Planning in Traditional Project Environments

Developing schedules and plans that coordinate resources to meet goals is the heart of project management. In this course, you’ll learn how successful leaders of teams following predictive, waterfall methodologies approach these important tasks.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Mar 10, 2021
Duration
2h 32m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Mar 10, 2021
Duration
2h 32m
Description

Effective development and management of project schedules is at the heart of successful project endeavors. In this course, Planning in Traditional Project Environments, you’ll learn how leaders harnessing predictive, waterfall methodologies approach this critical work. First, you’ll learn about some of the principles of managing project schedules, and how work may be progressively elaborated and decomposed into actionable tasks to be better understood. Next, you’ll see how the sequencing of project activities, and understanding of their duration, can have a significant impact on project planning. After that, you’ll explore how to optimize project work along the critical path, and how various techniques related to resource management come into play. Finally, you’ll bring together what you’ve learned to understand how project schedules are developed and maintained throughout the project life cycle. By the end of this course, you’ll have a firm grasp on the concepts and principles necessary to develop useful schedules for your own initiatives.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit http://CaseyAyers.com

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course, Planning in Traditional Project Environments. Effective development and management of project schedules is at the heart of successful project endeavors. In this course, you'll learn how leaders harnessing predictive waterfall methodologies approach this critical work. First, you'll learn about some of the principles of managing project schedules and how work may be progressively elaborated and decomposed into actionable tasks to be better understood. Then, you'll learn how the sequencing of project activities and understanding their duration can have a significant impact on project planning. After that, you'll learn how to optimize project work along the critical path and how various techniques related to resource management come into play. Finally, you'll bring together what you've learned to understand how project schedules are developed and maintained throughout the project lifecycle. By the end of this course, you'll have a firm grasp on the concepts and principles necessary to develop useful schedules for your own initiatives. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with some of the principles of project management in order to better relate to the material we'll discuss. This course is part of our series here at Pluralsight on project management skills, which can help you prepare for the PMP and other certification exams, as well as earn continuing education credits toward project management certifications and is a great resource even if you're just looking to learn more about project management. I hope you'll join me to learn how you can leverage thoughtful planning and savvy preparation to generate effective results with Planning in Traditional Project Environments, here at Pluralsight.