Project Management Institute (PMI)® Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® - Only 3 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your PMI-SP course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be PMI-SP certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be PMI-SP trained in record time
  2. Our PMI-SP course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass PMI-SP first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more PMI-SP. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn PMI-SP faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying PMI-SP with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 64,254 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study PMI-SP courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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"Firebrand is one of the most professional training I ever been to"
Saad Alharbi, University of Taibah. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (9/2/2014 to 12/2/2014)

"The course is very informative with a lot of good material; any student that attends needs to prepare for long days and nights for study. I feel very confident in the material that I received while attending this course. The instructor was very knowledgeable on the subject matter, approachable, and had a great sense of humour. I will attend Firebrand training if I need a good understanding on any other training needs I may have in the future. "
Sheldon Jackson, Student. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (9/2/2014 to 12/2/2014)

"it was a good informative experience that I enjoyed"
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"guys you are the best in the training field."
mohammad alrwahneh. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (9/2/2014 to 12/2/2014)

"this training enriched my knowledge about project management "
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (17/11/2013 to 20/11/2013)

"This was a very intensive course, where we were working 14 hrs or so each day. A dedicated, energetic and knowledgeable lecturer still made the course very interesting and practical. Also the service from the local Firebrand office in Dubai was very expedient and helpful. "
Mindor Sjastad, DNV. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (18/8/2013 to 21/8/2013)

"The course was great, very intense and allowed me to pass the exam a day later."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (3/2/2013 to 6/2/2013)

"Very good, focused on theory and exam as well as on practice in general and all questions were answered perfectly."
Karel Gajdicka, MIS. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (14/11/2016 to 16/11/2016)

"I was very satisfied with the experience which was both intensive and insightful"
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® (4 days) (4/7/2016 to 7/7/2016)

"Great experience - it makes you focus on material/knowledge that matters for your exam."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (23/5/2016 to 25/5/2016)

"I benefited from the experienced trainer, who delivered information in an easy and understandable way and gave useful examples."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (23/5/2016 to 25/5/2016)

"We had a well-experienced trainer who gave a complete insight into methodologies and practices. The organisation of the accommodation and registration was perfect. Thanks."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (23/5/2016 to 25/5/2016)

"Insightful and informative course that deepens and strengthens PM Knowledge."
Kalpesh Chavda, Munich Re. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (25/4/2016 to 28/4/2016)

"Course was well taught with concepts explained clearly, in a light-hearted but professional way."
Ray Horley, Seagate. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (25/4/2016 to 28/4/2016)

"Well planned and executed :)"
Mads Jacobsen, NNIT. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (29/3/2016 to 1/4/2016)

"Intense course with a very experienced instructor."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (29/3/2016 to 1/4/2016)

"Intense"
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (29/3/2016 to 1/4/2016)

"I went for their PMP training and I am very pleased with it. Very intensive days, but with great content and great trainer!"
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (29/3/2016 to 1/4/2016)

"Good course, nice facilities."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (29/3/2016 to 1/4/2016)

"Effective learning. "
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (29/3/2016 to 1/4/2016)

"Great instructor, very well organised course. The material (handouts) were good and useful. Best to prepare sufficiently beforehand, otherwise you will struggle."
Marianna Mavromati. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (8/2/2016 to 11/2/2016)

"Intensive course that prepared for the exam with room for questions and discussion."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (25/1/2016 to 28/1/2016)

"My experience with firebrand second time (Prince 2 and PMP), shortcut to learning effectively."
Kevser Vagner , Novo Nordisk. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (25/1/2016 to 28/1/2016)

"Much more better than expected. Clear instructions/advices for the exam preparation."
Eva Bellido Tirado , EnergyNest AS. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (25/1/2016 to 28/1/2016)

"Overall good course with a good instructor with an interesting sense of humour."
Bahtier Shahodjaev, NTT Data - QA Client. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (13/1/2016 to 15/1/2016)

"Intensive"
Claus Sørensen , CA Technologies. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (14/12/2015 to 17/12/2015)

