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Increase profits and avoid waste by investing as little as half an hour per day in learning and applying proven project scheduling skills as shown in this edition of Easy Scheduling. Expand your day's productivity by an hour or more -That's a 100% return on your investment!
This book focuses on the Microsoft Project business scheduling tool and how to put it to work for you. In addition, you'll learn about scheduling templates that you can put to work immediately to save many hours of input. You'll also learn about cost-effective alternatives to MS Project that may be better suited to your contracting business. Inside you will find trade shortcuts and tools such as:
It presents you with a complete set of real world scheduling tools that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of small to medium-sized construction businesses like yours.
- Scheduling for profits
- Setting-up your own Project templates
- Step-by-step pre-construction scheduling
- Calendar, Calculation and Interface Options
- Tracking and Reporting Systems
- Customizing and Formatting
- Setting Task Relationships
- Consolidating Schedules
- Cash Flow definition and details
Step by step, Easy Scheduling shows you how to use Microsoft Project to build a schedule that will synchronize everyone's efforts into an organized system that becomes the foundation of all planning and communication for all your jobs.
This handbook shows you how to establish realistic project goals; how to set checkpoints, activities, relationships and time estimates for each task; how to establish priorities; how to create a project flowchart and how best to communicate the schedule to keep everyone focused and on track. And that's just the beginning!
It shows you how to use CSI (Construction Specification Institute) coding to organize and sort tasks, methods and materials across multiple projects as well as improving coordination with subcontractors and suppliers.
Easy Scheduling shows you how to enter all your project information into Microsoft Project, and generate detailed project plans that cover all of your time and materials requirements, as well as a critical path timeline and a full blown Gantt chart. The time and money-saving benefits of effective scheduling in construction are too compelling to ignore. You create greater accountability for individual responsibilities. You control your workload. You limit liability. You control deliveries. You manage time and resources. And most importantly, you control your profits. If you want an easy way to get started, Easy Scheduling is the answer for you. (Does not include Microsoft Project.)
By: Dan Ramsey and Stephen Matzen
Published by: BNI Building News
316 Pages, 8-1/2 x 11
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