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.
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

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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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who has a project they need to plan that has multiple activities

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Scheduling
The Benefits of Scheduling
About The Instruction and How To Best Use This Course
Section 2: Breaking Your Project Into Manageable Pieces
Breaking Your Project Into Manageable Pieces Using a Work Breakdown Structure
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
Section 3: Working with Activities and Creating a Network Logic Diagram
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
Section 4: Using the Critical Path Method (CPM) To Identify Critical Activities
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
4 questions

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

Section 5: Using Schedules to Measure Performance
Creating a Baseline Schedule
Maintaining Your Schedule and Comparing It To the Baseline
Case Study: Thanksgiving Dinner
Section 6: Conclusion
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Peggy Yee, 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)

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