"Really intense but very well spent days. Good spirit and a skilled teacher."
Mats Fredrikson , Mats Fredrikson Management AB. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (16/11/2015 to 19/11/2015)

"Fairly intense & tailored for the exam. A pleasant and very knowledgeable instructor made the difference - understand it vs. try to learn it!"
Aditya Nagarajan. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (16/11/2015 to 19/11/2015)

"Firebrand Training is dedicated to meeting its students needs and I can warmly recommend the PMP training."
Maria Lidlgruber . - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (16/11/2015 to 19/11/2015)

"You can always rely on Firebrand Training. All the course are always organised professionally."
Maciej Lazowski, Alfapeople C R M Ltd. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (9/11/2015 to 12/11/2015)

"Great inspiring instructor who had knowledge for above the material which gave me more than expected."
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"Excellent facilities, very helpful + polite staff. I would highly recommend this training centre."
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"Long but educational days. We had a very competent and passionate Instructor."
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"Great learning environment"
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"Very well structured, organised and executed training. Great help in preparing for the exam"
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"For me being away from distraction and spending focused periods of time on the subject matter, is far better than free form or self paced learning. It has proved successful for me in the past and I will be returning."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (5/10/2015 to 7/10/2015)

"A very fast paced learning experience with a knowledgeable instructor."
Jamshad Khan, Lonza. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (21/9/2015 to 24/9/2015)

"An intense yet manageable course in a great environment."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® (4 days) (21/9/2015 to 24/9/2015)

"The instructor provided a brilliant course to help me learn all I'd need for the project management professional exam. He delivered the content clearly and was very good at keeping us all involved."
James Matkins, Munich Re. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (24/8/2015 to 27/8/2015)

"Wonderful location. Hospitality was very good. Food fantastic"
Olutoyin Orefuwa, Contractor. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (24/8/2015 to 27/8/2015)

"I would like to thank the instructor for his clear & concise instruction. He managed to demystify a number of difficult areas in the syllabus for me. Great supporting course notes which made things easier too."
Steven Reid, N/A. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (24/8/2015 to 27/8/2015)

"The course helped me acquire a large volume of information in a few days. It proved to be a very efficient and effective way to prepare for the exam."
Rose Mather, Eric Wright Group. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (24/8/2015 to 27/8/2015)

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Britta Jørgsholm , GN. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (17/8/2015 to 20/8/2015)

"Tough but beneficial"
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Signe Dons , Seacon. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (17/8/2015 to 20/8/2015)

"Good experience overall. Dedicated instructor, providing a good level of tuition. Sufficient facilities in place to encourage efficient study. I'd be happy to recommend Firebrand & this particular course going forward!"
Waqar Ahmed, IBM. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (10/8/2015 to 12/8/2015)

"Very informative, very intense - great if you're short on time and need to get up to speed quickly."
Lauren Hill. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (10/8/2015 to 12/8/2015)

On this accelerated PMI-SP® certification course, you’ll learn how to create efficient and rigorous time-scheduling for your projects and plans. Schedules are a fundamental element of project management.

Your PMI-SP course focuses on improving your project management skills, helping you and your team to achieve project completion success faster. Plus, this course is 40% faster than traditional training.

You'll experience accelerated learning on exciting modules including:

  • An introduction and overview of scheduling
  • Risk management
  • Quality assurance
  • The schedule development process

Achieving PMI-SP certification will demonstrate the skills and knowledge you possess you drive improved management of project schedules.

This PMI-SP course is suitable for those advanced in the field of project management, looking to improve their project scheduling skills.

