P959 Project Scheduling & Planning (PSP) and Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP®) Certifications

This two-day training course will provide participants with a thorough background in the concepts of Planning and Scheduling Engineering and Construction projects. The course addresses how to identify, monitor, and balance information crucial for the successful management of projects. It will discuss the development of a baseline performance management plan (PMP)® for the project that will allow the efficient compilation and the timely generation of quantitative performance comparisons. The comparisons highlight significant performance departures (“actual vs. baseline”) and allow for preventive and early remedial and corrective actions.

The course manual was prepared in line with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) extended version for Engineering and Construction projects. Accordingly, in addition to the nine knowledge areas: Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk and Procurement, course will cover Financial, Claims, Safety and Environment.

This course will provide those interested in attaining their “Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP)” certification from The Association of Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE-International) with an excellent review material that will increase their chances in passing this 8-hour exam. In addition, this course is an excellent introduction for attending the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Preparation course that will prepare delegates for applying for the PMP® certification exam or PMI-SP® certification of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

The course will use Primavera for Engineering and Construction 5.0 to demonstrate how today’s available tools can be use to effectively manage projects data and provide visibility for important project performance data. It is therefore highly recommended for delegates to attend a course on managing projects using Primavera for Engineering and Construction after attending this course to gain the full competency in applying the knowledge gained on their projects.

Who Should Attend

 This course is vital for Executives with limited or no previous project management experience, Project Management Team Members, Project Coordinators, Project Control Managers and Engineers, Project Planning and Scheduling Engineers, Project Administrators, Project Expediters, Assistant Project Managers and Junior Project Managers.

Course Outline


  • Understanding Project Definitions and Characteristics
  • Project Success and Delivery Pains
  • The Science of Project Management
  • Project Stakeholders

Develop the Baseline Plan

  • Initiating a Project
  • Decompose the Project Scope
  • Assign Responsibility
  • Schedule the Work
  • Defining Activities
  • Sequencing Activities
  • Resource Requirements
  • Duration Estimating
  • Scheduling & Schedule Compression
  • Develop Time-Phased Budget
  • Schedule Compliance with QA/QC Plan
  • Develop the Project Communication Plan
  • Develop the Risk Management Plan
  • Set the Performance Baseline Plan

Project Implementation

  • Manage the Schedule Plan
  • Manage the Project Costs
  • Analyze Project Performance Data
  • Maintain the Project Baseline

Delay Analysis

  • Owner, Engineer and Contractor Delays
  • After the Fact Delay Analysis Techniques
  • Delay Damages and Acceleration

PMBOK, PMI, PMI-SP and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.