1

ECSA CPD Points

7

pmi pdu's

Beginner

Skill Level suited for

7h

Course Duration

English

LANGUAGE Course presented in

Software Notice: No software is required is for this course.

Course Overview

This course covers an overview of the critical knowledge and skills a project professional will need to apply the basic principles of project management when creating a project plan with Microsoft Project (2010 / 2013 /2016 or 2019) during the planning phase of a project. It also discusses how Microsoft Project can be utilized for applying these principles applicable to project plan execution, updating tasks and the plan, plan optimization, progress monitoring, corrective actions, forecasting and progress reporting. Microsoft Project is the world’s most popular project management software developed and sold by Microsoft. The application is designed to assist project managers in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workloads.

MS-Project is an Industry standard tool with huge social presence. It is used by over 22,000,000 users across large and small businesses. Though it was traditionally used for large enterprise-wide project management, 67% of even small businesses are found to use it today. Many companies mandate their project managers to be proficient in Microsoft Project.

  • More efficient use of MS Project: – Unfortunately, many people who use MSP do not take the trouble or do not have the patience to learn how to use it properly, and only use it in some limited fashion to draw bars on a Gantt Chart.
  • International Standards: – Microsoft Project a powerful tool based on the international best practices included in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), helping you to apply the project management best practices to your construction projects.
  • Practical: – The Course is approximately 20% theory and 80% practical exercises that will enable you to link the theory to your own real-life projects.
  • Trust: – Project management is important because it ensures a project’s progress is tracked and reported properly. Microsoft Project is an invaluable tool for tracking progress, it helps you gain the trust of other stakeholders on your project, giving them easy oversight of the project’s progress.
  • CPD points that add value: – Earning CPD points are crucial to retaining your professional designation as well as for your, as well as your business success. This course not only provides you with the CPD points needed, but also adds value to your career by delivering practical training that provides you with the skills to integrate the knowledge gained in the classroom into real world projects.
  • Certificate of Completion: – During and at the end of the course your knowledge of the training material and the application thereof will be tested. On successful completion you will receive a certificate that not only verifies that you have attended the course, but also that you have obtained the knowledge required to manage your projects successfully.

Course Fee R 1,499

(including VAT)

Installment Option Available :

Delegates can pay in 2 Easy installments of R 749

Special Ends in:

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

Course Information

This course covers an overview of the critical knowledge and skills a project professional will need to apply the basic principles of project management when creating a project plan with Microsoft Project (2010 / 2013 /2016 or 2019) during the planning phase of a project. It also discusses how Microsoft Project can be utilized for applying these principles applicable to project plan execution, updating tasks and the plan, plan optimization, progress monitoring, corrective actions, forecasting and progress reporting. Microsoft Project is the world’s most popular project management software developed and sold by Microsoft. The application is designed to assist project managers in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workloads.

Course Date: 15 – 16 September  2021
Course Time: 19:00 – 22:00 (CAT)

Delegates can attend the course in the evenings after work – two split sessions of 3 hours each from 19:00 – 22:00  (CAT)

Purchase the course online

Course Includes

Additional Payment Options

Download Course Brochure

why should you attend the course

  • International Standards: – This course is based on the international best practices included in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th Edition, as well as the PMI Construction Extension to the PMBOK® helping you to apply the generalized project management guidance to construction projects.
  • Practical: – It incorporates practical group exercises that will enable you to link the theory to your own real-life project environment.
  • Interactive: – There is ample discussions and exercises that create the opportunity for sharing the knowledge that you and fellow delegates have acquired through your work experiences, successes and challenges.
  • CPD points that add value: – Earning CPD points are crucial to retaining your professional designation as well as for your, as well as your business’ success. This course not only provides you with the CPD points needed, but also adds value to your career by delivering practical training that provides you with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom into real world projects.
  • Objectives: – Whether you take this course because you are looking to sharpen your expertise in managing your projects, or to broaden your knowledge about project management in general, it will benefit you in the long run and you are going to enjoy this course.
  • Certificate of Completion: – During and at the end of the course your knowledge of the training material and the application thereof will be tested. On successful completion you will receive a certificate that not only verifies that you have attended the course, but also that you have obtained the knowledge required to manage your projects successfully.

completing this course will help you

  • Project planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, forecasting and reporting.
  • Organizing project tasks.
  • Managing project resources.
  • Monitoring project progress against baselines.
  • Adjusting the project plan and controlling constraints
  • Reflecting progress during project execution
  • Creating project reports.

what's included in this course

Who is this course for?

