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Deltek Acumen Fuse – Step by Step

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Video: 5h 58m
Language: English
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This course covers a comprehensive Step by Step approach for learning Deltek Acumen Fuse. The course is extremely detailed and comprehensive, and covers the understanding, use and application of Deltek Acumen Fuse. It is of particular use to all types of enterprises who wish to ensure that their Project Schedules are the best that they can be.
The course content applies all versions of Deltek Acumen Fuse.
If you are a Project Manager, Project Scheduler, Project Controller, Engineer, Cost Controller, Risk Analyst or anyone else who wishes to learn how to use Deltek Acumen Fuse, then this course is for you. The course is suitable for beginners to advanced users and will be an excellent aid to those users who wish to upgrade or refresh their skills.
By the end of the course, you will be able perform Project Schedule Diagnostics and Reporting at a competent level.
We will be covering the typical steps required for performing a schedule analysis, using Deltek Acumen Fuse.
We will be following the Deltek Acumen S1 to S5 Maturity Framework steps. There are five steps that should be followed to decrease risk, and improve quality and confidence for the validation of Project Schedules.
The five steps of the S1 to S5 Maturity Framework are:
•S1 (the Project Base) – The non -validated schedule
•S2 (Critiqued) – the use of schedule diagnostics to identify and correct schedule problems.
•S3 (Risk Adjusted) – Risk analysis to mitigate identified schedule risks.
•S4 (Optimised) – Develop cleansed scenarios to accelerate and optimise the schedules
•S5 (Team aligned) – Confidence in forecasted dates is improved, and team buy-in on the critiqued, risk-adjusted and optimized schedule is obtained.
As a pre-requisite, it is preferable that all participants have a good understanding of the principles of project scheduling.
Although it is assumed that imported files will be from Primavera P6, files can also be imported from Primavera Risk Analysis, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Phoenix Project Manager, Asta Powerproject, UN/CEFACT, Safran or Deltek Open Plan
For many of the participants in this course, it is likely that your organisation will possess licenced copies of Deltek Acumen Fuse for you to use. If you wish to obtain a Trial copy of the software, you will need to contact Deltek or your local Deltek software representative. I have no association with Deltek, so participants themselves will need to ensure that they have a functioning copy of Deltek Acumen Fuse.
All of the XER files used in this course can be found in the Samples folder that will have been provided with your copy of Deltek Acumen Fuse.
Throughout the course, we will work through examples, followed by exercises to consolidate our knowledge. Answers to the exercises will be provided as we progress and I encourage all students to complete the exercises before moving onto the next lesson.
For those students who are interested, there is a fully illustrated Step-by-Step eBook available for this course (591 pages). You’ll find full details in the Bonus Learning Section.

You will learn

✓ 1. Comprehensive Steps to learn and apply Deltek Acumen Fuse Diagnostic Techniques
✓ 2. A Brief Overview Acumen Fuse
✓ 3. Navigating the Acumen Fuse Workspace
✓ 4. Setting up the Acumen Fuse Workbook
✓ 5. Viewing, Grouping and Sorting – Activity View
✓ 6. Viewing, Grouping and Sorting – SmartGantt View
✓ 7. Viewing, Grouping and Sorting – Timeline View
✓ 8. Project Scenarios
✓ 9. The Schedule Realism Advisor
✓ 10. Exercise 1 – Grouping, Sorting and Filtering
✓ 11. Navigating the Fuse Diagnostics Window
✓ 12. Fuse Diagnostics – Ribbon Analysis
✓ 13. Fuse Diagnostics – Phase Analysis
✓ 14. Fuse Diagnostics – Intersection Analysis
✓ 15. Fuse Diagnostics – Comparison Analysis
✓ 16. Fuse Diagnostics – Trend Analysis
✓ 17. Fuse Diagnostics – Benchmark Analysis
✓ 18. Exercise 2 – Running a Fuse Analysis
✓ 19. Understanding and Using the Activity Browser
✓ 20. Activity Browser Modes and Views
✓ 21. Logic Trace Analysis
✓ 22. Adding and Creating Ribbon Views
✓ 23. Logic Analysis
✓ 24. Forensic Analysis
✓ 25. Cleansing the Schedule
✓ 26. Dashboard Reporting
✓ 27. Publishing and Reporting Results
✓ 28. Project Benchmarking
✓ 29. Introducing and Understanding Metrics
✓ 30. Developing and Managing Basic Metrics
✓ 31. Developing and Managing Advanced Metrics
✓ 32. Exercise 3 – Creating Metrics
✓ 33. Metric Variables, Metric Weighting and Metric Templates
✓ 34. Bonus Learning Section


• A good understanding of Project Scheduling
• Deltek Acumen Fuse Software (Trial versions can be obtained from Deltek or your local Deltek software representative

This course is for

• Project Managers, Engineers, Schedulers and Project Controls Personnel
Project Controls Specialist
Based in Western Australia, I am a Project Controls Specialist with more than 25 years in mega projects in the Oil and Gas, Mining and Heavy Industries. 
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering
I have worked as a Project Controls Specialist for many of the major International Companies.
My courses provide a clear explanation of the subject, followed by a real-world exercise to consolidate your understanding.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 5h 58m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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