Deltek Master Class

Deltek Schedule Quality Master Class

Summary

This Master Class has been developed in partnership with Dr. Dan Patterson, the globally recognised schedule and risk expert and creator of Acumen Fuse. This two day Master Class teaches attendees the proven best practices for accelerating the review, analysis and quality of project schedules. Drawing on real world examples, this special course combines interactive sessions with structured content developed over 18 years at the cutting edge of project management Innovation.

The content of this Master Class is aimed at assisting organisations to improve the successful execution of projects by generating exponential improvements in the quality and accuracy of owner and contractor schedules.

Duration

2 Days

Objectives

DAY 1 – BUILDING A REALISTIC SCHEDULE

  • CPM Scheduling 101: Core building blocks and techniques used to build a project schedule
  • Pitfalls to avoid: Avoiding common errors & poor techniques when planning
  • Developing an accurate schedule forecast: Schedule quality & realism
  • Critiquing Schedule Quality: How do we analyse schedule quality?
  • Logic, logic, logic: The core logic tests used when critiquing schedule logic
  • Key Schedule metrics: Review of various key schedule metrics 
  • Schedule Index: Putting it all together using a single score
  • Benchmarking Schedule Quality: How to compare against other projects
  • Tracing logic paths: Review the various time-phased checks for broken logic
  • Establishing an appropriate balance: Level of detail & redundant logic analysis

DAY 2 – SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTING THE PLAN

  • S1 // S5: Introducing the S1 // S5 Schedule maturity model
  • Managing Scope: Accounting for scope uncertainty
  • Managing Risk: Accounting for external risk events
  • Schedule remediation: Accelerating a delayed schedule
  • Schedule Forensics: Pinpointing root causes of delays
  • Tracking Performance: From “% complete” to “Earned Schedule/Value”
  • Obtaining Team buy-in: Ensuring the project team are on-board

Audience

This course is aimed at the following audiences:

  • Project Management Offices
  • Planning Managers
  • Planners & Schedulers
  • Project Controls Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Administrators
  • Project Report Writers
  • Primavera & MSP Users

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course, although an good understanding of project management and scheduling processes and methodologies and a thorough knowledge of Deltek Acumen is expected.

Outline

The course outline for this course can be downloaded here.

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