Unleash the power of Microsoft Project easily and effectively to schedule and control your Construction Projects with the Quick Schedule Guide – Version 3. This interactive scheduling guide (in PDF format) serves as a companion guide to all our Scheduling Templates. The Quick Schedule Guide V3 also comes with a Lifetime Online Version compatible with all PC’s, Tablets & Smart phones and is available online in multiple languages. With the Online Version you will get Lifetime Updates so when Microsoft Project and the Guide is updated you will always have the current version and reference guide.
The Quick Schedule Guide (Version 3) is designed as a Visual-Step-By-Step Guide to unlock the outline, procedures and optimizations that we have built into the Scheduling Templates. It is streamlined to give you instant learning, reference and reinforcement to help guide you through the entire scheduling process.
You will be able to schedule any project of any size, create your own templates, combine projects into a master project and communicate them effectively by any method that suits your needs. Most of all, you will be able create a system that will promote accountability, communication and enable automation in your business that will lead to greater control and increased profits.
The Quick Schedule Guide V3 is designed and will work with Microsoft Project Versions 2000 through Version 2019. The ribbon or menu may differ slightly between versions, but the procedures are the same for all versions.
The Quick Schedule Guide V3 Will Save You Time in learning and scheduling and to give you a system to serve as a basis of scheduling for individual projects as well as a global system of communication and planning across all your projects. To maximize results, the content has been kept concise and toward a specific objective – scheduling systems that lead to successful projects in the construction industry.
All Scheduling Templates and Files are coded with the same custom filters, views and reports to provide information for individual projects or across all your projects.
The Scheduling Basics section gives a brief outline and instruction on the basic scheduling methods that will be used with our systems. In Microsoft Project there are many ways of entering information. For simplicity we use certain methods, but you can also use the other methods available in Microsoft Project. If you are an experienced user, you can skip the basic entering information, but you should familiarize yourself with the basic methods that we are using. If you are new to Microsoft Project, you can use this section for entering and viewing information.
The Pre-Construction process is the most important part of structuring a successful project. Too little attention is given to the Pre-Construction phase. The Pre-Construction phase and process directly affects the outcome of a project. The organization and communication at the Pre-Construction phase is critical to the project’s success. This section serves as a brief emphasis on the importance of Pre-Construction Scheduling.
The Scheduling Checklist is an outline of all the steps required to create your project schedules. You can print the checklist out and use for a reminder of the steps and information required to complete the scheduling process. To benefit from viewing information across several projects, your schedules need to be structured in the same way. The checklist provides quick links to each section referenced.
The Organization process is the foundation of successful scheduling, communication and reporting. Each project is unique in its nature and requirements. This section will guide you in structuring and organizing the layout of your schedules.
The Planning process involves estimating task durations and developing a working copy of your schedule. The Planning phase requires that you communicate with the project team members to ensure that you have accurate information. Communication is the key to preparing a realistic and successful project schedule.
The Control phase is the process of maintaining the project communication, constantly updating and distributing the schedule via email, internet or physically in a manner that is understood and used by other team members. With effective control, you will have the opportunity to foresee conflicts and problems to that you can act instead of reacting after they happen.
Consolidating your active projects into a master project gives you unlimited flexibility to communicate multi project information, view workloads, create reports and make intelligent business planning decisions across all your projects. This section will provide you the tools needed to use and create the necessary views and filters to use and or report to anyone who needs to see them.
The customization’s in this guide and in the scheduling templates are listed and outlined within the reference section at the end of the guide. You can refer to these sections for details on how each scheduling phase is structured so that you can use, modify or recreate the original template settings.
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