Developing Project Schedules and Budgets

by Casey Ayers

Effective project leaders bring their initiatives in on time and on budget, but that starts by creating a schedule and budget in the first place. Learn the fundamentals of project budgeting and scheduling and how they relate with one another.

What you'll learn

Effective project leaders bring their initiatives in on time and on budget, but that starts by creating a schedule and budget in the first place. In this course, Developing Project Schedules and Budgets, you’ll learn the fundamentals of project scheduling and budgeting, and how you can put in motion the actions necessary to create new value. First, you’ll learn how scheduling and budgeting relate to one another, and how they are managed concurrently. Then, you’ll learn how to sketch out the big-picture outlook for your project’s work, using milestones and roadmaps. After that, you’ll explore the options available for acquiring and deploying resources to accomplish project objectives, and how they impact our scheduling and budgeting efforts. Then, you’ll learn about the interdependencies that exist between project activities, and how you can effectively sequence efforts in order to maximize value creation. Finally, you’ll learn what goes into assembling a project schedule and budget, and how to assess team performance against these benchmarks, bringing together the fundamental techniques you’ve learned along the way. By the end of this course, you’ll understand how project schedules and budgets are developed, and be ready to more effectively lead your project team.

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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