Mastering Project Metrics, KPIs and Dashboards Training Courses - Dubai | Meirc
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Mastering Project Metrics, KPIs and Dashboards

Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills needed to design and apply project metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Moreover, the course assists participants in identifying the driving forces for better value based project metrics and allows them to design project dashboards. The course enables participants to master the features of Microsoft Project in reporting project performance and taking corrective and preventive actions.

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Course Methodology

The course uses a mix of interactive techniques, such as brief presentations by the consultant and the participants, group exercises and case studies. The course also includes hands-on training using Microsoft Project software.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the driving forces that will lead to better project metrics
  • Define and select the right project metrics
  • Develop and apply project KPIs
  • Create project KPIs and reports using MS project
  • Design a project dashboard and traffic light reports
  •  Construct value based project metrics


Target Audience

Project managers, members of project offices, project sponsors, functional managers, senior management and individuals involved in developing and managing project metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). This course is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Target Competencies

  •  Scheduling
  •  Managing execution
  •  Monitoring and controlling
  •  Proactive thinking
  •  Analyzing data
  •  Communicating with stakeholders



This course involves practical and hands-on training on MS Project and Excel. Laptops will be made available by Meirc.
'Top 25 Project Management KPIs' - soft copy book

  • The driving forces for better project metrics
    • Executive view of project management
    • Traditional versus Non-Traditional Project Management
    •  Moving from “Triple” to “Competing” Project Constraints 
    •  Stakeholder relations management
    •  Project scope creep
    • A new look at defining project success
    •  Project health checks
  • Project metrics
    •  Defining metrics
    •  Benefits of using metrics
    •  Understanding project metrics
    •  Metrics requirements
    •  Project metrics categories and types
      •  Business-based for financial metrics
      •  Success-based metrics
      •  Project-based metrics
      •  Project management process metrics
    •  Selecting the right project metrics
    •  Metrics and the Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Project key performance indicators
    • Defining Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
    • The need and use for project KPIs
    •  Characteristics of KPIs
    • Categories of KPIs
    • Selecting KPIs
    • Measuring KPIs
    • KPIs' interdependencies
    • Targets and failures
    • Most common project KPIs
    • Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
    • Top 25 project management KPIs
  • Managing project metrics and KPIs using MS project
    •  Developing earned value metrics and KPIs
    •  Advanced report formatting
    •  Formatting tables in a report
    •  Formatting charts in a report
    •  Creating a custom report
  • Project dashboards
    • Defining dashboards
    • Benefits of dashboards
    •  Gathering KPI and metric requirements for a dashboard
    • The KPI wheel
    •  Dashboard core attributes
    •  Traffic light dashboards reporting
    •  Rules for dashboards
    •  How to create a dashboard
    • Choosing the correct KPI visualization components
    •  Designing your dashboard
  • Value based project management metrics
    •  Combining success and value
    •  Recognizing the need for project value metrics
    •  Creating project value metrics

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.


Project Management Institute (PMI)®

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Per participant - 2019

USD 4,800

Per participant

USD 4,900

Fees + VAT as applicable

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(including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily)

Meirc is assigned as a Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute (PMI��).
This course is worth (30) PDUs.

2021 - Location & Date

13 - 17 Jun, 2021
Kempinski / Mall of the Emirates         
5 - 9 Dec, 2021
Meirc reserves the right to alter dates, content, venue and trainer.

This course is currently unscheduled in Virtual Learning.

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