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Project Management & Microsoft Project seminar


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This seminar is a complete introduction to the basic concepts, methodology and tools of Project Management.

Also, in the seminar, practical work is done on the computer with the most widely used project management software, Microsoft Project.

The seminar starts out explaining the terminology of project management, and its fundamental concepts. It refers to the project team, their roles and responsibilities. It then focuses on the basic parameters of each project, namely scope, schedule, resources and cost. It also addresses issues of risk management and quality management of projects. Finally, it synthesises all the above in a basic project management methodology, focusing on planning, monitoring, change management, integration processes, etc.

In the last part of the seminar, the above are implemented in practice through the latest version of the Microsoft Project software.

Seminar Audience

The seminar is aimed both to those who want to form a clear picture of Project Management and those who already participate or manage projects - of any nature or size - and want to systematize or renew existing knowledge and experience.

It also addresses everyone who wants to learn Microsoft Project in an effective way, thus understanding how the software features are linked to the overall project management methodology.

Seminar Benefits

At the end of the seminar you will:

  • know the concepts and cognitive areas of Project Management.
  • be able to use and take advantage of the features of Microsoft Project.
  • be able define the content of a project correctly and manage changes.
  • know how to build, track and control your project schedule.
  • understand the cost of a project and how it relates to its other parameters.
  • implement effective and efficient project risk and quality management process.
  • understand what is included in a comprehensive and systematic project management methodology.

Seminar Responsible

Yiannis Vithynos NTUA, MSc. He has many years of experience in the management of complex telecommunication and IT projects in Greece and the Balkans. He is the founder of Critical Path Consulting & Training, a company dedicated to Project Management.

Yiannis is a Project Manager Professional (PMP)® and a PMI-ACP® from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, he is a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner, certified as IPMA-D and is also the holder of Advanced Project Management Certification (APMC).

He was a member of the first elected Board of Directors of the Greek section of PMI and was a member of the organizing committee of the 1st Project Management Conference in Athens in November 2006. He is also a member of the IPMA (Greek IPMA Member Association) and project evaluator for IPMA Worldwide Excellence Award.

Seminar Content
  • Basic Definitions
    • Projects and their Management: definition and basic concepts.
    • Life Cycle, Environment, Stakeholders
    • The Project Team. Roles and Responsibilities.
    • Basic Project Management Methodology.
  • Project Scope
    • Recording and Managing Project Requirements.
    • Setting effective (SMART) goals.
    • Prerequisites and Constraints. Deliverables.
    • Types of Deliverables.
    • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS).
  • Project Schedule
    • Activities and relationships between them.
    • Gantt Charts. Tolerances, leads and lags.
    • Critical Path and its importance.
    • Monitoring and Updating a Schedule.
  • Project Resources and Costs
    • The Resources of a Project.
    • Resource assignment and leveling.
    • Project cost and budget: basic concepts.
    • Cost Baseline. Monitoring and updating.
  • Project Risk Management
    • Key definitions.
    • Planning and Managing Project Risks.
    • Impact & Probability Scales, Risk Rating, Risk Breakdown Structure.
    • Risk Analysis: Probability & Impact Matrix.
    • Risk Response Planning
    • Monitoring and Treating Opportunities and Threats.
  • Project Quality Management
    • Key definitions
    • Planning and Managing Project Quality.
    • Quality Assurance.
    • Quality Control. Tests and Inspections
    • The Cost of Quality. Quality Indicators.
    • Quality Improvement
    • The basic quality control tools.
  • Basic Project Procedures
    • Project Initiation. Project Planning.
    • Project Communication.
    • Tracking and Managing Changes.
    • Project Knowledge Management.
    • Monitoring and Controling.
    • Continuous Improvement.
    • Project Closure.
  • Microsoft Project 2013/2016
    • Introduction, Basic Concepts, Tasks and Milestones.
    • Calendars, Schedules.
    • Resources: Definition, Assignments.
    • Cost of Project. Cash Flow.
    • Baselines, Actuals, Project Monitoring and Updating.
    • Multi-Project Environment. Resource Pools.
Seminar Material

The seminar is implemented with the help of presentation, analytical notes, computer exercises, exercises, examples and case studies.

Complete notes as well as solved exercises, summary methodology, case studies, as well as examples of project management documents in electronic form ready for use are provided.>/p>

The duration of the seminar is 24 teaching hours.

Implementation information
  • The above open seminars take place at our facilities in Athens (108 Kifissias Avenue, 115 26 Ampelokipoi - Metro Panormou).
  • There is a discount for more than one participations from the same company at each seminar.
  • There is also a discount for each participation in more than one seminar during the semester.
  • It is possible to organize seminars within your company or organization, according to your needs.
  • Our seminars can be subsidized by the OAED / LAEK program 0.24%.
  • There are special rates for unemployed and students.
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