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This course on MS Project is designed based on the guidelines provided in Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).Project Planning & Scheduling Training Course using Microsoft Project 2013 provides the foundation, techniques and tools to manage the various stages of the project life cycle, plan and execute project work within the set constraints of scope, time, cost and resource, set project targets, get the most from your project management team, and utilize state-of-the-art project management software to get the work done on time and within budget.
The course is designed based on the guidelines provided in Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Microsoft Project is a project management software program, developed and sold by Microsoft, which is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.This course provides knowledge and skills on using Microsoft Project. It covers techniques for fine tuning your schedules for time, cost and resources. You will learn how to customize Project for your environment using templates, configuring your own objects and spreading knowledge across your organization.This course is highly beneficial to: Team members, Team Leaders, project lead, project manager and others.
Benefits of Online Training:
- No travelling required
- Training can be taken from home
- Live instructor, as good as classroom training course
- Low Fees
- Saves time
Microsoft Project session Flow
Duration – 6 hrs
- What is scheduling?
- Introduction of MS Project
- About the course
Getting Started with MS Project –
- Interface tour
- Navigating the backstage view
- Menu bars
- Starting MS Project
Set up a Project –
- Create a new project
- Define your project
- Configure options
- Set up the project calendar
- Using templates for productivity
Creating project task –
- Create a new task
- Create a milestone
- Create summary task
- Creating recurring task for meetings etc.
- Organising tasks, linking tasks
- Choosing between manual and automatic scheduling
Entering resources –
- Using the resource views
- Creating a work resource
- Creating a material resource, entering resource costs
- Creating resource calendars
- Organising resources
Assigning Tasks to resources –
- Know what are tasks types
- Using views to assign resources
- Assigning resources to tasks
- Review resource usages
- Using team planner view to review resources
Working with MS Project Views and other objects –
- Understanding MS Project objects
- Switching between views and tables
- Using columns in a table, using sorting, grouping and filtering
- Using the timeline view
Refining and tuning the project schedule –
- Analyse using the critical path
- Resolve resources over- allocations
- Inspect scope time cost
Presenting the schedule –
- Summarise the project
- Ways to present schedule to stake holders
Understanding how baseline works –
- Base lining the schedule
Tracking and Reporting projects –
- Updating the schedule
- Updating the cost
- How to change the baseline
- Viewing project status
- Producing reports
- Using project views for progress reporting
Getting better at using MS Project –
- Using a global templates
- Exporting and importing objects
- Sharing knowledge and information
Conclusion – test and project
- Trained over 5000+ professionals on best practice project management and scheduling
- Experienced and Subject Matter Expert Trainers
- Hands-on training based on real time Project Scenarios
- Scenario based Step-by-Step Instructions Manual
- Guidelines / Checklist on Best Project Management and Scheduling Practices
- Post Training troubleshooting and hand holding
What is this course about?
The course provides advanced knowledge and skills on using Microsoft Project. It covers techniques for fine tuning your schedules for time, cost and resources. You will learn how to customize Project for your environment using templates, configuring your own objects and spreading knowledge across your organization. We will discuss earned value techniques to measure your project performance.In this course, project managers learn how to leverage Microsoft Project Professional or Standard in standalone mode to effectively collaborate and manage multiple projects and optimize resource assignments on multiple and complex projects. Project managers gain the skills to create cross-project links, develop shared resources, track and report status across multiple projects.
Who will benefit from this course?
This course is useful for project managers, delivery managers and senior managers who need to manage multiple and complex projects using the best practice guidelines on Microsoft Project. This course is good for organizations that use the standalone version of Microsoft Project.
What background do I need?
Experience with Microsoft Project Professional at the level of Microsoft Project Fundamentals is assumed. You should know how to create different tasks, enter durations and dependencies, baseline your project, track and report progress on a single project.You should also be comfortable with project management concepts, understand project dependencies and resource management in shared environment.
How is this course different than Microsoft Project Fundamentals?
Microsoft Project Fundamentals course provides a fundamental understanding of Microsoft Project Professional or Standard to plan and manage a single project.Advanced Microsoft Project is for those who would like to use it to manage multiple or complex projects. This course will teach how to use advanced features for resource workload resolution, schedule compressions and earned value management. The fundamentals course covers the basic knowledge required for using Microsoft Project in a single project environment. However, this course is geared toward project managers who need to manage multiple projects and need to share resources with other project managers.
How much of this course is hands-on?
Approximately 50 percent of course time is spent in hands-on exercises. Lab exercise covers real time scenarios on the course topics. Case study and project files will be provided where applicable to solve the exercises.