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[Qemu-devel] Using MS Project for Effective Project Scheduling Workshop

From: Processworks
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Using MS Project for Effective Project Scheduling Workshop on March 14th to 15th, 2011 at Kuala Lumpur
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 13:58:13 +0800

Instructor Profile | About the Course | Workshop Objectives | Workshop Contents

Registration Details | Contact Details


SEI Authorized SCAMPISM CMMI Lead Appraiser, SEI Authorized CMMI SCAMPISM B & C Team Leader, SEI Authorized Observer for CMMI SCAMPISM B & C TL, PCMM V2.0 Assessor

Saswata Dutta brings with him more than 17 years of experience in the Software Industry, in which he has served more than 10 years as a Software Process Improvement Consultant. Saswata has over 7 years of experience in Development of Software Systems (involving different life-cycle and development methodologies), and 8 years in Project Management.

Saswatas prolific process consulting experience includes facilitating the CMMI and Software CMM Framework for clients such as Accenture, China; Singapore Technologies, Singapore; Robert Bosch, Malaysia; Canon India, India; Great Eastern Life, Singapore; Custommedia, Malaysia; FSLL, Hong Kong; TSMC, Taiwan; Datamatics Technologies Limited, India etc.

He also teaches courses on CMMI; Software Quality Management, Peer Reviews, Software Project Management, Software Estimation etc for many clients.

Saswata was formerly working with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Defence Research and Development Organization and QAI India Ltd.

Other than the SEI authorized certifications, he is also a member of IEEE for last 16 years, a Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA), an Internal Auditor for ISO 9001:1994 and 2000, as well as an Internal Assessor for Tata Business Excellence Model (in line with MBNQA).

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Earn 14 PDUs

This two-day course is essential for those who want to acquaint themselves with Microsoft Project 2007 (MSP) and to use the tool to effectively plan and schedule their project. The course commences with a discussion on the principles of project management in line with those suggested by the PMI®.

The course covers all aspects of Project scheduling, monitoring and tracking, together with how these techniques can be applied in a given project context using Microsoft Project 2007. There are no pre-requisites and individuals from any domain or industry can attend this 2-day course.

The theory presented during the course is supported by a number of practical exercises and case study that demonstrate the effective use of Microsoft Project 2007.

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  • To become part of a small selected group of professionals who are well versed with the different features of Microsoft Project 2007.  
  • A clear understanding of the features of the Microsoft Project 2007 along with their effective usage in projects.
  • Learn the techniques to create a detailed project schedule based on project priorities.
  • Ability to learn the tool details so as to maintain the project details practically and effectively.
  • An exposure to the good practices associated with the usage of the tool in real life problem solving scenario.
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The two day workshop would cover the topics as noted below.

  • Introduction
    • About Projects
    • Project Management concepts
      • Project Planning
      • Project Monitoring
    • Project Management Challenges
  • Getting Started
    • Getting familiar with MS Project interface
    • Navigating the user interface
  • Project Plan Preparation
    • Creating a new Project Plan
    • Setting up the default project environment
    • Setting up Calendars
    • WBS tasks and its grouping
    • Estimating Task/Activity duration
    • Setting Milestones
    • Linking Tasks
    • Setting predecessors
    • Task Constraints and deadlines
    • Applying Leads & Lags
  • Adding Resources
    • Setting up resources
    • Applying resource attributes - type, cost, availability, …
  • Task Assignment
    • Assigning resources
    • Adding additional resources
    • Task Assignment Views
  • Project Costing
    • Entering other cost details
    • Computing project cost
  • Fine Tuning Task Details
    • Network Diagram
    • PERT estimation Technique
    • Critical Path Method
    • Managing risks using buffer
    • Optimizing for Time and Cost
    • Schedule Crashing
  • Resources Tuning and Leveling
    • Optimizing for resources
    • Resource Leveling
  • Progress Tracking and Monitoring
    • Saving project baselines
    • Tracking the progress
    • Key parameters to monitor
    • Rescheduling incomplete work
  • Reporting and Customization
    • Generate different levels of project reports
    • Customize Tables
    • Customize Views
    • Visual Reports
  • The EVM Reporting
    • Earned Value Management technique
    • EVM Cost Indicators
    • EVM Schedule Indicators
  • Advanced Features
    • Extracting data from MSP
    • Managing multiple projects
    • Using Common resource pool
    • Organizer and Macros

There would be exercises and case studies at appropriate junction points to elaborate and understand the concepts

  Participants are expected to bring laptops to the class with loaded MS Project Software.  
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Registration Fees


MYR 1,730 per participant
  • 10% group discount for four or more registrations from the same company.

  • 15% group discount for nine or more registrations from the same company.

One discount scheme  applicable at a time.

Fees is inclusive of refreshments, lunch & workshop kit. 

Course Venue

Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
No 2, Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Course Timings

0900 to 1700 hrs 

Course Registrations

To register, please email at
address@hidden name of the participants and the billing instructions. Alternately, please request for a registration form via email.

More Information

Vishal Manghani
Processworks Sdn. Bhd.
Level 26, Menara IMC
No.8, Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 603-2039 4712

Mobile: 6012-239 2772
Fax: 603-2031 8359



Registration Terms

  • All payments to be made in  favor of "Processworks
    Sdn. Bhd."
  • Any cancellations received within the last ten calendar days would be liable for 50% of the course fees.
  • No-shows shall be fully charged
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Processworks Pte. Ltd

100, Jalan Sultan
#09-05, Sultan Plaza
Singapore 199001
Tel: 65-6295 5063,
65-6299 5023
Fax: 65-6234 4357

Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)

Processworks Sdn. Bhd.

Level 26, Menara IMC
No.8, Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-2039 4712,
6012-239 2772
Fax: 603-2031 8359

India (Bangalore)

Processworks Information Technology Pvt. Ltd.

82/83 Borewell Rd, Whitefields
Bangalore 560055, India
Tel: 91-80 41903847
Fax: 91-80 28456467

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