Construction Scheduling with MS Project


The construction industry contributes seriously to any country’s economy as it creates employment and fetches income for people. This greatly contributes to the developmental growth of the country. Contractors have an important role to play when it comes to the successful delivery of projects. Their competence and capability are a function of performance and output in the construction industry (Odediran, et al. 2012). 

This construction planning & scheduling course is designed for almost all construction project members, whether in the office or on-site, from site agents to the managing director, because we know that having skills in software technology helps you in planning and scheduling your project performance, and backing it up with understanding the philosophy or technical theories required by a professional project manager is a must.

Using MS Project, this training course aims to provide trainees with all of the necessary tools and techniques to manage a construction project from planning to site in a way that is detailed and clear for both field teams to follow during execution and for the office team to monitor the project progress both financially and physically.

Because so many projects are experiencing delays due to a lack of proper planning, you will be trained on how MS Project helps construction professionals easily plan their projects with the power of dynamic scheduling based on the effort required, project duration, and allotted team members during this course. Use Microsoft Project and Microsoft Teams to facilitate project collaboration and management, including file sharing, chats, meetings, and more. Work on projects together even if you're on different continents. Allow all team members to update tasks at the same time so you can get more done together.

This course covers every aspect of project implementation in the construction industry. If you work on medium or large-scale projects, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how projects are confidently and stress-free scheduled. It will allow you to organize projects, control project access, organize and control resources, and plan, monitor, and control any construction project effectively. The course starts from construction Scheduling Principles through work breakdown structures to the generation of cash flow charts, progress S curve, and manpower histograms as presentation graphs.

Who is this course for?

To be able to succeed in this course, regardless of your industry, you must be proficient in computer use. To join this course, you must be or be related to:

  • Architects with experience in the construction team
  • Civil engineers
  • Construction contractors
  • Project administrators
  • Construction managers
  • Planning Engineers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Superintendents

If you do not fall into one of the above categories, Nziza Global will not be responsible for your learning experience.

What will you learn
  • Develop construction project schedules with definitions of detailed activities and identify interdependencies among them

  • Turning schedules into timesheets, performing other scheduling functions, and mastering Works Breakdown Structure (WBS).

  • Assign and manage costs and resources to activities in the schedule.

  • Ensuring all the projects will be completed, maintaining baseline adherence, tracking of project progress, and rapid generation of reports.

  • Implement schedule optimization tactics, add delays in between activities in the form of leads or lags, re-allocate resources, and fast-track for faster completion time.

  • Reducing resource costs by analyzing resource trends and costs.

  • Generation of cash flow charts, progress S curves, and manpower histograms for professional project presentation purposes.


  • 53 Lessons
  • 02:38:58 Hours

  • Lecturer 100:18:34
  • Instructor’s guide
  • Understanding of the Construction Management profession
  • Lecturer 200:15:16
  • Getting familiar with the MSP software interface
  • Understanding and adjusting the most important settings
  • The difference between Auto and Manual Scheduling modes
  • Key navigation – Views and Tables
  • Lecturer 300:17:10
  • Getting started with Construction Project scheduling basics
  • Lecturer 400:13:45
  • The 3 task types in MS Project
  • Adding logic or interdependence to your schedule
  • The 4 types of links in MS Project
  • When to use them
  • Lecturer 500:19:24
  • Introduction to the Case Study project and starting a new project
  • Works Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Setting up and adding the milestones
  • How to set up the project calendar
  • How to create separate calendars for specific activities or teams
  • Add tasks & durations to the WBS packages
  • Add logic to the tasks and the completed schedule
  • Lecturer 600:21:04
  • The 3 types of resources and when to use them
  • Creating resources
  • Assigning resources to tasks
  • Resource troubleshooting,
  • Understanding the different task types
  • Finding resource over-allocations and resolving them
  • Importing resources
  • Lecturer 700:13:36
  • Introduction to cost loading
  • The 3 types of resources and when to use them
  • Cost loading using Resources
  • Cost loading using a Bill of Quantities in MS Project
  • Lecturer 800:13:39
  • Filter and Sorting
  • Constraints and their use in the schedule
  • Setting and Managing Baselines
  • Gantt chart settings
  • Lecturer 900:09:14
  • Five steps to updating a schedule in MS Project
  • Capturing your progress data
  • Recalculating or rescheduling the remaining work
  • Lecturer 1000:03:36
  • Report printing golden rules
  • Techniques for popular reports
  • Lecturer 1100:13:40
  • Cash flow charts
  • Progress S curve
  • Cash flow charts
  • Manpower histograms


About lecturer


Jamal Farooqi is a registered civil engineer in the Pakistan engineering council and he holds a master's degree in construction management.

Owning over 7 years of experience as a planning engineer in different projects across the United Kingdom, the United States, Pakistan, and Australia. He has worked for various multinational construction firms, holding positions ranging from site engineer to senior planning engineer. 

Among the flagship projects he worked on as a planning and scheduling engineer include the Khamas Base Nuclear plant in Saudia Arabia, Construction of Akhuwat University Mustafabad in Pakistan and Nissau Village Community Centre in Bahamas.


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Lewis Berirembo - Wed, 19-Apr-2023

Honestly, I must confess that this course is really helpful, and I appreciate you guys who thought of providing it for us. the contents are digestible and more critical, at the end, it also gives a general idea about project management. I envision my work plan/program to be more exciting as I observe and compare what I'm learning to what happens on most construction sites, there is a big gap in construction scheduling/management we have to cover as professionals.

Singiza Vincent - Wed, 15-Nov-2023

The training was quite helpful, as it greatly enhanced my skills, especially in the area of project planning.