This Microsoft Project course follows a project management process of Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring/Controlling and Closing. The intent of this structure is to help make the correlation of how and when you use Microsoft Project in the various phases of a project's life.
We take a hands on approach to train you in effective use of Microsoft Project. Through practical demonstration and a project to work through, the course will help you build confidence and capability. After all, the user must know how to make the most of a tool in order to realize its true value.
By the end of this course you will know how to:
An introduction to Microsoft Project
An overview of the course structure and objectives
How to navigate in the tool and understand the default views you have chosen to choose from.
Discover how to turn on and manage projects, calendars, and task mode
Summary of how to use the software and set up a project
Understand what a Work Breakdown Structure is and how to input them into Project
Appreciate the significance and impact of milestones and be able to set them in the tool
Differentiate between Duration and Work and be able to enter the durations into the tool
Know what task dependencies are and be able to establish links between tasks. This includes coverage of constraints and the critical path.
The process of assigning resources and how to level resource assignments are covered.
Summary of the planning phase and the relationships with work breakdown, dependencies and resources.
Understand what the baseline is, why it is important to the project manager. Use Project to create and update the project baseline.
Update project progress in the tool in terms of percentage as well as actual duration values for tasks.
Summary explaining the value of setting up baselines and keeping project progress up to date
Understand what project variances mean for the project and steps to use the earned value reporting capability to monitor them.
How to create reports in the tool and best practice in terms of project reporting
Summary of how using project variances and reporting support the monitoring and control phase of a project
Steps to make sure work is reflected as complete in the schedule and no planned tasks are incomplete
Summary of how to close off a project
Pricing is for 12 months access.
Completion Time: 6 hours (average)