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Advisicon

5411 NE 107th Ave.
Vancouver, Washington 98662, United States (map)

Advisicon is a project management consulting company. We produce books and training manuals, provide public and private classes, and implement custom installations of Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Project Server.

We are a Microsoft Partner with Gold competencies in Project and Portfolio Management and Silver competencies as a Midmarket Solution Provider. We are a Registered Education Provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI), giving our clients confidence that they have chosen an organization that is well qualified to provide the instruction they need as well as the additional benefit of receiving Professional Development Units (PDUs).

You can learn more about us, examine past clients and case studies, and stay in the loop on upcoming project management technologies by visiting our site, www.advisicon.com.

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 26 2012
    Public Course: SharePoint 2010 for Effective Team Collaboration

    Advisicon

    PDUs available for this course

    Course Description

    This course teaches participants how to design, create and customize SharePoint sites and to use SharePoint 2010 to collaborate, share documents, communicate and coordinate activities and projects.

    Who should to take this course?

    Anyone who is or will be using SharePoint 2010 to manage or participate in projects.

    Course Outline

    • Understanding the purpose and architecture of SharePoint 2010
    • Creating sites with masters and sub sites
    • Customizing interfaces, layouts and WebParts
    • Utilizing Lists, Discussion Boards, and Document Libraries
    • Adding, deleting, creating folders, checking documents in and out, versioning, and modifying document library settings
    • How to Upload project snapshots to SharePoint utilizing the Pictures Library
    • How to conduct Surveys
    • Managing site permissions and users

    Register for this course on eventbrite.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 19 2012
    Successful Communication Series: Communicate with Class

    Advisicon

    People read you constantly and they read into what you say and how you say it – this can be a good thing and it can work against you. In this first in the series workshop you will gain insight into yourself and then others perception of your unique style. You will never look at anyone the same way again. This workshop introduces the DiSC behavioral styles, a 23 page personal assessment and ways to identify others preferred method of communication approaches. This workshop consistently brings huge “Ah-ha’s” – always a winner!

    This workshop series is based on the DiSC® behavioral styles – an easy way to learn to work with personalities. DiSC® training provides a straightforward and proven path to self-understanding. DiSC® is a widely used and well researched non-judgmental approach to working with others. It helps people value differences, deal more effectively with conflict, and improve performance.

    Bring your whole team and learn

    • The four major behavioral styles & how to quickly identify them
    • Each style’s preferences in communication & areas of focus
    • How each style controls communication
    • Responses that work
    • To maintain control in managing self and others under stress
    • Stop the impasse using proven ways to interact with differing behavioral styles.
    • Practice appropriate and respectful interactions that build confidence.
    • Receive valuable coaching in a safe setting.

    Pricing includes $75 management or workplace profile and workbook $47 value.

    This class is repeated twice on the same day - once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Both events can be registered for on the Eventbrite event listing.

    Website
  • Successful Communication Series: Communicate with Class

    Advisicon

    People read you constantly and they read into what you say and how you say it – this can be a good thing and it can work against you. In this first in the series workshop you will gain insight into yourself and then others perception of your unique style. You will never look at anyone the same way again. This workshop introduces the DiSC behavioral styles, a 23 page personal assessment and ways to identify others preferred method of communication approaches. This workshop consistently brings huge “Ah-ha’s” – always a winner!

    This workshop series is based on the DiSC® behavioral styles – an easy way to learn to work with personalities. DiSC® training provides a straightforward and proven path to self-understanding. DiSC® is a widely used and well researched non-judgmental approach to working with others. It helps people value differences, deal more effectively with conflict, and improve performance.

    Bring your whole team and learn

    • The four major behavioral styles & how to quickly identify them
    • Each style’s preferences in communication & areas of focus
    • How each style controls communication
    • Responses that work
    • To maintain control in managing self and others under stress
    • Stop the impasse using proven ways to interact with differing behavioral styles.
    • Practice appropriate and respectful interactions that build confidence.
    • Receive valuable coaching in a safe setting.

    Pricing includes $75 management or workplace profile and workbook $47 value.

    This class is repeated twice on the same day - once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Both events can be registered for on the Eventbrite event listing.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 24 2012
    Microsoft Project Server 2010 for Project Managers
    through
    Advisicon

    Microsoft Project is an excellent tool that enables you to actualize project management “best practices” to help your project succeed. Learn how to build, publish, and manage project schedules, issues, risks, deliverables, resources, and documents across an enterprise with Microsoft Office Project Server.

    Project Managers will learn to build, track and manage project schedules with Microsoft Office Project Professional and publish them to Microsoft Project Server, and how to track, analyze, and report on projects through Project Web Access.

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Microsoft Project Server 2010: Project Manager's Guide book.

    Course Overview

    Participants will learn to:

    • Understanding Project Server as a Project Management Tool
    • Program and Portfolio Management with Project Server
    • Understanding Project Server Roles
    • Building Project Schedules
    • Working with Resources and Schedules
    • Views, Filters, Sorting, Finding, and Grouping
    • Reporting in Project
    • Formatting and Printing Project Schedules
    • Overview of Project Web Access
    • Reporting and Data Analysis in Project Server
    • Time and Task Management
    • Microsoft Office Project and Project Server Best Practices

    Registration

    Register through eventbrite.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 6 2012
    SharePoint 2010 for Effective Team Collaboration

    Advisicon

    PDUs available for this course

    Course Description

    This course teaches participants how to design, create and customize SharePoint sites and to use SharePoint 2010 to collaborate, share documents, communicate and coordinate activities and projects.

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's SharePoint 2010 for Effective Team Collaboration book.

    Who should to take this course?

    Anyone who is or will be using SharePoint 2010 to manage or participate in projects.

    Course Outline

    • Understanding the purpose and architecture of SharePoint 2010
    • Creating sites with masters and sub sites
    • Customizing interfaces, layouts and WebParts
    • Utilizing Lists, Discussion Boards, and Document Libraries
    • Adding, deleting, creating folders, checking documents in and out, versioning, and modifying document library settings
    • How to Upload project snapshots to SharePoint utilizing the Pictures Library
    • How to conduct Surveys
    • Managing site permissions and users
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 7 2012
    Practical Project Management
    through
    Advisicon

    PDUs available for this course

    Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This practical course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

    Students will learn project management concepts, helpful standard terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).

    Course Description

    This course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control, and close‐out projects. Participants will be introduced to practical industry best practices, project management concepts, terminology, and methods based on the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. Our hands‐on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual and practical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate on and manage projects successfully.

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Practical Project Management book, a CD of practical project management tools, and the Project Management Lifecycle flowchart.

    Audience

    Executives, project managers, functional managers, project contributors, and team members.

    Course Outline

    • Project Management Overview
      • The Goal of Project Management
      • Projects and Operations
      • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
      • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
      • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
    • Executing and Controling a Project
      • Implementing Project Plans
      • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
      • Managing Change and the Change Control Process
      • Managing Communications
      • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
    • Initiating a Project
      • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
      • Identifying Project Deliverables
      • Gathering Project Requirements
      • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
      • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and
      • Risks
    • Closing Out a Project
      • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
      • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
      • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
      • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
      • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
      • Operations, Customers, and Others
      • Final Reports and Project Closure
    • Planning a Project
      • Project Management Planning Processes
      • Developing the Scope Management Plan
      • Developing the Project Management Plan
      • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
      • Risk Management
      • Communications Management
    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 7 2013
    Practical Project Management
    through
    Advisicon

    This course costs $895. Please order at the URL above.

    PDUs available for this course

    Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This practical course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

    Students will learn project management concepts, helpful standard terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).

    Course Description

    This course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control, and close‐out projects. Participants will be introduced to practical industry best practices, project management concepts, terminology, and methods based on the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. Our hands‐on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual and practical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate on and manage projects successfully.

