The Project Work Schedule (ON LINE course)


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NZ Institute of Highway Technology Limited (NZIHT), in conjunction with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) - online and e-learning specialists, now offers a range of courses in an online format.  We understand that everything has to be fitted into a busy work and life schedule and have chosen the flexibility of online courses for this reason. Over many years a series of professional development courses that provide worthwhile practical skills which can be applied to your life, workplace and career.


The Project Work Schedule

If the work breakdown structure forms the foundation of project planning, then the project work schedule forms the central structure.

Project managers use schedules to sequence and control project activities. Management uses them to monitor performance against targets. Schedules show the organisation how the work will be performed and define timelines, delivery dates and resources that are needed. A realistic project work schedule is key to a successful project.

The critical path is a central feature of the project work schedule. Ensuring that critical path tasks start and finish on time is the safest way of completing the project on time. Optimising the project work schedule involves reviewing the draft schedule with fresh eyes and seeking ways to improve it by making it more realistic, more accurate, more efficient and faster.

This involves looking for: inaccuracies in task relationships, over allocations and under allocations, bottlenecks, opportunities to reduce the project work schedule duration, unrealistic time estimates and omissions.

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on line course

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$99 +GST per person to complete this on line course

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Topics include

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Define key terms relating to project work scheduling
  • Identify the steps in scheduling the work and place them in a logical order
  • Estimate time and duration for each task
  • Understand how to identify resource requirements
  • Sequence the tasks using network diagrams and Gantt charts
  • Understand and identify the critical path
  • Create a draft project work schedule and optimise the schedule


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Who should attend

  • Project managers
  • Project team leaders and project team members
  • Any practitioners intending to move into project management or leadership roles
  • Anyone involved in assigning resources and developing work schedules for projects
  • Public or private sector managers, supervisors, consultants, cross-functional team leaders or anyone who would like to gain a better understanding of project management

The principles in this course apply to anyone who needs to manage and plan projects. It applies to practitioners across a range of skill sets including the science, engineering, architectural, planning, IT, marketing and sales fields.

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How long will it take?

It should take an average of 2.5 hours to complete the Project Work Schedule online course and the associated activities. Your progress through the course is recorded by Continuing Professional Development’s learning management system. At the completion of the course you will be able to print a unique certificate of completion for your records.

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How do I register?

  • Simply complete the registration form on the .pdf flyer or click here to register on line
  • NZIHT will then send you an invoice for payment of the on-line course/courses you wish to complete
  • Once invoice has been paid our partner company ‘CPD’ will send you a link to the course together with the code and instructions how to start.
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