P724 Create and Manage Projects with ASTA Projects

Asta Development is a leading international developer of project, portfolio and resource management software which provides solutions for managing any size and any type of project. It has proved its capabilities over the years on high-profile projects throughout the world and is now used by thousands of planners in a wide variety of industry sectors in the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the US.

Launched in 1988, Asta Powerproject is well-proven as an easy-to-use, powerful professional project management system. It is used to manage all aspects of projects such as producing tender plans, delivering against the contract program, reporting progress to clients and management, controlling costs and resources, mitigating against the risk of delay and disruption, and producing robust schedules that reflect exactly what happens on site.

Asta Powerproject is available as standalone software for individual users, networked software and as a multi-user system for managing complex projects where three or more planners need to work on the same project at the same time.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, delegates will be able to create and track an entire project from start to completion. They will be able to create a fully linked bar chart with a critical path and then learn how this can be updated with progress. Key presentation features, including codes and creating a coded reporting system, formatting, views and filters will also be covered so that projects can be presented professionally.

Who Should Attend

This two-day course is designed for those who are new to Project Management as well as experience people in Project management who need a practical course focused on project management and using the tactical tool to improve Planning and Controlling Skills. This course target is mainly for Project Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, Project Managers, Enterprise and Project Risk Managers, Project Control Managers, Project Control Engineers, Engineers and Planners, Information Technology Managers.

In What Type of Projects

Construction, Technology Organizations, Civil Engineering, Public Sector, Facilities Management, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Consultancy Firms.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Project Portfolio Resource Management Concept
  • Creating New Project Files / Project Template Concept
  • Quick Start User Ribbon Interface
  • Interface Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS) and Enterprise Project Structure (EPS)
  • Project Management Life Cycle in Asta Powerproject
  • Adding and Editing Activities
  • Scheduling Techniques and Creating Schedules
  • Calendars
  • Link logic, Linking tasks and Rescheduling the project – Analysing the Critical path
  • Annotating, Adding notes, Linking documents and Formatting
  • Creating a Programme of Projects
  • Analyzing Enterprise Project Case Study in Asta
  • Exercises
  • Determining the Project and Coding Structure
  • Library Preparation and Options Settings
  • Customizing Calendars, Filters, Sorts, Tables and Views
  • Work Breakdown Structure and Work Breakdown Numbering
  • Creating Baselines and Progress Management
  • Comparison of Planned and Actual data, S-Curve Progress Measurement based on Duration and Weightage
  • Producing Reports, Customizing Report Borders and Printing (excel, html, xml, pdf)
  • Analyzing Enterprise Project Case Study in Asta
  • Exercises