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This course is aimed at teaching how to plan and control projects by using Microsoft® Project 2016 and earlier versions, in the Traditional Project Management (TPM) practices defined and matured in the world of the engineer and construction professionals. 

Why choose a theoretical course when practice is all you need?

Take advantage of our industry’s Project Management Best Practices and Lessons Learned.

Ecostar Plan is an Engineering and Project Management Services Company created by Engineers.


About the course


Who should attend: 

  • Project Managers

  • Engineers and Planners

  • Chief Executive Officers

  • Project Risk Managers

  • Document Controller

  • PMO Support Engineer

  • Cost Engineers

Lenght: 3 days

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Where: client office or other location

Schedule: 0800 - 1600

Benefits

Course Outcome

At the end of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Understand the steps required to create a project plan by using  Traditional Project Management (TPM) practices

  • Set up the Microsoft® Project software

  • Define calendars

  • Add tasks

  • Organize tasks according to project’s scope and format the display

  • Add logic and task relationships according to technical and legal constraints

  • Use Tables, Views and Filters which create the printouts and reports

  • Updating progress/Critical Path Analysis

  • Controlling project progress reports -S Curve Analysis (Time, Cost, Scope)

Day 1

 

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT 

  • What is a project

  • The project triple constraint

  • Project lifecycle according to PMI

  • Microsoft Project role in Project Management

INITIATION TO MICROSOFT PROJECT   

  • What is Microsoft Project

  • Starting the application   

  • General presentation of application menu

  • Managing files and setting options

  • Microsoft Project duration and work calculation setings

CREATING A NEW PROJECT

  • Creating a new plan and setting start date

  • Setting the project calendar        

  • Defining the Work Breakdown Structure- Summary tasks- Project Scope

  • Defining the list of activities(tasks)

  • Estimating tasks duration

  • Creating task dependencies with links

  • Critical Path Method Analysis- Project Time

  • Activity codes- defining an alternative WBS Structure

  • Customizing a Gantt Chart View

Day 2

 

DEFINING RESOURCES

  • Entering Work resources names

  • Entering resources maximum capacity(allocation)

  • Entering resources pay rates

  • Adjusting working time in a resource calendar

  • Setting up cost resources

ASSIGNING RESOURCES TO TASKS

  • Assigning work resources

  • Settings when addding/removing resources

  • Assigning project cost resources

SAVING THE PROJECT BASELINE (S-Curve Time, Cost, Scope)

  • Saving a project baseline

  • Customizing the Timeline view

  • Customizing the Report view

  • Printing views and reports

Day 3

UPDATING PROGRESS

  • Identify the updating interval

  • Entering a task completion percentage

  • Entering actual values for tasks dates

  • Entering actual values for work and cost

REPORTING PROJECT PERFORMANCE

  • Identifying tasks that have slipped

  • Filters

  • Analysing task costs

  • Analysing resources costs

  • Reporting project cost variance

  • S Curve Analysis (Time-Scope-Cost) Actual vs planned

IMPORTING/EXPORTING DATA   

  • Importing projects

  • Exporting projects

 

Course Outline

Language: english or romanian

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Couse Materials:

  • Course manual

  • Planning, reporting templates

  • Project planning guideline

  • Ecostar Plan notebook and pen

Certificate: Certificate of completion

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Course Format:

  • Presentation

  • Class exercises

  • Real case-study selected with attendees

In what industries:

  • Infrastructure

  • Engineering and Construction

  • Oil, Gas and Petrochemical

  • Nuclear

  • Power and Water Utility Plants

  • Manufacturing and Industrial

  • Government

  • Aerospace

  • Defense

  • Financial Services

  • Telecommunication

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Environmental Management

  • Shipbuilding

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Post Course Support

We understand the importance of embedding the knowledge back in the workplace and this is the ultimate yardstick as to whether the training will be a success or not, that’s why we have created the post-course support.

During the training we are tracking individually the trainee’s progress and at the end we support teams to continue learning and develop skills, when you return the work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

What is our post-course support for?

  • Access to a local network for participants - continued development of PM skills, providing useful tools & information

  • Access to our monthly meeting - giving students the possibility to stay in touch with the other students trained by Ecostar Plan 

  • Further courses recommendations

  • Proven templates, guidelines

Trainer: Senior Project Planning & Risk Management Consultant, MSc Engineering & Business Management, PMP® Certified,  experienced in Nuclear, Oil&Gas, Infastructure, etc.

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EP1MS3 Project Planning and Control using Microsoft® Project

relevant industry

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proven

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lessons

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understand real world needs, react fast to trends

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team members certified by Project Management Institute (PMI)

industries of 
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the cummulative value of the planned

projects

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managers trained

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project planning & reporting services

different nationalities

during the projects involvement

 

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