Psoda Project Management Training

The Psoda Project Management Training is perfect for those who are implementing Psoda, and want to train their Project Managers in how to use Psoda effectively in the organisation, using world-class Project Management techniques.

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Millpond is a proud partner of Psoda, and has trained well over 1,000 students across our Project Management training offerings, throughout New Zealand and Australia.  Our track record and feedback in Project Management Training delivery is impeccable, and we are the largest Project Management training organisation in New Zealand.

Increases capability
Industry Framework
Enhances Efficiency

Equip your Project Managers with industry standard Project Management Techniques, and how to practically apply these using the Psoda Portfolio, Programme and Project Management tool.

Project Management Using Psoda1 Day

Those new to Psoda, and wanting to learn how Psoda is used to effectively manage the key aspects of project management, and refresh knowledge on most up to date Project Management Techniques.

Following the attendance of the course, attendees will have a working knowledge of all the fundamentals relating to project management, know how to  create a new project in Psoda, assign key stakeholder roles, indicate which phase a project is in using workflows, capture key project dates, capture and manage risks, issues, actions and decisions and how to use Psoda for effective ongoing project communication with project stakeholders using status reporting, RAG reporting etc.

Advanced Project Management using Psoda1 Day

Those already familiar with the Psoda tool and needing to extend their knowledge in the areas of advanced scheduling and budgeting, programme and portfolio management, and how to use Psoda to accomplish these tasks.

Following this course, attendees will have an introduction to advanced project concepts around governance and stakeholder management, know how to create and manage detailed project financials, and to be able to report against these.  Attendees will know how to use Psoda to build work breakdown structures and schedules and assign resources or resource groups. Attendees will have a working knowledge of Programme and Portfolio management, and how to create, manage and report on these within Psoda.

What's included

  • 8 hours of classroom training
  • Attendance certificate (8 PDUs for those who are PMI certified)
  • Course material
  • Over 20 FREE Project Management Templates
  • Student workbook
  • FREE Professional Project Management textbook

Details about the training

No formal prerequisites, although a familiarity with a project environment would be beneficial

  • New and existing users of Psoda tool

New Zealand based courses:

Course fees from $700 per delegate + GST.

Asia Pacific based courses:

Course fee on request


Minimum delegate numbers apply

  • Foundations of Project Management
  • Psoda tool navigation foundations
    • How to log into Psoda
    • Parts of the screen
    • Left bar with back button, language, themes and user menu
    • Navigator bar including searching, My stuff, Favourites and organisational structure
    • Navigating around Psoda
    • Toolbar with toolbar options in preferences
    • Workflow bar
    • Header with Location, Selected Details and Workflow
    • Tabs, views, drop-down, tab search, drag-n-drop
  • The Project Lifecycle
    • Project Initiation
    • Project Planning
    • Project Planning – Scope
    • Project Planning – Time (Milestones, Gannt and Kanban view, Calendar view)
    • Project Planning – Cost
    • Project Planning – Risk, Issues, Actions and Decisions
    • Project Planning – Quality
    • Project Planning – Stakeholders & Communications
    • Project Planning – Procurement
    • Project Execution (including project workflows in Psoda)
    • Project Monitoring & Control (Project status dashlet)
    • Project Closure
  • Psoda tool navigation principles
  • Advanced Project Planning
    • Governance
    • Stakeholders
  • Advanced Project Schedule management in Psoda
    • Building a work breakdown structure
    • Task groups, tasks and milestones
    • Renumbering
    • Restructuring your WBS
    • Resource allocation to roles vs users
    • Linking tasks and milestones
    • Gantt charts
    • Kanban views
    • Role resource views
    • User resource views
    • Resource reports
  • Advanced Project Budgeting and Cost management in Psoda
    • Building a budget structure from scratch, Capex vs Opex
    • Budget items – baseline, approved changes, savings, deferrals, total budgets, plans, uncommitted forecast, committed forecast, total forecast, forecast vs budget, actual, actual vs forecast, actual vs budget
    • Linking project budgets to programme budgets
    • Loading purchase orders
    • Loading expense items
  • Programme Management fundamentals and setting up programmes in Psoda
  • Portfolio Management fundamentals and setting up portfolios in Psoda
    • Portfolio hierarchies
    • Dashboards
    • Reporting
    • Scenario planning
    • Dependency maps
  • Consolidate reporting in Psoda across projects, Programmes and Portfolios

Duration: 1 day classroom-led training (per course)

Training available anywhere in New Zealand and Asia-Pacific, either classroom based on live online

Minimum numbers apply.

Participants can claim 8 PDUs (Professional Development Units) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) after completing either of these courses.

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Phone: +(64) 03 366 4383


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