PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)

PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)

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The PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) course is designed to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills required to effectively develop and manage project schedules. The PMI-SP certification is globally recognized and validates an individual’s expertise in scheduling techniques, tools, and best practices. This course covers advanced scheduling concepts, methodologies, and techniques essential for creating accurate and comprehensive project schedules.


To enroll in the PMI-SP course, participants should meet the following prerequisites:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma or equivalent).
  • A minimum of 5,000 hours of professional project scheduling experience.
  • A minimum of 40 contact hours of formal education in project scheduling.


  • A four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent).
  • A minimum of 3,500 hours of professional project scheduling experience.
  • A minimum of 40 contact hours of formal education in project scheduling.


The PMI-SP course utilizes a blended learning approach that combines theoretical instruction, practical examples, case studies, and interactive activities. It employs a learner-centered approach to encourage active participation, critical thinking, and practical application of scheduling concepts. The course includes instructor-led sessions, group discussions, individual assignments, and practice exams to reinforce learning and prepare participants for the PMI-SP certification exam.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Project Scheduling
  • Definition and significance of project scheduling
  • Role and responsibilities of a scheduling professional
  • Project scheduling process groups
  • Schedule Planning and Development
  • Defining project objectives and deliverables
  • Establishing project milestones and dependencies
  • Developing a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Schedule Network Analysis
  • Techniques for sequencing project activities
  • Precedence diagramming method (PDM)
  • Critical path analysis and float calculation
  • Estimating Activity Durations
  • Bottom-up and analogous estimating techniques
  • Three-point estimating and PERT analysis
  • Estimating contingency reserves
  • Resource Planning and Allocation
  • Resource identification and availability analysis
  • Resource leveling and optimization
  • Resource-constrained scheduling techniques
  • Schedule Development and Optimization
  • Developing an initial project schedule
  • Schedule compression techniques
  • Schedule optimization and what-if analysis
  • Schedule Baseline and Control
  • Establishing a schedule baseline
  • Earned value management and schedule performance analysis
  • Variance analysis and corrective actions
  • Schedule Risk Management
  • Identifying and analyzing schedule risks
  • Monte Carlo simulation and schedule risk assessment
  • Schedule risk response planning and contingency management


Upon completion of the PMI-SP course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand advanced project scheduling concepts, techniques, and methodologies.
  • Apply project scheduling processes and best practices in real-world projects.
  • Develop accurate and comprehensive project schedules.
  • Optimize project schedules to meet project objectives and constraints.
  • Monitor and control project schedules effectively.
  • Successfully pass the PMI-SP certification exam.


The PMI-SP course may include practical labs to provide participants with hands-on experience in project scheduling. Some of the lab activities may include:

  • Creating a project schedule using scheduling software and techniques.
  • Performing a critical path analysis and float calculation for a project scenario.
  • Estimating activity durations using various techniques and formulas.
  • Developing a resource-constrained schedule and resource leveling plan.
  • Analyzing schedule performance using earned value management techniques.

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