MS Project for Technician & Engineering.

Certified for 3 CPD Points (ECSA)

07 – 09 July 2021

Johannesburg SouthAfrica

Johannesburg SouthAfrica

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Public R12, 999.00

Online R6, 999.00

Online R6, 999.00

Course overview:

Microsoft Project is a leading project management software that enables managers, technicians, and engineers to achieve project outcomes faster and more efficiently. Participants will learn how to analyze resources, manage timelines and measure progress at a glance.

With Microsoft Project, managers are easily able to analyze resources, check budgets, evaluate timelines, measure progress, and anticipate resource needs. Microsoft Project also enables team members to manage tasks, collaborate, submit timesheets, and flag issues and risks; it also helps executives to define business drivers, measure strategic impact of competing ideas, make funding decisions, and view project and resources status.

The knowledge and expertise gained through this course will equip participants with all that is required to undertake projects in any sphere of work, i.e. in any other organization or industry. Thus, you will be capable of successfully handling more roles and responsibilities, in turn facilitating more avenues and opportunities for career growth and progression.

Course Objectives:

  • a complete skillset, confidence, and knowledge required to manage projects using Microsoft Project
  • the necessary confidence, experience, and knowledge to train other stakeholders and professionals about using Microsoft Project
  • the adequate capability to design and plan projects using Microsoft Project
  • the knowledge of industry-standard best practices to apply during the process of managing a project
  • the necessary information and skill to draw a logical project plan
  • the required confidence and knowledge to plan budgets and allocate resources to the project, thus preventing under or over-allocation of any kind
  • the adequate foresight and preparedness to anticipate probable risks and make provisions to prevent these from occurring or minimize their impact when they occur during the course of the project
  • the necessary knowledge and information to prepare schedules, anticipating delays/disturbances due to risks
  • the required understanding to document all critical aspects of a project and maintain effective communication between all stakeholders
  • the necessary skillset and confidence to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior management of organizations who need to understand the benefits of using Microsoft Project for planning projects
  • Project managers, coordinators, and administrators who plan and drive multiple projects for their organizations
  • Project officers who plan and set guidelines around project management and related processes of an organization
  • Other stakeholders involved at various stages in a project life cycle

Any other professional who would be keen to know more about managing projects using Microsoft Project

Course Outline:

Critical Project Management Functions

  • Project planning
  • Project tracking (completion, time, and cost)
  • Scheduling and time management
  • Resource allocation
  • Budgeting
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Documentation
  • Risk management

Functions of Microsoft Project

  • Develop plans
  • Assign resources to tasks
  • Track progress
  • Manage budgets
  • Analyze workload

Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Introduction to Microsoft Project
  • Incorporating Project Management methodologies with Microsoft Project
  • Exploring the Microsoft Project Environment
  • Displaying an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Creating the Project Schedule

  • Task Durations
  • Defining Milestones
  • Manual Scheduling and Finish to Start Relationships
  • Automatic Scheduling
  • Task Relationships
  • Adding Stages to the Timeline
  • Identifying the Critical Path
  • Working with Constraints and Deadlines
  • Recurring Activities
  • Add Notes to a Task
  • Referencing Other Files in Tasks

 Managing Resources in a Project Plan

  • Resource Types
  • Work Resources
  • Material Resources
  • Cost Resources
  • Assigning Calendars to Resources
  • Resolving Resource Overallocation

Assigning Resources and Levelling

  • Simple Resource Assignments
  • Assigning Part-Time Resources
  • Understanding Work Contouring
  • Problem Assignments
  • Assigning Resources, You Do Not Have
  • Understanding Resource Levelling
  • Creating Resource Chaos
  • Checking Resource Usage
  • Understanding Overtime
  • The Case Study Resources

Costs

  • Understanding Project Costs
  • Reviewing Current Costs
  • Entering Variable Costs
  • Assigning Daily Costs
  • Assigning Per Usage Costs
  • Assigning Fixed Costs
  • Assigning Material Costs
  • Changing Rates During a Project
  • Assigning Cost Resources
  • Viewing Project Costs

Constraints and Deadlines

  • Understanding Constraints and Deadlines
  • Adding a Constraint
  • Using Elapsed Time
  • Rescheduling Tasks
  • Creating a Deadline

Project Tracking and Controlling

  • Creating a Baseline
  • Automatically Updating Tasks
  • Manually Updating Tasks
  • Entering Delayed Tasks
  • Tracking Actuals on a Gantt Chart
  • Using the Tracking Box
  • Viewing Task Slippage
  • Understanding The Data Tools
  • Basic Data Highlighting
  • Applying Filters
  • Editing Existing Filters
  • Deleting An Unwanted Filter
  • Grouping Tasks
  • Using AutoFilters

Reporting

  • Understanding Graphical Reports
  • Running A Report
  • Manipulating Report Data
  • Filtering Report Data
  • Cloning an Existing Report
  • Creating A New Report
  • Enhancing Report Appearance
  • Removing Unwanted Reports

Advantages of Microsoft Project

  • Flexible and powerful
  • Integration with other Microsoft tools
  • Great for collaboration

Disadvantages of Microsoft Project

  • Advanced features requiring training
  • Powerful insights but unintuitive
  • Basic reporting.

End of the workshop

IN HOUSE AND ONLINE TRAINING

While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

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