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  Project Management Fundamentals

Course Description

Project Management Fundamentals teaches students basic project-management techniques, including managing time and costs. Students will identify the features and attributes of a project, the steps and variables of the project management process, the effects of environmental, socio-economic and organizational structure issues, and the responsibilities of a project manager. Course activities also cover defining the project scope, writing a project charter, developing a work breakdown structure, identifying time management components, describing schedule development, using mathematical analysis techniques, and assigning resources. Students will also learn how to estimate resource costs, create a capital budget, control the project costs, and compute a project's estimate at completion (EAC) and variance at completion (VAC). The manual is designed for quick scanning in the classroom and filled with interactive exercises that help ensure student success

 

Target Audience

This course is designed to give you an understanding of project management concepts, creating and modifying project plans.

Sorry, we currently do not have any MS Project level 1 courses scheduled at this time. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you.

Course Outline

1. Fundamentals of project management

  • Projects
  • The project management process

 

2. Characteristics of a project

  • The project environment
  • The project manager
  • The project team

 

3. Project initiation and scope planning

  • Project initiation
  • Scope planning

 

4. Scope definition, verification, and change control

  • Scope definition
  • Scope verification
  • Scope change control

 

5. Time Management

  • Activity definition and sequencing
  • Activity duration

 

6. Schedule development and control

  • Schedule development
  • Schedule control

 

7. Resource identification and cost approximating

  • Resource identification
  • Cost approximating

 

8. Budgeting and cost control

  • Cost budgeting
  • Cost control

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particular courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

  Project Level 1 & 2 Course

Course Description

Designed to familiarise you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project so that you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.

 

Target Audience

Students taking this course are responsible for managing projects in a work environment. This includes creating and maintaining project plans.

 

Prerequisites

  • Using templates and importing data to ensure your success in this course, you should have basic project management knowledge and skills.
  • You should be able to create a new project plan, manage time in a project plan, manage tasks in a project plan, manage resources in a project plan, and share a project plan.

08 Jul - 09 Jul   R4000 Book Quote
05 Nov - 06 Nov   R4000 Book Quote
08 Jul - 09 Jul   R4000 Book Quote
08 Oct - 09 Oct   R4000 Book Quote
05 Nov - 06 Nov   R4000 Book Quote
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Hours are 08:30 to 16:00 unless specified otherwise

Course Outline

1. Starting a Project

  • Project Management 101
  • Navigate and Customise the Project 2013 Interface
  • Add Tasks to a Project
  • Add Resources to a Project
  • Save a Project

 

2. Working with Project Calendars

  • Manage Project Time Frames
  • Change Working Time

 

3. Working with Project Tasks

  • Manage Project Tasks
  • Add Summary Tasks and Milestones

 

4. Working with Project Resources

  • Manage Project Resources
  • Allocate and Level Work Resources

 

5. Delivering a Project Plan

  • Print Project Views
  • Share Projects
  • Export Projects

 

6. Managing the Project Environment

  • Link Projects
  • Baseline a Project
  • Work with Custom Fields

 

7. Managing Task Structures

  • Change a Task List
  • Create a Network Diagram
  • Manage the Critical Path
  • Use Lag and Lead
  • Analyse Earned Value

 

8. Generating Project Views

  • Use View Commands
  • Use Existing Views
  • Create Custom Views
  • Format and Share the Timeline View

 

9. Producing Project Reports

  • Use Existing Reports
  • Create Custom Reports
  • Export Visual Reports

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particular courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

  Project Bundle Course

Course Description

Project Management Bundle consists of Project Management Fundamentals (1 Day Theory); Microsoft Project Management 2013 Part 1 & Part 2 (2 Days)


Day 1: Teaches students basic project-management techniques, including managing time and costs. Students will identify the features and attributes of a project, the steps and variables of the project management process, the effects of environmental, socio-economic and organisational structure issues, and the responsibilities of a project manager.


Day 2 & 3: Designed to familiarise you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional 2013 so that you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.


Target Audience

This course is designed to give you an understanding of project management concepts, creating and modifying project plans.

 

Prerequisites

Good working knowledge of the Windows Operating System and proper IT skills.

Sorry, we currently do not have any MS Project level 3 courses scheduled at this time. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you.

Day 1: Project Management Fundamentals

1. Fundamentals of project management

  • Projects
  • The project management process

 

2. Characteristics of a project

  • The project environment
  • The project manager
  • The project team

 

3. Project initiation and scope planning

  • Project initiation
  • Scope planning

 

4. Scope definition, verification, and change control

  • Scope definition
  • Scope verification
  • Scope change control

 

5. Time Management

  • Activity definition and sequencing
  • Activity duration

 

6. Schedule development and control

  • Schedule development
  • Schedule control

 

7. Resource identification and cost approximating

  • Resource identification
  • Cost approximating

 

8. Budgeting and cost control

  • Cost budgeting
  • Cost control

 

Day 2: Project Management 2013 Part 1

1. Starting a Project

  • Project Management 101
  • Navigate and Customise the Project 2013 Interface
  • Add Tasks to a Project
  • Add Resources to a Project
  • Save a Project

 

2. Working with Project Calendars

  • Manage Project Time Frames
  • Change Working Time

 

