Microsoft Project Course

Project Management with Microsoft Project Course

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Feature Summary

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Practical Feature Enables reading and creating Gantt charts using Microsoft Project
Job Related Feature Enables you to take up an assistant scheduler’s role in your organisation directly after this class
Accreditation Feature Assessment-related certificate which is widely accredited PMBOK-aligned PM principles
You may know how to read a Gantt Chart, but do you also know how to create one? While you may know how to create a Gantt Chart, can you estimate the resources for your project yet? Based on the resources you will be using, can you change your Microsoft Project schedule to make space for resources who are not available? Are you able to manage a project or schedule using the critical path or using total float? This Microsoft Project Course takes you from the ground up, so that you will be able to perform all of the above.

Comparison

% TheoryTarget AudienceAccreditationsDuration
Class one
Project Management with Microsoft Project
15%InexperiencedPDUs, ECSA, ASAQS, SACPMCP, SAIA2-3 days
Class one
Advanced Microsoft Project
15%Extensive scheduling experiencePDUs, ECSA, ASAQS2 days

Features

Enables reading and creating Gantt charts using Microsoft Project
Practical Feature
Has a subcontractor ever passed you a Gantt Chart and you’ve felt a sinking feeling while staring at 40+ pages of programme? This class will put you squarely in the driver’s seat, so that you will be able not only to understand Gantt chart reports, but also to create your own using Microsoft Project software. Consequently you will be the one explaining to others how to read a Gantt Chart.
Enables you to take up an assistant scheduler’s role in your organisation directly after this class
Job Related Feature
Have you been longing to take up an assistant MSP scheduler role at work? This class will assist you to get up to speed, so that you can take on these responsibilities with minimal effort. Not only does this class give you an excellent grip on the mechanics of the programme, it also gives you the “why do I need this?” and “where would I use this?” answers. Like all of Classic Seminars classes, this one is firmly rooted in how you will use the software when you return to work.

Class Content

Key Project Management principles
  • The universal problem of time and cost over-runs
  • Concepts of planning and control
  • Planning with a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Following a structured process for project initiation, planning, execution, control and closure
  • Case studies: multi-disciplinary building project and IT software development project
Creating schedules with MS Project
  • Setting the project start date
  • Using the WBS to plan the programme
  • Creating tasks, subtasks and summary tasks
  • Working with task durations and links
  • Manipulating the critical path and float
  • Setting constraints
  • Customising and printing Gantt charts
Managing costs and resources
  • Working with resources
  • Assigning costs to tasks and resources (fixed costs, work resources, material resources and “cost” resources)
  • Working with fixed duration, units and work
  • Generating resource histograms and cash-flow reports
Cost control with MS Project
  • Cost control for the project manager: handling the overall project budget
  • Cost control for the consultant: controlling design team costs
  • Cost control for the contractor: labour, plant & material costs
Tracking progress and costs
  • Creating a baseline and setting the status date
  • Tracking progress and costs
  • Creating professional reports
  • Taking corrective action for delays and cost over-runs
MSProject features (3-day course only)
  • Creating new calendars and using multiple calendars
  • Working with multiple, linked projects
  • Sharing data and graphics with Microsoft Word, Excel and other programs
  • Additional scheduling and tracking exercises

Class Fees

Fees include: Lunch, refreshments and a comprehensive training manual.

Volume discount: We offer a discount for bookings of more than one delegate from the same company.

Early bird discount: Enjoy approx. 10% discount if you book and pay before the Early Bird deadline, which is three weeks before each course.

VAT: The rates listed below include VAT.

2-day seminarStandard ratesEarly bird rates
1 delegateR 7 300R 6 750
2 or more delegatesR 6 600 eachR 5 940 each
3-day seminarStandard ratesEarly bird rates
1 delegateR 9 400R 8 460
2 or more delegatesR 8 500 eachR 7 650 each
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