Basics of Project Scheduling

By PARTHA MAJUMDAR, Director - Professional Services

Language: English

This course is for you

Being able to create an effective Project Schedule is the first step to being able to manage a Project effectively. Creating an effective Project Schedule requires deep knowledge of the work involved. However, knowing the work involved is not sufficient if the method to create a Project Schedule is not known. This course starts from the very beginning where we assume that we have a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and thus we know the activities involved in a Project and the amount of time we require for each activity. From this stage, we go step-by-step to create a Project Schedule using Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM). In brief, we discuss the essential of PDM. We draw the network for the Project Schedule and compute the Project Duration.  Then, we learn to identify the Critical Path. We discuss essential terms like Early Start, Early Finish, Late Start, Late finish and Total Float. We discuss the meaning behind each term. We round up the course discussing some risks to the Project we can identify from the Project Schedule and how to mitigate these risks.

Course overview - 8

  • Welcome to the Course

  • Live Video - Part 1

  • Live Video - Part 2

  • Live Video - Part 3

  • Live Video - Part 4

  • Live Video - Part 5

  • Live Video - Part 6

  • Next Steps

Meet your instructor

PARTHA MAJUMDARDirector - Professional Services
Partha started his career in 1989 as a programmer. In his first assignment, he was involved in development of a Cricket Tournament management system as a part of the team from Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) requested by the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. Since then Partha has developed Tea Garden automation solution, Hospital Management solution, Travel Management solution, Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) solution, Insurance Management solution and Tax automation solution (for Government of Thailand). Partha got involved in Telecom solution with project from Total Access Communications, Bangkok in 1996. Partha developed the solution architecture and designed & developed the complete infrastructure services and primitives on top of which the end-to-end Customer Care and Billing solution was developed between 1996-1998. Partha has worked for companies including Amdocs, Portal, Siemens and has developed key components of their solutions. For Siemens, Partha developed the complete BSS suite. Partha worked with Mobily, Saudi Arabia as the Enterprise Architect and has first-hand of experience of work inside a Telecom Operator. Partha started his own company, Majumdar Consultancy Pvt Ltd, in 2014. He partnered with a Dubai based businessman to open SI Solutions India Pvt Ltd in 2016. In 2019, he joined Tools and Solutions, Saudi Arabia as Director - Professional Services to establish the Professional Services business. Partha has been working on fine tuning the algorithm for an Access Control System through Face Recognition. The program has been developed using Convolutional Neural Network (CNN). Partha has also developed a software which tries to predict the Stock Market. The solution has been developed using Recurrent Neural Network (RNN). The solution presently predict with an accuracy of 77%.