Project Work Schedule Course


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

A realistic project work schedule is key to a successful project. Project managers use schedules to sequence and control project activities. Management use 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. 


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.

By the end of this online course the project work schedule 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 take this online course on the Project Work Schedule?

  • 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 scheduling

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

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. If it takes longer, then you can claim extra CPD credits. At the completion of the online course you will be able to print a unique certificate of completion for your records which shows the equivalent hours of CPD.

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This course forms part of Continuing Professional Development’s online  project management series.

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