Scheduling & Planning

Does your workplace require Scheduling and Planning Training? This session is designed to help teams develop systems to schedule and plan effectively. If your workplace or team require systems and tools to assist them in correctly and effectively plan or schedule, this session has a large range of skills to assist. Our workbooks can be customized to suit your needs and our trainers are able to provide real workplace examples and assistance to help with current projects or planning issues. Customized for groups and workshops in Melbourne, Canberra, Parramatta, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Darwin

Objectives for the Scheduling and Planning Training

This session will help us train your staff:

How to Schedule jobs effectively

We teach the “How to” in this section. Learning how to schedule jobs will assist increase results and improve the time frame required to do this task.

Planning and organizing projects or appointments

This section is more in depth and discusses the different formats and systems to plan and organize projects. We give participants a set of systems and also provide a live example and activity for the team to try out the new tools.

Action Vs Planning

Time spent on action may help get things done, however without planning you may run into areas or issues. Learn why action and planning go hand in hand together and how some of us are more likely to act without a plan and how that can actually take more time to complete the task than doing a little preparation or planning beforehand.

Uncertainty and Risk Management

Set up contingency plans for critical path items, unanticipated events, and risk. Responding to risk, monitoring and controlling.

How to introduce a scheduling system that works

Introducing any system can be difficult. Our trainers provide expertise and advice here on how to introduce a scheduling system effectively.

Human error and relationship problem solving

How the human element can change your plans and schedules. Being prepared and ready to avert crisis and relationship problems within the process.

Communication Skills to effectively communicate

Be able to communicate effectively to ensure successful scheduling and planning stages.

More information on the course outline

Schedules and jobs

To begin, participants will review what this job entails and why these programs are so important.

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

This session will teach participants what a Work Breakdown Structure is, what its role is, what formats and numbering can be utilized, and the procedure to create one. Participants will begin by creating their own WBS, then will receive strategies to estimate the length of the job as well as each task.

Estimating Case Study

In this session, participants will perform job approximations for their camping trip endeavor.

Identifying Task Dependencies

In this session, participants will learn the four types of dependencies and essential definitions. Participants will also complete two exercises to give them some hands-on practice.

Aligning Resources with Tasks

Next, participants will learn about Resource Breakdown Structures resources, resource scheduling, and resource leveling.

Project Planning

In this session, participants will be shown the best way to create network diagrams, use the Critical Path Method and also the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), and create Gantt charts. Participants will go through the complete Critical Path Method to create a network diagram with earliest and latest start and finish times.

Scheduling Software

In this session, participants will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of using project management software.

Doubt and Risk Management

Whether we choose to address it or not, there are forms of danger in every endeavor we undertake. This session will give participants some methods to handle risk.


This session will learn more about the four key elements of any communication and give participants a framework for communicating with various project team members. Participants may also complete a communication strategy.

Developing a Workable Program

Each of the last topics will come together in this section to make a workable schedule. Participants will also brainstorm solutions for common scheduling problems.

Monitoring and updating the Schedule

To wrap up the class, participants will receive some tips about schedule management.

Scheduling and Planning Training Summary

We provide both the knowledge and the skills in this training session to assist teams to become better at Scheduling and planning. This session will help managers, supervisors, teams and other staff build a Scheduling program to plan and effective place jobs from importance to urgency. By improving your team skill in this area, you are able to become more effective and gain results easier than before. If you have a team that requires this type of training we can also customize the session to suit your needs. Would you like to have your team work on a specific project within the training? Our trainer is able to assist with the information and apply the skills to actual projects so that your team can learn and benefit from the training straight away.

Learn more about the IMPACT Training system provided only by Paramount Trainers. Guaranteed to increase the retention and success of the training package. If your objectives are not covered above in the outline, contact us for assistance as our editors and content team are on standby to help.

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