Course Overview

This Two-day, instructor-led course is intended for professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Microsoft Project 2013. The course begins with the basic concepts and leads you through all the functions you’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 you prepare for Microsoft Project Exam 74-343 Managing Projects with Microsoft Project.

Course Methodology

This course is practical with hands-on training on MS project to help build your knowledge and confidence. Laptops will be used throughout the duration of the training. In addition, Microsoft Project 2013 electronic version 'e-book' will be distributed at the course.

Course Objectives

By completely attending this course, participants will be able to:
  • Completing a full project life cycle takes you through planning
  • Tracking progress and responding to variance
  • Define projects and identify project constraints
  • Develop project files and calendars
  • Schedule tasks and entering recurring tasks
  • Produce resources and assign them to tasks
  • Identify critical path and apply resource leveling
  • Prepare baselines and track project progress
  • Design project status reports and customize charts
  • Create resource pools and consolidate project plans

Target Audience

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.

Target Competencies

  • Planning Business project
  • Scheduling project Tasks
  • Organizing Projects Tasks and Resources
  • Executing Tasks
  • Controlling project Tasks, resources, costs
  • Generating project Reports and Designing new ones

Course Outline

INITIALIZE A PROJECT

  • Create a project using templates from (Completed project, Existing template, Existing project, SharePoint task list, Excel workbook)
  • Create and maintain calendars
  • Create custom fields using basic formulas, graphical indicator criteria, and lookup tables
  • Customize option settings (Set default task types, Manual versus auto-scheduling, Project options, Calendar options, Customized ribbon)

CREATE A TASK-BASED SCHEDULE

  • Set up project information
  • Create and modify a project task structure
  • Set date constraints, deadlines, dependencies, and links
  • Create a user-controlled schedule
  • Display warnings and suggestions
  • Manage multiple projects that share the same resource pool
  • Create links between projects
  • Resolve conflicts between linked projects
  • Work with master projects and sub-projects
  • Summarize data in master projects

MANAGE RESOURCES & ASSIGNMENTS

  • Enter and edit resource information
  • Use task forms and assign multiple resources to tasks
  • Manage resource allocation
  • View task resource usage, availability across multiple projects, and change assignment information
  • Display current resource allocations and assigments
  • Manage unassigned tasks
  • Resolve resource conflicts
  • Manage Model project costs
  • Enter and assign resource-based costs (work, material, cost), cost per use, and fixed costs

TRACK & ANALYZE A PROJECT

  • Use multiple baselines
  • Baseline an entire project
  • Baseline selected tasks
  • Update a baseline
  • Update actual progress percentage completion and remaining duration
  • Use actual work and usage views to reschedule uncompleted work
  • Show variance of the current plan against baseline (tracking Gantt)
  • Select a view to display variance
  • Resolve potential schedule problems and display warnings
  • View the critical path in single or master projects
  • View total slack and display progress against baseline or deadlines

COMMUNICATION PROJECT INFORMATION

  • Import data from Excel
  • Export data to Excel
  • Attach documents or link hyperlinks to supporting information
  • Copy and paste timeline and reports to other Office Web Apps
  • Create and generate visual reports in Excel and Visio and export a timeline view to email
  • Configure and display reports and dashboards
  • Use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to automate frequent tasks

 

Location & Dates
Call us at +971 4 430 8394