Duration-Driven Planning & Control
4.78 out of 5 based on 23 customer ratings

4.78 out of 5 based on 23 customer ratings
(23 customer reviews )

OVERVIEW

This project management training course teaches practical management techniques that will prepare participants to develop and update plans for their projects. Real-life exercises enhance the learning experience and allow students to see how the general techniques they’ve learned can be adapted to the unique characteristics of their own projects.

PRICE

$495.00 per person

Description

AUDIENCE

This course targets students who require a basic understanding of structured project planning and control techniques. The course content applies to individuals who will function as project managers as well as team members who will be working alongside them as they develop and update their project plans.

COURSE DURATION

The course consists of 16 hours of instruction including videos, text, hands-on exercises, and quizzes. The course includes exercises on the following topics:

  • Recognizing Typical Project Challenges
  • Developing Network Diagrams
  • Performing Schedule Calculations
  • Compressing Project Plans to Meet Deadline Dates
  • Updating the Project Plan to Reflect Actual Progress To-Date

COURSE CONTENT

Students will learn how to clearly define a project, develop an initial project plan, compress the schedule to achieve deadline dates, and effectively control the project through to completion. Each student has access to our online training portal. The six-lesson course is broken down into multiple topics that include videos, text, individual exercises, and quizzes. Once topics are completed, students may revisit them at any time. 16 PDUs (Professional Development Units) are earned upon successful completion of the course.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

COURSE OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION
  • Project Management Definitions
  • Project Challenges
  • Elements of Project Management (Time, Cost and Quality)
  • The Project Life Cycle
  • The Project Management Process
DEFINING THE PROJECT
  • Roles/Responsibilities of Project Managers
  • Roles and Characteristics of Project Sponsors
  • The Sponsor Document
  • Project Team Composition/Characteristics
  • Project Charters
DEVELOPING AN INITIAL PROJECT PLAN
  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Network Diagrams/Analysis
  • Estimating Durations and Resource Requirements
  • Critical Path Method (CPM) Network Calculations
COMPRESSING THE SCHEDULE AND ESTABLISHING A BASELINE PLAN
  • Using the Schedule Compression Process to Meet Project Deadline Dates
  • Using the Time-Cost Tradeoff Concept to Optimize Project Plans
  • Establishing a Baseline Plan
CONTROLLING THE PROJECT
  • The Control Process
  • Use of Intermediate Milestones
  • Collecting Activity Status
  • Updating The Project Plan
  • Rules For Effective Project Control
CONCLUSION
  • Why Projects Succeed
  • Project Challenges Revisited
  • Some Final Thoughts

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23 reviews for Duration-Driven Planning & Control

  1. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Technical Formula to control a projectIs a very complete and interesting training, but sometimes too many formulas make it confusing and very technical other tan practical.
    Thank you

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  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    ExcelentIt has been a very enriching experience of knowledge. It is a tool that facilitates the realization of projects because it leads you to consider the minimum detail that could make the big difference in the success of the project.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent way to understand and explain projects challengesExcellent way to understand and explain projects challenges.
    It is interesting how things can go if we schedule and plan projects not being in the panic zone.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great Course!!Now, I know what is the tools necessaries for a project success and make sense.

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  5. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Nice course, material neededNice course, but I think we need some references material in order to consult it as needed particularly with the nodes calculations.

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  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent training course about project management.A lot of tools to be successful in the completion of all projects. I think it is necessary to read and put into practice the tools several times in order to dominate them.

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  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    José Alfredo Gómezexcellent, very exciting, the topics are very attractive and interesting, it really is a very good methodology

    I lov

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  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    GOOD TOPICSGOOD COURSE

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  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Buen CursoMuy bueno

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  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    GOOD TOPICSTHE COURSE IS SO GOOD FOR OUR FUTURE PROJECTS-

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  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Duration driven planning and controlExcelent tool for control the main elements of the project managenement process: time, cost and quality and how is interelated. tech, factors and other.

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  12. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great resource!Excellent training to get new PM's up to speed in fast paced industries. Clear, Concise, and an overall great resource of education. Will be sending more employees to take this course!

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  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great Course!Nice format and very well executed.

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  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great Course!This course has been extremely helpful in learning about Duration Driven Methodology. The pace of the class and videos were easy to navigate and learn from. The video graphics and media were consistence and easy to read. I noticed a few UX design shortcomings that made some of the quiz sections more difficult than need be. Overall I would rate this course very high!

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  15. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Duration-Driven Planning and ControlI really enjoyed this class. I found it to be straight forward and the examples made a lot of sense. It is very helpful for anyone who is part of a project team and hasn't ever been exposed to the project managegment methods.

    Unfortunately, I did encounter a lot of technical issues with the website. That is the only reason that I am not giving a 5 star rating. Hopefully all the issues have been resolved for the next students.

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  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Duration-Driven Planning & Control FundamentalsA great course with lots of specific hands-on insights and information.

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  17. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Jake ReviewCourse was very informative and interactive

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  18. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Jake Novack ReviewThis was a great training course for learning some of the ways to keep projects on schedule, ways to correct projects that are straying off schedule, and ways to expedite the more important tasks that have a greater impact on other tasks in the project.

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  19. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Duration Driven Planning & Control FundamentalsVery informative, and well laid out course.

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  20. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great Course for Basics...I enjoyed the content and learned from it. There were some sections that we reading based as opposed to being recorded as videos. I am not sure the reason why that was, however, I would personally have preferred all videos.
    I thought the graphics and illustrations in the videos were very descriptive.

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  21. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Duration Driven Planning & ControlThis is an excellent course for a person new to project management and also as a refresher for seasoned Project Management Professionals. This course reminded me about the importance of getting my Project Sponsors together on a current project that I am running. It also shows you very good project management disciplines to have in place to ensure that the projects you are running are successful!!

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  22. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very InformativeI thought this course was very interesting and helpful. As someone who has not previously worked in project management, the lessons were easy to follow and the project control process makes perfect sense. I enjoyed the video series and the quizzes in every lesson to test my knowledge and understanding.

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  23. 5 out of 5

    Great!This course was very helpful.

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