Project Management & Project Scheduling

Project Management & Project Scheduling

This course is created to provide a profound understanding of project management and project scheduling by Austin Hodge, an experienced Project Controls Lead at GE Vernova. It teaches deep insight about various practical tools and strategies that help in managing projects of different frequency and fields. This course is suitable for both experienced and budding project managers who want to upgrade their technical skills in order to flourish in their career.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for individuals who are already familiar with project management, including:

  • Project managers
  • Project coordinators
  • Young Professionals
  • Team leaders
  • Business analysts
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Anyone interested in learning about project management and scheduling

Course Prerequisites

This course requires an intermediate level of understanding towards project management. If the learners have utmost will power and knowledge about the course title then it will be easier for them to grasp the teachings of this course.


This course will help you:

  • Understanding the basic and deep concepts of project management
  • Identifying and executing the factors that help in project planning
  • Attaining effective skills to tackle the challenges that come along with planning
  • Intentionally learning the communication procedure for project planning

Topics Covered

This course will cover the following key topics:

  • Proper Understanding of How Project Management Works
  • Deep Knowledge of Project Management Methodologies and their Importance
  • Critical Analysis of Challenges and How to Handle them
  • Awareness about various Scheduling Tools
  • Good Familiarity with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Project Scheduling and TAKT Techniques

Course Modules

This Course is segregated into these modules:

  • Introduction & Agenda
  • What is Project Management?
  • Project Lifecycle
  • How to Ensure the Project Succeeds
  • Schedule – What’s it Good for?
  • Why Do We Need to Calculate Critical Path?
  • Reporting the Future
  • Pull Planning & TAKT

By the End of This Course

Learners will have a comprehensive understanding of project management and planning/scheduling. They will be equipped with all the strategies and tools to manage and plan projects, ensuring timely completion that too within the budget. Moreover, they will also be able to communicate effectively for a better workflow and collaborations.

Enroll Now

Enroll now in the “Project Management & Project Scheduling” course to gain expertise from an experienced project management professional in order to excel your skills in the respective field. You will surely be able to manage all the challenges related to the planning and scheduling with the clear communication methods.

Introduction & Agenda

Introduction & Agenda

Project Controls Lead Austin Hodges highlights his experience in Project Management and discusses the agenda for this course.

What is Project Management?

What is Project Management?

This lesson touches on the differences between Project Management and Project Controls and defines a Project Manager’s responsibilities.

Project Lifecycle

Project Lifecycle

Austin takes you through the project lifecycle from start to finish.

How to Ensure the Project Succeeds

How to Ensure the Project Succeeds

Find out which three things you should focus on so that you can ensure a project succeeds.

What Do the Methods Say?

Explore various methodologies, as Austin explains how you don’t need to use just one to manage a project!

Project Success

Understand how a longer timeline on a project can impact a company, as well as how much the scope can change during planning.

Schedule - What’s it Good for?

Schedule - What’s it Good for?

Austin stresses how it’s necessary to adjust a schedule since projects never go according to plan.

Gantt Charts & Much More

See an example of a Gantt chart and learn more about Work Breakdown Structure and critical path.

Tasks, Interdependencies, & Constraints, OH MY

Learn some good scheduling practices, plus Austin introduces interdependencies.

Schedule Calculations – Forward Pass

Walk through how to calculate Forward Pass.

Schedule Calculations – Backward Pass

Austin proceeds with how to calculate Backward Pass.

Schedule Calculations – Things to Avoid

This brief lesson explains a few things you’ll want to avoid when it comes to schedule calculations.

Why Do We Need to Calculate Critical Path?

Why Do We Need to Calculate Critical Path?

Using the building of a house as an example, calculate the critical path alongside Austin.

Key Performance Indicators

Explore the different options of what KPIs to track for projects.

Reporting the Future

Reporting the Future

The repetitive theme of this lesson is “make the point clear” when reporting to stakeholders!

Pull Planning & TAKT

Pull Planning & TAKT

To wrap up, Austin discusses the major advantages and disadvantages of pull planning and TAKT planning.

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Duration: 1:19:06
Lectures: 16
Level: Intermediate

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