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Planning and Scheduling – Session 3

Topics:

•Use an activity list to create a network diagram using various logical relationship techniques (Leads, Lags, FS, SF, SS, FF)
•Calculate the critical path
•Discuss the importance of Resource Loading
•Build a resource loaded project schedule
•Discuss schedule compression techniques to meet date constraints
Terms:
  • Activity List
  • Network Diagram
  • Precedence Diagram Method (PDM)
  • Dependency
  • Dependencies
    • Mandatory
    • Discretionary
    • External
    • Leads
    • Lags
  • Relationships
    • FS
    • FF
    • SF
    • SS
  • Critical Path
  • Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Resource Loading
  • Schedule Compression Techniques
  • Fast-Tracking
  • Crashing
  • Schedule Development Outputs
    • Project Schedule
    • Baseline
    • Schedule Data
    • Project Document Updates
  • Schedule Reporting Techniques
    • Bar Charts (Gantt Charts)
    • Milestone Charts
  • PERT

References:

Recommended Course Materials:
The PMBOK® Guide, 4th Ed. 2008, by PMI*
The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, 3rd Ed. 2008, by Eric Verzuh

Homework:

•Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, 3rd Edition, Eric Verzuh
–Read/Review Chapter 5, 8 & 9
•PMBOK® Guide, 4th ed.
–Read/Review Section 7.1 – 7.2
* “PMI”, “PMBOK”, “CAPM” and “PMP” are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
**The Verzuh templates are only available to those who purchase “Fast Forward MBA In Project Management – 3rd edition.
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