Asta Powerproject Training Courses

With over 20 years Powerproject training experience within the construction industry our Asta Powerproject training courses are designed to help you understand and use a range of features to produce professional looking project plans quickly.  Courses are delivered onsite (at your offices, UK wide), and all courses can be tailored to suit the way you work with the product.

Consultancy and Template design services are also available.

Asta Powerproject is the class-leading project, portfolio and resource management tool used primarily within the construction sector.  Asta training is available for ALL versions of the product and to all knowledge levels including the NEC contract.

We now also offer 90 minute online Powerproject bite size sessions!!

Asta Powerproject 17 Online courses

90 minute sessions

Our Asta Powerproject 17 Online courses are 90 minute 'bite-sized' sessions designed to focus on specific aspects of Asta Powerproject and will benefit anyone wanting a good understanding on these topics.  Exercises are supplied and delegates will get a mix of watching and hands on activity plus practice exercises to cement knowledge.

Limited to a maximum of 5 delegates per session.

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What will you learn?

Please refer to the session modules listed below.


Project managers, programmers, planners and anyone needing to create and manage effective project plans.

Course Contents

Introduction Level Sessions

Session 1 Getting Started

  • Screen familiarisation
  • Ribbon v Toolbar mode
  • Changing Time Line display
Creating a New Project
  • Creating a project with a template
  • Entering project information
  • Setting the default Calendar
  • Setting exceptions in the Calendar
Creating a Linked Bar Chart
  • Entering Tasks and durations
  • Move/Insert/Delete tasks
  • Marking project milestones
  • Updating tasks
  • Multiple tasks (Split/Merge tasks)
Critical Path Analysis
  • Adding Links
  • Linking tasks and rescheduling
  • Critical Path and Float
Session 2 Critical Path Analysis (Con’t)
  • Show/Hide the critical path
  • Working with Constraints e.g. Constraining tasks to specific dates
  • Setting Lead and Lag time
  • Changing the Project start e.g.  date
  • Working with the Date zone
  • Exercise 1
Session 3 Creating Project Structure
  • Creating summary tasks
  • Showing and hiding sub-tasks
  • Exercise 2
  • Display switches to show/hide chart elements
  • Display different task data on Bar Chart
  • Formatting the task detail
  • Adding textual annotations
Creating Code Libraries
  • Creating new code library entries
  • Applying code libraries
  • Basic task Filtering
  • Exercise 3
Session 4
  • Exercise 4
Basic Progress Entry
  • Adding columns to the table
  • Entering progress
  • Setting a progress date
  • Displaying a progress line
  • Connecting text boxes to bars
  • Exercise 5
  • Setting print options
  • Setting a border file
  • Using print preview
  • Adding project properties

Intermediate Level Sessions

Session 1 Linking

  • Further linking methods
Tasks (more in-depth view)
  • Creating Expanded tasks
  • Using Hammocks
  • Creating Buffer tasks
  • Create task pools
  • Use recurring tasks
  • User defined fields
  • Exercise 1
Session 2 Resources
  • Configure spreadsheet
  • Setting up a basic resource library
  • Applying resources to tasks
  • Using supplied Histograms to show resource allocations
  • Saving resource information as a View
  • Exercise 2
Session 3 Working with Baselines
  • Create & Save a baseline
  • Multiple baselines
  • Progress entry using progress periods
  • Straight line v Jagged line programmes
  • Displaying multiple progress periods
  • Comparing progress to a baseline
  • Using the spreadsheet to report progress
  • Assigning alternative calendars to tasks
  • Adding notes to tasks
Session 4
  • Exercise 3
Working with Views
  • Creating Filters
  • Creating Sorts
  • Formatting the Bar Chart
  • Change and Save Views
Creating a Company Template
  • Saving company templates

Advanced Level Sessions

Session 1 Managing Costs & Income

  • Creating costs
  • Understanding cost properties including:
    • Fixed Costs
    • Time based
    • Task work based
  • Allocating costs
  • Exercise 1
Session 2 Managing Costs & Income (Con’t)
  • Cost Histograms
  • Income
  • Create net cash flow analysis
  • Cost profiling
  • Exercise 2
Session 3 Permanent Resources
  • Setting up as basic resource library
  • Understanding resource modelling
    • Non‐modelled
    • Effort & Work on allocation
    • Work from task
  • Allocating Resources – applying to tasks
  • Resource costs and cost rates
  • Exercise 3
  • Using supplied Histograms
  • Resource Histograms
  • Resource Breakdown Structure
  • Exercise 4
Session 4 Consumable Resources
  • Creating consumable resources
  • Allocating consumable resources
  • Non‐modelled
  • Quantity on allocation, Quantity from task
  • Supply and Consumption
  • Costs
  • Histograms
  • Creating a baseline
  • Showing baseline v live cost comparisons
  • Creating cost comparison tables
  • Exercise 5
Optional Extra – Time Permitting Reports
  • Using the Earned Value Reporter
  • S Curves

NEC Requirements

Session 1

  • Showing Time Risk allowance
  • Linking/Critical path and float
  • Showing key dates
  • Terminal float between Planned completions and the Completion date
  • Exercise 1
Session 2
  • Basic resource and code library allocation for 3rd party display
  • Exercise 2
Session 3
  • Hammocks to show cost implications of delays to prelims
  • Exercise 3
  • Baselines
  • Early Warnings
  • Compensation events
Session 4
  • Exercise 4
  • Progress updating

Course Materials

Enliten IT will provide each delegate with a PDF workbook and other useful reference materials where applicable.
“Thank you – great feedback from all after the session.  Chris, Kier Construction”Great feedback from all delegates

Additional Information

Note:  We only offer Asta Powerproject 17 Online courses on a private in-house basis.   For pricing and availability just pick up the phone and call us on 0845 1085481.

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