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This three-day, instructor-led course is intended for individuals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Microsoft Project. The course begins with the basic concepts and leads students through all the functions they`ll need to plan and manage a small to medium-size project, including how to level resources and capture both cost and schedule progress.
This course will also help students prepare for Microsoft Project 2013 Exam 74-343 Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
This module provides an overview of how the features of Project relate to the job of the project manager. The module also teaches the student how to access different features by navigating through the ribbon.
Lab 1: Introduction to Mastering Microsoft Project
This module demonstrates the required steps to create and use Microsoft Project 2013 through the life cycle of a project.
Lab 1: Creating a Basic Project with a template
Lab 2: Creating a Basic Project
This module explains how to create a new project and establish the basic constraints that Microsoft Project 2013 will use for its calculations.
Lab 1: Setting Up a Project
This module explains how to how to manually schedule project tasks and how to leverage the auto schedule feature.
Lab 1: Explore Task Modes
This module explains how to create a useful work breakdown structure and enter it into Microsoft Project.
Lab 1: Manipulate a WBS
Lab 2: Supporting the Project Plan
This module explains the rules for establishing dependency links between tasks and how to use Project to display these dependencies.
Lab 1: Display the sequence
This module explains how to enter resources and specific resource information in Microsoft Project and assign resources to specific tasks.
Lab 1: Resource Calendar and Availability
This module explains how Microsoft Project calculates task duration, task work (effort) and task resources. Students will be able to choose among three task types as they enter task estimates and they will know which task type is appropriate for the type of estimate they are making.
Lab 1: Work, Duration and Labor
This module explains how Project calculates a schedule based on task relationships and task duration. Students will understand the purpose of identifying critical path tasks and will be able to identify schedule float within the project.
Lab 1: Calculating an Initial schedule
This module explains how over-allocated resources create unrealistic schedules and shows methods for rescheduling in order to create a realistic schedule based on resource availability.
Lab 1: Resource Leveling
This module explains how to use Microsoft Project to control a project. Students will save their plan to a baseline and see how entering actual task performance data enables them to view differences between planned and actual performance.
Lab 1: The Baseline
Lab 2: Baselining & Tracking Performance
Lab 3: Variance
Participants will be able to control project output by creating and using Custom Fields, Sorting, Filtering, and Grouping of the project data.
Lab 1: Use the Grouping Feature
Lab 2: Create Reports in Project 2013
This module explains how to view many projects as parts of one very large project in order to gain new views on resource availability and task relationships among projects.
Lab 1: Identifying Overallocated Resources from a Resource Pool and Consolidated File
This module explains how to leverage some of the advanced features of Microsoft Project.
Lab 1: Recording a Macro in Project 2013
This module provides an overview of the topics presented in the course and how to prepare for Microsoft`s exam 74-343 Microsoft Project 2013, Managing Projects with Project 2013.
There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is helpful to have taken an introductory project management course, such as Versatile`s Principles of Project Management.
This course is intended for both novice and experienced project managers, managers, schedulers, and other project stake holders who need to incorporate the discipline of project management with Microsoft Project 2013
3 Days Course