Project Management & MS Project training two day course
Project Management Fundamentals Day 1

Project Management & MS Project training isn’t just for construction engineers and military logistics experts anymore. Today, in addition to the regular duties of your job, you are often expected to take on extra assignments, and to get that additional job done well, done under budget, and done on time.

This two-day Project Management & MS Project training workshop is not intended to take you from a supervisory or administrative position to that of a project manager. However, these topics will familiarize you with the most common terms and practices in terms of working on projects. This is South Africa’s most comprehensive course in #1 Project Management & MS Project training when you are starting out as an engineer or draftsman

Project Management & MS Project training
#1 Project Management & MS Project training

This two-day Project Management & MS Project training workshop will help you teach participants how to:

  • Describe what is meant by a project
  • Explain what project management means
  • Identify benefits of projects
  • Identify the phases of a project’s life cycle
  • Sell ideas and make presentations related to pitching a project
  • Prioritize projects
  • Begin conceptualizing your project, including goals and vision statements
  • Use project planning tools
  • Contribute to creating a Statement of Work
  • MS Project training is a tool used in Project Management
  • Jenny Muscat who is a project guru with years of real experience designed these courses and consults for businesses.

Course Overview

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

Defining Projects and Project Management

To begin the day, we will look at what a project is and what project management means. We will also look at some of the key players in a project team.

The Role of a Project Manager

This session will examine some of the key skills that a project manager needs. We will also look at developing a proposal for your project.

How Can Projects Help Me?

Often, people see projects as just more work to do. However, if managed properly, projects can provide tremendous growth and satisfaction for all those involved. We will look at some of the benefits and challenges of projects in a lecture and a case study.

A Project’s Life Cycle

This session will explore the four major phases of a project. Participants will complete a mix-and-match exercise to reinforce the concept.

Selling a Project

If you can identify a project that will bring benefits to your company, that’s great. However, getting support for that project can be a whole other story. This session will look at some ways to prioritize and sell projects.

Creating a Vision

Before you start planning a project, you must know what you want the project to achieve. The best way to do this is to create a vision statement. We will discuss what a vision statement is and how to create one. Then, participants will work in small groups to create a vision for a sample project.

Project Goals

This session will discuss the six key parts to a project goal. Then, participants will write some goals for a project they are working on.

Using a Target Chart

A target chart can help you identify the biggest priorities in your project and help you see how to achieve your goals. This session will explore how to create and use a target chart.

Preparing Your Project

Once you have decided which project to promote to others and identified your vision and goals, there are some considerations you want to be prepared for. Participants will discuss six key considerations in small groups.

Laying out the Project

Now that we have a good idea of what our project will entail, we can create the charter and statement of work. We will also look at using a project planning worksheet.

The most common Q&A Project Management fundamentals & MS Project are dealt with and start your journey towards Project Management Certification

Workshop Wrap-Up

At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan. At this stage you will have a good grasp of Project Management Fundamentals

Microsoft Project (Essentials) Level 1

Day 2 Microsoft Project Table of Contents

Project Management & MS Project training is the most sort after training course worldwide.

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Introduction to Microsoft Project
New features and edition comparison
Starting MS Project
Start MS Office Project
Using Help
MS Project- The Screen
The Quick Access Toolbar
The Ribbon (with the Project tab displayed)
The Status Bar
The Project Timeline
The Entry Bar
Introduction to Project Views
MS Project - using the Ribbon
Exercise: Opening and viewing a project
Test the 'Group By' Feature
Test the 'Highlight Feature
View and change the Project Information
Viewing the Network Diagram
Applying a filter
Exit Project
Defining the Project
Areas that must be completed
Completing the Project Definition
Project Planning
Completing the Project Plan
Where to begin with MS Project
Setting the project start date
Project Properties
Creating Calendars for Working/ Non-Working Time
Factors to Convert Duration Units into Hours
Amending the Standard Calendar
Creating a New Base Calendar
Exceptions to Work Week settings for recurring events
Displaying a Specific Calendar on the Gantt Chart
Saving the New Project File
Saving a Project
Ending a Project Session
Closing a Project
Understanding how MS Project helps you plan & adjust your projects
Entering tasks
Using the Gantt Chart to enter tasks
Manually outlining tasks into summary and subtasks tasks
Inserting an additional task
Deleting a task
Moving a task
Copying a task
Using AutoFill to enter repeat data
Using AutoComplete
Using AutoCorrect
Entering a milestone task
Adding a recurring task.
Adding a note to a task
Manually apply fill colours to selected cells for emphasis
Understanding the Task Mode in Project 2013
Working with task durations and relationships
Entering task durations
Creating task relationships
Introduction to Project Management
Project Terminology
Using lag time and lead time
Exercise: Creating a new project
Creating constraints for tasks in Auto Schedule Mode
Utilising task constraints
Resolving scheduling conflicts
Setting a deadline on a task
Quick Reference
Creating resources
Using the Resource Sheet to enter resources
Assigning and amending a resource calendar
Resource Availability Dates
Resource Costs
Understanding how cost per use is calculated
Assigning resources to tasks - Auto Schedule Mode
How project recalculates the task duration in Auto Schedule mode
Using Material Resources
Exercise: Assigning resources to tasks. Manual vs Auto Schedule Mode
Exercise: Using the Task Inspector and Team Planner to view and change assigned resources

This is a two- day course. The delegate receives a manual and an electronic attendance certificate.

We provide training throughout Southern Africa and have offices in all the major cities.

Johannesburg, Pretoria, Sandton, Midrand, Centurion, Roodepoort, Edenvale, Durban, Umhlanga, Cape Town. "Other Areas on Request"

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