** Please Note: An entry fee Rs.100 will be collected at the venue**
Location: IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - location map here.
Please note the parking charges for four wheeler is Rs.50 and for two wheeler is Rs.25 at IIT Madras Research Park.
09:45 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:10 MPUG Introductions
10:15 - 11:45 Don’t Kill Your Schedule by Setting Dates
11:45 - 12:00 Questions and closing
Attendees may bring their laptops and try the options discussed.
PDUs: 2.5 PDUs for PMP and PMI-SP credential holders
When you start entering dates for tasks, you are forcing the task to start or end on the specified date regardless of subsequent changes that would otherwise affect the task's place in the overall project plan. Think about it.
In this session, I will walk you through on the common reasons for typing dates for tasks and the alternative options to achieve optimal scheduling flexibility.
At the end of this session, you will be able to do the following tasks.
1. Explain the reasons of entering dates
2. Predict the constraint used when typing dates
3. Differentiate the constraint types
4. Evaluate the effect of constraints on critical path
5. Choose a right constraint for the task
6. Choose deadline over constraints
Presenter: B Sai Prasad, PMP, PMI-SP, MCTS (Project 2010)
B Sai Prasad, Senior Manager - Learning & Development, has been with service provider Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd since 2001 where he was named winner of the company's Global Trainer of the Year award.
He has conducted 10,000-plus hours of training in technical and project management topics. He has trained around 8000-plus practitioners on project management concepts, risk management, scheduling, estimation techniques and Microsoft Office Project tools.
He is a certified PMP, PMI-SP and Champion of Project Management, PMI India. He is also working with Project Management Institute Education Foundation (PMIEF) for promoting project management concepts to colleges. He has participated as a speaker, panelist in PMI REPs and Chapters events.
He is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Project 2007 and Project 2010. He started the first Microsoft Project Users Group (MPUG) India Chapter to promote and help practitioners within and outside India on Microsoft Office Project.
He's also the editor of the project management book, Forecast Scheduling with Project 2010. You can reach him via firstname.lastname@example.org / 91.9840716424