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Effective Project Management

Code:
EPM
Days:
2 Days
Price:
$2,995 excl GST
Code:
EPM
Days:
2 Days
Price:
$2,995 excl GST
Overview:
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Project Management and Microsoft Project and gives participants the skills necessary to develop, implement and manage a project. The course consists of formal instruction with plenty of opportunity for ‘hands-on’ practice, and there is also time allowed to cover specific areas of interest for the participants.
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Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to:
Project Management:

  • Understand project selection and evaluation.
  • Break the project into manageable tasks.
  • Prepare a work breakdown structure.
  • Develop realistic estimates of time and cost.
  • Prepare a schedule of tasks and illustrate these by Gantt chart.
  • Prepare and analtse a critical path network diagram.
  • Monitor and report project performance.
  • Keep a project on track.
  • Manage stakeholders' expectations.
  • Apply risk management practices.
  • Lead and manage the project team.
  • Undertake resource leveling and a trade-off analysis.
  • Understand the principles of earned value analysis.
  • Evaluate project success. 

MS Project:

  • Discuss basic project management concepts and principles; identify project view options, interface components, and Gantt chart elements.
  • Create a task list, using both manual and automatic scheduling modes; set durations; modify a task list; establish a Work Breakdown Structure; hide columns; set milestones; and format the Sheet pane and the Gantt chart.
  • Link tasks to establish a project schedule; modify task predecessors; set lag time and lead time; add recurring tasks; work in Network Diagram view; modify task relationships; and set task constraints.
  • Set a base calendar and edit the working time; create a resource pool and a resource calendar; assign resources to tasks; create and apply a task calendar; enter resource costs; and use the Cost table.
  • Work in Calendar view and Resource Form view; add tasks to the Timeline view, work with tables and create tables.
  • Display the critical path and slack; edit effort-driven schedules to fine-tune a project; and resolve resource conflicts by applying both automatic and manual resource levelling.
  • Set baselines; manage a project and enter task progress.
  • Apply and create project reports.

Prerequisites:

Students should be comfortable in a Windows environment, opening, saving and closing files.

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