A101 :: CREATE & MANAGE PROJECTS


OVERVIEW


This two-day course is designed for those who are new to Project Management as well as experience people in Project Management who need a practical course focused on project management and using the tactical tool to improve Planning & Controlling Skills.

Need a fully customised training course?

We can run training courses that are customised to your specific requirements.
The project management training can based on your own templates and the course notes tailored to reflect the way you run projects.


COURSE OBJECTIVES


On completion of two parts of this basic course, delegates will be able to create and track an entire project from start to completion.
They will learn to create and link tasks, reschedule the project structure, display progress, set up code libraries, formatting, filters, views and print out a project with annotations, plus understand all necessary reporting.

You will also be able to analyse the critical path, understand the concept of ‘float’ and create a coded reporting system so that projects can be presented professionally.

In What Type of Projects

Construction, Technology Organisations, Civil Engineering, Public Sector, Facilities Management, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Consultancy Firms.


AGENDA


Course Outline

There are two parts to this course, with an option of covering all topics in one course over two consecutive days, or two separate one day courses.

PART 1

• Introduction to Project Portfolio Resource Management Concept
• Creating New Project Files / Project Template Concept
• Quick Start User Ribbon Interface
• Interface Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS) and Enterprise Project Structure (EPS)
• Project Management Life Cycle in Powerproject
• Adding and Editing Activities
• Scheduling Techniques and Creating Schedules
• Calendars
• Link logic, Linking tasks and Rescheduling the project – Analysing the Critical path
• Annotating, Adding notes, Linking documents and Formatting
• Creating a Programme of Projects
• Analyzing Enterprise Project Case Study in Powerproject
• Exercises

PART 2

• Determining the Project and Coding Structure
• Library Preparation and Options Settings
• Customizing Calendars, Filters, Sorts, Tables and Views
• Work Breakdown Structure and Work Breakdown Numbering
• Creating Baselines and Progress Management
• Comparison of Planned and Actual data, S-Curve Progress Measurement based on Duration and Weightage
• Producing Reports, Customizing Report Borders and Printing (excel, html, xml, pdf)
• Analyzing Enterprise Project Case Study in Powerproject
• Exercises


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course target is mainly for Project Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, Project Managers, Enterprise and Project Risk Managers, Project Control Managers, Project Control Engineers, Engineers and Planners, Information Technology Managers.


CERTIFICATION


A certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend and complete the program.
The course is registered with PMI and those who complete the course will earn 16 PDU’s.

A102 :: RESOURCE & COST MANAGEMENT


OVERVIEW


This one-day course is for individuals who would like to learn how to manage Resource & Cost planning and controlling in projects.

It’s a practical course focused on resource management and using the tactical tool to improve Resource and Cost Skills.

Need a fully customised training course?

We can run training courses that are customised to your specific requirements.
The resource and cost management training can based on your own templates and the course notes tailored to reflect the way you run projects.


COURSE OBJECTIVES


At the end of the course, delegates will be able to allocate costs and resources to tasks and then to report on these allocations using histograms.
Create Project Cash Follow report and they will also be shown how to compare and report against planned vs actual data using baselines.
Resource levelling and resource modelling is also covered.

In What Type of Projects

Construction, Technology Organisations, Civil Engineering, Public Sector, Facilities Management, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Consultancy Firms.


AGENDA


Course Outline

There are three parts to this course, with an option of covering all topics in one course over two consecutive days, or two separate one day courses.

PART 1

• How to Categorize Project Cost and Income Library
• Effective Cost and Income Modelling (fix, time base, unit base)
• Top down and Bottom up Cost Planning
• Cost and Income Distribution to Project Tasks, Cash Flow Analysis
• Formula Creation for Cost and Income Categories

PART 2

• How to Categorize Permanent and Consumable Resources Library
• Effective Resource Modelling (duration, productivity rate, man hour, allocation calculation)
• Project Resource Demand Management
• Project Resource Availability, Allocation and Over Allocation Analysis
• Resource Leveling

PART 3

• Resource and Cost Integration
• Resource and Cost Histograms
• Controlling Resource and Cost Against Target Plan
• Earned Value Analysis, S-Curve Reporting based on Resource, Cost and Income
• Creating Effective Cost and Resource Reports (excel, html, xml, pdf)
• Analyzing Enterprise Project Case Study in Powerproject
• Exercises


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course target is mainly for Resource Managers, Cost Control Engineers, Project Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, Project Managers, Enterprise and Project Risk Managers, Project Control Managers, Project Control Engineers, Engineers and Planners, Information Technology Managers.
It is particularly suitable for delegates who have attended the Powerproject Create and Manage Projects Course.


CERTIFICATION


A certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend and complete the program.
The course is registered with PMI and those who complete the course will earn 8 PDU’s.

A107 :: MANAGING PROGRESS & S-CURVE REPORTING


OVERVIEW


This one-day course is designed for experienced users of Powerproject who need a practical course to use S-curves for progress reporting.

Need a fully customised training course?

We can run training courses that are customised to your specific requirements.
The project management training can based on your own templates and the course notes tailored to reflect the way you run projects.


COURSE OBJECTIVES


After attending this course delegates will be able to:

• Create S-curves for progress reporting
• Run a straight and jagged progress line programme
• Structure and progress projects effectively
• Create progress reports
• Use free sample S-curve templates and related macro to help you get started with your own projects

In What Type of Projects

Construction, Technology Organisations, Civil Engineering, Public Sector, Facilities Management, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Consultancy Firms.


AGENDA


Course Outline

• Preparing the project for S-curve reporting
• S-curve creation in Powerproject
• Baseline creation and merging into baselines
• Advanced column creation to produce suggested progress tables
• Overall Percent Complete explanations
• Progress options
• Straight Line versus Jagged Line programmes
• Straight Line and Jagged Line programmes
• Creating reports in Excel
• User column creation to create columns for comments, reasons for delay, and others as directed
• ASAP versus ALAP S-curves
• Progress At and Progress In period tables
• Exercises


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course target is mainly for Project Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, Project Managers, Enterprise and Project Risk Managers, Project Control Managers, Project Control Engineers, Resource Managers, Cost Control Engineers, Engineers and Planners, Information Technology Managers.
It is particularly suitable for delegates who have attended the “Create and Manage Projects” course and also the “Resource and Cost Management” course.


CERTIFICATION


A certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend and complete the program.

A108 :: RISK ANALYSIS


OVERVIEW


This one-day course is designed for experienced users of Powerproject who need a practical course to use Powerproject Risk Analysis Module.

Need a fully customised training course?

We can run training courses that are customised to your specific requirements.
The project management training can based on your own templates and the course notes tailored to reflect the way you run projects.


COURSE OBJECTIVES


After attending this course delegates will be able to:

• Highlight those tasks that carry the biggest risk
• Better understand the potential impact of risks and opportunities
• Proactively manage risks before they cause harm
• Carry out risk analysis and re-schedule plans all from the one system
• Improve your project success rate
• Increase ability to meet objectives and achieve profit margins
• Track progress through a project so they can review and refine schedules

In What Type of Projects

Construction, Technology Organisations, Civil Engineering, Public Sector, Facilities Management, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Consultancy Firms.


AGENDA


Course Outline

There are four parts to this course, with an option of covering all topics in one course over two consecutive days, or two separate one day courses.

PART 1

• Understand purpose of risk analysis within Powerproject
• Set minimum and maximum durations
• Setting reporting parameters for risk analysis
• Setting the scope of the project to be analysed
• Setting the distribution of the results
• Setting the number of iterations on which the report will be run
• Running a schedule check prior to running risk analysis
• Setting the sampling method
• Generating report results
• Exporting reports to Excel

PART 2

• Identifying those tasks that are most likely to delay the end date of the project
• Use the critical index sensitivity
• Using the finish date likelihood and distribution

PART 3

• Running risk analysis with costs
• Identifying those tasks that have the greatest cost risk
• Displaying cost likelihood and distribution
• Displaying income likelihood and distribution
• Displaying margin likelihood and distribution

PART 4

• Analyzing Enterprise Project Case Study in Powerproject
• Exercises


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course target is mainly for Project Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, Project Managers, Enterprise and Project Risk Managers, Project Control Managers, Project Control Engineers, Resource Managers, Cost Control Engineers, Engineers and Planners, Information Technology Managers.
It is particularly suitable for delegates who have attended the “Create and Manage Projects” course and also the “Resource and Cost Management” course.


CERTIFICATION


A certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend and complete the program.

A109 :: INTRODUCTION TO POWERPROJECT BIM


OVERVIEW


This one-day course is designed for experienced users of Powerproject who need a practical course to use tactical tool Powerproject BIM Module.

Need a fully customised training course?

We can run training courses that are customised to your specific requirements.
The project management training can based on your own templates and the course notes tailored to reflect the way you run projects.


COURSE OBJECTIVES


After attending this course delegates will be able to:

• Connect to the Eleco BIM Cloud
• Upload IFC files
• Assign an IFC File to a Powerproject file
• Navigate around the IFC model
• Link a project plan to the IFC Model
• Create IFC product selection and searches
• Run a 4D simulation

In What Type of Projects

Construction, Technology Organisations, Civil Engineering, Public Sector, Facilities Management, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Consultancy Firms.


AGENDA


Course Outline

There are five parts to this course, with an option of covering all topics in one course over two consecutive days, or two separate one day courses.

PART 1

• Introduction to the Eleco BIM Cloud
• Connecting to the Eleco BIM Cloud
• IFC Files
• Powerproject screen areas
• Connecting to the BIM Cloud from Powerproject

PART 2

• Displaying the Model
• Navigating the Model
• Navigating around IFC models in orthogonal mode
• Navigating around IFC models in perspective mode
• Zooming in and out of and "walking around" an IFC model
• Displaying the properties of selected objects in an IFC model
• Specifying which objects to display according to their IFC category

PART 3

• Quickly creating project plan directly from your IFC model file
• Displaying timeline simulations of IFC Models
• Working with Revisions of IFC models
• Filtering and sorting/grouping using BIM criterias
• Compare planned and actual schedule plans

PART 4

• Compare planned and actual schedule plans
• Save snapshot positions of planned/actual plan

PART 5

• Analyzing BIM Project Case Study in Powerproject
• Exercises


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course target is mainly for Project Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, Project Managers, Project Control Managers, Project Control Engineers, Resource Managers, Cost Control Engineers, Engineers and Planners, Commercial Staff and Quantity Surveyors.


CERTIFICATION


A certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend and complete the program.

A110 :: PM SKILLS - BIM AWARENESS


OVERVIEW


Ensure that your company will be able to exploit the power of BIM for the planning and control of projects in time with this practical workshop.

Run in conjunction with the BIM Academy and Northumbria University and lasting 2 days, the workshop is designed to explain and illustrate the principles of BIM and is for those in your organisation who have responsibility for the management of time.

Need a fully customised training course?

We can run training courses that are customised to your specific requirements.
The project management training can based on your own templates and the course notes tailored to reflect the way you run projects.


COURSE OBJECTIVES


Working in small groups and with guidance from knowledgeable presenters with a wealth of industry experience, delegates will each gain an understanding of the potential of BIM tools for optimising the planning and control of construction projects – as well as practical insight into ways of BIM working.

In What Type of Projects

Construction, Technology Organisations, Civil Engineering, Public Sector, Facilities Management, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Consultancy Firms.


AGENDA


Course Outline

Exercises involve using Powerproject BIM and linking it to a 3D model to create a 4D programme for which Revit and Navisworks will be used.
A methodology which is applicable to the use of other software.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course target is mainly for planners, schedulers, project controllers, project managers, commercial staff and quantity surveyors.


CERTIFICATION


A certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend and complete the program.

A202 :: FLOOR WALKING - FOLLOW UP


OVERVIEW


The excellent standard of on-site training provided by Powerproject continues to allow users to utilise the full potential of this extremely powerful and effective management tool.

Need a fully customised training course?

We can run training courses that are customised to your specific requirements.
The project management training can based on your own templates and the course notes tailored to reflect the way you run projects.


COURSE OBJECTIVES


Follow Up Training for Individuals at their Own Desks

Powerproject’s Floor Walking is ideal for topping up and supporting skills learned in classroom courses, when users are back in their own working environment.

It is a service we provide where one of our expert trainers will visit your offices for a day and quite literally walk the floor to spend time with individuals according to their own specific needs, advising on the best way to use Powerproject in their work.
The trainer will spend the day going from desk to desk, guiding and advising staff on whatever points they may wish to discuss.
This personal follow up enables our trainer to respond to any queries or problems individuals may have, take time to go over features they may be struggling with and where required help them on specific work related examples.

In What Type of Projects

Construction, Technology Organisations, Civil Engineering, Public Sector, Facilities Management Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Consultancy Firms.


AGENDA


Course Outline

The trainer spends the whole day with you and time can be allocated as needed, according to the level of each user and their requirements, from as quick as 5 minutes to a few hours.

It is open to all of your staff, the only prerequisite being that they have previously attended one of Powerproject’s classroom based courses as this service works as part of a follow up process.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course target is mainly for Project Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, Project Managers, Enterprise and Project Risk Managers, Project Control Managers, Project Control Engineers, Engineers and Planners, Information Technology Managers.


CERTIFICATION


A certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend and complete the program.
Many of our users who attend courses go away enthused and eager to use the software they have been trained on.
This additional time back in their own offices after the course with an Powerproject expert on hand is the ideal way to refine practical skills and help them benefit further to make sure the skills learned in the classroom can be used effectively on real life projects.

A301 :: PM SKILLS - PRACTICAL SCHEDULING DELAY ANALYSIS


OVERVIEW


This two day, highly interactive, Practical Scheduling & Delay Analysis course is essential for those engaged regularly in matters of project delay and disruption.

In this 2-day residential course delegates discuss the great value for money the course provides.

The construction industry has one of the highest records of delayed project completions.
Each year, millions of pounds are lost because of poor time management, project controls and record keeping.
As a result projects often end in dispute between the parties with a consequential need for each to demonstrate extensions to time and details of delay analysis, either for relief from liquidated damages, for demonstration of additional costs that have been incurred, or both.

An understanding of the principles underpinning project delay, together with the range of techniques that are used to demonstrate such matters, are a must for organisational stability.

• Are you familiar with the key legal principles associated with matters of delay?
• Are you familiar with the range of techniques adopted to demonstrate delay, their advantages and disadvantages?
• Are you familiar with the practicalities of standard time related contract administration requirements?
• Are you equipped with the tools to prepare focused and meaningful reports?

Need a fully customised training course?

We can run training courses that are customised to your specific requirements.
The project management training can based on your own templates and the course notes tailored to reflect the way you run projects.


COURSE OBJECTIVES


Upon completion of the course delegates will have a clear understanding of the principles underpinning project delay, as well as a number of techniques that can be used when demonstrating such matters.

The practical ‘hands-on’ sessions give delegates valuable experience in how to manage the daunting prospect of cross-examination.
When combined with the comprehensive course information provided, attending this 2-day residential course will give delegates the ‘tool-kit’ they need to effectively manage incidents of delay.

In What Type of Projects

Construction, Technology Organisations, Civil Engineering, Public Sector, Facilities Management, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Consultancy Firms.


AGENDA


Course Outline

The course is presented by a range of experts in this field and has been constructed to provide course delegates with a ‘toolkit’ such that they may practically consider both proactive and reactive measures back in their own work environment.
This course has been constructed to provide delegates with practical ‘hands-on’ sessions to consider the implementation of the theories and techniques presented.
Don’t delay…can your business afford not to understand how to approach matters of entitlement and commercial exposure?

• Examine – key legal principles
• Define – methods of analysing delay
• Maximise – your entitlement through clear presentation of the facts
• Analyse – the strengths and weakness of your existing processes
• Discover – the tools necessary to improve your business exposure
• Save – costs associated with engaging expensive consultants
• Motivate – your colleagues into aligned and focused corrective practices
• Prepare – an action plan for correction of your current business processes
• Utilise – the materials provided as soon as you return to work


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Those in your organisation that have responsibilities for the management of time:

• Planners, Schedulers and Project Controllers
• Commercial staff and Quantity Surveyors
• Project Managers


CERTIFICATION


A certificate of completion will be issued to those who attend and complete the program.