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PMI Central Alabama Chapter Scheduling Training

There is much more to project scheduling than just the use of tools and technology to build a schedule for your team. Schedules are a fundamental element of project management yet half of all projects — 50 percent — are not completed within the initially scheduled timeframe according to our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.

Projects and teams today are increasingly global and virtual, and project schedules are key to managing activities, resources, dependencies and ultimately, project outcomes. The PMI-SP® will recognize your knowledge and skill to drive the improved management of project schedules.

This class introduces proven processes and techniques for the “science” of building a schedule and creating realistic estimates. Additional topics include recognizing schedule management issues and applying sound judgment to address the “art” of effective project management. By the end of this class students will be able to create viable schedules for their projects and effectively manage them.

  • Offers 16 credit hours towards the total of 40 hours of scheduling education required to sit for the PMI-SP® exam.
  • Additional hours of schedule learning will be recommended via online learning.
  • Thursday and Friday, October 24-25 (8am-4pm)
  • Location:
    Johnson Controls 1800 International Park Drive, Suite 500 Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Cost:
    • $1,500 per person (non-members)
    • $1,200 per person (PMI CAC members or groups of 3 or more)
    • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Register before 10/1 and members only pay $999 per person

At the end of this class, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of a project schedule and estimating work
  • Build a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Network Diagram.
  • Estimate the work, duration and cost associated with the schedule.
  • Create a final schedule that can be used as the basis for managing the project.
  • Perform the proper preparation to create a valid estimate
  • Utilize a number of different estimating techniques (e.g. analogy, expert opinion)
  • Determine the level of accuracy required and estimate at that level
  • Prepare viable estimates in terms of effort, duration and cost


  • Senior staff members
  • Project managers and team members that need to estimate work
  • Managers that need to validate work estimates
  • Clients, customers and all stakeholders that help prepare and validate estimates


  • The basics of schedules and estimates and alternatives for creating them
  • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Converting the WBS to a Network Diagrams
  • Preparing for the estimate and applying techniques for effort, duration and cost
  • Adding resources to the schedule
  • Finalizing and Managing the schedule

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Wright, PMICAC VP of Education.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-24-2019
Event End Date 10-25-2019
Registration Start Date 08-16-2019 12:00 am
Cut off date 10-17-2019
Individual Price Pricing Varies
Location Johnson Controls

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person($)
3 1,200.00

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