2

ECSA CPD Points

14

pmi pdu's

All

Skill Level suited for

14h

Course Duration

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Course Overview

This course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create, baseline, manage, and report effectively using Microsoft Project. This course is very practical using a home construction case study to give you the hands-on experience needed to manage the resources, cost, and time and reduce the risk of failure on your projects. If you require CPD points and would like to learn something of value in the process, then this course is for you. Not only will you earn CPD points, but you will learn how to manage your projects more effectively with the help of Microsoft Project. It will take participants from the most basic to the advanced features and functions of Microsoft Project. It doesn’t matter if you are still using the 2010 edition, 2013, 2016 or 2019 edition of MS Project or if you are using MS Project 365.

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 analysing workloads.

  • 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 is 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Software Requirements

Hardware Requirements:

For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
  • 1024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended

Software Requirements:
Each computer requires the following software:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, 8 or 10
  • Microsoft® Project Professional 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019.

a free 14 Day trail version of Microsoft Project 2016 will be provided by tacit skills for attending delegates.

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why should you attend the course

  • 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 is 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Identify project management concepts and navigate the Project environment.
  • Create and define a new project plan.
  • Create and organize tasks.
  • Manage resources in a project plan.
  • Finalize a project plan.
  • Monitor project progress in the project plan.
  • Adjust the project plan to control constraints.
  • Create project reports to share a project’s status.
  • Customize project settings and share customization with other projects.

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.
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Course requirements

This is a beginner to advance course, advanced topics will be covered – It is highly recommended, but not required that delegates attend the Introduction to Project Management course before attending this course.

course Outline

Overview Of Project Management Concepts

The Microsoft® Project Ribbon

Creating A Microsoft® Project File

Setting Project Level Information

  • Exercise 1 Creating The MSP Project File

Project Default Values

  • Exercise 2 Setting Project Default Values

The Role Of Calendars

  • Exercise 3 Creating/setting Up & Assigning Project

Calendars

  • Adding Resources
  • Exercise 4 Adding Resources

Resource Cost

Optimize A Project Plan

  • Exercise 5 Cost Rates For Material Resources
  • Exercise 6 Cost Rates For Work Resources

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

Setting Resource Availability

  • Exercise 7 Setting Resource Availability
  • Exercise 8 Change Resource Working Time

Creating Tasks

  • Exercise 9 Review Task Durations
  • Exercise 10 Add More Tasks

Task Dependencies

  • Exercise 11 Add Task Dependencies

Assigning Resources

  • Exercise 12 Assigning Resources
  • Exercise 13 Replacing a cost resource with a work resource
  • Exercise 14 Assigning material resources

Estimates for fixed-price contractors

  • Exercise 15 Estimates for fixed-price contractors

Time constraints

  • Exercise 16 Time constraints

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

Resolving conflicts in the project schedule

  • Exercise 17 Resolving conflict

Setting and authorizing the project baseline

  • Exercise 18 Set a project baseline

Project progress

  • Exercise 19 Update progress

Project progress: Mark on track

  • Exercise 20 Update progress: Mark on track

Project progress: Percent complete on the ribbon

  • Exercise 21 Update progress: Percent complete from ribbon

Project progress: Update task dialog box

  • Exercise 22 Update progress: Update task dialog Box

Project Progress: Task Information Dialog Box

  • Exercise 23 Update Progress: Task Information Dialog Box

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

Project Progress: Cost

  • Exercise 24 Update Progress: Material Cost
  • Exercise 25 Update Progress: Fixed Cost

Task Types

  • Exercise 26 Task Types

Project Variance

  • Exercise 27 Variance
  • Exercise 28 Variance

Corrective Action

  • Exercise 29 Corrective Action

Progress Reporting

  • Exercise 30 Reporting

Customized Reports

  • Exercise 31 Customized Reports
  • Exercise 32 Re Baselining

Templates

  • Exercise 33 Creating A Template
  • Additional MSP Features

Session Duration: 3 Hours of Live Training

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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.

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Student Ratings & Reviews

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I came to training with zero knowledge about Microsoft Project, but I've learned a lot and I'm ready to apply all the skills I've gained.

Will definitely consider Tacit Skills for my consumers professional development. The facilitator was highly professional and knowledgeable of the course. Thank you.

It was excellent! I am happy

The course is relevant to my projects

We had quite a very good learning experience and very well explained tutorial examples. Looking forward on another course with Dave

Good, Thank you!

The course was very relevant to my field of study, and I am happy & thankful.

The course was informative

It enhanced my knowledge regarding MS Projects and understand the finer detail of MS Projects.