Developing Project Schedules and Budgets
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.
Table of contents
- Module Introduction 1m
- Managing Project Costs 6m
- Contingency and Management Reserves 6m
- Developing a Baseline Budget 7m
- Developing Project Schedules 7m
- Iteration Backlogs and Product Backlogs 5m
- Creating a Backlog 7m
- Visualizing Project Schedules 6m
- Assessing Schedule and Budget Performance 10m
- Earned Value Management 9m
- Module Review 4m