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Scoping and Scheduling Successful Projects
Learn the tools and techniques necessary to determine and deliver products, services, and results that meet requirements, expectations, and deadlines.
Accurately defining project scope sets the foundation for a successful project that accomplishes organizational needs. Research has shown that substandard requirements and scoping techniques often result in projects exceeding their planned budgets by as much as 200%. Additionally, generating a realistic schedule based on accurate resource and duration estimates troubles even the most the senior project managers. This course, based on PMI®’s PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition, provides participants with the tools and techniques to help them determine and deliver products, services, and results that meet requirements, expectations, and deadlines.
Upon successful completion of the Scoping and Scheduling Successful Projects Training, you will be able to:• Understand Project Scope Mgt. Processes and Key Outputs• Requirements, Scope, and Negotiations• The Scope Management Planning Process• The Requirements Management Planning Process• Monitor and Control processes
1: Project Scope and Schedule Management Overview· Project Scope Management Overview· Project Scope Mgt. Processes and Key Outputs· New Practices and Theories· Project Schedule Management Overview· Project Schedule Mgt. Processes and Key Outputs· New Practices and Theories· Case Study Selection· Requirements, Scope, and Negotiations 2: Planning Processes· Planning Processes Overview· Plan Scope Management1. The Scope Management Plan2. The Requirements Management Plan· Plan Schedule Management1. The Schedule Management Plan· Collect Requirements1. Types of Requirements2. Effective Product/Solution Requirements3. Other Stakeholders and Requirements4. Collect Requirements Techniques5. Voice of the Customer6. Requirements Traceability Matrix· Define Scope1. Project Scope Statement Sections2. Create a Project Scope Statement· Create WBS1. WBS by Deliverable2. WBS by Phase3. When to Subdivide a Work Package Further4. Effective WBSs5. General Process for Creating the WBS6. Create a WBS
· Define Activities1. Practical Considerations for Defining Activities2. Activities and Steps3. Milestones4. Create Activities and Milestones· Sequence Activities1. Create a Network Diagram· Estimate Activity Resources1. Resource Breakdown Structure2. Estimate Activity Resources3. Assign Resources to Activities· Estimate Activity Durations1. Expert Judgment2. Ratio Estimating3. Analogous Estimating4. Parametric Estimating5. Forecasting6. Three Point Estimating and PERT Estimating7. Reserves8. Estimate Activity Durations· Develop Schedule1. Critical Path2. Resource Optimization – Resource Leveling3. Resource Optimization – Resource Smoothing4. Resolve Overallocations5. Critical Chain6. Schedule Compression Techniques 3: Monitoring and Controlling Processes· Validate Scope1. Verify Scope Best Practices2. Create a Scope Validation Form· Control Scope1. Control Scope Best Practices2. Change Control Stakeholders3. Determine Change Control Stakeholders4. Scope Change Control Process5. Change Request Form· Control Schedule1. Control Schedule Best Practices
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
To ensure that you benefit fully from this course, you should have experience managing, leading, or contributing to projects. A PMI project-management credential such as PMP® or CAPM® is recommended but not required.
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