What You will Learn?
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).
- Understand the Project 2013 user interface
- Learn how to create and manage simple projects
- Learn to enter and manage tasks
- Learn to work create a project calendar
- Learn to add and assign resources to tasks
- Learn to create basic reports for your project
- Learn best practices in project scheduling
What is this Course about?
projectingIT’s Project Planning & Scheduling Training Course gives you 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). You’ll learn project management skills through case studies, hands-on exercises and practical experiences that can immediately be applied to your job.
Who Should Attend?
Project Managers, Team Leaders, Senior Managers and anyone who uses or wishes to implement Microsoft® Project on a day-to-day basis to schedule and manage a single project. Though it is aimed at new and intermediate users, even the proficient users will find it worthwhile.
||Program Outline & Topics
Microsoft Project 2013 Topics
- Calendar – Project, Resource and Task, How to Create, Manage & Re-use
- Views – Resource and Task Views, Team Planner, Timeline, Gantt Chart, Resource Usage, Customizing Views
- Tables and Columns – Using, Creating, Customizing and Managing
- Filters and Reports – When to use, How to use, Customizing
- Creating Task Dependencies, Float, using Leads and Lags, Checking and Reviewing Task Dependencies
- Entering Resources, Presenting Resource Plan, Managing Resource loads, Re-assigning and Performance reviews
- Baselines – When to Benchmark Targets, How to Change and Maintain, Viewing and Comparing Multiple Baselines
- Tracking – Updating the Project Schedule, How to and what to Update, Compare Performance and Analyze
- Day-to-day Management – Daily Project Management Tasks, Managing Issues, Review Checklists
- Reporting – Reporting on Scope, Time, Cost and Progress Reporting using various Tools
- Using Task Inspectors, Formatting features, Automatic vs. Manual Scheduling, Project Summary Tasks, Options
- Quick Tricks, Tips, Checklist and Best Practices
- Project Scheduling Process
- Set up Project Environment using Options and Calendars
- Use Templates and know how to Tailor them to meet Project needs
- Understanding the Microsoft Project Interface
- Initiating Best Practices and Checklists
- Determining and Entering Project Phases, Milestones, Deliverables and Tasks
- Estimation using previous Projects and PERT
- Understanding, Choosing and Entering Dependencies, Constraints and Deadlines
- Determine Risks using the Critical Path and Resource Plan
- Determining and entering Human and Material Resources and Costs
- Using Project, Resource and Task Calendars
- Assigning and fine tuning Resources within their availability
- Optimize and Present the Plan to Stakeholders for approval
- Planning Best Practices and Checklists
- Baseline the Schedule
- Taking Corrective actions to bring Project back on track
- Change Impact Analysis
- Analyzing and revising the Schedule
- Status & Progress Reporting using various formats
- Executing Best Practices and Checklists
- Progress Reporting using Reports and Views
- Forecasting Efforts, Dates and Costs
- Maintain and Control Baseline
- Monitoring and Controlling Best Practices and Checklists
- Summarizing the Project
- Evaluating and conducting Project end reviews and Reports
- Archiving Project data for historical information
- Closing Best Practices and Checklist
Why I should do this Course?
This course presents a good insight on how to implement Microsoft Project to create, update and control your projects using scheduling best practices. You’ll learn how-to and when-to use specific features to create effective schedules. The course is mapped to PMBOK® process groups and explains the corresponding Microsoft Project specific scheduling activities within that process groups. This course covers the topics and syllabus required to take and pass the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist [MCTS] : Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013, the Microsoft Certification exam 70-178.
- 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
I did the MS Project 2010 Professional training workshop from projectingIT and I really learnt about how to use the tool effectively. The 2 tutorial class was excellent learning experience.”