MS Project Scheduling Course

Online Video training that 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 MS Project.

Use discount Code TDS5PERCENT for 5% discount (limited coupons available)

Course information

COURSE LENGTH:

4 hours of video online

PRICE:

USD $199

STUDENTS ENROLLED:  

174 students to date

COURSE RATING:

★★★★☆4.7 (39 ratings)

SKILL LEVEL:

Beginner

MS Project Course Introduction

Master the art of creating a schedule in MS Project. 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 course from Le Roux Consulting, you have the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and become an MS Project 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

37 Video Lectures

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

MS Project sample files

You get to download a real, expertly crafted MS Project construction schedule template and sample. You can download and keep the mpp 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 MS Project to schedule the work.

Access to leading MS project Experts

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

Bonus Content

Bonus content not often shared in the industry.

What our attendees say:

What you will learn:

Our MS Project construction scheduling course is designed to take you through a realistic case study project in 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

Bonus

Get a copy of our Excel-based dashboard which we use on as an external reporting tool with our MS Project data.

Course Cirriculum

Lesson 1 – Getting familiar with the MSP software interface

Lesson 2 – Understanding and adjusting the most important settings

Lesson 3 – The difference between Auto and Manual Scheduling modes

Lesson 4 – Key navigation – Views and Tables

Lesson 1 – CPM scheduling basics

Lesson 1 – The 3 task types in MSP

Lesson 2 – Adding logic or interdependence to your schedule

Lesson 3 – The 4 types of links in MS Project and when to use them

Lesson 1 – Introduction to the Case Study project and starting a new project

Lesson 2 – Works Breakdown Structure (WBS) – the most important step in planning and scheduling

Lesson 3 – Setting up your WBS in MSP

Lesson 4 – Setting up and adding the milestones

Lesson 5 – How to set up the project calendar

Lesson 6 – How to create separate calendars for specific activities or teams

Lesson 7 – Add tasks & durations to the WBS packages

Lesson 8 – Add logic to the tasks

Assignment 1 – Certificate

Lesson 9 – The completed schedule

Lesson 1 – The 3 types of resources and when to use what

Lesson 2 – Creating resources

Lesson 3 – Assigning resources to tasks

Lesson 4 – Resource Troubleshooting

Lesson 5 – Understanding the different task types

Lesson 6 – Finding resource over-allocations and resolving them

Lesson 7 – Importing resources

Lesson 1 – Introduction to cost loading

Lesson 2 – Cost loading using Resources

Lesson 3 – Cost loading using a Bill of Quantities in MS Project

Assignment 2 Certificate

Lesson 1 – Filter and Sorting

Lesson 2 – Constraints and their use in the schedule

Lesson 3 – Setting and Managing Baselines

Lesson 4 – Barchart settings that will make your schedules look great

Lesson 1 – Five steps to updating a schedule in MS Project

Lesson 2 – Capturing your progress data

Lesson 3 – Recalculate or reschedule remaining work

Lesson 1 – Report printing Golden Rules that will make your life easier

Lesson 2 – Techniques for popular reports

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.