To qualify students in project time management, administering and interpreting the schedules.

The course will also introduce the tools to be daily used in the time management.

Training content

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Decompose the project scope through the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to the activities’ level
  • Develop a realistic project schedule
  • Establish connection between the tasks that reflect the real work
  • Determine the schedule’s gaps and delays
  • Determine the work duration through the PERT Analysis
  • Understand the fundaments of the critical chain
  • Identify and determine the project's critical path
  • Reduce the time through the Compression and Fast Tracking methods
  • Execute the project control considering the main change sources

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Fact sheet

Course duration [?]
16 hours
Number of participants [?]
Minimum 20 students per class
Target audience
Project managers, project team members, PMO members, planners and others stakeholders interested in the project management process.
Desirable project management knowledge.
Language(s) [?]
Portuguese, English and Spanish
Provided by the contractor. Worldwide attendance.
Closed classes (In Company)? [?]
Open classes? [?]
Certification and PDU [?]
All training participants will receive a participation certificate with 16 PMI's PDUs.
(PMI R.E.P. activity number: Macro005)

Teaching Methodology Top ↑

Macrosolutions had developed the market's most awarded dynamics, concerning the projects training.

In this course, the following dynamics will be used:


The courseware to be received by the students will consist of slides, articles and lists of exercises, and it may also contain the following special products by Ricardo Vargas:

Exclusive student access area

In addition to the exclusive printed material, all participants will have access to the courseware’s electronic version, to the files of exercises and to the work done in the classroom.

The access is given through the restricted site that is available and prepared by the Macrosolutions team considering each course that we provide. This initiative is a pioneer in the educational market and also anticipates trends related to the documents’ electronic management

  • Training basic program

    ‣ Course opening
    1. The context of Project Time Management +
    • Defining time management
    • The definition of sucess in time management
    • The main factors that improve project time management
    • The main causes of project delays
    2. The project phases +
    • The 5 project phases
    • The overlapping of phases in the PMBOK
    • The interference of the phases in the project time management
    • The 42 processes that constitute the PMBOK Guide – 4th Edition
    3. The Project Time Management processes +
    • Activity definition
    • Activity sequencing
    • Activity resource estimating
    • Activity duration estimating
    • Schedule development
    • Schedule control
    4. The interdependencies of project activities and the Network Diagram +
    • The main relationships among activities
    • Network Diagram
    • The type of network diagrams
    5. CPM - Critical Path Method +
    • Critical Path definition
    • How to determine the project’s critical path
    • Total slack and free slack
    • Determining the project’s different type of floats
    6. Schedule compression +
    • The importance of the compression methods to optimize the schedule
    • Crashing
    • Fast tracking
    7. PERT Analysis +
    • PERT Analysis
    • PERT Analysis in a project
    • Standard deviation and variance
    8. CCPM – Critical Chain Project Management +
    • The concepts of Theory of Constraints and Critical Chain
    ‣ Course close-out
  • Supported standards and methodologies

    Project Management Institute (PMI)
    PMBOK® Guide Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Estimating Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Earned Value Management
    PMI Practice Standard for Configuration Management
    PMI Practice Standard for Risk Management
    PMI Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling Yes
    PMI Standard for Portfolio Management
    PMI Standard for Program Management
    PMI Project Manager Development Competency Framework
    Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3)®
    UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
    PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) Yes
    MSP (Managing Successful Programmes)
    M_O_R (Management of Risks)
    P3M3 (Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Maturity Model)
    P3O (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices)
    MoP (Management of Portfolios)
    MoV (Management of Value)
    Scrum Alliance
    Scrum Methodology Yes
    International Project Management Association (IPMA)
    ICB® IPMA Competence Baseline