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Sequencing Project Activities


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Full course description




3-5 Hours






What you'll learn:

To sequence activities is to identify and document their relationships. Which task should come before another task? Or, can some tasks be completed simultaneously? The key benefit of asking these questions and going through this process is that it helps you to define the logical sequence of work to obtain the greatest efficiency given all project constraints.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the inputs, tools & techniques, and outputs associated with sequencing project activities
  • Identify how to use the precedence diagramming method technique in constructing a schedule model
  • Identify the four types of dependencies and their attributes between project activities
  • Identify leads and lags in defining the logical relationship between project activities
  • Identify how to create a project schedule network diagram and Gantt chart
  • Identify the differences between path convergence and path divergence
  • Evaluate the importance of personal systems models to the sequencing of activities and why this might encourage collaborative visualization in schedule development

What you'll do:

View lecture videos and read accompanying book chapters and articles. Write a reflection and submit the final quiz.

Who this course is designed for:

Anyone interested in learning about Project Schedule Management


Meet the instructor

Denise Bates - Professor

Denise E. Bates holds a Master’s Certification in Project Management and is Assistant Professor of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University. She studies leadership in indigenous communities, with a particular emphasis on intergenerational mentorship, project implementation and community development.