This chapter really brought home to me the amount of memorization of sub-process names, inputs, and outputs that are needed for the exam.  (The activities aren't really a problem since they're common sense if you've been doing project management for a while.)


This section  I think is the meat of most project managers' day to day activity.  There is a myriad of small sub-processes that I have marked to try to commit to memory in the 'Plan Schedule' area - most of these are just incorporated into the scheduling process in smaller projects, but I'm sure I'm still going to have to be able to break it down with the appropriate terminology for the PMP exam.


Controlling schedule was a bit more straightforward.  There's new terminology for many old concepts ('crashing' for adding resources, for example), but once past the terminology it's common sense for any experienced project manager.


Because I work primarily in the software development arena, it was nice to see the section on what Controlling Schedule means for Agile projects.  Again, common sense but nice to see it laid out this way in the PMBOK. 


The overview of schedule network methodologies is interesting, although I don't think any projects that I've been involved in would use any of the methodologies as an exclusive guide.  Components of many of them are used though, depending on the situation.



The course itself was pretty repetitive but it did summarize the chapter well.