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Practical Project Management book, a CD of practical project management tools, and the Project Management Lifecycle flowchart.

    Audience

    Executives, project managers, functional managers, project contributors, and team members.

    Course Outline

    • Project Management Overview
      • The Goal of Project Management
      • Projects and Operations
      • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
      • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
      • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
    • Executing and Controling a Project
      • Implementing Project Plans
      • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
      • Managing Change and the Change Control Process
      • Managing Communications
      • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
    • Initiating a Project
      • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
      • Identifying Project Deliverables
      • Gathering Project Requirements
      • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
      • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and
      • Risks
    • Closing Out a Project
      • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
      • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
      • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
      • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
      • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
      • Operations, Customers, and Others
      • Final Reports and Project Closure
    • Planning a Project
      • Project Management Planning Processes
      • Developing the Scope Management Plan
      • Developing the Project Management Plan
      • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
      • Risk Management
      • Communications Management
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 16 2013
    Mastering Requirements Gathering

    Advisicon

    Class requires registration and costs $495.

    PDUs available for this course

    How to gather and manage project requirements successfully.

    Target Audience

    • Project stakeholders and team members
    • Anyone responsible for initiating or managing projects who wants to learn how to deliver successful projects

    Course Description

    This course teaches participants how to elicit, characterize, document, analyze, validate, verify and manage requirements for new projects, products and services.

    Tools & Templates

    Course participants receive a course manual and CD with tools and templates for gathering, recording, and managing requirements.

    Course Outline

    • Eliciting Requirements
      • Defining high-level business requirements
      • Identifying user classes & representatives
      • Selecting elicitation techniques
      • Eliciting functional & non-functional requirements from users
      • Identifying business rules
      • Reviewing requirements with users
    • Requirements Analysis
      • Clarifying complex and unclear requirements
      • Evaluating & prioritizing requirements
    • Requirements Documentation
      • Naming conventions and definitions
      • Documenting relevant facts and assumptions
    • Requirements during the Design & Build Phase
      • Match product to prioritized requirements
      • Requirements-based quality control
      • Establishing a stakeholder acceptance process
    • Requirements Change Control
      • Establishing document version control
      • Establishing change control process
      • Tracking changes
    • Requirements Verification
      • Verifying requirements
      • Creating requirements traceability
    • Requirements during Testing and Acceptance
      • Establishing requirements-based performance and acceptance tests
      • Requirements-based redesign & rework
    • Requirements and Closing a Project
      • Acceptance of deliverables
      • Project documentation closeout process

    Register

    Register at http://mastering-requirements-gathering-calagator.eventbrite.com

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jan 17 2013
    Making Sense of Workplace Personalities
    through
    Advisicon

    Please register for this class to attend, cost is $349-399.

    People read you constantly and they read into what you say and how you say it – this can be a good thing and it can work against you. In this first in the series workshop you will gain insight into yourself and then others perception of your unique style. You will never look at anyone the same way again. This workshop introduces the DiSC behavioral styles, a 23 page personal assessment and ways to identify others preferred method of communication approaches. This workshop consistently brings huge “Ah-ha’s” – always a winner!

    This workshop series is based on the DiSC® behavioral styles – an easy way to learn to work with personalities. DiSC® training provides a straightforward and proven path to self-understanding. DiSC® is a widely used and well researched non-judgmental approach to working with others. It helps people value differences, deal more effectively with conflict, and improve performance.

    Bring your whole team and learn

    • The four major behavioral styles & how to quickly identify them
    • Each style’s preferences in communication & areas of focus
    • How each style controls communication
    • Responses that work
    • To maintain control in managing self and others under stress
    • Stop the impasse using proven ways to interact with differing behavioral styles.
    • Practice appropriate and respectful interactions that build confidence.
    • Receive valuable coaching in a safe setting.

    Pricing includes $75 management or workplace profile and workbook $47 value.

    This class can be registered for on the Eventbrite event listing.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 22 2013
    Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010
    through
    Advisicon

    Class requires registration and costs $895.

    7 PDUs available for this course.

    Learning Objectives

    • Create, manage, and update effective project schedules
    • Create and manage resources, resource pools and assignments
    • Learn the do’s and don’ts of working with Microsoft® Project Professional
    • Create useful views for tracking, dashboards, printing, task usage, etc.
    • Formatting tricks for automating critical path tracking
    • Use reporting functions more effectively

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 book.

    Who should take this course?

    Project managers, project team members, project schedulers… and anyone who has used Microsoft® Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted.

    Course Outline

    • Effective Use of Microsoft Project
      • MS Project Overview
      • Avoiding the pitfalls of working with MS Project
      • Creating project schedules, segments, milestones
      • Creating task relationships & dependencies
      • Setting task constraints and outlining
    • Managing and Tracking of Projects
      • Utilizing scheduling methods to shorten the critical path of a project
      • Utilizing MS Project Tools and Views to resolve resource conflicts
      • Advanced resource scheduling techniques
      • Managing costs, tracking baselines
      • Tracking completion of actual work between tasks and resources
      • Applying resource contours for forecasting and analyzing resource availability
      • Managing and viewing planned and actual durations, costs and schedules
    • Applying Resources and Calendars
      • Creating and utilizing resource pools
      • Applying layers of calendars
      • Utilizing project views
      • Formatting schedule layouts
      • Utilizing project reports
      • Understanding printing
    • Working with External Data & Applications
      • Linking data between applications
      • Importing & exporting data
      • Hyperlinking and web pages
      • Utilizing business analysis templates
    • Customizing for Better Management Results
      • Using filters, tables, details and groups
      • Creating views, filters, tables, and groups
      • MS Project scheduling methodologies
      • Utilizing effort‐driven scheduling
    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 6 2013
    Practical Project Management
    through
    Advisicon

    This course costs $895. Please order at the URL above.

    PDUs available for this course

    Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This practical course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

    Students will learn project management concepts, helpful standard terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).

    Course Description

    This course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control, and close‐out projects. Participants will be introduced to practical industry best practices, project management concepts, terminology, and methods based on the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. Our hands‐on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual and practical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate on and manage projects successfully.

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Practical Project Management book, a CD of practical project management tools, and the Project Management Lifecycle flowchart.

    Audience

    Executives, project managers, functional managers, project contributors, and team members.

    Course Outline

    • Project Management Overview
      • The Goal of Project Management
      • Projects and Operations
      • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
      • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
      • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
    • Executing and Controling a Project
      • Implementing Project Plans
      • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
      • Managing Change and the Change Control Process
      • Managing Communications
      • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
    • Initiating a Project
      • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
      • Identifying Project Deliverables
      • Gathering Project Requirements
      • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
      • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and
      • Risks
    • Closing Out a Project
      • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
      • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
      • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
      • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
      • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
      • Operations, Customers, and Others
      • Final Reports and Project Closure
    • Planning a Project
      • Project Management Planning Processes
      • Developing the Scope Management Plan
      • Developing the Project Management Plan
      • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
      • Risk Management
      • Communications Management
    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 12 2013
    Mastering Requirements Gathering

    Advisicon

    Class requires registration and costs $495.

    PDUs available for this course

    How to gather and manage project requirements successfully.

    Target Audience

    • Project stakeholders and team members
    • Anyone responsible for initiating or managing projects who wants to learn how to deliver successful projects

    Course Description

    This course teaches participants how to elicit, characterize, document, analyze, validate, verify and manage requirements for new projects, products and services.

    Tools & Templates

    Course participants receive a course manual and CD with tools and templates for gathering, recording, and managing requirements.

