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We Vouch for Everything We Publish
Who's Validating this Stuff???

It all starts with knowledge. Working backwards -- before they are seasoned professionals, they are first junior Practitioners, and before that they are students of the Practice. And these students either learn from formal texts written on one or more Project Time Management topics -- or, far more often, they learned it on the job.

But have you taken a comprehensive look across the various academic works that are out there? We have -- and we were utterly blown away by the overall poor quality of what is available to students wanting to learn how to be a beginning or better planner or scheduler.

We found that the great majority of materials contain outdated, confusing, or simply incorrect information. Of the much smaller percent of good books, we still found inconsistencies from one text to the next. Our hearts go out to the novice Practitioner student who is left to decipher between conflicting instruction.

It became immediately clear to us that there was no qualified, singular clearinghouse for educational materials for the Scheduling Practice. No one was validating what was ending up in print.

Accreditation Programs No Solution Either
Sadly, the problem has not been resolved with the introduction of popular Scheduling accreditation programs. Logically, one would have expected their credentialing developmental processes to first generate a comprehensive body of knowledge, the collective content of which could then be integrated, current, and accurate. To our surprise and disappointment, these certifying bodies have merely sent the credential seeker to the nearest bookstore with a reading list. [By contrast, our scheduling credentials will be based on our own ICS-Compendium.

The ICS "Reliable Content Seal of Approval"

So that you can be confident that what you are reading IS current and accurate, we review and approve every educational product we list on our web site. If we do not agree with its contents -- if its advice does not comport with the Scheduling Compendium -- we simply don't list it at all. This assures you that anything we promote we believe in. Think of our vetting process as a "Reliable Content Seal of Approval." We do this because we're not in it for the money; we're in it for the betterment of the Scheduling Practice!
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