PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)


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


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


Prerequisite(s) or equivalent knowledge: Project Management Fundamentals

Degree or Equivalent Minimum 3500 within the last 5 consecutive years 30 hours
Diploma or Equivalent Minimum 5000 hours within the last 5 consecutive years 40 Hours


  •  Understand the contents of the PMI Scheduling Practice Guide
  •  Knowthe way PMI-SP® exam questions are asked and how to answer these  questions
  •  Understand the topics that will be asked on the PMI-SP® exam
  •  Knowhow to apply for the PMI-SP® examination


  •   Lesson 1: Understanding Project Management FundamentalsIdentify 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

Recognise 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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