    Course Outline

    • Eliciting Requirements
      • Defining high-level business requirements
      • Identifying user classes & representatives
      • Selecting elicitation techniques
      • Eliciting functional & non-functional requirements from users
      • Identifying business rules
      • Reviewing requirements with users
    • Requirements Analysis
      • Clarifying complex and unclear requirements
      • Evaluating & prioritizing requirements
    • Requirements Documentation
      • Naming conventions and definitions
      • Documenting relevant facts and assumptions
    • Requirements during the Design & Build Phase
      • Match product to prioritized requirements
      • Requirements-based quality control
      • Establishing a stakeholder acceptance process
    • Requirements Change Control
      • Establishing document version control
      • Establishing change control process
      • Tracking changes
    • Requirements Verification
      • Verifying requirements
      • Creating requirements traceability
    • Requirements during Testing and Acceptance
      • Establishing requirements-based performance and acceptance tests
      • Requirements-based redesign & rework
    • Requirements and Closing a Project
      • Acceptance of deliverables
      • Project documentation closeout process

    Register

    Register at http://mastering-requirements-gathering-calagator.eventbrite.com

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 26 2013
    Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010
    through
    Advisicon

    14 PDUs available for this course.

    Course Description

    Quit doing all manual work in Excel! Come learn to use a dynamic, resource driven reporting tool from industry experts. This course is designed to help you manage and master MS Project from simple task management to Program and Portfolio management.

    Learn how to create and maintain easily dynamic schedules, and address resource demand and capacity, over and under allocations all with visual reporting and proven techniques by 20+ year industry veterans. This course trains participants how to plan, forecast, build, and manage project tasks and resources and to combine issues, risks, deliverables and dashboards in one central tool

    Learning Objectives

    • Create, manage, and update effective project schedules
    • Create and manage resources, resource pools and assignments
    • Learn the do’s and don’ts of working with Microsoft® Project Professional
    • Create useful views for tracking, dashboards, printing, task usage, etc.
    • Formatting tricks for automating critical path tracking
    • Use reporting functions more effectively

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 book.

    Who should take this course?

    Project managers, project team members, project schedulers… and anyone who has used Microsoft Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted!

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a PMI Registered Education Provider and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are PMI certified PMPs.

    Course Outline

    • Effective Use of Microsoft Project
      • MS Project Overview
      • Avoiding the pitfalls of working with MS Project
      • Creating project schedules, segments, milestones
      • Creating task relationships & dependencies
      • Setting task constraints and outlining
    • Managing and Tracking of Projects
      • Utilizing scheduling methods to shorten the critical path of a project
      • Utilizing MS Project Tools and Views to resolve resource conflicts
      • Advanced resource scheduling techniques
      • Managing costs, tracking baselines
      • Tracking completion of actual work between tasks and resources
      • Applying resource contours for forecasting and analyzing resource availability
      • Managing and viewing planned and actual durations, costs and schedules
    • Applying Resources and Calendars
      • Creating and utilizing resource pools
      • Applying layers of calendars
      • Utilizing project views
      • Formatting schedule layouts
      • Utilizing project reports
      • Understanding printing
    • Working with External Data & Applications
      • Linking data between applications
      • Importing & exporting data
      • Hyperlinking and web pages
      • Utilizing business analysis templates
    • Customizing for Better Management Results
      • Using filters, tables, details and groups
      • Creating views, filters, tables, and groups
      • MS Project scheduling methodologies
      • Utilizing effort‐driven scheduling

    Simulation

    We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise where the participants can have actual tactical experience creating a schedule, linking tasks, creating custom views, along with best practice knowledge transfer on topics such as critical path methodology, project tracking, and Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Participants will also walk away with an understanding of how the schedule engine within Microsoft Project functions and will no longer need to ‘game’ the software, but can now let the software work for them.

    Registration

    Register at http://managing-projects-with-microsoft-project-2010.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 12 2013
    PMP Exam Preparation
    through
    Advisicon

    28 PDUs available for this course

    Course Description

    Your career depends on your ability to demonstrate Industry Best Practices in project management. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is the industry standard for project managers to validate and certify that you understand and can manage projects to Industry Best Practices.

    This course prepares you to take and pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI), by offering an in-depth examination of the required study areas. The experienced Advisicon instructors know the exam inside and out, and share their valuable tips and tricks for mastering the PMBOK concepts and passing the exam.

    Included Materials

    The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), 4th Edition is the global standard for project management and is provided to course participants. It outlines the PMI framework of 9 Knowledge areas, 5 Process Groups, and the 44 Processes contained in the PMP exam.

    Also provded to course participants is Andy Crowe's The PMP Exam How to Pass on Your First Try, an invaluable reference for those seeking to craft the simplest set of complete and effective requirements.

    In addition to the printed manual each participant will receive a searchable CD of tools and templates to aid them in capturing, prioritizing and tracking requirements.

    Who should to take this course?

    Anyone preparing to take and PASS the the Project Management Institute's PMP exam. Please see the PMI website to review eligibility requirements.

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a PMI Registered Education Provider and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are PMI certified PMPs.

    Course Outline

    • The 5 major project management processes, including inputs, outputs, tools, techniques, and terminology
    • How each process relates to the 9 project management knowledge areas
    • The project management framework and how processes flow within it
    • The professional responsibility subject matter PMI has added to the exam
    • The PMI formulas related to cost, time, quality, and risk, and the ability to apply them in real scenarios
    • How to produce network diagrams, calculate critical path, float, and lag, and the terms, tools, and techniques that apply to them
    • Test taking strategies to help you understand and decode PMI's test questions and avoid common traps and pitfalls
    • A working knowledge of PMI's vocabulary and terms.

    Registration

    Register at http://pmp-exam-prep.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 19 2013
    Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010
    through
    Advisicon

    14 PDUs available for this course.

    Course Description

    Quit doing all manual work in Excel! Come learn to use a dynamic, resource driven reporting tool from industry experts. This course is designed to help you manage and master MS Project from simple task management to Program and Portfolio management.

    Learn how to create and maintain easily dynamic schedules, and address resource demand and capacity, over and under allocations all with visual reporting and proven techniques by 20+ year industry veterans. This course trains participants how to plan, forecast, build, and manage project tasks and resources and to combine issues, risks, deliverables and dashboards in one central tool

    Learning Objectives

    • Create, manage, and update effective project schedules
    • Create and manage resources, resource pools and assignments
    • Learn the do’s and don’ts of working with Microsoft® Project Professional
    • Create useful views for tracking, dashboards, printing, task usage, etc.
    • Formatting tricks for automating critical path tracking
    • Use reporting functions more effectively

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 book.

    Who should take this course?

    Project managers, project team members, project schedulers… and anyone who has used Microsoft Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted!

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Effective Use of Microsoft Project
      • MS Project Overview
      • Avoiding the pitfalls of working with MS Project
      • Creating project schedules, segments, milestones
      • Creating task relationships & dependencies
      • Setting task constraints and outlining
    • Managing and Tracking of Projects
      • Utilizing scheduling methods to shorten the critical path of a project
      • Utilizing MS Project Tools and Views to resolve resource conflicts
      • Advanced resource scheduling techniques
      • Managing costs, tracking baselines
      • Tracking completion of actual work between tasks and resources
      • Applying resource contours for forecasting and analyzing resource availability
      • Managing and viewing planned and actual durations, costs and schedules
    • Applying Resources and Calendars
      • Creating and utilizing resource pools
      • Applying layers of calendars
      • Utilizing project views
      • Formatting schedule layouts
      • Utilizing project reports
      • Understanding printing
    • Working with External Data & Applications
      • Linking data between applications
      • Importing & exporting data
      • Hyperlinking and web pages
      • Utilizing business analysis templates
    • Customizing for Better Management Results
      • Using filters, tables, details and groups
      • Creating views, filters, tables, and groups
      • MS Project scheduling methodologies
      • Utilizing effort‐driven scheduling

    Simulation

    We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise where the participants can have actual tactical experience creating a schedule, linking tasks, creating custom views, along with best practice knowledge transfer on topics such as critical path methodology, project tracking, and Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Participants will also walk away with an understanding of how the schedule engine within Microsoft Project functions and will no longer need to ‘game’ the software, but can now let the software work for them.

