Scheduling Level 100
Scheduling level 100 is an introductory course in the Accubid Systems professional development series, which provides participants the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to competently develop real-world type project baseline schedules for use in construction projects.
Participants will learn to apply currently accepted scheduling principles and practices in an intense environment of instructor-led sequential structured lessons using Microsoft Project 2003. These lessons will focus on activity entry, task types, resource allocations, task sequencing and dependencies, constraints, milestones, critical paths, and baselines.
Each participant will be responsible for developing a complete and logical project schedule by the completion of the course. Through this hands-on approach, students will gain knowledge in the following areas:
- Schedule theory as applicable to the construction industry
- Use of scheduling software (Microsoft Project)
- Establishing a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)
- Sequencing tasks to establish workflow
- Relationship between effort driven verses duration driven tasks
- Applying resources to projects (i.e. manpower, materials, etc.)
- Analyzing resource allocations and their effect on projects
- Creation of project baselines
- Importing detailed, trade specific estimates from estimating software (Accubid Pro) into Microsoft Project
What can you learn from Accubid's Computerized Estimating courses?
- The fundamentals of project scheduling
- How to transform an estimate into a project schedule
- How to create project tasks
- How to create, link, and apply resources to project tasks
- How to set up a project baseline
- How to track the progress of project tasks
Duration of the Course: 2 days
Who Should Attend: Project managers, chief estimators, contractors
Prerequisites: Experience in the contracting industry and the ability to operate a computer, working knowledge of computers in a Windows environment.