Project Planning, Scheduling & Control

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Project Planning, Scheduling & Control

Platform: GoTo Training

Validated for 1 CPD Point SAICEcon16/02136/19


This seminar is intended for those involved in the management of projects in the engineering and construction industries, and who wish to improve the management of time on those projects.


  • Clients Responsible for the Construction of Complex Engineering and Construction Projects
  • Project Managers in the Construction and Engineering Industries, who are required to manage time on complex projects
  • Project Administrators (e.g. Principal Agents, Engineers) who are required to adjudicate delay claims
  • Project Planners and Schedulers/Programmers


Once you have completed this seminar you should:

  • Understand the principles of good planning
  • Understand the principles of preparing a realistic schedule/programme based on good planning, such that the intentions are clearly communicated to all members of the project team
  • Understand the importance of monitoring progress throughout the project, and how to adjust the plan to completion when delays occur

While this is not a course in the use of computer software, you should also gain some knowledge of the practical skills required if using software for project planning and control:

  • Software programmes available
  • Requirements for a technically sound schedule/programme
  • Techniques for checking schedules/programmes for technical integrity

In particular, you should have a more detailed understanding of:

  • The role of the planning process and of the scheduler/programmer
  • The importance of progress updates in maintaining control
  • The importance of the schedule/programme in preparing delay claims
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Jul 27 2022


Date: 27 Jul
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Virtual Training – GoTo Training

Seminar Content

This seminar will cover the importance of good project planning, highlight the differences between planning and scheduling, and cover more advanced principles of project planning, scheduling and control. This will include:

  • Basic scheduling techniques
  • Critically, the Critical Path and Float
  • Controlling information flow and long lead items
  • The importance of progress updates
  • Progress monitoring and control techniques
  • Recovering from delays
  • Progress updates and delay claims
  • A review of recent developments in time management in the UK and America through selected case studies