    Registration

    Register at http://managing-projects-with-microsoft-project-2010.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 26 2013
    Mastering Requirements Gathering

    Advisicon

    7 PDUs available for this course

    Course Description

    A proper set of requirements are the backbone of all successful projects. Poor requirements inevitably lead to poor project performance. Requirements provide the essential link between the goal of the project and the design of outputs and products. They are the only proper basis for your project's quality efforts and are the first line of defense against scope creep. Poor requirements, by themselves, lead to rework and subsequent schedule and budget overruns, flawed designs, failed quality and testing programs, and customer dissatisfaction.

    This course teaches participants how to elicit, characterize, document, analyze, validate, verify and manage requirements for new projects, products and services. This is a must have for anyone who will be part of delivering or managing a project and includes tools, flowcharts and courseware that leverage industry best practices for successfully managing and delivering requirements to stakeholders..

    Included Materials

    Course participants receive a course manual and CD with tools and templates for gathering, recording, and managing requirements.

    Who should take this course?

    • Project Managers
    • Project Team Members
    • Senior Management/ Customer or Stakeholders
    • Business Analysts
    • Team Members responsible for gathering informational and required details for project deliverables

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Eliciting Requirements
      • Defining high-level business requirements
      • Identifying user classes & representatives
      • Selecting elicitation techniques
      • Eliciting functional & non-functional requirements from users
      • Identifying business rules
      • Reviewing requirements with users
    • Requirements Analysis
      • Clarifying complex and unclear requirements
      • Evaluating & prioritizing requirements
    • Requirements Documentation
      • Naming conventions and definitions
      • Documenting relevant facts and assumptions
    • Requirements during the Design & Build Phase
      • Match product to prioritized requirements
      • Requirements-based quality control
      • Establishing a stakeholder acceptance process
    • Requirements Change Control
      • Establishing document version control
      • Establishing change control process
      • Tracking changes
    • Requirements Verification
      • Verifying requirements
      • Creating requirements traceability
    • Requirements during Testing and Acceptance
      • Establishing requirements-based performance and acceptance tests
      • Requirements-based redesign & rework
    • Requirements and Closing a Project
      • Acceptance of deliverables
      • Project documentation closeout process

    Register

    Register at http://mastering-requirements-gathering-calagator.eventbrite.com

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 27 2013
    Practical Project Management
    through
    Advisicon

    14 PDUs available for this course

    Course Description

    Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This practical course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

    Based on Project Management Institute methodology, this class examines the foundation of Project Management. Students will learn Project Management concepts, helpful Project Management terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Our hands‐on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual and practical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate on and manage projects successfully.

    Learning Objectives

    •Project Lifecycle Steps, Templates and Key Activities •Managing Issues, Risks and Requirements •Delivering Value and Success through Chaos and Changes •Scheduling Tools and Techniques for Managing Complex or Dynamic Projects

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Practical Project Management book, with 300+ pages of PMI approved life-cycle and thorough reference guide.

    A CD with Advisicon’s best practice electronic tools and templates to aid in Project Management, and the Project Management Lifecycle flowchart.

    Who should take this course?

    •Project Managers •Project Team Members •Project Contributors •Project Support Team •Functional Managers •Executives

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Project Management Overview
      • The Goal of Project Management
      • Projects and Operations
      • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
      • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
      • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
    • Executing and Controling a Project
      • Implementing Project Plans
      • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
      • Managing Change and the Change Control Process
      • Managing Communications
      • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
    • Initiating a Project
      • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
      • Identifying Project Deliverables
      • Gathering Project Requirements
      • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
      • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and
      • Risks
    • Closing Out a Project
      • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
      • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
      • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
      • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
      • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
      • Operations, Customers, and Others
      • Final Reports and Project Closure
    • Planning a Project
      • Project Management Planning Processes
      • Developing the Scope Management Plan
      • Developing the Project Management Plan
      • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
      • Risk Management
      • Communications Management

    Simulation

    We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise by forming workgroups that have the responsibility for planning and executing a project. Build a product according to the scope of sponsor specifications and implement the disciplines learned to deliver it within time and budget. We add twists, turns and other project real world problems for the teams to work through which adds to the fun of this creative simulation which effectively reinforces concepts and tools taught in the course.

    Registration

    Register at http://practical-project-management.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 9 2013
    Microsoft Project 2010 Fundamentals of Schedule Development

    Advisicon

    7 PDUs available for this course.

    Course Description

    This course uses an interactive, comprehensive approach to teach the core techniques needed to create a basic, working project schedule using Microsoft Project 2010. Students will learn to edit and organize projects, assign resources to tasks and use Project views to manage projects. This course uses hands-on training techniques to teach students the skills needed to master scheduling methodologies in our advanced training facility.

    Learning Objectives

    • Apply their understanding of the Project Management Lifecycle based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
    • Utilize the Project 2010 ribbon & fastest schedule building techniques
    • Use MS Project overview and Project Pitfall Avoidance •Use a dynamic schedule by managing tasks with deliverables and avoiding constraints and other Bad Practices
    • Incorporate the do’s and don’ts of working with Microsoft Project Professional into their procedures
    • Create, manage, and update effective project schedules
    • Develop a variety of techniques for planning and managing risk, communications, resources, scope and quality *Navigate shortcuts through project plans
    • Create and manage resources and assignments
    • Track and progress work easily and efficiently
    • Utilize different project views
    • Printing and communicating schedules to external resources
    • Use formatting tricks for automating critical path tracking

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 book.

    Who should take this course?

    Project managers, project team members, project schedulers… and anyone who has used Microsoft Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted!

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Registration

    Register at http://microsoft-project-2010-fundamentals.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 17 2013
    Mastering Requirements Gathering

    Advisicon

    7 PDUs available for this course

    Course Description

    A proper set of requirements are the backbone of all successful projects. Poor requirements inevitably lead to poor project performance. Requirements provide the essential link between the goal of the project and the design of outputs and products. They are the only proper basis for your project's quality efforts and are the first line of defense against scope creep. Poor requirements, by themselves, lead to rework and subsequent schedule and budget overruns, flawed designs, failed quality and testing programs, and customer dissatisfaction.

    This course teaches participants how to elicit, characterize, document, analyze, validate, verify and manage requirements for new projects, products and services. This is a must have for anyone who will be part of delivering or managing a project and includes tools, flowcharts and courseware that leverage industry best practices for successfully managing and delivering requirements to stakeholders..

    Included Materials

    Course participants receive a course manual and CD with tools and templates for gathering, recording, and managing requirements.

    Who should take this course?

    • Project Managers
    • Project Team Members
    • Senior Management/ Customer or Stakeholders
    • Business Analysts
    • Team Members responsible for gathering informational and required details for project deliverables

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Eliciting Requirements
      • Defining high-level business requirements
      • Identifying user classes & representatives
      • Selecting elicitation techniques
      • Eliciting functional & non-functional requirements from users
      • Identifying business rules
      • Reviewing requirements with users
    • Requirements Analysis
      • Clarifying complex and unclear requirements
      • Evaluating & prioritizing requirements
    • Requirements Documentation
      • Naming conventions and definitions
      • Documenting relevant facts and assumptions
    • Requirements during the Design & Build Phase
      • Match product to prioritized requirements
      • Requirements-based quality control
      • Establishing a stakeholder acceptance process
    • Requirements Change Control
      • Establishing document version control
      • Establishing change control process
      • Tracking changes
    • Requirements Verification
      • Verifying requirements
      • Creating requirements traceability
    • Requirements during Testing and Acceptance
      • Establishing requirements-based performance and acceptance tests
      • Requirements-based redesign & rework
    • Requirements and Closing a Project
      • Acceptance of deliverables
      • Project documentation closeout process

    Register

    Register at http://mastering-requirements-gathering-calagator.eventbrite.com

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 23 2013
    Microsoft Project 2010 Tracking & Resource Management

    Advisicon

    8 PDUs available for this course.

    Course Description

    This interactive, comprehensive course is designed to provide students with the hands-on experience necessary to master the features and functionality of Microsoft Project 2010. Held at the Advisicon training headquarters this course guides students through the management and customization process using proven training techniques.

