Microsoft Project 4-Webinar Series

Duration of each webinar: 3 hours + 1 bonus optional hour

MS Project series introduction:

Harness the power and possibilities of Microsoft Project scheduling software to fulfill your construction projects’ highest potential. Delivered from a construction scheduling perspective, this three-hour course arms learners with the fundamental skills required to build a maneuver from screen to screen while learning the essentials of building a baseline construction schedule. Also learn the 5 scheduling secrets to help ensure your success on construction projects.

Suitable for anyone involved in or interested in the management of construction projects who wants to learn how today’s industry leaders leverage Microsoft Project to design seamless agile schedules.

Participants leave this webinar with practice exercises and YouTube video links to ensure this material sticks long term. In addition, there is an optional hour live follow up session for participants that tried the new material in MS Project and have further questions.

It’s recommended that the participants to have access to Microsoft Project 2019, 2016, 2013 or 2010 on their computers/devices while attending the webinar, however it’s not mandatory.

You can take one module at a time or take all 4 modules. Each module is worth 1 Gold Seal credit.

Objectives (Upon completing this course, you will) for each webinar:

INSTRUCTOR: Tom Stephenson MBA, PMP, CM Lean

Tom Stephenson is an award-winning professor and author whose background in education spans nearly three decades. His diverse teaching disciplines include construction project management, business management, human resource management, site management and cost control. A champion of change management, Tom takes pride in helping students and businesses navigate uncharted territories, take calculated risks, and rise above the status quo.

All times given are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 

Module 1. Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Morning: 9am – 12pm EST Tue. June 22, 2021
Evening: 6:30pm – 9:30pm EST Thu. May 13, 2021

Inputting activities and durations
Linking tasks, identification of critical path
Recurring tasks
Maneuvering sheets and tables in MS Project
Constraints
Creating lead and lag
Developing a work breakdown structure
Identification of the critical path
Identification of float
Adjusting the time scale
Adding notes
Insertion of columns & customization of screen
Filtering and sorting
Development of calendars & non-working days
Saving the project as a baseline schedule
Use of templates as a checklist

 
Module 2. Microsoft Project Resource Cost Loading Of Schedules

Morning: 9am – 12pm EST Wed. Mar. 31, 2021
Morning: 9am – 12pm EST Tue. June 29, 2021
Evening: 6:30pm – 9:30pm EST Thu. May 20, 2021

Creating a resource table
Setting up maximum capacity for resources
Enter pay rates
Payment Accrue
Adjust working time in a resource calendar
Effort driven scheduling & what you should watch out for
Assign resources to tasks
Assign cost resources to tasks
Assign material resources to tasks
Adding and levelling resources
Adding costs to a schedule
How to create a resource pool
Filter project by resources
Filter calendar view for resources
Cost Reports
Creating a resource table
Review of resource form
Review of the Cost Table
Review of resource cost table
Introduction to Cost Variances

 
Module 3. Microsoft Project Updating & Recovery Of Projects

Morning: 9am – 12pm EST Wed. Apr. 7, 2021
Morning: 9am – 12pm EST Tue. July 6, 2021
Evening: 6:30pm – 9:30pm Thu. May 27, 2021

Updating the Schedule
Inserting a status date
Updating and inserting actual dates
Marking activities on track
Use of the tracking Gantt chart
Use of the variance table
Review of Cost impacts
Review of variances in the resource view
Rescheduling work
Recovery of time
Utilizing the direct method of recovery
File naming protocols, a process to documentation
Best Practices in project recovery
Customizing tables for updating

 
Module 4. Microsoft Project Change Management & Advanced Topics

Morning: 9am – 12pm EST Wed. Apr. 14, 2021
Morning: 9am – 12pm EST Tue. july 13, 2021
Evening: 6:30pm – 9:30pm Thu. June 3, 2021

Review of updates
Creating a fragnet
Inserting a change into the schedule
Managing multiple changes
Identifying the impact of the change
Using drawing tools to identify & clarify the change impact
Using drawing tools to identify & clarify claims
Rescheduling work
Recovery of time
Tracking weather delays
Utilizing the direct method of recovery
File naming protocol
Best Practices in project recovery
Using the time liner
Creating a Multiple Project File
Creating a Resource Pool

dates:
(listed in course description above)
where:
Webinar
instructor:
Tom Stephenson MBA, PMP, CM Lean
TCA member:
 
$250.00+HST per module
$950.00+HST all four modules
non-member:
 
$300.00+HST per module
$1000.00+HST all four modules