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.

This 4-webinars program is Gold Seal certified, 4 credits.

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 best-selling author. His diverse teaching disciplines include construction project management, business management, architecture, carpentry, and brick and stone masonry. As a dual-professional, Tom is called upon by industry leaders to translate knowledge, reinvigorate corporate culture, and inspire innovation in emerging and established companies across Canada.

Module 1. Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Inputting activities and durations
Linking tasks, identification of critical path
Recurring tasks
Maneuvering sheets and tables in MS Project
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

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

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

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

Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2024 Wed. 6:30pm – 9:30pm ET (Evening)
OR Apr. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2024 Mon. 1pm - 4pm ET
Tom Stephenson MBA, PMP, CM Lean
TCA member:
$1000.00+HST all four modules
$1100.00+HST all four modules