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Course Overview

What is Asta Powerproject? Asta Powerproject is an excellent option to Primavera P6. It is a flexible, easy-to-use tool for supporting the workflow of project managers, schedulers and planners. It is highly reliable for project deadline management, budget control and effective resource utilisation. It is particularly helpful when you need to document events impacting project progress that could result in liquidated damages and/or claims. Asta Powerproject can be broadly defined as a project, portfolio and resource management software used worldwide to support project activity at all complexity levels and across various industry sectors. It is an ideal tool to manage construction projects because of various reasons, including ease of use, high-quality reports, precise/accurate schedules, cost-effective licensing options, mobile-friendly usage, easy integration with other software, etc. It also helps achieve real-time collaboration and communication to ensure project progress and effective strategic planning.

This Zoe training course will empower you with detailed understanding and knowledge about Asta Powerproject and its benefits in construction projects. Through this course, you will gain the necessary experience of working with the tool and effectively utilising all its features for successful project management. Since the tool is used worldwide, expertise in working with this tool will also build your skills and competency and increase avenues for career growth and progression within your current organisation and beyond.


Course Objectives

The main objective of this course is to empower professionals with—

  • complete knowledge and information about Asta Powerproject
  • the required skill, confidence and ability to effectively utilise all features of the tool for successful project management, thus encouraging opportunities for career growth and development
  • the confidence, knowledge and experience to train others to use Asta Powerproject
  • the ability and skill to achieve real-time collaboration and communication among stakeholders to avoid delays in project outcome
  • the required skills to build strategic project plans using the tool, thus contributing to organisational success
  • the ability and confidence to manage multiple projects using Asta Powerproject
  • the required competency and skillset to work with Asta Powerproject on any project of any complexity, thus demonstrating one’s talent and potential and encouraging growth and progression

Training Methodology

All courses at Zoe Talent Solutions are reviewed before each training session to check relevance to the training audience. Changes are made, if needed, to match the skill and professional experience of the trainees. Training is delivered by a highly experienced professional from the relevant domain. Two-way participation is encouraged by the trainer through group activities and assignments. Relevant case studies are also discussed to help the trainees relate the training content to practical scenarios. The trainees are also assigned sample projects to work on using Asta Powerproject to gain practical experience of the tool.

The above format of training is as per Zoe Talent Solutions’ innovative training format called the Do–Review–Learn–Apply Model.


Organisation Benefit

By professionals undertaking this course, their organisations will derive the following benefits:

  • Trained and experienced employees to optimally utilise all features of Asta Powerproject for effective project management and completion
  • Cost-effective and easy-to-use project management options for regular tracking and successful project completion
  • Increased and improved real-time stakeholder communication and collaboration to ensure transparency and on-time project delivery
  • Increased efficiency and productivity because of the use of Asta Powerproject
  • Precise and accurate project schedules and timelines, resulting in better customer experience and organisational success
  • Easy exchange of data from other software applications to Asta Powerproject and vice-versa
  • Successful management and completion of multiple projects running simultaneously
  • Regular and free training of other professionals on using Asta Powerproject for effective project management
  • Better documentation and protection against litigation resulting from project delays

Personal Benefit

By undertaking this course, professionals will derive the following benefits:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of using Asta Powerproject optimally for managing construction projects
  • Increased confidence and knowledge to train other professionals to use Asta Powerproject for project management
  • Enhanced skillset and competency to work with Asta Powerproject on any project, regardless of industry and complexity, thus increasing opportunities and avenues for progression
  • Better stakeholder management and communication, ensuring on-time project completion
  • Enhanced strategic and analytical skills to build strategic plans and make strategic changes to a project depending on the progress and other influencing factors
  • Increased ability and confidence to successfully manage and complete multiple projects running simultaneously

Who Should Attend

  • General contractors and sub-contractors of large or small construction projects
  • Civil engineering professionals involved at various stages of construction projects
  • Senior management of civil engineering firms and contracting organisations responsible for end-to-end management of construction projects
  • Professional advisors and project managers responsible for project management and completion as per desired objectives
  • Various stakeholders involved at different stages of a project or managing individual projects within their teams
  • Any other professional interested in knowing more about Asta Powerproject

Course Outline

The course covers the following topics related to Asta Powerproject:

Module 1 – Benefits of Asta Powerproject for Construction Projects

  • Ease of use
  • Quality reports
  • Precise and accurate schedules
  • Asta Project Viewer for sharing project plans
  • Cost-effective licensing options
  • Mobile-friendly usage
  • Ease of management of repeated activities
  • Easy integration with other software
  • Project plan linkage with 3D models within a single application
  • Better protection and documentation against litigation for schedule delays
  • Management of multiple projects running simultaneously
  • Specific training courses and expert support

Module 2 – Asta Powerproject Building Information Modelling Features

  • Overlaying IFC models to work with them concurrently
  • Displaying an alternative view of an IFC model in the IFC comparison pane
  • Creating fly pasts for utilisation in timeline simulations
  • Creating videos of timeline simulations and fly pasts
  • Controlling timeline simulations easily using the timeline control panel
  • Highlighting items on critical path in timeline simulations
  • Enhanced splitting options, including split at intersection
  • Editing object properties in an IFC model
  • Annotating objects in an IFC model with custom properties
  • Managing IFC file revisions stored locally

Module 3 – Asta Powerproject Implementation Process

  • Product awareness training
  • Implementation planning workshop
  • Project set-up
  • Installation and admin training
  • User training
  • Go-live assistance and review

Module 4 – Portfolio Management

  • Central management of projects
  • Shared resource pool
  • Project prioritisation
  • Balanced portfolio maintenance

Module 5 – Project Management

  • Activity planning in any time unit
  • Calendars for various stakeholders
  • Project templates
  • Activity linking
  • Project rescheduling using critical path analysis
  • Planned versus actual progress monitoring

Module 6 – Resource Management

  • Planning staff requirement
  • Searching for individuals as per skills and attributes
  • Resource modelling
  • Automatic export to Microsoft Outlook calendar or Asta’s timesheet

 Module 7 – Project Income and Cost Management

  • Allocating staff and material costs to activities for overall project costs
  • Setting up charge out rates
  • Tracking actual versus planned cost and income

Module 8 – Time and Expense Management

  • Percentage time spent on chargeable work
  • Number of hours overtime
  • Best and worst performers based on efficiency
  • Utilisation rates by individual or team

Module 9 – Senior Management Reporting

  • Web-based dashboard reports
  • Early warning of delays/issues
  • Complete visibility of project resource and cost status
  • Standard report access
  • Tighter cost control

General Notes

  • All our courses can be facilitated as Customized In-House Training course.
  • Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
  • As for Open Enrolment Courses, we offer our clients the flexibility to chose the location, date, and time and our team of experts who are spread around the globe will assist in facilitating the course.
  • The course fee includes facilitation, training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate of successful completion of Training.
  • FREE Consultation and Coaching provided during and after the course.
Note
Customized Schedule is available for all courses irrespective of dates on the Calendar. Please get in touch with us for details.
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