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Asta Powerproject Training

Our specialist trainers (ex-Asta staff) have an unrivalled 22 years of delivering Powerproject training within the construction industry.  This training expertise and real life experience is a great value add to any training with plenty of insights on best use practice.  This comprehensive knowledge and capability has helped shape the design of our Asta Powerproject training courses to enable delegates to create professional looking project plans quickly.

Consultancy and Template design services are totally aligned to our client’s unique needs, and our popular tailored workshops (using clients actual data) are key to user productivity.

Courses are delivered onsite (at your offices, UK wide) or live online, and all content can be totally tailored to suit the way you work with the product.

Asta Powerproject training is available for ALL product versions and to all knowledge levels including the NEC contract.

We now also offer ½ day bite size sessions!!


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Powerproject Cost and Resource Management course

1 Day

This practical Powerproject 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.

Courses are delivered by our team of ex-Asta staff who have an unrivalled 22 years of delivering Powerproject training within the construction industry!

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What will you learn?

By the end of this Asta Powerproject 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.

“"Excellent presentation, Trainer clearly is an expert in the field and was very welcoming with queries and patient."”

Wayne, ROC, Powerproject Intermediate


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

Additional Information

Note:  We only offer this Asta Powerproject 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.