Project Planning and Scheduling

Mastering MS Project for construction scheduling is crucial for construction companies because it enables efficient project management, optimizing resource allocation and ensuring timely completion of projects. MS Project offers a centralized platform to plan and monitor tasks, helping identify the critical path, which is vital for project success.
With this proficiency, companies can reduce delays, enhance cost control, and improve overall project
coordination, leading to increased productivity and client satisfaction. Additionally, it facilitates effective communication and collaboration among project stakeholders, streamlining the construction process and enhancing the company’s competitiveness in the industry.






Having construction managers that are not highly skilled in the construction management technologies that make their job easy, quick, and errorless leads to the delays, poor executions, and cost overruns we normally see in Africa’s construction market. 

Well-trained managers are the unbeatable strategy for successful delivery on budget. As so many projects are facing issues of delay due to a lack of proper planning, during this course your team will be trained on how MS Project helps construction professionals easily plan their projects with the power of dynamic scheduling based on effort needed, project duration, and allotted team members. 

We will use MS Project and MS Teams to empower collaboration and management of projects, including file sharing, chats, meetings, and more. Enable all team members to update tasks simultaneously so you can get more done together.

This course covers every aspect of construction project implementation. If you are working in medium or large scale projects then you will get a full picture of how projects are managed confidently without stress. It will enable you to organize projects, control access to projects, organize and control resources and in effective planning, monitoring and controlling any construction project.

Here is what you can expect at the end of this training:

1. Gain a solid theoretical foundation in construction project management, covering key
concepts, methodologies, and project life cycle phases.
2. Learn how to apply CPM principles to construction projects, emphasizing the importance of effective project initiation, scope definition, and project planning.
3. Acquire skills in defining project objectives, deliverables, and constraints, along with principles of quality management in construction projects.
4. Understand how to allocate labor, equipment, and materials efficiently, ensuring optimal
resource utilization and effective resource leveling.
5. Develop strategies for effective communication with project stakeholders, along with conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
6. Master the use of MS Project for construction project scheduling, from initiation and scope definition to creating and managing schedules from the Bill of Quantities (BOQ).
7. Gain practical experience in defining tasks, sequencing, duration estimation, resource
allocation, and developing project schedules using MS Project.
8. Identify, analyze, and manage risks specific to construction projects, incorporating risk
management strategies into the project schedule.
9. Understand quality management principles in construction, apply quality assurance and
control in MS Project, and create custom reports and dashboards.
10. Learn how to effectively collaborate and communicate using MS Teams, integrating it seamlessly with MS Project for improved project management.

Who should attend this training:

The “Mastering MS Project for Construction Scheduling” course is designed for a diverse range of professionals involved in the construction industry. The following individuals and roles would significantly benefit from attending this training:

Construction Managers: Those responsible for overall project management, ensuring timely completion, and effective resource allocation.
Project Managers: Professionals leading construction projects, responsible for planning, execution, and successful project delivery.
Site Engineers and Supervisors: Individuals working on-site, involved in the day-to-day execution and coordination of construction tasks.
Planners and Schedulers: Professionals specializing in project planning and scheduling, aiming to enhance their skills with MS Project.
Cost Estimators: Those responsible for estimating project costs and ensuring effective cost control throughout the project lifecycle.
Quality Management Professionals: Professionals involved in ensuring quality in construction projects through planning, assurance, and control.
By catering to such a diverse audience, the course aims to provide a comprehensive skill set that can be applied across various roles within the construction industry.