PMI-SP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Course Introduction

Orientation and housekeeping

  • What is project scheduling?
  • Why is project scheduling important?
  • The purpose and applicability of scheduling

Schedule Strategy

Module 1

  • Establishing a project schedule
  • Configuration management policies & procedures
  • Incorporating best practices
  • Regulations and governing standards
  • Organisational policies and procedures

Module 2

  • Developing a scheduling approach
  • Considering enterprise environmental factors

Module 3

  • Establishing scheduling policies and procedures
  • Selecting a scheduling tool and performance
  • Implementing Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Analysis techniques
  • Requirements for gaining approval

Module 4

  • Developing scheduling components including scope, cost and quality)
  • Requirements for contracts (including regulations)
  • Integrating scheduling activities with the overall project management process

Module 5

  • Objectives and goals for project scheduling
  • The role of the scheduler
  • Scheduling procedures for members of the project

Schedule Planning and Development

Module 6

  • Developing work breakdown structures, (WBS) organisation breakdown structures (OBS), control accounts (CA) and work packages
  • Engaging and communicating with stakeholders

Module 7

  • Defining activities and milestones
  • Involving subject matter experts
  • Applying scheduling policies and procedures
  • Identifying and documenting work performed

Module 8

  • Scheduling techniques (including three-point estimate, parametric and analogous)
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)

Module 9

  • Sequencing activities
  • Incorporating internal, external and cross dependencies

Module 10

  • Identifying critical and near-critical path(s) Techniques including Critical Path Method, Critical Chain, PERT and Monte Carlo simulations)

Module 11

  • Developing the resource breakdown structure (RBS)
  • Determining resource availability
  • Assigning resources
  • Adjusting schedule models within resource and budget constraints

Module 12

  • Aligning the schedule with overall program plan(s)

Module 13

  • Comparing major milestones with Statements of Work (SoW)
  • Assessing whether the schedule model shall meet required deadlines

Module 14

  • Performing a schedule risk analysis

Module 15

  • Achieving consensus to create a performance measurement baseline (PMB)

Schedule Monitoring and Control

Module 16

  • Collecting activity status via various methods
  • Reviewing project progress

Module 17

  • Identifying and understanding resourcing (e.g. with meetings, timesheets and inspections)

Module 18

  • Performing a schedule analysis and audit
  • Using industry guidelines and best practices

Module 19

  • Identifying alternative project execution options
  • Analyses What-if scenarios
  • Optimising the schedule

Module 20

  • Incorporating risk mitigation activities
  • Using change control processes
  • Establishing new PMBs

Module 21

  • Updating the schedule model
  • Documenting baseline changes
  • Maintaining an accurate schedule
  • Facilitating a forensic schedule analysis

Schedule Closeout

Module 22

  • Obtaining final acceptance
  • Working with sponsors and customers

Module 23

  • Evaluating final performance against baseline
  • Evaluating the scheduling approach and implementation
  • Identifying lessons learned and best practices
  • Updating organisational process assets
  • Documentation requirements

Module 24

  • Distributing final schedule reports
  • EVM calculations and variance analysis

Module 25

  • Archiving schedule files
  • Preparing for a potential forensic analysis

Stakeholder communications management

Module 26

  • Developing and fostering relationships
  • Following a communications management plans
  • Enhancing support for the project schedule

Module 27

  • Creating and maintaining the schedule’s visibility
  • Gaining stakeholder support and awareness

Module 28

  • Providing senior management with updates
  • Articulating the impact of corrective actions
  • Maintaining stakeholder awareness

Module 29

  • Communicating scheduling issues
  • Tailoring communications to the audience

Exam preparation

  • Course recap
  • Sample exam
  • Sample exam review
  • Trainer feedback
  • How to apply with PMI for your exam
  • Final preparation tips

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This accelerated course will prepare you to sit your PMI-SP® exam; the exam is not included. To sit your PMI-SP exam you will need to contact PMI or your local Prometric Testing Centre.

  • The certification exam comprises of 170 multiple-choice questions. You have 3.5 hours to complete it.
  • To maintain your PMI-SP credential, you are required to earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) every three years on the specialised topic of project scheduling.

PMI-SP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

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To be eligible to take the PMI-SP exam and achieve the PMI-SP certification, PMI require that you must meet certain educational and professional requirements:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent)
  • 5,000 hours of project scheduling experience
  • 40 hours of project scheduling education

or

  • Four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent)
  • 3,500 hours of project scheduling experience
  • 30 hours of project scheduling education

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +971 4 3199019 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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