CCS Candy Planning & Scheduling Course

Our CCS Candy online planning course will take your career to the next level as you learn how to create a fully linked, resource-, cost-loaded and professional construction schedule using CCS Candy.

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Course information

COURSE LENGTH:

6 hours of video online

PRICE:

ZAR R3,900

USD $290

STUDENTS ENROLLED:  

64 students to date

COURSE RATING:

★★★★☆4.9 (24 ratings)

SKILL LEVEL:

Intermediate

CCS Candy Course Introduction

Master the art of creating a schedule in CCS Candy. Scheduling is an essential project management skill and it’s guaranteed to boost your career and raise your stature as an essential member to the project team. With this short CCS Candy online planning course from Le Roux Consulting, you have the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and become a CCS Candy planning expert on your next project.  Whatever your job title, the skills you get from this course will help set you apart in the industry.

What you get

39 Video Lectures

High quality video lessons for you to watch and learn from home, your office or even on a remote site location.

CCS Candy sample files

You get to download a real, expertly crafted CCS Candy construction schedule template and sample. You can download and keep the ccs file to learn from.

Tailored Quizzes and Assignments

Between lessons, your knowledge is solidified through case studies, assignments and quizzes.

Real Case-study project

The course walks you through a realistic case study step-by-step and shows you how an expert will apply CCS Candy to schedule the work.

Access to leading CCS Candy Experts

You get to ask your burning questions to one of the leading project management and scheduling experts.

Bonus Content

Bonus content not often shared in the industry.

What our attendees say:

What you will learn:

Our CCS Candy online planning course is designed to take you through a realistic case study project in CCS Candy. The course is divided into 8 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 CCS’s 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 Candy
  • Take a step-by-step approach to scheduling a real project in Candy
  • Learn the importance of Work Breakdown Structures
  • Learn how to produce a Work Breakdown Structure in Candy 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
  • 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

Bonus

Get a pdf copy of our detailed course notes on the CCS Candy online planning course.

Course Cirriculum

Lesson 1 – Creating new companies, jobs or programs

Lesson 2 – Getting familiar with the interface

Lesson 3 – Saving, Backup, duplicating and recovering files

Lesson 4 – Navigating your views

Lesson 1 – CPM scheduling basics

Lesson 1 – Adding new tasks to a schedule

Lesson 2 – Adding logic or interdependence to your schedule

Lesson 3 – Leads and lags

Lesson 4 – Adding resources to your schedule

Lesson 5 – Setting up the project calendar

Lesson 1 – Introduction to the Case Study project

Lesson 2 – Start a new program and set the start date

Lesson 3 – Adjust the project calendar

Lesson 4 – Principles of setting up and planning your WBS

Lesson 5 – Setting up the WBS in Candy

Lesson 6 – Creating a milestone list

Lesson 7 – Add tasks under each WBS package

Lesson 8 – Add logic to the tasks

Lesson 9 – Add resources to tasks

Assignment 1 – Certificate

Lesson 10 – The completed schedule

Lesson 1 – Most important task interactions and shortcuts

Lesson 2 – Checking WBS levels and task types

Lesson 3 – Using the filter function

Lesson 4 – Adding timelines and changing barchart display options

Lesson 5 – Implementing notes, remarks or yellow tags

Lesson 6 – Creating and allocating codes

Lesson 1 – Basic reporting

Lesson 2 – Creating histogram reports

Lesson 3 – Advanced reporting techniques

Lesson 1 – Creating a Long Lead schedule in Candy Part 1

Lesson 2 – Creating a Long Lead schedule in Candy Part 2

Lesson 3 – Creating an Information Required Schedule

Lesson 1 – Update setup and introduction

Lesson 2 – Setting the baseline & preparing to update

Lesson 3 – Performing the update

Lesson 4 – Review the update and isolate variances and delays

Lesson 5 – Update the Long Lead and Info Required Schedule

Lesson 6 – Update reporting

YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Kobus le Roux

Senior Scheduling Expert

B.Sc.CM, MBA (Cum Laude), Pr.CPM, PMI-SP, ICIOB, A.A.Arb

Kobus is a professional project manager, planning professional and construction contracts expert.  Kobus is a Scheduling Professional accredited through the international Project Management Institute (PMI).

He is a guest lecturer at various Universities where he is regularly called in to provide expert insight into MS Project and scheduling for project management students at Business Schools, IT, Project Management and Construction Economics faculties.

His experience in assisting clients as a professional planner, senior project manager and construction contract expert spans over 15 years during which time he’s assisted numerous project teams and companies with complex, construction schedules, disputes or claims. He has scheduled and managed numerous high value projects in sectors such as building, civil works, mining, power, rail and oil/gas. He is one of the foremost forensic experts in delay analysis and claims. He is also a leading contributor of commercially related articles and publications on the topic of scheduling and using software to achieve excellent project management results. 

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.