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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Project Planning and Scheduling

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About the course

This course will provide participants with a thorough background in the concepts of Planning and Scheduling Engineering and Construction projects. The course addresses how to identify, monitor, and balance information crucial for the successful management of projects. It will discuss the development of a baseline performance management plan Project Management Professional (PMP)® for the project that will allow the efficient compilation and the timely generation of quantitative performance comparisons. The comparisons highlight significant performance departures (“actual vs. baseline”) and allow for preventive and early remedial and corrective actions.

The course will use Primavera for Engineering and Construction 5.0 to demonstrate how today available tools can be uses to effectively manage projects data and provide visibility for important project performance data. It is therefore highly recommended for delegates to attend a course on managing projects using Primavera for Engineering and Construction after attending this course to gain the full competency in applying the knowledge gained on their projects.

Course Objectives

This course will teach you how to identify management responsibilities, develop your communication skills, identify effective administrative responsibilities, understand legal requirements, structure and use effective record-keeping methods, and promote good organizational and contract close-out procedures

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify management responsibilities
  • Use effective communication skills
  • Understand effective administrative responsibilities
  • Understand legal requirements
  • Structure and use effective record-keeping methods
  • Promote good organization procedures
  • Avoid disputes and claims

Course Outline

Day 1


  • Understanding Project Definitions and Characteristics
  • Project Success and Delivery Pains
  • The Science of Project Management
  • Project Stakeholders

### Day 2

Develop the Baseline Plan

  • Initiating a Project
  • Decompose the Project Scope
  • Assign Responsibility
  • Schedule the Work
  • Defining Activities
  • Sequencing Activities
  • Resource Requirements
  • Duration Estimating
  • Scheduling & Schedule Compression
  • Develop Time-Phased Budget
  • Schedule Compliance with QA/QC Plan
  • Develop the Project Communication Plan
  • Develop the Risk Management Plan
  • Set the Performance Baseline Plan

Day 3

Project Implementation

  • Manage the Schedule Plan
  • Manage the Project Costs
  • Analyze Project Performance Data
  • Maintain the Project Baseline

Day 4

Delay Analysis

  • Owner, Engineer and Contractor Delays
  • After the Fact Delay Analysis Techniques
  • Delay Damages and Acceleration

Day 5


Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is vital for Executives with limited or no previous project management experience, Project Management Team Members, Project Coordinators, Project Control Managers and Engineers, Project Planning and Scheduling Engineers, Project Administrators, Project Expediters, Assistant Project Managers and Junior Project Managers.

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