PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL WITH MICROSOFT® PROJECT

Reduce Costs and Drive Efficiency on Your Projects with Microsoft® Project 2010

Duration: 2 Days | 15 Contact Hours | 15 PDUs | Code: PPCW

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Reduce Costs and Drive Efficiency on Your Projects with Microsoft® Project 2010

This two day instructor-led workshop is essential for all users of Microsoft® Project 2010 who need to define, plan, monitor and communicate effectively for any type of project. You will learn powerful tools and techniques to improve the scheduling, estimating, budgeting, staffing, coordinating, controlling and reporting of projects.

Working on real case studies, participants in small project teams will be guided through a step-by-step process using standard forms and template files with proven and effective training methods to plan, execute, monitor, control and close-out projects.

Materials in this class are aligned with the Project Management Institute, ‘A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge’ (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013.).

Courseware has been developed by Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists who also hold the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential and use Microsoft® Office Project 2010 on a daily basis.

Program Outline

The project framework

Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, Closing

Forms and Templates

Planning the Project*

  • Define Scope and Create Work Breakdown Structure
  • PERT Estimation and Network Precedence Diagramming Technique
  • Resource Allocation and Commitment
  • Resource Leveling
  • Critical Path Method of Schedule Network Analysis
  • Crashing and Fast-Tracking
  • Estimate Cost and Determine Budget

Monitor Project Performance*

  • Tracking Gantt
  • Progress Lines
  • Earned Value Analysis

Project Closeout

* Practical Exercises and Case Studies

Who Should Participate

The workshop is perfect for managers, planners, schedulers, team-leaders and project coordinators and is suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced users of Microsoft® Project

Learning Objectives

At the end of this action-based workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and apply a step-by-step process to plan, execute, monitor, control and close-out projects with the aid of Microsoft® Project 2010

  • Prepare a Project Baseline, and track and report progress against the baseline using Variance Analysis and Earned Value techniques

  • Apply useful and time-saving tips and tricks including standard forms and template files to help you effectively plan and execute your next project

Credits

This course qualifies for 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs) under Project Management Institute (PMI) Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program Category A

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OUR TRAINERS

Our trainers have many years of project management, leadership and training experience. All have used the processes, tools, techniques and good practices outlined in the Project Management Institute PMBOK® Guide and are able to relate this knowledge to the running of successful projects in industry.

THE COURSE MATERIAL

Our group exercises and exam practice questions have been developed over many years following Instructional Design techniques. All materials are regularly updated based on participant feedback and current industry good practices.

THE TRAINING WORKSHOP

Our workshops are conducted in a group environment where participants are encouraged to participate in individual and team activities to promote learning, build team morale and reinforce understanding of concepts.

TRAINING GRANTS

Funding support for training courses. Terms and conditions apply.

Training Assistance Scheme: SBL & SBL Khas Scheme

Malaysia

The SBL & SBL Khas programme provided by HDRF, Malaysia supports the course and exam fees, capped at RM1,300 per day for Company-sponsored trainees from HRDF Registered Employers. Prior approvals must be obtained from HRDF.