Nextgen Networks – Planning projects using MS Project Training Course
Nextgen Networks is a national telecommunications carrier that specialises in high performance, premium data services for the corporate, government and carrier markets.
As part of continuing personal development in Project Management, it was recognised there was a need to develop the capability of Project Management related staff in the use of Microsoft Project for planning and scheduling projects. Core Consulting Group was asked to provide a targeted training course in addition to an experienced instructor to provide “one to one” mentoring.
Personal interviews were conducted with the designated staff and an individual “training needs analysis” was completed to determine the skills uplift required. CCG then customised their course offering to combine existing courseware, reference book material and customised exercises to provide a course covering both “how to plan” and “how to use the tool”.
The engagement received highly positive feedback and the customer was very happy with the result, particularly the improved quality of schedules.
Key Elements of the solution included:
- MS Project “How to” guides
- CCG developed views, tables, filters and templates
- A recommended product-based planning approach