Project Timelines: Planning to Do It

Time limit: 180 days

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Full course description

Project Timelines: Planning To Do It explains the timeline creation process, a key factor in securing grants. This course equips you to effectively draft timelines that showcase your project's structure and strategic planning. Learn to balance major milestones with the intricate details of day-to-day tasks, while incorporating flexibility for unexpected changes.

We introduce a variety of timeline formats—linear, table, and graphical—empowering you to choose the most expressive for your project's story. With a focus on clear estimation and contingency planning, you’ll gain the confidence to create timelines that speak to the solidity of your proposals.

Developed with the artist's workflow in mind, this course is for creative professionals across all sectors who want to refine their approach to project planning. By the end, you'll have a robust set of skills to develop timelines that are not just schedules but powerful narratives that affirm your project's viability and readiness.

Who Will Benefit

  • Artists and creative professionals across all disciplines who are preparing to apply for grants.
  • Coordinators in the arts sector looking to enhance their planning, project management, and execution strategies.
  • Collaborative teams and individuals seeking to streamline their project management for creative endeavors.
  • Grant writers and administrators aiming to sharpen their proposal presentation with effective timeline communication.

What You Will Learn

  • Develop Effective Timelines: Craft detailed timelines that reflect your project's narrative and highlight its feasibility for grant proposals.
  • Enhance Project Structure: Learn to structure your project by identifying key events and tasks, setting a clear foundation for successful execution.
  • Anticipate and Plan: Apply strategies to mitigate common planning oversights and incorporate buffer periods for a realistic project approach.
  • Visualize Your Plan: Select the most suitable timeline format to communicate your project's progression and dependencies effectively.
  • Assemble Comprehensive Plans: Create realistic, well-structured project timelines that convey confidence in your project's successful completion to reviewers.

About Peabody Pro

As working artists, we’ve crafted all the Peabody PRO offerings with you in mind. These aren’t just any courses—they’re a shared experience, developed by artists like you, for artists like you. We’ve listened to hundreds of our peers, integrating their insights to make these learning experiences truly unique. Dive in at your own pace and join our vibrant community of creative minds. Let’s explore, create, and grow together. Welcome!

What to Expect

Here’s what you can expect from a Peabody PRO course:

  • Engaging Content: We’ve put together materials that are informative, engaging, and make your learning journey enjoyable and impactful.
  • Targeted Practice Exercises: Step by step, we walk you through the process of adapting the content to your lived experience. These exercises are designed to provide practical, hands-on experience, ensuring you can apply what you learn directly to your work.
  • Additional Resources: To augment your learning, we offer a range of additional resources. These materials deepen your understanding and offer more insights into the subject.
  • Self-Paced Access: You have access to the course site for six months. Move through the content at your own pace, in a way that fits your schedule and revisit as needed as you develop your project proposal.

Your purchase provides you with 6 months of access to this course. You will interact with the content, but not with other students or an instructor. The amount of time this course takes is entirely up to you – the value you gain will be commensurate with the effort you invest.

Technical Support

Please direct all technical support requests to the Peabody Online support email. We will respond to requests within 24-48 hours. Requests received on weekends, overnights and holidays will be responded to on the next business day.

Accessibility Statement

The Peabody Institute is committed to providing all participants with the opportunity to pursue excellence in their learning endeavors. This includes providing disability related accommodations and services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and our goal of delivering accessible, inclusive experiences. If you require accommodations to complete this course, please reach out to the Peabody Online support email. Please do not include any personal identifiable information such as social security number in any messages. 


Johns Hopkins University is not approved by Middle States for direct assessment credentials for academic credit. This course will not show on any JHU transcripts and does not count toward an academic record.