What is the Planning and Scheduling Professional ?
The AACE International program’s intent is to recognize specialists who meet a demanding set of planning and scheduling criteria.
The PSP certification will distinguish you as a Planning and Scheduling Professional who has the knowledge and skills that impact the bottom line. You can find information about this program by clicking here AACEI You are allowed 105 minutes for each of the four closed-book parts of the exam which are briefly described below:
Part I is Basic Knowledge. It consists of multiple-choice questions concerning the basics of planning and scheduling.
Part II is a real-time Communications Exercise. It requires the candidate to draft the equivalent of a one-page typewritten (maximum) memorandum to simulate reporting on planning and scheduling analysis to the project manager, explaining the issues and proposing a solution regarding a given problem.
Part III is a Practical Exercise. This part entails answering a series of multiple-choice questions concerning various aspects of a single problem.
Part IV is Planning and Scheduling Applications. It consists of multiple-choice questions involving planning and scheduling scenarios.
At the end of this course, participants will gain the following:
The training course will provide participants with a thorough background in the concepts of Planning and Scheduling Engineering and Construction projects. The course addresses how to identify, monitor, and balance information crucial for the successful management of projects. It will discuss the development of a baseline performance management plan (PMP) for the project that will allow the efficient compilation and the timely generation of quantitative performance comparisons. The comparisons highlight significant performance departures (“actual vs. baseline”) and allow for preventive and early remedial and corrective actions.
Who should attend?
This course is targeted for Chief Executive Officers, Finance Managers, Human Resources Managers, Project Managers, Engineers and Planners, Information Technology Managers.
In What Industries?
Government, Real State Development, Aerospace, Defense, Engineering and Construction, Manufacturing and Industrial, Oil and Gas\Petrochemical, Power and Water Utility Plants, Education and Training, Retail, Financial Services, Information Technology, Telecommunication, Pharmaceuticals, Environmental Management, Shipbuilding, Repair Yards, Decision and Risk Management, Quality Assurance/Management and Quantity Surveying.
Project Management introduction
Planning and Scheduling Professional
WBS and Activity Identification
Estimating Activity Durations
Activity network Development
Network Schedule Calculation
Earned Value Management
Unit 1 – PLANNING
1A. Planning Development
1.1 Input and Data
1.1.1 Contract Requirements
1.1.2 Identification of Stakeholders
1.1.3 Constructability Methods
1.2 Considerations and Constraints
1.2.1 Identification of Resources
1.2.2 Value Engineering
1.2.3 Stakeholder Considerations
1.2.4 Project Variables
1B. Planning Product
1.3 Planning Output and Deliverables
1.3.1 Define Scope of Work
1.3.2 Define Project Goals
1.3.3 Define Project Plan
1.3.4 Phase Definition
1.3.5 Establish Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
1.3.6 Establish Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
1.3.7 Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS)
1.3.8 Sequencing and Phase Relationships
1.3.9 Review by Stakeholders
1.3.10 Cost Estimate Development
1.3.11 Baseline Plan
1.3.12 Periodic Forecasts
1.3.13 Risk and Recovery Plan
Unit 2 – SCHEDULING
2A. Schedule Development
2.1 Input and Data (from Planning)
2.1.1 Define Schedule Scope
2.1.2 Breakdown Structures (WBS/OBS/CBS)
2.1.3 Schedule Specification
2.1.4 Feedback from Stakeholders
2.1.5 Cost Estimate Model
2.2 Creating Schedule
2.2.1 Types of Schedules
2.2.5 Constraints and Calendars
2.2.6 Cost/Resource Loading
2.2.8 Schedule Quality Analysis and Compliance Review
2.2.9 Schedule Basis Documentation
2B. Schedule Maintenance/Controlling
2.3 Maintain Schedule
2.3.1 Baseline Schedule
2.3.2 Tracking Schedule Progress
2.3.3 Cost and Resource Management
2.3.4 Schedule Change Management
2.3.6 Schedule Maintenance Feedback
2.4 Schedule Output and Deliverables
2.4.1 Control Level Schedules
2.4.2 Variances and Trends
2.4.3 Schedule Analysis
2.4.4 Schedule Forecasts
2.4.5 Constructability Review
2.4.6 Progress Reports and Reviews
2.4.7 Recovery Schedules
2.4.8 Management Summary