3. Working with Project Tasks

  • Manage Project Tasks
  • Add Summary Tasks and Milestones

 

4. Working with Project Resources

  • Manage Project Resources
  • Allocate and Level Work Resources

 

5. Delivering a Project Plan

  • Print Project Views
  • Share Projects
  • Export Projects

 

Day 3: Project Management 2013 Part 2

 

6. Managing the Project Environment

  • Link Projects
  • Baseline a Project
  • Work with Custom Fields

 

7. Managing Task Structures

  • Change a Task List
  • Create a Network Diagram
  • Manage the Critical Path
  • Use Lag and Lead
  • Analyse Earned Value

 

8. Generating Project Views

  • Use View Commands
  • Use Existing Views
  • Create Custom Views
  • Format and Share the Timeline View

 

9. Producing Project Reports

  • Use Existing Reports
  • Create Custom Reports
  • Export Visual Reports

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particular courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

Private Training?

Would you prefer to take a private Project course with one of our certified trainers?

We offer Project training:

From 1 to 100 delegates, On-site at your offices.

Group rates, Flexible dates, Customised courses & Ongoing support for Adobe Project



Virtual Classroom

Live, Online instructor-led Project training.
Flexible dates and times to suit. All taught in real time wherever you are to individuals or groups.


Testimonials

If you would like to see our Project Testimonials, please either contact us directly or view our client list and their experiences with our company.

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PROJECT COURSE INFORMATION

Which Project Course do I take?

We offer 3 Project courses. A beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each is 1-day. Please read the course oulines above to determine which is best for you. We taking the advanced course if you are knowledgable of at least 70% of the beginner course.

Microsoft Project Onsite Course Options

Wherever your office is located, we can come to you and deliver a private custom Project course. The larger the group the bigger the discount. However we also offer Project training for individuals, either at your offices or your home.

For on-site courses, you will need to have a computer with Project and if there are 3 or more delegates, a projection system is required for our Project instructor.

Microsoft Project Public Courses

Currently we offer Public Project courses in the Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Gqeberha and Bloemfontein areas. We can however provide a private onsite course or of course an online Project course is also available

Project Online Courses

If you are unable to attend a public Project course, or simply prefer the convenience of an online course, these are regularly offered. For online Project courses you will need Project installed, an internet connection of 5MB/s or faster and a headset with a mic or use your laptop's built in mic and speakers. All Project course materials are provided digitally. The course is of course, live and fully interactive with engaging teaching.

Microsoft Project Private Course

Project users tend to use the product for specific purposes. We can tailor a course to meet your specific goals.

What else should I learn after my Project course?

Firstly, get the basics done. It is absolutely essential for you to have a good working knowledge of Project. More and more companies are demanding expertise in Project, whether it is formula’s, pivot tables or dashboard. Taking the Project level 2 and level 3 class is highly recommended.
In addition to Project, most office users will use Project, Word and Project.

It’s essential to know Project and taking an Project beginner course is the best way to start. What will certainly make a difference though, is your level of expertise in Project and knowledge of the other Microsoft products.

Project training courses are available for all versions

Whether you are using the most recent Project version, or earlier releases such as Project 2010,2013,2016 or 2019, our Project training courses will help you learn the tools you use. When attending a public Project course, we will use the most recent versions for your Project course. If you wish to use an older version of Project for your training, simply let us know and we will work with you on that version. Our Project instructors have been teaching and developing courses for over 15 years, and are happy to address questions and deliver training on all versions of Project.

Project Training Courses from TTC

Microsoft Project is installed on almost every device today. Computers, tablets and mobile devices. It is the most common spreadsheet used by over 500 million people and it is an office tool you can’t live without. Our instructors have been using and teaching Project for over 20 years. Whether you are a beginner or advanced we can assit you.

Prerequisites for enrolling in Project public courses

For the beginner course, no previous experience is required. For the intermediate and advanced Project courses, we recommend using Project for at least 3 months or having attended the beginner course. If you are not sure which level would benefit you, please have a look at the course descriptions for each level. Most of our classrooms, are equipped with Windows computers for use during your Project training class. If you are an Project mac user, you are welcome to bring your Mac with with you. It is strongly recommended that you have a personal installation of Project to use directly after your training

Course materials for Project classes

All delegates receive digital materials which are the official Microsoft training manuals. Our instructors may provide addtional training lessons and information especially for custom courses

Project Certification Training

These Project courses are the perfect preparation to become a Microsoft Office Specialist

Project Class Reviews and Testimonials

Project is used by almost every computer user. Simply put if you want to be employed or run your own business, knowledge of Project is imperative. We cannot show you all our clients and their reviews on our site, and you can view a sample by using this link, however if you contact us directly, we will be happy to put in you in touch with some of our students who have taken our Project courses.


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Project World Class Instructors

You can rely on the expertise of our Project instructors who have been teaching Project Training Classes over 15 years. Our trainers are developers too. It is essential to learn from professionals.

Project Course Support

When you attend our Project Training Course, all students receive class materials, a certificate on completion and 3 months support from our certified instructors.

Your Project Course is Guaranteed

We guarantee your Project Course and offer a full refund if you are not satisfied with your training experience. Just let us know within the first 2 hours of your Project class.