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Mastering Microsoft Project

In this popular two-day course, you will learn the essential skills to fully utilize Microsoft Project. Learn how to break down the chaos of overwhelming projects with the tools that will contain...

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$1,695 USD
Course Code 2526
Duration 3 days
Available Formats Classroom

In this popular two-day course, you will learn the essential skills to fully utilize Microsoft Project. Learn how to break down the chaos of overwhelming projects with the tools that will contain costs, track schedules, and control scope. Utilize "What If" analysis and apply what you learn immediately in your working environment. From the basics to the advanced use of Microsoft Project, this course is the key to accomplishing project goals.

The course includes many of the required skills that demonstrate knowledge and expertise as defined by Microsoft in their Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification program. It ensures use of Microsoft Project tools resulting in better project outcomes, greater efficiency, and optimal resource management.

Skills Gained

  • Ensure your project success by utilizing the full capabilities of Microsoft Project
  • Advance projects around the core concepts of PMI Project Management framework.
  • Master the most effective approach for high risk projects
  • Understand the nuances of Project in the Windows environment
  • Perfect the knowledge of developing and controlling Task and Resource Sheets
  • Develop accurate scheduling with calendars
  • Gain greater control of resources and finances
  • Create baselines and variance reports
  • Track and Modify projects that are in progress
  • Consolidate Projects and manage multiple critical paths
  • Improve resource utilization by sharing resources
  • Customize Microsoft Project to benefit your working environment
  • Expand Project success of importing and exporting Project data
  • Quickly access the information you need
  • Execute the most effective methods of sharing project information across users
  • Capitalize on task constraints and deadlines to effect project control
  • Capture the significance of Critical Path variances to promote understanding and support of Project plans
  • Eliminate a moving target - capitalize on the sophistication of Microsoft Project

Who Can Benefit

Novice and experienced project managers and schedulers as well as technical managers, business analysts, operations managers, consultants, team leaders, IT managers/directors, product managers

Course Details

1. Getting Started With Microsoft Project

Project Guide
  • Creating and Defining Projects
  • Entering Project and File Properties
  • Setting Calendars
  • Create and Edit Tasks
    • Project Summary Tasks
    • Task Summary
    • Work Packages
    • Milestone Tasks
    • Recurring Tasks
Estimating Durations
  • Duration, Work, and Units
Creating and Managing a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Organize Tasks into Phases
    • Schedule and Link Tasks
  • Manage Deliverables
    • Set Deadlines and Constrain Tasks
    • Additional Columns in Task Sheets/Tables
Specify People and Equipment for the Project
  • Utilize, modify the Resource Sheet
    • Assign, add, Change, or Remove Resources
  • Develop and Utilize Resource Calendars
    • Resource Information: A Double Click Away
    • Manage Part-Time Resources
  • Additional Resources
    • Use Task Types and Scheduling Formula
  • Resource Optimization
Identify Project Risks and Required Reports
  • Define Critical Path
    • Managing the Critical Path
  • Baselines
    • Define, Save, and Modify Baselines
  • Create Reports
    • Customize Report Capabilities

2. Project Performance and Optimization

  • Tracking Performance
    • Tracking and Updating the Project Plan
      • Use of Tracking Gantt, Tracking Table, Variance Table
      • Task Updates
        • Split Tasks, Reschedule Tasks
  • Updating and Filtering Project Plans
    • Applying Filters
      • Tracking Overdue Tasks with Filters
      • Tracking Competed Tasks with Filters
      • Tracking Tasks by Grouping
    • Customizing Filters
      • Create, Modify, Report View of Custom Filters
    • Grouping and Sorting Tasks
  • Project File Exchange and Conversion
    • Navigating Project with other Applications
      • Importing and Exporting with Excel
      • Create Custom Maps
      • Converting Project Plan files
        • Web Pages, Gif Files, Objects
        • Hyperlink to other Application/Web/Within Same Project
  • Managing Multiple Projects
    • Creating Master Projects
    • Linking Sub-Projects
    • Calculating Multiple Critical Paths
  • Working with Resource Pools
    • Creating and Sharing Resources Between Projects
    • Updating Resource Files

Each module includes software labs to reinforce learning.