Project Management Fundamentals with Microsoft Project

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Project Management Fundamentals with Microsoft Project

Project Management Fundamentals with Microsoft Project.

Hi there! If you’re a project manager, do you have a set of “project management fundamentals” that you abide by? All good project managers have this fundamental body of knowledge.

Learn the Project Management Fundamentals with Microsoft Project through examples and hands-on application of project management principles.

Receive hands-on training using Microsoft Project 2016 software, learning skills to create and track a project from the ground up. Involves setting up a new project, creating your tasks and Gantt chart, following your critical path, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, and preparing management reports.

This 4-day course is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience in the planning, development, analysis, communication, and reporting of projects. This course teaches project management processes, including project scheduling and control, and the implementation of those processes in Microsoft Project.

This course covers everything from the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project course and expands on it with additional focus on project management topics such as risk management, and project initiation and closeout.

Starting out in Microsoft Project or need a refresher? This course is designed to give you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of MS Project.

Whether you are a team member or project manager, these tutorials will help you get the most out of Microsoft Project to manage your projects more efficiently.

This instructor-led course teaches students how to develop and practice critical project management skills in an environment that is both conducive to learning and fun.

At Strategic Axis, we understand the time pressures routinely faced by project teams. Taking a full week out of the office to learn new software systems can be challenging when real projects are bidding for your attention.

This is why Strategic Axis has developed highly-streamlined Microsoft Project training classes that get to the point quickly and effectively. All of our courses follow a fast-track principle providing the knowledge you need in less time than the “vanilla” courses offered by our competitors.

Strategic Axis MS Project training courses are thorough and succinct; structured to maximize learning by adopting an approach of explanation, demonstration and practice teaching. Whether you’re a visual, auditory or tactile learner, each topic is presented using techniques that are synchronous with your particular learning style.

This course is officially accredited by Microsoft.

You might be interested in another Project Management programs as a next step.

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  • DURATION 4 days
  • COURSE ACCREDITED BY Microsoft

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Understand the project management process and basic project management terminology.

Identify the critical components of the Project Charter and Project Scope Statement that drive planning and execution processes.

Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) by decomposing the project scope into deliverables.

Extract key milestones and project constraints and incorporate them into the project schedule.

Define and sequence activities.

Identify the activities that are most likely to cause a project to be late through Critical Path Methodology analysis.

Plan and manage resources.

Incorporate project costs into the project.

Recognize a potential change to the project and analyze the impact to minimize scope creep.

Utilize the preferred approach to applying status and changes to a project and understand how to analyze resulting impacts to determine schedule health.

Define custom global objects to enable analysis.

Utilize Earned Value techniques to quantify project status.

Create “what-if” scenarios to compare various possible approaches to schedule issues, including fast-tracking and crashing.

Design a Communications Plan that ensures that all stakeholders are provided an appropriate frequency and level of information.

Prepare a Risk Management Plan and utilizing risk assessment and response planning.

Work with master projects for multiple project analysis.

Create project reports and understand the audience for each.

Identify the items required for closeout of the project, including capturing lessons learned.

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

Participants who fully attend this course and complete the test on the last day will receive official Microsoft Certificate.

COURSE OUTLINE

Modules:

Module 1: Introduction

Introductions

Course Objectives and Agenda

Project Management Process Groups

Project Life Cycle

Project Phases

Product Scope versus Project Scope

Purpose of Scheduling

Processes of Scheduling

Module 2: Project Initiation and Project Planning – Work Scope and Schedule Modeling

Project Charter

Schedule Management Plan

Scope Statement

Deliverables

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Schedule Models

Creating Tasks

Task Duration Estimating

Task Inputs

Linking Tasks

Module 3: Project Planning cont’d – CPM, Resource Management and Cost Management

Critical Path Method

Forward Pass

Backward Pass

Total Float/Slack

Near-Critical Paths

Resource Planning Process

Resource Availability

Resource Analysis and Schedule Impact

Resource Leveling Concepts

Cost Management

Cost Types

Methods of Estimating

Module 4: Project Planning cont’d – Communications and Risk Planning and Management and Project Execution

Project Communications

Communications Management Plan

Risk Management

Risk process

Risk Register

Outputs of risk analysis

Risk response planning

Risk strategies

Risk monitoring

Project Baselines

Module 5: Project Monitoring and Control, and Project Closeout

Performance Measurement

Schedule Status

Impact Analysis

Variances and Earned Value

Change Control

Float Analysis

What-If Scenario Analysis

Corrective Action

Schedule Compression

Project Review Meetings

Master Projects

Project Reporting

Defining Custom Tables, Filters, Groups, and Views

Project Closeout

  • In The Classroom

  • Live, Online

  • Private Team Training

  • Indiviual Private Session

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