PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)

The PMI-SP certification acknowledges the individual’s unique expertise on the project team while demonstrating the recognition and value the role provides to the project management profession.

This global certification also supports individuals in meeting organizational needs. Organizations can be confident in hiring capable, experienced practitioners as well as having a means for a career development path.

This workshop serves as a PMI® Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) intensive exam preparation course and our training is in sync with the framework of knowledge outlined by the Practice Standard for Scheduling, the PMI Scheduling Professional Examination.


Course Objectives

  1. Understand the scheduling strategy and governance
  2. Plan and create a resource loaded, optimized, and leveled schedule
  3. Control, maintain and analyze the schedule
  4. Communicate schedule performance to stakeholders
  5. Understand scheduling closeout activities and skills
  6. Pass PMI-SP exam from 1st trail


Who Should Attend

Project managers, Senior PM Practitioners, PMO staff, managers of PMs, PM teams, Individuals who want to start their career in project management, and others who want to sit for PMI-SP exam



Basic understanding of project management.


Training tools and techniques

  • S/W tools
  • Interactive workshops
  • Case studies
  • PMI-SP exam questions


Course Outline

Model 01 Building the Foundation

  • Project and project management
  • Project scheduling
  • Project charter
  • Project lifecycle
  • Simulation Workshop choose your project
  • Simulation Workshop define project lifecycle


Model 02 Stakeholder Communications Management

  • Stakeholder requirements analysis
  • Communication management plan
  • Stakeholder engagement plan
  • Stakeholder engagement schedule activities
  • Simulation Workshop stakeholder analysis

Model 03 Schedule Planning and Development

  • Work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Organizational breakdown structure (OBS)
  • Control accounts (CA) and work packages
  • Activities and milestones
  • Sequence activities
  • Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
  • Simulation Workshop build network diagram
  • Estimate activity durations
  • Project resource breakdown structure (RBS)
  • Simulation Workshop build RBS
  • Estimate resources and resource availability
  • Resource allocation techniques
  • Resource constrained schedule
  • Simulation Workshop resource management
  • Scheduling techniques
  • Critical Path Method CPM
  • Simulation Workshop CPM
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Schedule risk-assessment techniques
  • Schedule model components
  • Adjust schedule model techniques
  • Simulation Workshop schedule adjustment
  • Schedule baseline


Model 04 Schedule Monitoring and Controlling

  • Collect activity status
  • Reporting periods
  • Progress measurement techniques
  • Simulation Workshop progress reporting
  • Collect resource information and updates
  • Resource utilization and availability
  • Schedule analysis and audit
  • Schedule metrics
  • Cost and schedule reserve analysis
  • Schedule forecast
  • Simulation Workshop schedule forecast
  • Alternative project execution options
  • Risk mitigation activities
  • Project schedule change control
  • Update the schedule model
  • Schedule baseline changes

Model 05 Schedule Closeout

  • Schedule close-out procedures
  • Feedback techniques
  • Schedule review techniques
  • Schedule issue management
  • Final acceptance of the contractual schedule components
  • Evaluate final schedule performance against baseline schedule
  • Lessons learned and best practices
  • Final schedule reports
  • Archive schedule files


Model 06 Schedule Alignments and integration

  • Integrated master plan (IMP)
  • Program plan
  • Project statement of work (SOW)
  • Contracts, agreements, and bid documents
  • Integrate scheduling activities into the overall project management process.

Model 07 Schedule Strategy

  • Project scheduling objectives and goals
  • Schedule approach
  • Scheduling policies and procedures
  • Schedule best practices, Industry standards, guidelines, regulations, governing standards
  • Schedule management plan
  • Project schedule configuration management

Model 08 PMI-SP Exam Preparation

  • Exam objectives, registration processes, hints and tricks
  • Exam study plan, exam Q/A
  • Recommended resources for PMP-SP mock exams