Develop Project Schedule Using WBS
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Duration: 1 day
Description: Schedule management is one of the most critical parts of project management. Stakeholders expect to see a project schedule and receive updates on a regular basis. To effectively create and maintain a schedule requires a strong work breakdown structure (WBS). How do you create an effective WBS, and how do you use the WBS to create the project schedule?
In RefineM’s Develop Project Schedule Using WBS course, you will learn more about the key processes in scope and schedule management used to create an effective WBS and corresponding project schedule. You will learn how to create the WBS and validate it with stakeholders. You will learn how to use the WBS to define and sequence activities in order to build a network diagram and project schedule. Through individual and group exercises and hands-on instruction from a PMP-certified instructor, you will learn and reinforce the concepts of the course. You will leave this course with the knowledge and skills to build effective project schedules using the WBS.
Course Objectives: After completing the course, you will be able to
- Understand how the WBS contributes to the project schedule.
- Define and sequence activities from the WBS.
- Build effective WBS and schedule on your real projects.
Who Should Attend: This course is ideal for project managers, project team members, PMO leads/directors, and stakeholders.
PDUs: 7 PDUs (Strategic: 0, Leadership: 0, Technical: 7)
Course Delivery: Variable
Course Material: RefineM will prepare and provide the necessary training course material for all attendees.
About RefineM's Instructors: RefineM's instructors are experienced and certified in project management and Agile and bring real-world experience to their instruction. Our instructors not only teach concepts, we also provide insights and hands-on experience. And we don’t waste time. Our training is focused and hard-hitting. We offer practical targeted training in just the key topics that will make the most impact.
Managing the schedule is a critical function of project managers. Most stakeholders want to know when they can expect value to be delivered from a project. If project managers do not have tight control of the schedule management process, they cannot relay this valuable information and are at greater risk of schedule slippage, delays, and project failure.
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