Project Assistants was brought on to deliver our training material on Microsoft Project.
Project Assistants’ Case Studies
Celgene is a large biotech and pharmaceutical company.
Although Celgene had a process in place for setting up standards when implementing Microsoft Project, the project managers weren’t able to perform several of the basic functions with the software. They needed to be trained on:
Starting a project
Getting the project planned
Building a baseline
Assigning resources to the roles of the project
Updating the plan by collecting timesheets from the server
Putting those timesheets into the plan to check them against the variances
Communicating all of this information to key stakeholders
Project Assistants used the training material that serves as the basis for Project Management Using Microsoft Project 2016. We trained Celgene’s project managers on all of the functions of Microsoft Project needed to manage a project, highlighting the items listed above. We also taught our template for aligning projects to make them a reality and balancing resource demand against resource capacity to make sure the the project’s realistic.
Celgene improved their benefits realization, through their improved reliability of identifying, tracking and ensuring project benefits. Celgene is now able to identify resource bottlenecks and track the impact of key resources across multiple projects to deliver a more realistic, more reliable slate of projects. This proaction on ensuring the benefits will meet initial estimates has improved Celgene’s Return on Investment.