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  • Project Level 1 Course
  • Project Level 2 Course
  • Project Level 3 Course

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

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

Project Level 1 Course

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, socioeconomic and organisational 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

Project Level 1 Course

Unit 1 : Fundamentals of project management

Topic A : Projects

  • A - 1 : Identifying the characteristics of a project
  • A - 2 : Understanding product and project management

Topic B : The project management process

  • B - 1 : Identifying process groups
  • B - 2 : Avoiding pitfalls

Unit 2 : Characteristics of a project

Topic A : The project environment

  • A - 1 : Understanding internal and external environments
  • A - 2 : Identifying stakeholders' influence on a project
  • A - 3 : Identifying socioeconomic and organisational issues
  • A - 4 : Discussing the functional organisational structure
  • A - 5 : Discussing the project organisational structure
  • A - 6 : Identifying types of organisational structure

Topic B : The project manager

  • B - 1 : Identifying relationships between managers
  • B - 2 : Identifying the skills of a project manager
  • B - 3 : Identifying the responsibilities of a project manager
  • B - 4 : Identifying a project manager's challenges

Topic C : The project team

  • C - 1 : Identifying project staffing issues
  • C - 2 : Staffing a project team
  • C - 3 : Hiring staff from outside the organisation
  • C - 4 : Managing difficulties and logistics
  • C - 5 : Identifying the need for team building
  • C - 6 : Identifying core team members
  • C - 7 : Developing and staffing a project office

Unit 3 : Project initiation and scope planning

Topic A : Project initiation

  • A - 1 : Identifying the impact of historical information
  • A - 2 : Identifying project selection methods
  • A - 3 : Discussing project deliverables
  • A - 4 : Exploring project charters
  • A - 5 : Identifying project constraints

Topic B : Scope planning

  • B - 1 : Identifying parts of the scope planning process
  • B - 2 : Creating a scope statement
  • B - 3 : Managing scope creep

Unit 4 : Scope definition, verification, and change control

Topic A : Scope definition

  • A - 1 : Decomposing a project
  • A - 2 : Identifying breakdown structures
  • A - 3 : Identifying the deliverables of a WBS
  • A - 4 : Sizing work packages
  • A - 5 : Creating a WBS

Topic B : Scope verification

  • B - 1 : Discussing scope verification
  • B - 2 : Determining the timing of scope verification

Topic C : Scope change control

  • C - 1 : Understanding scope change control
  • C - 2 : Developing a scope change control system
  • C - 3 : Maintaining a database of lessons learned

Unit 5 : Time management

Topic A : Activity definition and sequencing

  • A - 1 : Discussing time management components
  • A - 2 : Distinguishing between tasks, activities, and events
  • A - 3 : Identifying types of activities
  • A - 4 : Identifying dependencies
  • A - 5 : Using network diagrams
  • A - 6 : Discussing precedence
  • A - 7 : Using the arrow diagramming method
  • A - 8 : Discussing the Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique

Topic B : Activity duration

  • B - 1 : Assessing activity duration
  • B - 2 : Differentiating activity duration from work effort
  • B - 3 : Identifying estimation techniques

Unit 6 : Schedule development and control

Topic A : Schedule development

  • A - 1 : Discussing schedule development
  • A - 2 : Identifying free float and total float
  • A - 3 : Discussing mathematical analysis techniques
  • A - 4 : Using CPM
  • A - 5 : Evaluating CPM, PERT, and GERT
  • A - 6 : Exploring duration compression methods
  • A - 7 : Presenting a project schedule

Topic B : Schedule control

  • B - 1 : Discussing resource allocation
  • B - 2 : Controlling a schedule
  • B - 3 : Calculating schedule variance

Unit 7 : Resource identification and cost approximating

Topic A : Resource identification

  • A - 1 : Identifying cost estimating components
  • A - 2 : Discussing resource identification tools
  • A - 3 : Identifying resources
  • A - 4 : Assigning resources

Topic B : Cost approximating

  • B - 1 : Making cost approximations
  • B - 2 : Assessing factors affecting cost estimates
  • B - 3 : Identifying cost budgeting techniques
  • B - 4 : Discussing cost estimation and pitfalls
  • B - 5 : Identifying cost estimating problems

Unit 8 : Budgeting and cost control

Topic A : Cost budgeting

  • A - 1 : Discussing value engineering and S-curves
  • A - 2 : Using budget standards and a cost management plan
  • A - 3 : Discussing capital budgeting
  • A - 4 : Using depreciation methods

Topic B : Cost control

Sorry, we currently do not have any public courses scheduled for the Project level 2 course. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you

Sorry, we currently do not have any public courses scheduled for the Project level 2 course. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you

Project Level 2 Course

This course covers the planning and setting up of a project. The basic commands and features of MS Projects are covered in detail. Students will learn how to create and modify task lists, establish a project schedule, create calendars, assign resources to tasks, track costs, and work with different views and tables. Students will also apply filters and groups, and sort task and resource data. Finally, they will learn how to display the critical path on the Gantt Chart.

Project Level 2 Course

Unit 1: Getting started

  • Topic A: Project management concepts
  • Topic B: The Project window
  • Topic C: Project files
  • Topic D: The Help window

Unit 2: Tasks

  • Topic A: Creating a task list
  • Topic B: Modifying a task list
  • Topic C: The Work Breakdown Structure

Unit 3: Task scheduling

  • Topic A: Task links
  • Topic B: Task relationships
  • Topic C: Task options

Unit 4: Resource management

  • Topic A: The base calendar
  • Topic B: Resources and calendars
  • Topic C: Project costs

Unit 5: Views and tables

  • Topic A: Working with views
  • Topic B: Working with tables

Unit 6: Filters, groups, and sorting

  • Topic A: Filters
  • Topic B: Groups
  • Topic C: Sorting tasks and resources

Unit 7: Finalising the task plan

  • Topic A: Finalising schedules
  • Topic B: Handling resource conflicts

Appendix A: MOS exam objectives map

  • Topic A: Comprehensive exam objectives

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

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

Project Level 3 Course

During this ILT Series course the project created in the Planning Phase is saved as a baseline, in order to effectively track, monitor and update a project. Students will also learn how to analyse project statistics, handle delays and conflicts, create reports, consolidate project files, share resources, and customise MS Projects. Finally, integration of Project data with other Office applications are discussed, as well as the inserting and combining of several project plans into a Master Project.

Project Level 3 Course

Unit 1: Using templates and importing data

  • Topic A: Working with templates
  • Topic B: Creating projects from other programs

Unit 2: Managing a project

  • Topic A: Setting baselines
  • Topic B: Updating an active project
  • Topic C: Monitoring progress

Unit 3: Analysing and adjusting the plan

  • Topic A: Analysing the plan
  • Topic B: Delays and conflicts
  • Topic C: Team Planner view

Unit 4: Working with reports

  • Topic A: Standard reports
  • Topic B: Visual reports

Unit 5: Customizing Project

  • Topic A: Custom views
  • Topic B: Macros
  • Topic C: Gantt chart formatting
  • Topic D: Custom fields

Unit 6: Managing multiple projects

  • Topic A: Consolidating and sharing projects
  • Topic B: Sharing resources among projects

Unit 7: Exchanging project information

  • Topic A: Collaboration
  • Topic B: Hyperlinks
  • Topic C: Exporting to Office applications