A workshop on “Project planning using MS Project software” was conducted by Mr. Harisha Karagappa, EE Department Lecturer on 21st January 2016. The meeting was started by the HoD (Dr. Saravanan) of engineering department, giving students the importance of planning a project and how the assessment will be done. All the project coordinators and supervisors, along with the HoSs (Mr. Bensujin and Mr. Fazal) of the Engineering Department attended the meeting.
The main aim of this seminar was to explain the students, how to plan their project using the MS project software. Mr. Harisha explained the students that how MS project can help them Plan, Schedule and Control the flow of project. In the process of explaining, he took a practical example of how the construction of house can be planned in a given limited period of time.
He then went on explaining them how to start up with a MS project plan with the help of perfect screenshots taken for each and every single step i.e., starting from “How to change the Calendar” to “Creating the entire Gantt Chart” for the project plan.
The students showed a great interest in acquiring the basic knowledge on MS Project and also gave a positive feedback saying that they wish to have a practical session on the same in order to get perfect insight of MS project for planning their projects. The staff present was also overwhelmed to have seen the usage of MS project plan.
Thus seeing a good response the resource person promised to have more such sessions in the near future.