Managing project schedules is a core capability requirement of a project engineer.
This online short course will advance your career by teaching you how to design, manage, and report on project schedules for construction works. You’ll gain vital new skills to monitor and improve your projects’ schedule, resourcing and time requirements.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to analyse a project schedule to determine the critical path, develop a scope of works in a logical structure, and assess design packages to allocate resources without disrupting other projects. And you’ll understand the skills you need to further develop to prepare for your micro-credential submission.
- Analyse the project schedule to determine which tasks have float and which are on the critical path, and the sequence of works to build the scope
- Develop a scope of works in a logical work breakdown structure to be able to plan lower-level activities which will require monitoring
- Assess design packages between multiple projects and sub-projects, and track progress.
- Introduction to projects
- Uncertainty, risk and decision making
- Setting the project baseline
- Performance feedback cycle
- Baseline change management.
The learning component is delivered through EngLearn, our digital learning platform.
You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks.
It will take approximately eight hours to complete. As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.
Once you register for the micro-credential, you have 90 days to complete it.
Once you register for the micro-credential, you will be provided with access to the EngLearn platform to start this course.
EngLearn is powered by Canvas by Instructure, a leading Learning Management System (LMS).
If you are using EngLearn for the first time, you will receive an email from [email protected] inviting you to set up your EngLearn account.
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This short course was designed by industry expert:
Laurie Bowman FIEAust CPEng EngExec
Laurie Bowman has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and management roles, working on complex multidiscipline engineering and construction projects. He has taught training and certification preparation courses on project risk management, and planning and control on behalf of AACE International, APMG International and PMI.
Complementing his practical experience, Laurie is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors course. He also has a masters degree in business administration and commercial law, a bachelor's degree in engineering, and is currently working towards a PhD with University of Queensland (UQ).
He is a member of the Standards Australia technical committee for several Program and Project Management standards.