Advanced Project Management: Advanced Project Scheduling

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Without a full and complete schedule, the project manager will be unable to communicate the complete effort, in terms of cost and resources, necessary to deliver the project. Knowing scheduling techniques will better prepare you to make decisions about schedule development and give better direction to your project team about schedule performance. This interactive online course will teach you the importance of scheduling in contract fulfillment, as well as introductory concepts for scheduling contract provisions, the concepts of delays and claims, and methods for delay claim resolution. You will also learn about establishing a scheduling model, best practice principles, and the eight steps for developing a good schedule model. (Advanced - 1 hour).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Define contract, delay, and claim, in regard to construction scheduling, and describe scheduling provisions included in construction contracts.
  • Describe delay claim resolution methods, and distinguish the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Discuss the schedule model principles, according to the Project Management Institute, and evaluate how these can be used on projects you manage.
  • Identify and differentiate between scheduling methods and techniques employed in project management.
  • List eight steps of the schedule model development process, and recognize how the process can be applied to projects you manage.

Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP

Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP, is a senior civil engineer and program management practitioner, adjunct professor, author and podcaster.  His experience in infrastructure engineering, program delivery, facility management, leadership and international cooperation spans the globe with more than two decades in the military, civil service and the private sector and is shared routinely through his writings.

Over Knutson’s career, he’s developed core skills to effectively lead teams and organizations, negotiate on projects and programs, and achieve success on high-stake infrastructure projects for clients in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

Knutson is a U.S. Air Force civil engineer officer and holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and a Masters, Business Administration from Colorado State University. You'll find his writings on LiquidPlanner.com Blog, The Engineering Career Coach and General Leadership websites. He is also the co-host of the popular Engineering Career Coach - cited by Forbes as one of the 15 most inspiring podcasts for professionals – and the Civil Engineering podcast.  He currently lives near Cambridge, England.

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