Advanced Project Planning and Scheduling

Effectively plan and schedule your projects comprehensively and well, thus maximizing your chances of delivering your project to time, cost, quality and scope.

This course is for those wishing to learn the principles and practice of project planning and scheduling. It covers the fundamental skills of the discipline and aims to give you the knowledge required to begin undertaking a planning role. Starting in the context of project management, you will learn why good planning and scheduling are key to project success. By gaining a thorough understanding of the process that underlies this discipline, you will be well placed to plan and schedule their projects effectively, and thereby increase the chance of project success. Because good planning and scheduling are critical to project execution, each of the areas involved is examined in detail, and the various options and approaches are considered.

Because risk management, change management, quality checking and are record keeping are important parts of planning, these topics are also covered, meaning that you can deal effectively with a variety of project situations.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Understand the place of planning and scheduling in project management
  • State a project’s scope using a range of breakdown structures
  • Estimate project costs and link them to the project budget
  • Estimate, resource, baseline and communicate a project schedule
  • Optimise the project schedule
  • Manage risk, change and quality in the planning and scheduling phases
  • Learn lessons from previous projects to improve current and future projects

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Cost Managers
  • Project Risk Managers
  • Project Controls Managers
  • Project Controls Team Members
  • Project Planners & Schedulers
  • Risk Management Staff
  • Project Management Office Staff
  • Project Team Members
  • Project Engineers
  • Cost Controllers & Engineers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Project Consultants
  • Project Specialists
  • William Grant Distillers
  • Aker Solutions
  • Petrofac
  • Shell
  • Nigerian National Petroleum Company
  • Saudi Electricity Company
  • Scottish Water Worley
  • NGCP
  • Petrochina

Trainer's Background

  • Over 30 years experience of managing projects in a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, IT, power delivery, water and broadcast industries
  • Experienced course instructor, delivering a variety of project management-related courses
  • Reviewer of national project management apprenticeship scheme
  • Founding member and past chair, Association for Project Management (APM) Aberdeen
  • Member Offshore Project Management Steering Group (UK North Sea)
  • Leader UK ECITB Project Management Mentoring Scheme
  • Conducts and commissions active research in the project management field

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“The trainer is effective and expert
in the subject”

 -National Grid Corporation of the Philippines



“He clearly has very good knowledge and
experience in the topics. We appreciate the short
stories from his past projects and they stick more
when these are told as stories connected to the
technical terms”

-Shell Philippines Exploration B.V.


“The trainer was very knowledgeable in the area and
shared some insightful experiences.”

-Shell Philippines Exploration B.V.