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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!!

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Powerproject 17 Cost and Resource Management course

1 Day

This practical Powerproject 17 Cost and Resource Management course is for those interested in labour loading a programme and working with costs and cashflow.  It focuses on working with resources (permanent and consumable), costs, and reporting on project progress.  Delegates will be able to allocate costs and resources to tasks, report on these allocations via a spreadsheet and histograms and use baselines to compare and report against planned versus actual data.

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What will you learn?

By the end of this Asta Powerproject 17 Cost and Resource Management course, attendees will be able to:

  • Create, allocate and manage costs effectively
  • Display and customise cost and resource histograms
  • Understand and use resources
  • Display cost and resource information in the spreadsheet


This course is primarily designed for site managers, project managers, construction managers and schedulers.

Course Contents

Managing Costs & Income

  • Creating costs
  • Understanding cost properties:
    • Fixed Costs
    • Time based
    • Task work based
  • Creating cost tables
  • Allocating costs to tasks
  • Creating cumulative/monthly cashflow histograms
  • Income
  • Create net cash flow analysis
  • Cost profiling

Permanent Resources

  • Creating Resources – Setting up as basic resource library; Exploring resource properties
  • Allocating Resources – applying to tasks
  • Using resource cost rates
  • Creating a resource table
  • Using supplied Histograms
  • Creating resource histograms including over allocation histograms
  • Understanding resource modelling
    • Non‐modelled
    • Effort on allocation
    • Work on allocation
    • Work from task
  • Resource Breakdown Structure

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

(Optional Extra – Time Permitting)


  • Using the Earned Value Reporter
  • S Curves

Course Materials

Enliten IT will provide each delegate with a Adobe pdf format workbook and other useful reference materials where applicable.

“"Brilliant training, feeling well abreast of Powerproject and looking forward to putting into use. 10/10 for Ant!!"”

Jake, Lovell, Powerproject Introduction


Delegates should have attended our Intermediate course or have equivalent knowledge or experience.

Additional Information

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