Leading projects

Project planning

Whatever the size or type of your project it must be scheduled and resourced to ensure it delivers the required scope within its time, cost and quality constraints.

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Project planning
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£495.00 £445.50 Plus vat
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£595.00 £535.50 Plus vat


Whatever the size or type of your project it must be scheduled and resourced to ensure it delivers the required scope within its time, cost and quality constraints.

This course addresses the key steps necessary to schedule and resource a project including a discussion about the pros and cons of software tools.

The programme is delivered by project management experts who will provide a practical guide to the scheduling process.

The course incorporates practical sessions and case studies to ensure you have the opportunity to apply the tools and techniques being presented.

Who should attend?

Project Managers, Team Managers, or personnel in a project assurance or project support role.  Delegates with previous basic knowledge of project management should be able to use the techniqes in a live project after the course. 

No previous experience of project management is required, but may be useful.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Structure project requirements
  • Develop the project’s scope and necessary work packages
  • Create a network diagram
  • Establish cost and duration estimates
  • Establish the critical path for the project
  • Allocate the necessary resources balancing efficiency with risk
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using scheduling software tools
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Key topics

The course covers:

Development of the project scope;

  • Requirements management
  • Product and work breakdown structures
  • Building a work package

            Development of estimates for cost and duration of each work package

            Identification of dependencies between activities/work packages

            Critical path analysis

            Resource scheduling including smoothing and levelling

            Other resourcing techniques      

            Risks associated with the scheduling steps

            Discussion of software tools – pros and cons


The course will be delivered in a workshop format and attendees will work in small groups and given the opportunity to practise each step using a straightforward practical case study.

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: C and E

  1. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  2. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Project planning.

  • Steve Kendall

    Steve Kendall

    Steve has worked as a consultant and trainer for over 20 years, helping organisations large and small, private and public to deliver their projects on time, in budget and with no nasty surprises.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Location:
    Coventry, London
  • CPD Hours:
  • Accredited:
  • UK-Spec:
    C, E

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27 Jun 2019 10% discount available until 27 April
16 Oct 2019 10% discount available until 16 August

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