    Learning Objectives

    • Use MS Project Best Practices Review
    • Create, manage, and update effective project schedules
    • Create and manage resources, resource pools and assignments
    • Understand how to best utilize a resource pool with multiple schedules
    • Create and work with project, group, task and resource calendars *Format different project views to meet desired layout needs
    • Use reporting functions more effectively
    • Understand demand & capacity planning
    • Understand and utilize effort driven scheduling.
    • Review schedule progressing techniques and approaches
    • Managing and forecasting costs with MS Project
    • Building and Controlling filters, tables, details and groups

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 book.

    Who should take this course?

    Project managers, project team members, project schedulers… and anyone who has used Microsoft Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted!

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Registration

    Register at http://microsoft-project-2010-tracking-resource.eventbrite.com/#

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 24 2013
    Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010
    through
    Advisicon

    14 PDUs available for this course.

    Course Description

    Quit doing all manual work in Excel! Come learn to use a dynamic, resource driven reporting tool from industry experts. This course is designed to help you manage and master MS Project from simple task management to Program and Portfolio management.

    Learn how to create and maintain easily dynamic schedules, and address resource demand and capacity, over and under allocations all with visual reporting and proven techniques by 20+ year industry veterans. This course trains participants how to plan, forecast, build, and manage project tasks and resources and to combine issues, risks, deliverables and dashboards in one central tool

    Learning Objectives

    • Create, manage, and update effective project schedules
    • Create and manage resources, resource pools and assignments
    • Learn the do’s and don’ts of working with Microsoft® Project Professional
    • Create useful views for tracking, dashboards, printing, task usage, etc.
    • Formatting tricks for automating critical path tracking
    • Use reporting functions more effectively

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 book.

    Who should take this course?

    Project managers, project team members, project schedulers… and anyone who has used Microsoft Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted!

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Effective Use of Microsoft Project
      • MS Project Overview
      • Avoiding the pitfalls of working with MS Project
      • Creating project schedules, segments, milestones
      • Creating task relationships & dependencies
      • Setting task constraints and outlining
    • Managing and Tracking of Projects
      • Utilizing scheduling methods to shorten the critical path of a project
      • Utilizing MS Project Tools and Views to resolve resource conflicts
      • Advanced resource scheduling techniques
      • Managing costs, tracking baselines
      • Tracking completion of actual work between tasks and resources
      • Applying resource contours for forecasting and analyzing resource availability
      • Managing and viewing planned and actual durations, costs and schedules
    • Applying Resources and Calendars
      • Creating and utilizing resource pools
      • Applying layers of calendars
      • Utilizing project views
      • Formatting schedule layouts
      • Utilizing project reports
      • Understanding printing
    • Working with External Data & Applications
      • Linking data between applications
      • Importing & exporting data
      • Hyperlinking and web pages
      • Utilizing business analysis templates
    • Customizing for Better Management Results
      • Using filters, tables, details and groups
      • Creating views, filters, tables, and groups
      • MS Project scheduling methodologies
      • Utilizing effort‐driven scheduling

    Simulation

    We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise where the participants can have actual tactical experience creating a schedule, linking tasks, creating custom views, along with best practice knowledge transfer on topics such as critical path methodology, project tracking, and Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Participants will also walk away with an understanding of how the schedule engine within Microsoft Project functions and will no longer need to ‘game’ the software, but can now let the software work for them.

    Registration

    Register at http://managing-projects-with-microsoft-project-2010.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 29 2013
    PMP Exam Preparation
    through
    Advisicon

    28 PDUs available for this course

    Course Description

    Your career depends on your ability to demonstrate Industry Best Practices in project management. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is the industry standard for project managers to validate and certify that you understand and can manage projects to Industry Best Practices.

    This course prepares you to take and pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI), by offering an in-depth examination of the required study areas. The experienced Advisicon instructors know the exam inside and out, and share their valuable tips and tricks for mastering the PMBOK concepts and passing the exam.

    Included Materials

    The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), 4th Edition is the global standard for project management and is provided to course participants. It outlines the PMI framework of 9 Knowledge areas, 5 Process Groups, and the 44 Processes contained in the PMP exam.

    Also provded to course participants is Andy Crowe's The PMP Exam How to Pass on Your First Try, an invaluable reference for those seeking to craft the simplest set of complete and effective requirements.

    In addition to the printed manual each participant will receive a searchable CD of tools and templates to aid them in capturing, prioritizing and tracking requirements.

    Who should to take this course?

    Anyone preparing to take and PASS the the Project Management Institute's PMP exam. Please see the PMI website to review eligibility requirements.

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • The 5 major project management processes, including inputs, outputs, tools, techniques, and terminology
    • How each process relates to the 9 project management knowledge areas
    • The project management framework and how processes flow within it
    • The professional responsibility subject matter PMI has added to the exam
    • The PMI formulas related to cost, time, quality, and risk, and the ability to apply them in real scenarios
    • How to produce network diagrams, calculate critical path, float, and lag, and the terms, tools, and techniques that apply to them
    • Test taking strategies to help you understand and decode PMI's test questions and avoid common traps and pitfalls
    • A working knowledge of PMI's vocabulary and terms.

    Registration

    Register at http://pmp-exam-prep.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 8 2013
    Mastering Requirements Gathering

    Advisicon

    7 PDUs available for this course

    Course Description

    A proper set of requirements are the backbone of all successful projects. Poor requirements inevitably lead to poor project performance. Requirements provide the essential link between the goal of the project and the design of outputs and products. They are the only proper basis for your project's quality efforts and are the first line of defense against scope creep. Poor requirements, by themselves, lead to rework and subsequent schedule and budget overruns, flawed designs, failed quality and testing programs, and customer dissatisfaction.

    This course teaches participants how to elicit, characterize, document, analyze, validate, verify and manage requirements for new projects, products and services. This is a must have for anyone who will be part of delivering or managing a project and includes tools, flowcharts and courseware that leverage industry best practices for successfully managing and delivering requirements to stakeholders..

    Included Materials

    Course participants receive a course manual and CD with tools and templates for gathering, recording, and managing requirements.

    Who should take this course?

    • Project Managers
    • Project Team Members
    • Senior Management/ Customer or Stakeholders
    • Business Analysts
    • Team Members responsible for gathering informational and required details for project deliverables

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Eliciting Requirements
      • Defining high-level business requirements
      • Identifying user classes & representatives
      • Selecting elicitation techniques
      • Eliciting functional & non-functional requirements from users
      • Identifying business rules
      • Reviewing requirements with users
    • Requirements Analysis
      • Clarifying complex and unclear requirements
      • Evaluating & prioritizing requirements
    • Requirements Documentation
      • Naming conventions and definitions
      • Documenting relevant facts and assumptions
    • Requirements during the Design & Build Phase
      • Match product to prioritized requirements
      • Requirements-based quality control
      • Establishing a stakeholder acceptance process
    • Requirements Change Control
      • Establishing document version control
      • Establishing change control process
      • Tracking changes
    • Requirements Verification
      • Verifying requirements
      • Creating requirements traceability
    • Requirements during Testing and Acceptance
      • Establishing requirements-based performance and acceptance tests
      • Requirements-based redesign & rework
    • Requirements and Closing a Project
      • Acceptance of deliverables
      • Project documentation closeout process

    Register

    Register at http://mastering-requirements-gathering-calagator.eventbrite.com

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 9 2013
    Microsoft Project 2010 Fundamentals of Schedule Development

    Advisicon

    7 PDUs available for this course.

    Course Description

    This course uses an interactive, comprehensive approach to teach the core techniques needed to create a basic, working project schedule using Microsoft Project 2010. Students will learn to edit and organize projects, assign resources to tasks and use Project views to manage projects. This course uses hands-on training techniques to teach students the skills needed to master scheduling methodologies in our advanced training facility.

