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Planning in Traditional Project Environments

by Casey Ayers

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.

What you'll learn

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

Casey is an entrepreneurial leader with experience managing projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in healthcare, mobile, digital media, online learning, and more. His Pluralsight courses have helped nearly 1,000,000 professionals gain the skills they need to tackle new challenges and earn globally-recognized certifications, including PMP, CBAP, CAPM, PMI-ACP, CompTIA Project+, ICAgile, and more.

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