November 18, 2014
Course runs from 8:00am–5:00pm
Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking, catered breakfast and lunch.
This course is designed for PC users. Please bring your own laptop loaded with Microsoft Project 2013, if possible.
Limited laptops are available to borrow.
About the Program
Effective schedule management is critical to the success of a project. This course covers schedule development, analysis, and management over the entire project life cycle. It focuses on in-depth effective methods for project scheduling and control including the use of resources and risk management using Microsoft Project.
This interactive course will teach participants:
- Defining the project activity list
- Developing Gantt charts and network diagrams
- Developing project calendars
- Schedule network analysis including critical path analysis and “what if” scenario analysis
- Schedule risk analysis including PERT analysis
- Schedule compression including methods for crashing and fast-tracking schedules
This course designed for those familiar with scheduling concepts and with basic hands-on experience in developing and analyzing schedules. This includes the project manager and the project management team members who currently manage advanced or complex projects.
Kathleen Hedges is an experienced program management consultant, having worked with internal and external clients as an executive director for global program execution.
Kathleen’s early career included roles as Program/Project Manager and Line Business Manager at SAIC, supporting government and commercial clients and heading an action team that set enterprise guidelines. In 1993, she advanced to VP, Corporate Director of Project Management and Controls.
Through 2007, Kathleen was instrumental in building a lean, scalable infrastructure to support business growth. In addition to creating the program methodology, she authored Common Approach to Project Controls and steered several initiatives. Kathleen also held a key role on the Corporate Fixed Price Review Board to evaluate fixed price and other strategic bids, assess programs in progress, and partner with project teams to turnaround ~100 external and several internal programs. This includes initiatives for the Republican National Convention and Superbowl.
Since 2008, she has served as Senior VP, Corporate Director of Program Execution, driving the vision and strategy to build SAIC’s global program management organization recognized as industry Best in Class. She was selected by the CEO to lead corporate policy development and strategic planning, and created the operational framework as well as risk management and program controls. Her key successes include capturing all performance metrics across program execution, estimating, and DPA remediation areas.
Kathleen holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from George Mason University, BA in Sociology from Pepperdine University, and is a Certified Internal Controls Auditor. She is the Director of Professional Development and named among “25 Influential Women in Project Management” with the Project Management Institute. Credentials include Top Secret/SBI clearance.