Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) Certification

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This course provides material for:
PMI Exam code: PMI-SP�
Certificate: Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)


In this course, students will apply the generally recognized practices of project time management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to schedule projects successfully.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: -
  • describe project management fundamentals.
  • identify project management processes.
  • describe how projects are initiated.
  • identify the scheduling essentials.
  • define activities.
  • sequence activities.
  • estimate activity resources.
  • estimate activity duration.
  • develop a project schedule.
  • maintain and control schedules.
  • identify the basic principles of managing project risks and behavior in scheduling.


This course is designed for persons who have on the job experience performing project management tasks, whether or not project manager is their formal job role, who may or may not be certified project management professionals or have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, seek career advancement by moving into a formal Project Manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) Certification.“Project Management Professional” and “PMP” are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.


Understanding Project Management Fundamentals

  • Identify Project Management Basics
  • Examine Organizational Influences on Project Management
  • Examine the Project Management Context

Identifying Project Management Processes

  • Examine the Project Life Cycle
  • Recognize Process Groups

Describing Project Initiation

  • Describe Project Selection Methods and Processes
  • Create a Project SOW
  • Create a Project Charter
  • Describe the Elements of a Project Management Plan
  • Create a Scope Statement
  • Identify Enterprise Environmental Factors

Preparing to Build a Schedule

  • Identify Scheduling Process Fundamentals
  • Examine Schedule Inputs
  • Explore WBS Creation
  • Perform a WBS Quality Check

Defining Activities

  • Explore Activity Definition
  • Create a Milestone List
  • Create an Activity List
  • Identify Activity Attributes

Sequencing Activities

  • Describe the Process of Sequencing Project Activities
  • Determine Activity Dependencies and Relationships
  • Apply Lag and Lead in Activity Sequence
  • Create a Schedule Network Diagram

Estimating Activity Resources

  • Identify Activity Resources
  • Determine Activity Resource Requirements
  • Create a Resource Breakdown Structure

Estimating Activity Duration

  • Identify Activity Duration
  • Determine Activity Duration

Developing a Schedule

  • Describe the Process of Developing a Project Schedule
  • Draft a Project Schedule
  • Identify the Critical Path
  • Optimize the Project Schedule
  • Establish a Schedule Baseline
  • Create Schedule Data

Monitoring and Controlling Schedules

  • Explore the Control Schedule Process
  • Utilize an Integrated Change Control System
  • Communicate the Project Status
  • Monitor the Schedule
  • Calculate Schedule Efficiency

Managing Risks and Behavior in Scheduling

  • Define the Concept of Risk
  • Overcome Risks in Scheduling
  • Describe Human Behavior in Project Scheduling

Training provider

Teaching mode: Classroom - Instructor Led
Duration: 3 days
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