Ottawa Construction Association

Microsoft Project for Construction - 2 Day Course

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OCA Members: $650.00
Non-Members: $850.00


Microsoft Project for Construction

  • Create Gantt Charts that automatically update your project plan when you change one date.
  • Produce 2 week look-ahead reports and To-Do lists at the press of a button. Manage your project better and control the paperwork.

Every project manager understands scope creep, pressure on the schedule, and the necessity for cost control.  One of the most effective tools for scheduling and cost control is MS Project.  It is a communication tool that provides the project manager with a road map for project execution.  It is a tool for managing deadlines and minimizing cost overruns.  

This is why, increasingly, government organizations are requiring MS Project schedules as part of the bidding process.   Even subcontractors are being requested to provide such schedules.   

The typical PM must juggle dozens of functions and hundreds of tasks all while trying to stay on budget, meet deadlines and keep every stakeholder informed.   

This workshop will demonstrate how to use MS Project to meet these challenges.  Participants will learn to:
•    Translate estimates into schedules in MS Project and verify accuracy.   
•    Submit electronic project plans and Gantt charts with bids.
•    Manage workloads and workflow.
This 2-day hands-on workshop will give you a comprehensive understanding of how Microsoft Project can be used as a practical approach to project management.  
Microsoft Project for Construction will show the project manager how to plan, monitor and schedule projects using resources such as people, equipment, time and money. This course will demonstrate how to effectively track and analyze projects with a better understanding of the impact of changes.  Construction business management is improved with better information such as current and interactive project status and financial data.  

Topics include:  
I    Project Planning,  
1.    Create a basic project plan including Work Breakdown Schedule and dependencies  
2.    Verify against Estimates
3.    Incorporate Milestones and significant dates
4.    Identify/Manage the Critical Path  
5.    Incorporate Job Deadlines
6.    Identify Slack and Project float
7.    Create an ‘Early Start' and ‘Early Finish' Schedule
8.    Create a ‘Late Start' and ‘Late Finish' Schedule
9.    Incorporate subcontractors, crews, equipment, labour and skilled trades in resource assignments  
10.    Create Gantt Charts, Network Diagrams and Trade Calendars
11.    Identify conflicts
12.    Create time lines   
13.    Create Baseline schedules  
14.    Create a Trade Tracking and/or manpower resource schedule
II    Track Job Progress  
1.    Generate Cash Flow reports
2.    Performance against Budget  
3.    Look-Ahead and Trade Schedule reports
4.    Compare Performance against Baseline                                            
5.    Project Closeout – best practices
III    Change Management  
1.    Projected versus actual time lines
2.    Projected versus actual costs
3.    2 week look-ahead for site supervisors
4.    Rain days
5.    Due dates
6.    Changes in subcontractor timelines  
7.    Critical path changes and warnings
8.    Working days
9.    Milestones reports  
10.    Compare baselines and As-Built's for claims processes
11.    Current activities, slipping task and completed task reports
12.    Cash flows and earned value
Laptops, software and manuals will be provided.  
Enrollment is limited to 12 persons to ensure that each participant receives individualized attention. This is a hands-on workshop and laptops with software are provided for the duration of the course.     

CCA has accredited this course for 2 Gold Seal Special Industry Credits (SIC)

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