University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Swain Center


Advanced Project Management: Scheduling


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I. Building Project Schedules

II. Monitoring and Controlling Schedules

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UNCW Campus

Computer Information Systems Building, Room 1013

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Course fee includes:

  • Course slides and handouts
  • Parking
  • Certificate

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Project schedules describe how and when the scope of a project will be delivered. This course teaches participants ways to plan and control projects to drive desired results in schedule and cost.

You will learn how to:

  • Organize and build effective project schedules
  • Incorporate project risks into schedule and cost estimates to improve outcomes
  • Use the schedule to communicate project status and shape stakeholder expectations
  • Monitor and control projects with earned value management and other key indicators to quantify performance and drive project success
  • Identify traits of a healthy schedule and avoid common reasons project plans fail

Become an expert in project scheduling by learning:

  • Contemporary tools and techniques used in planning, monitoring and controlling projects
  • How to record actual project process and use the project baseline to spot and manage variance
  • To communicate trade-offs clearly
  • To determine if a project can meet timeline and budget goals

This program is designed for participants who have responsibility for executing projects in their organizations or through subcontractors, and are interested in guiding predictable project outcomes through improved planning and execution.

Jon McLamb

Jon McLamb

Jon McLamb has successfully led multi-million-dollar projects in the power industry ranging from first of a kind engineering design to regulatory licensing to site deployment. Building on his experience as a project manager Jon currently leads project engineering and scheduling for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy where he has a passion for implementing successful project management practices to improve project outcomes. His specialties include project risk integration, activity-based cost estimating, and customizing diverse scheduling approaches to specific project circumstances.

Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP)® since 2009, Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.