business strategy managers, senior sales and marketing workers
  • Professionals who struggle with time-management and organisation
  • Job applicants looking to improve their career prospects 
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