Critical Path Method & Scheduling Best Practices

  • 1 day
  • Capelle a/d IJssel
  • Classroom

Critical Path Method & Scheduling Best Practices is the process of identifying the logical relationships between the different activities in your project and establishing their sequence. In other words, the process of scheduling. In this module, you learn the different types of activities and relationships and how to use smart relationships to set up a good schedule. You also learn how to master the calculation method for the critical path (Critical Path Method) and floats. Milestones, constraints, lags and other concepts of scheduling will be discussed here. This module prepares you to use properly a planning software, according to the best practices of scheduling.

This module is part of the step Foundation of the Project Controls Programme.


  • The different network relationships
  • Calculation method of network planning
  • Scheduling, floats and critical path
  • Types of activities
  • Resources and leveling
  • Best Practice for network planning and progress cycle

Preliminary training

No specific requirements needed for this training module.


After completing this module you will receive a Primaned Academy certificate.


€ 495,- ex. V.A.T. / including training materials, drinks and lunch.

Course dates

  • 04-02-2020 - Capelle a/d IJssel
  • 07-05-2020 - Capelle a/d IJssel
  • 29-09-2020 - Capelle a/d IJssel
  • 03-11-2020 - Capelle a/d IJssel
  • I really enjoyed getting the theory behind the tools. Making the exercises together made the training interesting and could therefore keep my attention on it.

    Milan, Werkvoorbereider, BAM Infra

  • Clear explanation. Good to practice a lot.

    Peter, Thales Group

  • Good preparation and basis for working with MS Project


Teachers of this course

  • Stefan Hollak PhD

  • Marijn van Essen MSc

  • Hans Seuters

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