  • Construction project managers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Principle agents
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Client representatives
  • Project planners
  • Office Administrators
  • Anybody involved in planning and managing construction projects.
  • Construction Industry Tradesmen and Professionals with an interest in how to better manage Construction and Engineering projects as per the PMBOK guide 6thEdition and its Construction Extension will benefit from attending this accredited training webinar.
  • Anybody involved in planning and managing construction projects.
  •  

Course requirements

There are no requirements, this is an introduction course.

course Outline

  • Overview of project management concepts
  • Project planning and maintenance cycle
  • Using MSP to create a new project file
  • Setting project level information
  • Setting the project calendar
  • Creating resources
  • Setting the resource calendar
  • Resource cost rates
  • Creating Tasks

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

  • Defining dependencies between tasks
  • Assigning resources
  • Setting time constraints
  • Setting a deadline
  • Baseline / Approval
  • Project progress
  • Monitoring project variance
  • Taking corrective action
  • Reporting on Progress
  • Exercise

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

Some Feedbacks

What our delegates are saying

What People Say About Us

Client Testimonials

Meet the Instructor

Dave Fourie

Practice Areas

Six Sigma Green belt
98%
Certified PMP
100%
Professional Scrum Master
94%
Certified Negotiation Associate (NGN-A)
89%

Having been a practicing consultant in project management for more than twenty-five years, Dave Fourie’s long career in program and project management brought him in contact with various project management methodologies and best practices in private as well as public organizations. This includes PMBOK, Method 123 as well as PRINCE2 environments in the fields of software development, service delivery, quality and general management. ​His experience also includes providing training in project management, quality management, and business analysis since 1999. As a freelance trainer, he has obtained invaluable experience on the best training practices utilized by various national and international training providers. This includes training entry level to experienced project managers (including PMP certification preparation) in project management and related specialist aspects such as project risk management, project quality management, project contracting and project scheduling.

Dave brings his theoretical knowledge linked to vast practical experience into the training environment with a genuine desire to assist delegates in becoming practicing project management professionals. Valuing a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience, he loves sharing his passion for project management through actual examples dished up with a touch of humor. ​Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 1998, he also holds several other portfolio, program and project management certifications such as certificates in Portfolio, Programmed and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP), PRINCE2 and Professional Scrum Master (PSM1) . He also holds certifications in IT Service Management (ITIL), Total Quality Management (TQM) and is a  NGstudy™ Certified Negotiation Associate (NGN-A) as well as a Six Sigma Green belt.

Phone Number:

+27 83 22 55 075

Email:

Dave@tacitskills.com

Student Ratings & Reviews

4.9

Total 28 Ratings

5
26 ratings
4
2 ratings
3
0 rating
2
0 rating
1
0 rating

Trainer is very experienced in MS Project and was able to answer any questions posed. Very efficient training provider, with excellent product knowledge, great admin and very helpful.

The trainer presented quite well and made it easy to understand. Tacit Skills is a great platform to gain CPD and to enhance the knowledge required to progress in the industry.

Dave seems to have good understanding and experience of the subject. Well spoken and friendly - Very helpful and friendly. There online business very professional.

The trainer was well informed and his transfer of knowledge was excellent. Tacit Skills were extremely friendly and professional. I enjoyed the time with them.

Obvious specialist in the field. Very knowledgeable

The trainer presented the topic at the right level covering all the aspects relevant to my needs. I was not aware about Tacit Skills before, now I know that TS can be very helpful to fill any of my gaps in the project and construction management topics.

It was a good experience - Would be doing other training with you

Presenter was knowledgeable and course was presented with great quality. Very happy with the courses and will definitely be back when there is a need for training or skills development.

Good, the instructions to connect via zoom, where to find the course notes etc was clear.

Dave is the best trainer ever. Your service is amazing. Keep up the good work

Well presented and Knowledgeable

The trainer was very good, he explained things very clearly and when I asked a tough question he responded clearly. I just needed to refresh my self in MSP, since I was a heavy user of it a number of years ago, If I need more refreshing I’ll take the next course.

Cheers

T.

Very practical to apply.

Knowledgeable on the subject. Friendly and course is presented interactively which help with the learning process. Willing to assist with questions. Tacit Skills is Friendly, professional and quick to respond on any technical queries.

He is knowledgeable in his field - Easy platform to use and friendly staff

Very knowledgeable and the pace of the course was great! It was easy to keep up - Tacit Skills was very helpful and quick to answer questions. Great selection of courses!

The trainer was well prepared and presented the course very professionally. I will recommended the online courses to colleagues as it saves considerable time away from work - course was well presented.

Well presented, and knowledgeable, Not always easy to find the relevant document which need to be submitted - attendance registers etc

Very impressed with the training.

The course was a good ground breaker to attract attendance for more knowledge to Microsoft Projects, The course is well designed are on target and extremely helpful to the construction industry

I enjoyed the course and I would definitely do another.

Well knowledgeable and his presentation technique was engaging. timely correspondence from the team. Verochka is very friendly and helpful. The courses that they offer are affordable without compromising on quality delivery of the course.

I enjoyed the webinar and would attend again in future.

Great webinar. Consider some practical lessons for participants. It seems easy when the presenter is showing how it is done but practically it is not easy.

Great Webinar and Presentation.

Friendly and excellent course provider

The webinar course was well presented.

Good company to deal with.