Schedule Network Diagram and Critical Path Method

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  • Length 43 mins
  • Skill Level Expert Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

This is a short training course about the Project Schedule Network Diagram and the Critical Path Method (CPM).

In this training course, you will learn the following topics:


  • What Project Schedule Network Diagram 
  • How to create a Project Schedule Network Diagram
  • How to determine the Critical Paths and calculate their length
  • How to determine the Near Critical Paths and calculate their lengths
  • What the Critical Path Method (CPM) is
  • How to apply the Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • How to perform a Forward Pass and Backward Pass on the network diagram
  • How to calculate the Early Start (ES) for activities
  • How to calculate the Early Finish (EF) for activities
  • How to calculate the Late Start (LS) for activities
  • How to calculate the Late Finish (LF) for activities
  • How to calculate the Float  for activities

This training course consists of 5 videos with total duration of more than 40 minutes .  The method used in this training course is narrated PowerPoint slides and step-by-step explanation.

What are the requirements?

  • It is preferable to have a good understanding of project management

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand what network diagrams are
  • Know how to create project schedule network diagrams
  • Understand what critical path is
  • Understand how to identify and calculate the length of critical path
  • Understand what near critical path is
  • Understand how to identify and calculate the length of near critical path
  • Understand what critical activity is
  • Understand what near critical activity is
  • Understand what the Critical Path Method is
  • Know how to apply and use the Critical Path Method
  • Know how to calculate the Early Start, Early Finish, Late Start, Late Finish and Float of the activities
  • Know what Forward Pass and Backward Pass are
  • Know how to apply Forward Pass and Backward Pass to calculate the network diagram

What is the target audience?

  • Experienced Project managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Professionals who are preparing for the PMP certificate
  • Professionals who are preparing for the PMI-RMP certificate

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Section 1
04:39

This is a Course Introduction video.

The objective of this video is:

  • Tell you what this training course is about
  • Help you decide whether you should take this training course
  • Tell you the structure and contents of the training course
02:01

Fahad Saadah is a professional with more than 23 years of real-life experience in project management and related areas. He is passionate about everything project management especially the field of risk management since risks impact, and are impacted by, everything.

Fahad Saadah is proudly a PMP and PMI-RMP certified professional who helped thousands of professional develop their skills in the world of project and risk management.

Section 2: Schedule Network Diagram and Critical Path Method
13:13

In this lecture, you will learn all about 

  • The project schedule network diagram
  • How to create it
  • How to analyze it
  • How to use it to manage the project schedule

The Schedule Network Diagram is an essential component of project management and it is vital to understand it for the PMP and PMI-RMP certification exams

05:27

In this video, you will learn

  • How to create a detailed Network Diagram
  • How to calculate the paths lengths
  • How to identify the critical path

All of the above is very important for project management and it is vital to understand it for the PMP and PMI-RMP certification exams

17:21

In this video, you will learn

  • What the Critical Path Method (CPM) is
  • How to the Critical Path Method (CPM) to your Network Diagram
  • How to perform Forward Pass and Backward Pass
  • How to calculate the Early Start (ES)
  • How to calculate the Early Finish (EF)
  • How to calculate the Late Start (LS)
  • How to calculate the Late Finish (LF)

All of the above is very important for project management and it is vital to understand it for the PMP and PMI-RMP certification exams

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Instructor Biography

Fahad Saadah is an experienced professional with over 23 years of experience in IT and Project Management spanning a variety of sectors such as Information Technology, Telecom, Healthcare, Government and NGOs

Fahad possesses a passion for training and knowledge transfer that gives him an edge in the ability to communicate with different levels of people and backgrounds and deliver the information in a clear and simple way. Fahad’s rich practical experience allows him to formulate the knowledge in a way that helps the audience relate it to real-life situations and comprehend it better.
Throughout his career, Fahad was also exposed to different cultures, attitudes, mindsets and levels of education. This exposure sharpened his skills in communication and delivery of information.
Throughout his career, Fahad participated creating project life cycles, and designing and customizing project management methodologies to suit organization’s needs, setting up project management offices, managing and providing training to a number of diversified levels of human resources, setting and implementing processes and process improvement, revising and assessing performance to identify areas of deficiencies, as well as defining strategies in dealing and overcoming challenges.

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