Using MS Project ®
(15 PDUs) Professional development units
Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007 gives you robust project management tools with the right blend of usability, power, and flexibility, so you can manage projects more efficiently and effectively. You can stay informed and control project work, schedules, and finances, keep project teams aligned, and be more productive through integration with familiar Microsoft Office system programs, powerful reporting, guided planning, and flexible tools.
Microsoft Project allows all levels of project management to create, view and track their projects easily.
Part 1: Exploring the Microsoft Project Environment
Part 2: Creating a New Project
Establishing basic project information, Project calendars, Change working time, Create a new standard calendar , adjusting the calendar, Determining detail tasks, Entering tasks
Establishing tasks duration, Establishing timing for tasks
Assigning Task Timing, Assigning task timing using the task information dialog box, Setting scheduling options, Assigning a calendar to a task , Using recurring tasks , Creating milestones.
Understanding constraints, Establishing constraints and deadline dates, Using deadline dates, Looking at dependencies, Establishing dependencies among tasks, Delays and overlap, Lining up your resources, Protecting files, Entering Task Notes, Manipulate the Gantt Chart to view timing, Understanding Resources, Benefits of Resource Assignment, How Project uses resource information to affect the schedule, How Project gathers cost information, Creating a Resource List, Modifying Resource Information, Budget resource, Modifying a resource’s working hours, Using Resources and Tasks, Assigning resources to tasks , Some tips about resource assignments, Handling Unusual Cost Situations, Assigning a fixed cost to a task, Accounting for resource rate changes, Creating WBS codes.
Part 3: Tracking Your Project
Understanding the principles of tracking, Estimates versus actuals, Using Baselines, Setting a baseline, Viewing Progress with the Tracking, Gantt View, Recording Actuals, Understanding Calculation Options, Calculation Mode and Calculate options : Control when Project calculates changes, Updating Tasks to Reflect Actual Information, Setting actual start and finish dates, Recording actual durations, Setting the Percent Complete value, Setting the Percent Complete value, Setting work completed, Setting remaining durations, Using Actuals and Costs, Using the Cost table for tasks, Using the Cost table for resources, Tracking Table view, Techniques and Tips for Updating, Tracking work or costs regularly, Time phased fields, Accelerating the updating process, Reviewing Progress, Viewing progress lines, Add a progress line
Part 4: Reporting on Progress
Creating Text Reports, Visual Reporting, Use this window to create visual reports.
This course will provide participants with practical skills to use leading project management (PM) software (MS Project) as well as managerial awareness about enterprise PM Software and their challenges. The mix of technical and management learning activities should allow them to acquire essential skills to successfully manage projects using PM software.
Instructor-Led Class Lectures – Notes & Slides
Reviews and Revisions
Q & A - Case Studies
Group Assignments and Discussions, practice on PC .
This course is primarily designed for people who: