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2014 PMI Scheduling Conference

July 10, 2014 | Online

The PMI Scheduling Conference is important to you if schedules are vital to your business life. Learn from the experts how to avoid scheduling problems and how, when they do arise, to address them with confidence.

Scheduling 2014: Keynote - “Infinite Demand in a Finite World”
by Peter Taylor
Peter Taylor brings his engaging style and concept of "productive laziness" to bear on the increasing pressure and never-ending demand for more from today's project managers. Kristy Tan Neckowicz provides the introduction and discusses PMI's Scheduling Practice.


Scheduling 2014: Scheduling and Progress Reporting
by Jonathan Japka
Jonathan Japka kicked off the sessions at the 2014 Scheduling conference with a Scheduling overview. He provides are review of Scope Management, including programs, projects, work breakdown structure, deliverables and sub-deliverables. He follows with a good look at Time Management including milestones, activities, logic diagrams, critical path, relationship types, baselines, activity progress and analysis.

Scheduling 2014: The Project Manifesto: Understanding Critical Chain Values
by Rob Newbold
Rob Newbold explains how the growing need for more speed, more predictability and more productivity is inevitably the need for change. He challenges the technology-first approach to projects and explains that when we create change we create conflict. Whether we resolve this conflict or simply accept it goes along way in determining whether we succeed or simply end up with business as usual. Rob will also describe what critical chain is beyond the technology, compare traditional values and relay race values and give guidance on resolving the conflicts.

Scheduling 2014: PMI – SP credential update
by Simona Fallavollita
Simona provides an update of the PMI-SP credential as of July 2014.



Scheduling 2014: A Toolbox for Schedulers
by Alfonso St. Jago, Patrick Van Weerdenburg
Patrick Van Weerdenburg and Alfonso St. Jago present an overview of the work they've done to increase the quality level at their organization. The toolbox for project schedulers is the result of their successful quality improvement process.



Scheduling 2014: Constraints – No More!
by Myles Miller
Myles Miller brings us different and better approaches to allow us to deal with our project constraints in a more positive way. He covers:
- Project limitations and constraint types
- Methodologies to address schedule constraints
- Examples of how to handle constraints
- Best practices and recommendations

Scheduling 2014: Planning and Scheduling in an Agile Framework
by Nader Rad
Join Nader Rad as he shares his insight on how to plan a project in an Agile environment. He will share:
- The difference between a development process and a management process.
- The difference between a predictive (Traditional) and an adaptive (Agile) lifecycle.
- An example of an adaptive lifecycle (Scrum) and the type of project planning involved in it.

Scheduling 2014: Addressing the Challenges in a Multi-Shift Environment
by Lisa Marie Smith
Projects in an environment that involves multiple shifts can have a variety of challenges, including inefficient resource utilization, knowledge transfer gaps, increased risks, and increased costs. This presentation will address the challenges described and introduce staggered scheduling as a means to improve multi-shift scheduling environments.



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