    Learning Objectives

    • Apply their understanding of the Project Management Lifecycle based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
    • Utilize the Project 2010 ribbon & fastest schedule building techniques
    • Use MS Project overview and Project Pitfall Avoidance •Use a dynamic schedule by managing tasks with deliverables and avoiding constraints and other Bad Practices
    • Incorporate the do’s and don’ts of working with Microsoft Project Professional into their procedures
    • Create, manage, and update effective project schedules
    • Develop a variety of techniques for planning and managing risk, communications, resources, scope and quality *Navigate shortcuts through project plans
    • Create and manage resources and assignments
    • Track and progress work easily and efficiently
    • Utilize different project views
    • Printing and communicating schedules to external resources
    • Use formatting tricks for automating critical path tracking

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 book.

    Who should take this course?

    Project managers, project team members, project schedulers… and anyone who has used Microsoft Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted!

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Registration

    Register at http://microsoft-project-2010-fundamentals.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 14 2013
    Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010
    through
    Advisicon

    14 PDUs available for this course.

    Course Description

    Quit doing all manual work in Excel! Come learn to use a dynamic, resource driven reporting tool from industry experts. This course is designed to help you manage and master MS Project from simple task management to Program and Portfolio management.

    Learn how to create and maintain easily dynamic schedules, and address resource demand and capacity, over and under allocations all with visual reporting and proven techniques by 20+ year industry veterans. This course trains participants how to plan, forecast, build, and manage project tasks and resources and to combine issues, risks, deliverables and dashboards in one central tool

    Learning Objectives

    • Create, manage, and update effective project schedules
    • Create and manage resources, resource pools and assignments
    • Learn the do’s and don’ts of working with Microsoft® Project Professional
    • Create useful views for tracking, dashboards, printing, task usage, etc.
    • Formatting tricks for automating critical path tracking
    • Use reporting functions more effectively

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 book.

    Who should take this course?

    Project managers, project team members, project schedulers… and anyone who has used Microsoft Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted!

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Effective Use of Microsoft Project
      • MS Project Overview
      • Avoiding the pitfalls of working with MS Project
      • Creating project schedules, segments, milestones
      • Creating task relationships & dependencies
      • Setting task constraints and outlining
    • Managing and Tracking of Projects
      • Utilizing scheduling methods to shorten the critical path of a project
      • Utilizing MS Project Tools and Views to resolve resource conflicts
      • Advanced resource scheduling techniques
      • Managing costs, tracking baselines
      • Tracking completion of actual work between tasks and resources
      • Applying resource contours for forecasting and analyzing resource availability
      • Managing and viewing planned and actual durations, costs and schedules
    • Applying Resources and Calendars
      • Creating and utilizing resource pools
      • Applying layers of calendars
      • Utilizing project views
      • Formatting schedule layouts
      • Utilizing project reports
      • Understanding printing
    • Working with External Data & Applications
      • Linking data between applications
      • Importing & exporting data
      • Hyperlinking and web pages
      • Utilizing business analysis templates
    • Customizing for Better Management Results
      • Using filters, tables, details and groups
      • Creating views, filters, tables, and groups
      • MS Project scheduling methodologies
      • Utilizing effort‐driven scheduling

    Simulation

    We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise where the participants can have actual tactical experience creating a schedule, linking tasks, creating custom views, along with best practice knowledge transfer on topics such as critical path methodology, project tracking, and Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Participants will also walk away with an understanding of how the schedule engine within Microsoft Project functions and will no longer need to ‘game’ the software, but can now let the software work for them.

    Registration

    Register at http://managing-projects-with-microsoft-project-2010.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 23 2013
    Microsoft Project 2010 Advanced Topics

    Advisicon

    7 PDUs available for this course.

    Course Description

    Enjoy a day of hands-on, comprehensive Microsoft Project 2010 training in our advanced training facility. This interactive course is designed to teach management and customization of project plans through all project stages. Bring your own laptop and participate in this day-long crash course full of tips and tricks for mastering Microsoft Project 2010 taught by a Microsoft MVP and 25 year industry expert.

    Learning Objectives

    • Establish global resource pools for interlinked projects and project reporting on integrated resources
    • Leverage and use master projects and sub projects
    • Understand Project Server and Enterprise Business Intelligence capabilities and uses
    • Use formatting tricks for automating critical path tracking and critical deliverables reporting
    • Use reporting features and capabilities more effectively
    • Build and control filters, tables, details and groups
    • Create custom views utilizing filters, tables, details and groups
    • Understand MS Project scheduling methodologies
    • Understand and utilize effort driven scheduling
    • Use advanced approaches to resource scheduling and over/underallocation issues
    • Use MS Project with other external applications

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 book.

    Who should take this course?

    Project managers, project team members, project schedulers… and anyone who has used Microsoft Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted!

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Registration

    Register at http://microsoft-project-2010-advanced.eventbrite.com/#

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 29 2013
    Practical Project Management
    through
    Advisicon

    14 PDUs available for this course

    Course Description

    Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This practical course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

    Based on Project Management Institute methodology, this class examines the foundation of Project Management. Students will learn Project Management concepts, helpful Project Management terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Our hands‐on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual and practical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate on and manage projects successfully.

    Learning Objectives

    •Project Lifecycle Steps, Templates and Key Activities •Managing Issues, Risks and Requirements •Delivering Value and Success through Chaos and Changes •Scheduling Tools and Techniques for Managing Complex or Dynamic Projects

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Practical Project Management book, with 300+ pages of PMI approved life-cycle and thorough reference guide.

    A CD with Advisicon’s best practice electronic tools and templates to aid in Project Management, and the Project Management Lifecycle flowchart.

    Who should take this course?

    •Project Managers •Project Team Members •Project Contributors •Project Support Team •Functional Managers •Executives

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Project Management Overview
      • The Goal of Project Management
      • Projects and Operations
      • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
      • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
      • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
    • Executing and Controling a Project
      • Implementing Project Plans
      • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
      • Managing Change and the Change Control Process
      • Managing Communications
      • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
    • Initiating a Project
      • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
      • Identifying Project Deliverables
      • Gathering Project Requirements
      • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
      • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and
      • Risks
    • Closing Out a Project
      • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
      • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
      • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
      • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
      • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
      • Operations, Customers, and Others
      • Final Reports and Project Closure
    • Planning a Project
      • Project Management Planning Processes
      • Developing the Scope Management Plan
      • Developing the Project Management Plan
      • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
      • Risk Management
      • Communications Management

    Simulation

    We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise by forming workgroups that have the responsibility for planning and executing a project. Build a product according to the scope of sponsor specifications and implement the disciplines learned to deliver it within time and budget. We add twists, turns and other project real world problems for the teams to work through which adds to the fun of this creative simulation which effectively reinforces concepts and tools taught in the course.

