Training: PMI – Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)®

Not certifying
18 PDUs


This three-days course has been designed to provide you appropriate skills required to schedule and deliver critical projects on time while helping you prepare for the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) certification exam.

Participant profiles

  • Project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators
  • Master schedulers, schedule managers, schedule analysts
  • Team leaders, product managers, program managers, project sponsors, and project team members


  • Use all tools and techniques to more effectively manage projects
  • Learn to develop and monitor a schedule with and without the need for software assistance
  • Apply various scheduling methods, tools and techniques, in addition to data from the various formats of schedule models
  • Plan and structure project communications in an organized and efficient way
  • Get all relevant knowledge to prepare to sit for the PMI-SP exam


  • 4 years of project scheduling experience within the last 5 years

Course content

Module 1: Introduction to project scheduling

  • What is project scheduling?
  • Why is project scheduling important?
  • The purpose and applicability of scheduling


Module 2: Schedule Strategy

  • Overview – Schedule Strategy
  • Plan Schedule Management
  • Schedule Data Management
  • Schedule Model Management Plan
  • Critical Path Method
  • Float
  • Critical Chain Method
  • Agile Release Planning
  • On-Demand Scheduling


Module 3: Schedule Planning and Development

  • Overview – Schedule Planning and Development
  • Define Activities
  • Sequence Activities
  • Estimate Activity Durations
  • Risk Analysis Using Statistical Models
  • Develop Schedule
  • Schedule Model Creation


Module 4: Schedule Monitoring and Controlling

  • Overview – Schedule Monitoring and Controlling
  • Schedule Model Maintenance
  • Schedule Model Analysis and Control Schedule
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Earned Schedule Management
  • Schedule Compression
  • Crashing Costs
  • Drag Costs
  • Fast Tracking Costs


Module 5: Schedule Closeout

  • Overview – Schedule Closeout
  • Archiving Records


Module 6: Stakeholder Communication Management

  • Overview – Stakeholder Communications Management
  • Analyze Stakeholders
  • Schedule Model Instance


Module 7: Exam qualifications and Tips & tricks



  • Officially accredited courseware
  • PMI’s “Practice standard for scheduling Third edition” book
  • An additional exam prep book

Lab / Exercises

  • Practical exercises based on a case scenario
  • After each lesson, the class goes through a series of relevant questions to start their preparation to the exam


To pass your PMI-SP examination, you will need to follow the following process:

1. Ensure if you are eligible for the PMI-SP credential (see pre-requisites)

  • Secondary degree
    • 40 months of project scheduling experience within the last 5 years
    • 40 hours of project scheduling education


  • Four-year degree
    • 28 months of project scheduling experience within the last 5 years
    • 30 hours of project scheduling education

2. Fill out the Application Form including the list of your experiences and persons of reference in case your file is audited
3. Prepare yourself for the exam (simulate exam with several sets of 170 multiple choice questions; duration: 4 hours)
4. PMI will need to evaluate anxd validate your Application Form. This is the panel review.
5. Proceed to payment (670 USD for non PMI-members, 520 USD for PMI members)
6. Receive a voucher (validity 1 year)
7. Schedule your exam at a Prometric test center near your location when you are ready or take your exam online


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Prix de l'inscription
CHF 2'450.-

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