Microsoft Project: Scheduling Course for Construction and Engineering Professionals
Become a scheduling expert in Microsoft's Project
The most popular course that teach you how to schedule a project in Microsoft's Project so you can enhance your career, equip yourself with a valuable, scarce skill and increase your impact on any project.
Yes Microsoft Project is a powerful scheduling package!
Microsoft's Project software ranks up there compared to all mainstream scheduling packages in the industry today. It is a very accessible software for most professionals and contractors but unfortunately, very few people can actually make use of the basics in MSP to build and manage a project schedule. Even experienced professionals sometimes make amateur mistakes and a lot of the software's function as a powerful scheduling and project management tool is lost as a result.
Scheduling knowledge is a must in modern construction
Being a project, construction or engineering manager without scheduling knowledge in a software package makes it very difficult to understand and manage the complex time component of projects in modern construction. It is one of the most essential skills for any project, construction or engineering manager to have and many times a project's success depends on it.
The benefit of a new skill
In this course we take the complexity out of Microsoft Project and show you step-by-step how to use the software to schedule a real project. You can watch and learn as many times as you want and will quickly realize it's not that difficult
Are you ready to become an essential part of the project team with specialized scheduling knowledge?
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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Our course is designed to take you through a realistic case study project MSP. The course is divided into 9 different modules. These modules start with basic fundamentals and build up to ensure you are able to understand, not only the fundamentals of planning but that you are also able to see how a realistic schedule is created and updated using Microsoft's Project software. You will learn the following after completing this course:
- √ Understand how to find your way in the software;
- √ Understand the fundamentals of Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling and how the software calculates the critical path.
- √ Learn about the different task types and logic links in MSP
- √ Take a step-by-step approach to scheduling a real project in MSP
- √ Learn the importance of Work Breakdown Structures
- √ Learn how to produce a Work Breakdown Structure in MSP that is efficient and professional
- √ Learn to set up project calendars and unique calendars for different teams
- √ Learn how to add milestones to your schedule
- √ Understand how to create and assign resources to a schedule
- √ Learn how to cost-load a schedule in MSP
- √ Learn how to cost-load a schedule from your Bill of Quantities using MSP (yes, that's very possible!)
- √ Understand how to work with filters and sorting
- √ Learn how to use constraints and their role in the schedule
- √ See how to capture and manage Baselines
- √ Learn how to update your schedule correctly
- √ Learn how to report on your schedule with some simple techniques
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE?
- This course is suitable for Project Managers,
- Project leaders,
- Principal Agents,
- Construction company owners and
- Construction Managers with no prior experience of using MS Project
- Any users looking to gain a career advantage by adding real MS Project skills to their CV
WHAT WILL YOU GET?
- Each course participant will receive a professional, signed certificate of completion once they finish the course. We keep detailed records of certificates to ensure independent verification
- The course is provided on the latest version of MS Project, namely 2016 but will also work for users with the 2013 and 2010 version
- On-demand video and step-by-step instructions
- Case study with a real life planning example that will walk you through the application of knowledge.
- Access to one of the leading project management experts in asking questions and getting clarity on any topic covered
- Great project file templates for your own use and to experiment with
What our attendees say
"I liked the pro-tips. Knowledge like this is rarely shared in our industry as there is always competition amongst peers. So the sharing of this valuable knowledge is what I appreciated most."
- Clyde Tromp, Engineering Technician
"The fact that you can complete it on your own time, giving you the time to first use the program and implement what you learned before continuing. Also the fact that the presenter lets you complete the program along with him and so seeing what your mistakes are ."
- Herman Terblanche, Project Manager
"The course is very interactive and straight to the point. I like that it covered all I needed to know about MSP."
- Chike Okeke, Resident Engineer
You get a copy of our Excel based dashboard which we use as an external reporting tool with our MSP data!
If you have any questions related to this course or require additional information, you are welcome to contact our training manager Sanet at [email protected]. Alternatively you may contact the course leader directly at [email protected]
Please note that Project 2016 is a software product of the company Microsoft. We have extensive experience using MSP and its implementation on construction projects however, we have no formal affiliation with Microsoft in any way, nor do we claim such a relationship in any manner.
Kobus le Roux is a professional project manager and expert scheduling professional based in South Africa where he heads up a boutique construction consultancy. His company, Le Roux Consulting offers highly specialised project controls services to the construction and engineering industry in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Kobus holds the internationally recognized credential in project scheduling from the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a professional scheduler (PMI-SP). With more than 15 year's experience in planning and scheduling Kobus and his team has scheduled and managed numerous high value projects in sectors such as building, civil works, mining, power, rail and oil/gas.
Having dealt with planning, forensic scheduling and project management for a number of prominent clients internationally, Kobus is proficient in planning packages such as Microsoft Project, CCS Candy, Synchro Pro, Asta and Primavera.
Kobus is also a course leader in live CPD courses and regularly provides instruction to post-graduate attendees of PMI-accredited programmes in project management.
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