Planning, scheduling, and monitoring project progress

Course description: 

Training represents a proven approach to gathering requirements and building a work breakdown structure (WBS), and then effective techniques of composing and optimizing schedules in projects. It also includes tasks of monitoring and controlling the work progress in relation to the accepted schedule.

The training is based on the PMI standard described in the basic publication called PMBOK® Guide, and the experience of trainers conducting the classes. This training includes many practical exercises.


Course purpose: 

The training enables the attendee to acquire a practical set of techniques for efficient planning of work, scheduling, responding to unforeseen events affecting the schedule, and monitoring the project progress.  

Target group: 

The course is designed for project managers who wish to apply best practices in the planning and monitoring of project work.  


At least the basic knowledge of project management.


 3 days


A good complement to this course are training concerning IT tools supporting work planning.  

Course outline: 
  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • The lifecycle of the project
  • The organization of the project
  • Definition of the project
  • The description of good objectives of the project
  • Measuring methods of profitability / viability of the project - an overview
  • Project requirments
  • Checklist
  • The risk associated with the requirements
  • Definition of work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • The benefits of building WBS
  • Application of the WBS
  • WBS construction process
  • Resource planning
  • Team building
  • Control and support activities
  • People as a source of estimation
  • Material resources
  • Introduction to estimation
  • Levels of estimation
  • Estimation methods
  • Estimating using PERT method
  • Tasks and their types
  • Dependencies between tasks
  • Restrictions of dependencies between tasks,
  • Network schedules
  • Inventories
  • Critical path method
  • Network analysis
  • Milestone diagram
  • Gantt diagram
  • Baseline plan (schedule)
  • Change management
  • Schedule optimizing
  • Earned value
  • Calculation and reporting of project status indicators
  • Closing and evaluation of the project  


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