Scheduling Made Easy: How Finish Any Project On Time
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Scheduling Made Easy: How Finish Any Project On Time

How to effectively create and manage a project schedule using the critical path method (CPM) for project scheduling.
4.6 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
847 students enrolled
Created by Peggy Yee
Last updated 10/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Explain why scheduling is a key skill for project management
  • Understand how to use a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to organize a project schedule
  • Create a Network Logic Diagram to sequence activities
  • Use the Critical Path Method to determine the most important activities for a project
  • Explain the importance of a baseline schedule to measure project performance
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  • No previous knowledge of scheduling is required.
  • Students should have a simple project in mind to apply the principles learned throughout this course. It can be any project, from planning a Thanksgiving Dinner to renovating your house!

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Learn the basic concepts of scheduling ANY project to:

  • Finish projects on time and meet deadlines
  • Identify the most critical activities you need to complete
  • Make the best use of your time
  • Effectively manage unforeseen delays and STILL complete you project on time

Become More Productive and Finish Your Projects On Time

At the end of this course, you will have a strong scheduling foundation that you can use to schedule and manage any type of project (professional or personal). Learn how to focus your time on the most critical activities in your project and impress clients and your boss with your expertise on managing projects!

Content and Overview

This course will provide step-by-step guidance on using the critical path method to schedule any project. We will cover:

  • How to break down a project into manageable pieces
  • Define activities and their relationships
  • Develop a network logic diagram to describe a project
  • Schedule a project using the Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • How to develop a baseline schedule and manage a schedule

No Prior Scheduling Knowledge Necessary!

This course assumes you do not have any prior scheduling knowledge. We will go step-by-step through the process. At the end of each section there is a case study that builds on each section for you to follow. This course also has quizzes and practice problems to make sure you understand each concept.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has a project they need to plan that has multiple activities
Compare to Other Time Management Courses
Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Breaking Your Project Into Manageable Pieces
4 Lectures 14:05

Work Breakdown Structure Example: Breaking Down A Kitchen Renovation Project

Case Study: Creating A Work Breakdown Structure for Thanksgiving Dinner

Homework: Create Your Own Work Breakdown Structure

Work Breakdown Structures
3 questions
Working with Activities and Creating a Network Logic Diagram
6 Lectures 26:16
Best Practices for Defining Activities

Understanding Activity Relationships and Sequencing Activities

Understanding How Resources and Durations Impact Your Activities

Creating Your Network Logic Diagram

Case Study: Activities and Network Logic Diagram for Thanksgiving Dinner

Homework: Create Your Network Logic Diagram

Working With Activities and Creating a Network Logic Diagram
7 questions
Using the Critical Path Method (CPM) To Identify Critical Activities
7 Lectures 22:54
Overview of the Critical Path Method

Forward Pass

Backward Pass

Calculating Float and the Critical Path

Case Study: Thanksgiving Dinner

Practice Problems
13 pages

Homework: Schedule Your Project Using the Critical Path Method

This quiz will test your understanding of the critical path method.

Critical Path Method
4 questions
Using Schedules to Measure Performance
3 Lectures 11:47
Creating a Baseline Schedule

Maintaining Your Schedule and Comparing It To the Baseline

Case Study: Thanksgiving Dinner
1 Lecture 00:00
1 page
About the Instructor
Peggy Yee
4.6 Average rating
144 Reviews
2,221 Students
2 Courses
PhD, Real Estate Agent, Udemy Instructor

I am a licensed real estate agent in Virginia and work with buyers, sellers, and investors. My experience as an engineer, teacher, consultant, and entrepreneur provides you the best knowledge to teach you effective and relevant real estate math that you'll need to be successful with buyers, sellers, and investors. I began my real estate career as an investor, so I have a lot of experience working with real estate numbers!

I value education – both yours and mine. I am always educating myself on real estate market and the latest practices to buy or sell a house. This allows me to provide you with the most current real estate math advice and best practices for you to be successful in your real estate career!

Licensed REALTOR® in Virginia

Managing Director, Stanley Ranch LLC - Real Estate Investment and Services Firm

e-Pro® - Professional Certification as a technology-savvy REALTOR®

LEED AP - Accredited Professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for sustainable and green building design.

Real Estate Investment Education in Creative Financing, Real Estate Notes, Tax Liens, Wholesale, Rehabbing Homes, Properties in Probate, and Mobile Homes


Stanford University - M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - B.S. in General Engineering

Professional Memberships

National Association of Realtors (NAR)

Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR)

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR)