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Scheduling and Tracking project progress is one of the most crucial aspects of the project management process. Schedules provide extremely important information regarding potential problems, early warning signs, and analysis capability throughout the entire project life cycle. The extensive training program provides highly practical hands-on experience in forming, managing and reporting on project schedules using Microsoft Project. The software is designed to assist managers in developing timelines, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.


The delegates will be introduced to the best practices of planning and management of all aspects of a project by integrating MS Project. Simultaneously, they will be equipped with fundamentals skills essential for engaging, communicating and interacting with stakeholders.

  • Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Understanding the entire process of project scheduling and identifying the critical components
    • Use Work Breakdown Structure to represent all the elements and deliverables of the project.
    • Extract key milestones and project constraints and incorporate them into the project schedule.
    • Apply Critical Path Methodology Analysis
    • Create “what if” scenarios to compare various possible approaches to schedule issues, including fast-tracking and crashing.
    • Work with master projects for multiple project analysis.
Module 1: 
  • Project Management Overview
  • Project Management Process Groups
  • Roles of Projects and Project Managers
  • Project Life cycle and Scheduling
  • Project Stakeholder Analysis; Power/Interest Grid
  • Project Initiation and Planning
  • Schedule Management Plan
  • Creating the Project
  • Deliverables
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Module 2: 
  • Working with Tables, Filters and Views
  • Schedule Models
  • Creating Tasks
  • Task Inputs
  • Critical Path Method
  • Near Critical Paths
  • Resource Planning Process
Module 3: 
  • Resources Availability, Analysis and Schedule Impact
  • Resources leveling Concepts.
  • Project Execution, Baseline, and Communications
  • Communication Management Plan
  • Schedule Review Meetings
  • Budget Analysis and Cost Control
Module 4: 
  • Performance Measurement
  • Schedule Status
  • Impact Analysis
  • And Variances
  • Change Control
  • What-if Scenario Analysis
  • Schedule Compressions
  • Master Projects
  • Project Reporting
  • Defining Custom Tables, Filters, Groups and Views

This masterclass runs for 2 days

Available on request.

  • Project Managers, Officers and Coordinators
  • HR Professionals
  • Finance and Purchasing Professionals
  • Consultants
  • Accountants
  • Administrative Staff

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