RedVector RV-10429

The Ultimate Project Manager, Chapter 05: The Project Schedule

The Ultimate Project Manager, Chapter 05: The Project Schedule

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-10429

SME: Michael D'Alessandro

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Successful projects are achieved for a variety of reasons, but an essential component is the project schedule. The purpose of this course is to not to demonstrate the importance of project schedule, but of an effective project schedule. We’ll cover the different purposes for using a project schedule and the different techniques that can be used to build a project schedule. Throughout the course, remember that producing project schedules is not a project itself; instead they are tools to help you successfully achieve your project goals.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recall and list the primary reasons for scheduling a project and the ten characteristics of a good schedule.
  • Describe how and when to use the following common scheduling techniques used by design firms: milestone charts, bar charts, the Critical Path Method technique (CPM), and the Full-Wall Scheduling technique.
  • Sequence the six steps of the CPM technique and the seven steps of the Full-Wall Scheduling technique.
  • Select the best scheduling technique   based on a project’s characteristics and needs using the Selection Criteria for Scheduling Techniques Table.
  • Explain how to use a schedule to your advantage.
  • List the five pitfalls that should be avoided when preparing project schedules.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Michael D'Alessandro
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Mr. D'Alessandro has been involved with the A/E Design and Construction Industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining PSMJ Resources, Inc., he was with Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group as a Principal Project Manager. His responsibilities included project management, proposal preparation, department management, and human resources management.

His extensive project management experience includes engineering, procurement, ranging in capital value from $1 million to $55 million. He has also been responsible for management of fast-track multi-discipline projects involving equity placement for both domestic and international facilities.

During his tenure as a Project/Client Manager, he successfully completed capital projects in 18 different countries. He has worked with some of the largest global companies by consistently demonstrating the ability to accomplish project budget and schedule objectives with a high degree of client satisfaction.

As a consultant, he has provided project management training since 1990 and has been involved in strategic planning for design/build initiatives and work process improvements for small project environments. He has also served as a Quality Council member, leading efforts to measure client satisfaction and improve design productivity.

Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering. He is also certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Michael is also a registered professional engineer in a number of states and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
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Course Reviews (13)
EXCELENTE
By on Aug, 24, 2020
EXCELENTE
Excellent content
By on Aug, 25, 2020
Excellent content
Lots of detail, sometimes too much
By (Contractor / Trades) on Sep, 29, 2020
Lots of detail, sometimes too much.
ES UNA BUENA INTRODUCCION
By on Oct, 06, 2020
ES UNA BUENA INTRODUCCION
creative quizzes
By (Contractor / Trades, Engineer, Professional Organization) on Feb, 04, 2021
creative quizzes
This taught me about scheduling and all the ways to schedule
By on Sep, 02, 2020
This taught me about scheduling and all the ways to schedule.
good stuff
By on Dec, 04, 2020
good stuff
It was interesting to learn about all best practices for project managers
By on Apr, 19, 2021
It was interesting to learn about all best practices for project managers.
thanks
By (Professional Organization) on Jun, 10, 2020
thanks
Some concepts were presented in a very organized fashion with emphasis on their importance; however, some of the test questions were points that were barely touched upon and not memorable
By on Jul, 12, 2020
Some concepts were presented in a very organized fashion with emphasis on their importance; however, some of the test questions were points that were barely touched upon and not memorable.
Fine
By (Professional Organization) on Dec, 07, 2020
Fine
There was some good general information provided, as well some some information that will be beneficial to my future schedule development
By on Dec, 21, 2020
There was some good general information provided, as well some some information that will be beneficial to my future schedule development.
poorly worded questions that leave the meaning/intent unclear
By (Engineer, Professional Organization) on Sep, 28, 2020
poorly worded questions that leave the meaning/intent unclear.