    Registration

    Register at http://practical-project-management.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 3 2013
    PROJECT® SERVER 2010 – ADMINISTRATORS COURSE

    Advisicon

    14 PDUs available for this course

    This course is offered on multiple dates:

    Monday, June 3, 2013 through Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 8:30am – 4:30pm

    Monday, July 29, 2013 through Tuesday, July 30, 2013 from 8:30am – 4:30pm

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 through Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 8:30am – 4:30pm

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach a Microsoft Project Server Administrator the basic functionality of Project Server Admin. It assumes the student has a freshly installed environment needing configured, or has assumed an already installed environment needing modification

    Learning Objectives

    The learning objectives of this course are designed to help Project Managers and Administrators fully understand the Project Server 2010 environment and be capable of:

    •Project Lifecycle Steps, Templates and Key Activities

    •Create, Publish and Manage Project schedules with Project and Project Server

    •Configure Project Server environment from the installation stage forward to the production environment, including but not limited to: Manage users, groups and security categories Manipulate and manage security templates Manage delegates Manage the Project Web Application permissions Create, manage and delete enterprise custom fields and associated lookup tables Create, manage and delete enterprise calendars

    •Force Check-in objects Setup and Manage Active Directory synchronization

    •Manage Daily and Administrative backups

    •Create, manage and delete custom views, groups and Gantt chart formats

    •Understand and create Fiscal Periods and Time Reporting Periods

    •Make Timesheet Adjustments

    •Create, manage and delete enterprise administrative time formats

    •Manipulate task settings and displays

    •Manage the Project Server queue

    •Setup Alerts and Reminders

    •Learn Custom tips and tricks for Project Server

    •Create, manage and delete enterprise project types, their associated project details pages and workflow concepts

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Registration

    http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6449082379

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 5 2013
    PROJECT® SERVER 2010 – PROJECT MANAGERS COURSE

    Advisicon

    21 PDUs available for this course

    This course is offered on multiple dates:

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013 through Friday, June 7, 2013 from 8:30am – 4:30pm

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 through Friday, August 2, 2013 from 8:30am – 4:30pm

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach a Microsoft® Project Server Project Managers the basic functionality of Project Server. Students will learn concepts to integrate Microsoft® Project Professional 2010 with Microsoft Project Server 2010, determine the various roles and permissions, learn to create and manage schedules, tasks and resources. Project Manager's learn concepts that enable individual views, groups and filters to be displayed, reporting options, and team collaboration functions incorporating SharePoint® 2010 through Project Web Application. PMs learn the concepts of task updates, status reports, timesheet functions and more when working using resources across an enterprise environment.

    Learning Objectives

    The learning objectives of this course are designed to help Project Managers fully understand the Project Server 2010 environment and be capable of:

    •Project Lifecycle Steps, Templates and Key Activities •Create, Publish and Manage Project schedules with Project and Project Server

    •Coordinate Team Collaboration Efforts in Projects using Team Project Sites

    •Open, Save, Publish and Manage Projects interactively using Microsoft Project Professional and Project Server

    •Manipulate and manage the Global Template and Assets

    •Request and manage project status updates

    •Manage Resources across multiple departments within the enterprise

    •Create and manage custom views, reports, filters and groups

    •Derive metrics that enable more effective task management and scheduling

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Registration

    http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6878197875

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 10 2013
    PROJECT® SERVER 2010 – TEAM MEMBERS COURSE

    Advisicon

    4 PDUs available for this course

    This course is offered on multiple dates:

    Monday, June 10, 2013 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

    Monday, June 24, 2013 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

    Monday, August 5, 2013 from 8:30am – 12:30pm

    Friday, August 9, 2013 from 8:30am – 12:30pm

    Monday, August 19, 2013 from 8:30am – 12:30pm

    Course Description

    This course is designed to teach a Microsoft Project Server Team Members the basic functionality of Project Server. Students are acquainted with the Project Server interface, enabling them to filter, view and group their tasks, update tasks status, respond to project update reports. Students learn the concepts of task updates, timesheet updates and administrative time, learn to interact with the Project Collaboration Sites and communicate more efficiently as a team!

    Learning Objectives

    The learning objectives of this course are designed to help Project Members fully understand the Project Server 2010 environment and be capable of:

    •Login in and view assigned tasks

    •Update Tasks Status

    •Respond to Project Manager Status Reports

    •Update and Manage Team Collaboration Documents, Information and team dynamic concepts

    •Submit timesheet updates

    •Have a basic understanding of the Project Lifecycle and PMI concepts

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Registration

    http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6878434583

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jun 19 2013
    Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010
    through
    Advisicon

    14 PDUs available for this course.

    Course Description

    Quit doing all manual work in Excel! Come learn to use a dynamic, resource driven reporting tool from industry experts. This course is designed to help you manage and master MS Project from simple task management to Program and Portfolio management.

    Learn how to create and maintain easily dynamic schedules, and address resource demand and capacity, over and under allocations all with visual reporting and proven techniques by 20+ year industry veterans. This course trains participants how to plan, forecast, build, and manage project tasks and resources and to combine issues, risks, deliverables and dashboards in one central tool

    Learning Objectives

    • Create, manage, and update effective project schedules
    • Create and manage resources, resource pools and assignments
    • Learn the do’s and don’ts of working with Microsoft® Project Professional
    • Create useful views for tracking, dashboards, printing, task usage, etc.
    • Formatting tricks for automating critical path tracking
    • Use reporting functions more effectively

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 book.

    Who should take this course?

    Project managers, project team members, project schedulers… and anyone who has used Microsoft Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted!

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Effective Use of Microsoft Project
      • MS Project Overview
      • Avoiding the pitfalls of working with MS Project
      • Creating project schedules, segments, milestones
      • Creating task relationships & dependencies
      • Setting task constraints and outlining
    • Managing and Tracking of Projects
      • Utilizing scheduling methods to shorten the critical path of a project
      • Utilizing MS Project Tools and Views to resolve resource conflicts
      • Advanced resource scheduling techniques
      • Managing costs, tracking baselines
      • Tracking completion of actual work between tasks and resources
      • Applying resource contours for forecasting and analyzing resource availability
      • Managing and viewing planned and actual durations, costs and schedules
    • Applying Resources and Calendars
      • Creating and utilizing resource pools
      • Applying layers of calendars
      • Utilizing project views
      • Formatting schedule layouts
      • Utilizing project reports
      • Understanding printing
    • Working with External Data & Applications
      • Linking data between applications
      • Importing & exporting data
      • Hyperlinking and web pages
      • Utilizing business analysis templates
    • Customizing for Better Management Results
      • Using filters, tables, details and groups
      • Creating views, filters, tables, and groups
      • MS Project scheduling methodologies
      • Utilizing effort‐driven scheduling

    Simulation

    We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise where the participants can have actual tactical experience creating a schedule, linking tasks, creating custom views, along with best practice knowledge transfer on topics such as critical path methodology, project tracking, and Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Participants will also walk away with an understanding of how the schedule engine within Microsoft Project functions and will no longer need to ‘game’ the software, but can now let the software work for them.

    Registration

    Register at http://managing-projects-with-microsoft-project-2010.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 25 2013
    Practical Project Management
    through
    Advisicon

    14 PDUs available for this course

    Course Description

    Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This practical course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

    Based on Project Management Institute methodology, this class examines the foundation of Project Management. Students will learn Project Management concepts, helpful Project Management terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Our hands‐on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual and practical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate on and manage projects successfully.

    Learning Objectives

    •Project Lifecycle Steps, Templates and Key Activities •Managing Issues, Risks and Requirements •Delivering Value and Success through Chaos and Changes •Scheduling Tools and Techniques for Managing Complex or Dynamic Projects

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Practical Project Management book, with 300+ pages of PMI approved life-cycle and thorough reference guide.

    A CD with Advisicon’s best practice electronic tools and templates to aid in Project Management, and the Project Management Lifecycle flowchart.

    Who should take this course?

