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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6 hours of video online
64 students to date
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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 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
Get a pdf copy of our detailed course notes on the CCS Candy online planning course.
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 – 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 – 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
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.