M401 – Planning, Scheduling Project Management

M401 – Planning, Scheduling Project Management


Managing even small projects requires careful attention to detail and the ability to anticipate possible problems. No one individual can keep track of all the activities and issues associated with project implementation and execution for long without the necessary management skills and resources.

The course is designed to serve as a practical on-the-job guide/reference for the new and experienced project manager who is responsible for the day-to-day management of all types of projects.

The text gives useful guidelines for project planning, project scheduling, project budgeting, staffing, managing human resources, communications, establishing and maintaining the project organization, training project team members, project control, corrective and preventive action, decision making, documentation and project closure, using microcomputers in project management and how to develop a project management work plan.


Upon successful completion of this course the participant should be able to:

  1. Develop and Define Project Objectives
  2. Demonstrate the Capability of Controlling the Project Workscope, Schedule, and Budget
  3. Demonstrate the Knowledge of the Constraints of Available Resources and Performance Requirements and how to Plan to Insure that Success Will be Achieved
  4. Describe the Qualities Required for Leadership Ability
  5. Demonstrate an Increased Capability to Make Decisions

What you will receive

  1. 1 copy of HPC Technical Services' textbook, M401, Planning, Scheduling & Project Management
  2. A "Certificate of Completion"

Course dates / location / fee

See www.hpcnet.com for detail on the course dates / locations / and registration fees.

HPC’s 3-4-2 policy applies:  Sign up 3 for the same course/date, pay in advance, and pay for only 2 (the 3rd participant is free)!

HPC Technical Services reserves the right to cancel any course/seminar within 10-working days of the scheduled date.  Fees are 100% refunded or credited to another Seminar (clients' choice) if HPC should cancel any Seminar.  HPC is not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or other travel expenses under any circumstance.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Project Management: The Project Management Concept, Project Management History, Project Management in the 90's and Beyond
  3. Planning: Project Workplan, Project Objectives, Goals and Workscope
  4. Scheduling: Applications, Techniques, Defining Project Reports
  5. Organization: Project Manager Responsibilities, Project Administrative Procedures
  6. Project Problem Analysis: Gather Data, Identify Current Conditions, ID Differences, Evaluate Differences, Develop Course of Action, Follow Up
  7. Documentation: Project Progress Reports, Project Notebook, Closeout Documentation, Closeout Checklist
  8. Course Conclusion

Frequently asked questions

  • Will HPC Technical Services bring this course to our location for our personnel only? YES, call or email Stephen Parker, stparker@hpcnet.com for a price quotation.
  • Will HPC Technical Services customize the presentation at our site to suit our particular needs?
  • Is HPC Technical Services' textbook available for purchase as a reference document? Coming Soon
  • What is the cost for HPC Technical Service to deliver this course at our location? Well, of course that can vary, but generally speaking, if you're planning on having 6+ attend, when considering your T&L, it is to your advantage to perform the course at your plant (office).  You gain from the customization and price.
  • Can HPC Technical Services provide "Technical Assistance" in conducting functional checkouts or troubleshooting problems? Yes we can.  Call or contact Harold Parker, hparker@hpcnet.com for our rate sheets and any further information required.


All HPC instructors are educated ‘experts’ on the subjects they teach, with years of relevant hands-on experience (typically 20+ years), and have proven instructional skills. Brief resumes can be looked up on HPC’s website, www.hpcnet.com.