    •Project Managers •Project Team Members •Project Contributors •Project Support Team •Functional Managers •Executives

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Project Management Overview
      • The Goal of Project Management
      • Projects and Operations
      • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
      • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
      • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
    • Executing and Controling a Project
      • Implementing Project Plans
      • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
      • Managing Change and the Change Control Process
      • Managing Communications
      • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
    • Initiating a Project
      • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
      • Identifying Project Deliverables
      • Gathering Project Requirements
      • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
      • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and
      • Risks
    • Closing Out a Project
      • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
      • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
      • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
      • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
      • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
      • Operations, Customers, and Others
      • Final Reports and Project Closure
    • Planning a Project
      • Project Management Planning Processes
      • Developing the Scope Management Plan
      • Developing the Project Management Plan
      • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
      • Risk Management
      • Communications Management

    Simulation

    We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise by forming workgroups that have the responsibility for planning and executing a project. Build a product according to the scope of sponsor specifications and implement the disciplines learned to deliver it within time and budget. We add twists, turns and other project real world problems for the teams to work through which adds to the fun of this creative simulation which effectively reinforces concepts and tools taught in the course.

    Registration

    Register at http://practical-project-management.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jun 27 2013
    Mastering Requirements Gathering

    Advisicon

    7 PDUs available for this course

    Course Description

    A proper set of requirements are the backbone of all successful projects. Poor requirements inevitably lead to poor project performance. Requirements provide the essential link between the goal of the project and the design of outputs and products. They are the only proper basis for your project's quality efforts and are the first line of defense against scope creep. Poor requirements, by themselves, lead to rework and subsequent schedule and budget overruns, flawed designs, failed quality and testing programs, and customer dissatisfaction.

    This course teaches participants how to elicit, characterize, document, analyze, validate, verify and manage requirements for new projects, products and services. This is a must have for anyone who will be part of delivering or managing a project and includes tools, flowcharts and courseware that leverage industry best practices for successfully managing and delivering requirements to stakeholders..

    Included Materials

    Course participants receive a course manual and CD with tools and templates for gathering, recording, and managing requirements.

    Who should take this course?

    • Project Managers
    • Project Team Members
    • Senior Management/ Customer or Stakeholders
    • Business Analysts
    • Team Members responsible for gathering informational and required details for project deliverables

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Eliciting Requirements
      • Defining high-level business requirements
      • Identifying user classes & representatives
      • Selecting elicitation techniques
      • Eliciting functional & non-functional requirements from users
      • Identifying business rules
      • Reviewing requirements with users
    • Requirements Analysis
      • Clarifying complex and unclear requirements
      • Evaluating & prioritizing requirements
    • Requirements Documentation
      • Naming conventions and definitions
      • Documenting relevant facts and assumptions
    • Requirements during the Design & Build Phase
      • Match product to prioritized requirements
      • Requirements-based quality control
      • Establishing a stakeholder acceptance process
    • Requirements Change Control
      • Establishing document version control
      • Establishing change control process
      • Tracking changes
    • Requirements Verification
      • Verifying requirements
      • Creating requirements traceability
    • Requirements during Testing and Acceptance
      • Establishing requirements-based performance and acceptance tests
      • Requirements-based redesign & rework
    • Requirements and Closing a Project
      • Acceptance of deliverables
      • Project documentation closeout process

    Register

    Register at http://mastering-requirements-gathering-calagator.eventbrite.com

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 9 2013
    Practical Project Management
    through
    Advisicon

    14 PDUs available for this course

    Course Description

    Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This practical course teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

    Based on Project Management Institute methodology, this class examines the foundation of Project Management. Students will learn Project Management concepts, helpful Project Management terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Our hands‐on training is extremely practical and gives participants the conceptual and practical tools, templates, and checklists they need to collaborate on and manage projects successfully.

    Learning Objectives

    •Project Lifecycle Steps, Templates and Key Activities •Managing Issues, Risks and Requirements •Delivering Value and Success through Chaos and Changes •Scheduling Tools and Techniques for Managing Complex or Dynamic Projects

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Practical Project Management book, with 300+ pages of PMI approved life-cycle and thorough reference guide.

    A CD with Advisicon’s best practice electronic tools and templates to aid in Project Management, and the Project Management Lifecycle flowchart.

    Who should take this course?

    •Project Managers •Project Team Members •Project Contributors •Project Support Team •Functional Managers •Executives

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Project Management Overview
      • The Goal of Project Management
      • Projects and Operations
      • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
      • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
      • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
    • Executing and Controling a Project
      • Implementing Project Plans
      • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
      • Managing Change and the Change Control Process
      • Managing Communications
      • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
    • Initiating a Project
      • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
      • Identifying Project Deliverables
      • Gathering Project Requirements
      • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
      • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and
      • Risks
    • Closing Out a Project
      • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
      • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
      • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
      • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
      • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
      • Operations, Customers, and Others
      • Final Reports and Project Closure
    • Planning a Project
      • Project Management Planning Processes
      • Developing the Scope Management Plan
      • Developing the Project Management Plan
      • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
      • Risk Management
      • Communications Management

    Simulation

    We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise by forming workgroups that have the responsibility for planning and executing a project. Build a product according to the scope of sponsor specifications and implement the disciplines learned to deliver it within time and budget. We add twists, turns and other project real world problems for the teams to work through which adds to the fun of this creative simulation which effectively reinforces concepts and tools taught in the course.

    Registration

    Register at http://practical-project-management.eventbrite.com/

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jul 23 2013
    Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010
    through
    Advisicon

    14 PDUs available for this course.

    Course Description

    Quit doing all manual work in Excel! Come learn to use a dynamic, resource driven reporting tool from industry experts. This course is designed to help you manage and master MS Project from simple task management to Program and Portfolio management.

    Learn how to create and maintain easily dynamic schedules, and address resource demand and capacity, over and under allocations all with visual reporting and proven techniques by 20+ year industry veterans. This course trains participants how to plan, forecast, build, and manage project tasks and resources and to combine issues, risks, deliverables and dashboards in one central tool

    Learning Objectives

    • Create, manage, and update effective project schedules
    • Create and manage resources, resource pools and assignments
    • Learn the do’s and don’ts of working with Microsoft® Project Professional
    • Create useful views for tracking, dashboards, printing, task usage, etc.
    • Formatting tricks for automating critical path tracking
    • Use reporting functions more effectively

    Included Materials

    This course includes a complimentary copy of Advisicon's Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 book.

    Who should take this course?

    Project managers, project team members, project schedulers… and anyone who has used Microsoft Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted!

    Course Instructors & Accreditation

    Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management.

    Course Outline

    • Effective Use of Microsoft Project
      • MS Project Overview
      • Avoiding the pitfalls of working with MS Project
      • Creating project schedules, segments, milestones
      • Creating task relationships & dependencies
      • Setting task constraints and outlining
    • Managing and Tracking of Projects
      • Utilizing scheduling methods to shorten the critical path of a project
      • Utilizing MS Project Tools and Views to resolve resource conflicts
      • Advanced resource scheduling techniques
      • Managing costs, tracking baselines
      • Tracking completion of actual work between tasks and resources
      • Applying resource contours for forecasting and analyzing resource availability
      • Managing and viewing planned and actual durations, costs and schedules
    • Applying Resources and Calendars
      • Creating and utilizing resource pools
      • Applying layers of calendars
      • Utilizing project views
      • Formatting schedule layouts
      • Utilizing project reports
      • Understanding printing
    • Working with External Data & Applications
      • Linking data between applications
      • Importing & exporting data
      • Hyperlinking and web pages
      • Utilizing business analysis templates
    • Customizing for Better Management Results
      • Using filters, tables, details and groups
      • Creating views, filters, tables, and groups
      • MS Project scheduling methodologies
      • Utilizing effort‐driven scheduling

    Simulation

    We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise where the participants can have actual tactical experience creating a schedule, linking tasks, creating custom views, along with best practice knowledge transfer on topics such as critical path methodology, project tracking, and Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Participants will also walk away with an understanding of how the schedule engine within Microsoft Project functions and will no longer need to ‘game’ the software, but can now let the software work for them.

    Registration

    Register at http://managing-projects-with-microsoft-project-2010.eventbrite.com/

    Website