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Microsoft Project Training

Microsoft Project | MS Project

Microsoft Project  | MS Project – Learn best practices for project scheduling and control in Microsoft Project from an instructor who understands how to use it in the real world.

Microsoft Project | MS Project is a software product that can be used in project management to assist the organization of the project. The program allows users to use a specific set of tools to understand and monitor project schedules and budgets, present project data, and organize resources and workforce.

MS Project one of the world’s leading PMs tool for Project Managers to plan, manage and communicate project information, resulting in increased productivity and effectiveness. It delivers powerful, visually enhanced ways to efficiently handle a wide range of projects and programs from meeting crucial deadlines.

This 3-day course is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience in the creation, management, and reporting of project schedules. This course teaches the processes of project scheduling and control, and how to implement those processes in Microsoft Project.

Microsoft Project is a powerful tool – if used correctly. Join us as we go far beyond just teaching you the software, and show you how to ensure that your schedule provides valuable information, early warning, and analysis capability throughout the project life cycle.

Our training courses enable delegates to master this indispensable tool, making your project management journey smooth and vastly improving your project management experience.

Familiarity and competence of this program will ensure that delegates can jump into any project and expertly execute projects to schedule and in the budget.

The course relies heavily on hands-on training using Microsoft Project software. The methods used will also include a mix of interactive techniques such as brief presentations by the consultant and the participants, group exercises and discussions.

This course is officially accredited by Microsoft.

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YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

The overall aim of this course is to train participants on the use of Microsoft Project software and enable them to discover all its features. Participants will be able to develop project plans and calendars, customize different charts, views, and tables. The course also aims at training participants on a different project related techniques such as resource assignment and leveling, tracking progress and consolidating project plans.

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

Understand the process of project scheduling and basic project management terminology.

Identify the critical components of the project scope documentation that drive the structure of your project schedule.

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.

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.

Work with master projects for multiple project analysis.

Create project reports and understand the audience for each.

IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION

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

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Introduction

Introductions

Course Objectives and Agenda

Project Management Process Groups

Project Life Cycle

Purpose of Scheduling

Processes of Scheduling

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

Schedule Management Plan

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 Execution

Project Baselines

Project Communications

Communications Management Plan

Schedule Review Meetings

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

Schedule Compression

Master Projects

Project Reporting

Defining Custom Tables, Filters, Groups, and Views

Schedule Closeout and History

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