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PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

Course Type : Professional Certification

Duration : 4 Days

Professional Development Unit (PDU) : 32
Availability : In-House Training | Public Training

Course Overview

In this course, participants will apply the generally recognized practices of project time management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to schedule projects successfully.
It will serve as a prerequisite to qualifying for the PMI-SP® exam and certification. 

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Understanding Project Management Fundamentals

    • Identify Project Management Basics 

    • Examine Organisational Influences on Project Management 

    • Examine the Project Management Context

  • Lesson 2: Identifying Project Management Processes

    • Examine the Project Life Cycle 

    • Recognize Process Groups

  • Lesson 3: Describing Project Initiation

    • Describe Project Selection Methods and Processes 

    • Create a Project SOW 

    • Create a Project Charter 

    • Describe the Elements of a Project Management Plan 

    • Create a Scope Statement 

    • Identify Enterprise Environmental Factors

  • Lesson 4: Preparing to Build a Schedule

    • Identify Scheduling Process Criteria

    • Examine Schedule Models

    • Examine Schedule Inputs 

    • Explore WBS Creation 

    • Perform a WBS Quality Check

  • Lesson 5: Defining Activities

    • Explore Activity Definition 

    • Create a Milestone List 

    • Create an Activity List 

    • Identify Activity Attributes

  • Lesson 6: Sequencing Activities

    • Describe the Process of Sequencing Project Activities 

    • Determine Activity Dependencies and Relationships

    • Apply Lag and Lead in Activity Sequence 

    • Create a Schedule Network Diagram

  • Lesson 7: Estimating Activity Resources

    • Identify Activity Resources 

    • Determine Activity Resource Requirements 

    • Create a Resource Breakdown Structure

  • Lesson 8: Estimating Activity Duration

    • Identify Activity Duration 

    • Determine Activity Duration

  • Lesson 9: Developing a Schedule

    • Describe the Process of Developing a Project Schedule 

    • Draft a Project Schedule 

    • Identify the Critical Path 

    • Optimize the Project Schedule 

    • Establish a Schedule Baseline 

    • Create Schedule Data

  • Lesson 10: Monitoring and Controlling Schedules

    • Explore the Control Schedule Process 

    • Earned Value Analysis Methodology

    • Utilize an Integrated Change Control System 

    • Communicate the Project Status 

    • Monitor the Schedule 

    • Calculate Schedule Efficiency

  • Lesson 11: Managing Risks and Behaviour in Scheduling

    • Define the Concept of Risk

    • Overcome Risks in Scheduling 

    • Describe Human Behavior in Project Scheduling

  • Lesson 12: Exam Preparation

    • A full 170 question mock exam to be done by all participants

    • Explanation of the required qualifications for the PMI-SP® certification

    • Explanation of the application process and the necessary documents for the PMI-SP® application

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Target Audience

This course is designed for persons who have on the job experience performing project management tasks, whether or not project manager is their formal job role, who may or may not be certified project management professionals or have received formal project management training.
The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, seek career advancement by moving into a formal Project Manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® Certification.

The total program will focus on the following domains:

  • Schedule Strategy

  • Schedule Planning and Development

  • Schedule Monitoring and Control

  • Schedule Close Out

  • Stakeholder Communication Management

Not ready or not interested in certification courses? Looking for something intermediate

Project Management Essentials


  1. High School Diploma/Global Equivalent

  2. Minimum 5000 hours project scheduling experience within the last 5 consecutive years

  3. 40 hours of project scheduling training



  1. Bachelor's Degree/Global Equivalent

  2. Minimum 3500 project scheduling experience within the last 5 consecutive years

  3. 30 hours of project scheduling training

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