Planning and Scheduling is a major and vital activity when it comes to managing the project successfully. As per AACE International there is less than 2000 planning and scheduling professionals worldwide and the same number goes for scheduling professionals as per PMI standards!. Imagine that!!. It means that you rarely have met one. How about becoming one?
We are from the top 2000 worldwide professional planners that are successfully managing more than 1 BILLION $ projects on hand today. In this course, we reveal how are we doing it.
There are lots of project management, planning and scheduling books and courses out there. We have tried most, combined the best practices and methods into this course.
To be recognized as a professional planner (PSP - Planning and Scheduling Professional) by AACE International or PMI (PMI-SP - Scheduling Professional) is given after a rigorous exam of 5 hours and 3.5 hours respectively. So, how about to become one of the few? - That's why this course came to life and to LOVE what you learn.
>What is planning ?
>What is Scheduling?
>What makes the perfect plan?
>What is the difference between planning and scheduling?
>Is there even a difference between planning and scheduling?
>When you say the plan, are you taking a project management plan, time plan, cost plan or what?
>Is Planning and Scheduling a skill?
This is all answered in this course and tailored to make you of the planning and scheduling professionals.
This course is the Planning and Scheduling Definitive Guide.
The skill and the knowledge of planning and scheduling are really way underappreciated and unrecognized. We have seen a lot throughout our career life that does not know what the planner should do? How to do? And how important is he or she to the success of the project? Finding a professional planner to handle out the project time, saves the company rights, allocate the costs right is something so hard. That’s why this course is created, to cover this huge knowledge gap and even to make you more confident when applying to a job as a planner or even if you are working in a different position or a project manager to know how the planner works? And how to pick the best ones from the market? - Planning and Scheduling is a vital skill.
The contribution of a planner to projects is huge. It can totally affect the project's goals, believe it or not, a project could fail miserably if planned wrong. We have seen projects that took twice its planned time and cost because it has not been planned correctly. Imagine the frustration! Here comes the motto of “Fail to plan is planning to fail”. There should be a considerable effort in planning the project and then scheduling the project.
I personally after graduation with a Bsc of engineering and before joining the workforce in construction section, I never knew what is a Planner? I even thought that it is not important and the most important thing is to make the right drawings and do it right on site, that’s it. I never knew that the efforts of all the project team might go different ways and every one might be working in a different direction if they are not planned correctly. I also never knew that to be a planner you have to study for it or it was just initiative. I always thought that all I have to do is to learn commercial software such as Primavera P6 and that’s it, I will be professional. I also never knew that there is a lot of knowledge, skill and, books about planning. I always thought what these books are going to write. I was exactly like many of you. The importance of perfect planning and scheduling to any project has valuable benefits to the project. I have seen how mega construction projects fail not due to poor construction methodology but due to no proper planning and scheduling. Learn in this course to produce a full construction project plan and schedule, and manage construction projects.
Seeing all of that I was lucky enough to meet one of the professional planners in my first working years in the construction industry. I have decided that I would pursue the career of planning and started studying management and contract administration that took 3 years to complete 2 professional degrees and then to be certified from PMI as a Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) and AACE International as a Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) and read a lot of books. What initiated this course is this. I was really looking for some kind of help, a summary of all the books out there. I was looking for a guide. I wanted something to be special and include all the information that was scattered everywhere. Something that I could refer to, and because the professional planners are not much so this type of info is not anywhere. That’s why the course was created to fill this gap and help you to achieve what you want. If you ever think that planning is JUST using software, then this course is exactly what you want. It is to show you that the last thing you want is the software. The software acts as a tool where you use to create the output you require. The tool will never help you to find the inputs even if you are the best one in the world in using this tool. SO that’s why we are here to make you UNDERSTAND PLANNING AND SCHEDULING.
The course is divided to two main sections to take you to be the professional you wanted to be. The first section is to make you understand the project management fundamentals, the different knowledge areas and interaction with planning and the second is then taking you from having a general knowledge scattered there and there to a more organized way of thinking and in order. Your first section ends at the lecture named “Your Road to Your Profession” and all the excitement starts from here. Up to this point, the course is developing you and giving you the basic knowledge for becoming the planning and scheduling professional.
From here Section 2 begins and you are going to get the information as a professional would do. You will know what is planning and scheduling with the exact steps to produce the perfect plan and schedule. You are going to know what is planning and what is scheduling, what are the considerations, constraints and the inputs for each stage. Each lecture is made to be easily reverting to later on whenever you need it in your lifetime. Lectures are made fun and as explaining simply to make you get the most with a summary at the end of the major lectures. Make sure to preview the lectures before enrolling. Scheduling is the art of making a schedule that is realistic and gets the buy-in from the team. Scheduling is done right after considerable studies have been done in the planning. As the main instructor of the course is a construction professionals, there are a lot of examples on construction projects
There is no other course even similar to that course. It is a guide and a guru in the planning and scheduling field. It has been done with care to add a value to you. At the end even if you wish to get recognized by one of the prestigious institutions as a professional planner there are exams to help you practice before going to the real exam.
If you have ever investigated the reasons behind the failed projects, You would most probably find that neither planning nor scheduling is given much care.
Upon completion of this course, you will realize how any project will extremely benefit with the right planning and scheduling application.
If you wish to pass the Scheduling Professional Exam from PMI (PMI-SP) or the Planning and Scheduling Professional Exam (PSP) from AACE International, this course will be your Definitive Guide.
Learn to love planning and scheduling, and apply it as a pro.
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