Module 6: Scheduling and Accurate Estimating

Module Overview

The module introduces scheduling as another crucial element in project management. The stage encompasses various activities, deliverables, and milestones of a given project. It also includes the planned initiation and end date, duration, and assigned resources given in every activity and deliverable. The module will employ different scholarly articles, particularly research done by the Project Management Institute, Inc.’s literature A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: (PMBOK® GUIDE) Sixth Edition” to guide students by evaluating the different tenets of scheduling. It will reveal why effective scheduling is vital in project management. It is particularly crucial since it ensures the successful and timely implementation of the project. However, students need to note the difference between scheduling and planning done in Module 1. Planning is used to plan for the project management, thereby crucial before project management. On the other hand, scheduling is vital since it helps to plan and define various activities. It is important to note that project scheduling is a crucial tool that reveals a detailed plan representing when and how it will deliver the results defined in the project deliverables and scope. Besides that, a project schedule also acts as a tool that facilitates communication among the project stakeholders while managing their expectations. Therefore, this separates scheduling from planning assessed in module 1. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the learner is expected to:

1.  Differentiate between project scheduling and project planning. Students mustn’t confuse one for the other. 

2.  Have knowledge of the six crucial processes in project schedule management, including plan schedule management, the definition of activities, sequence activities, estimating activity durations, developing a schedule, and controlling the schedule. 

3.  Know how to create a project schedule that defines the project deliverables and activities while providing estimations of time and funds that would be appropriate for a given project. 

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.