IFS Projects - Planning and Scheduling


This course is a course towards gaining the IFS Certified Specialist - Functional accreditation. It enables students to cover and prepare for all the examination specification topics for the Project Planning and Scheduling exam.


Those who need to be able to identify and state the essential decisions to be made, basic data to be created and processes involved in the setting up of Project Planning and Scheduling in support of IFS Project Management in IFS Applications™.
  1. Introduction to Project Planning and Scheduling
  2. Schedule a Project
  3. External Planning Tools
  4. Project Resources
  5. Project Reporting Resources and Overheads
  6. Resource Analysis

At the end of this course, the students should be able to:

  • Explain project planning and scheduling, and what it entails
  • Understand options available to schedule Projects
  • Create a new Project
  • Establish a Project Work Breakdown Structure “WBS”
  • Establish dependencies and constraints in a project
  • Schedule a project and review results, make adjustments
  • Understand how external tools might be used to schedule IFS Project
  • Become familiar with Project Resources
  • Create, forecast and plan Project Resources on a Project
  • Relate Persons to a Project Resource
  • Use Overheads with Project Resources
  • Allocate Employees to a Project
  • Analyse Resource Allocations and Capacity

Knowledge: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Project and/or Primavera Project Management

Courses: IFS Fundamentals

Exams: IFS Fundamentals (recommended)


IFS Academy Inquiry Text


  • Consultants

IFS Applications Version:

  • IFS Applications 10


  • Specialist


  • IFS Projects