Schedule Risk: Why Your Project Will Be Late



Completing non-trivial projects on their originally promised date is such a rare occurrence that we often expect them to be late. Although there are numerous valid reasons for exceeding schedule commitments, some of the most overlooked are structural risks associated with how the schedule was created and expectations were initially set. This webinar will explore aspects of schedule creation and examine the surprising effects of risks, including merge bias, the challenges of estimation, and trying to represent uncertainty in a schedule. It will also suggest a way to effectively communicate schedule risks to clients and sponsors.


Participants will learn about structural challenges in schedule dependencies: merge and burst nodes
Participants will learn some of the advantages of 3-point estimates
Participants will be introduced to monte carlo schedule simulations
Participants will learn an effective way to communicate schedule risk and confidence to stakeholders


Define Risk
Explore estimation
Burst Nodes
Merge Nodes
Distributions created from 3-point estimates
Presenting schedule uncertainty

PMI-PDU Information

Catalysis Group, Inc. has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Workshop participants will receive 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) for successful completion of this workshop. This will be a technical PDU applicable to Risk & Schedule.