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MS Project

Project Planning and Scheduling

Using MS Project ®

(15 PDUs) Professional development units

Introduction

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.

Course Content

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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

  • Effectively manage and understand project schedules.
  • Get productive quickly.
  • Leverage existing data.
  • Build professional charts and diagrams.
  • Effectively communicate information.
  • Gain greater control of resources and finances.
  • Quickly access the information you need.
  • Track projects according to your needs.
  • Customize Office Project to your needs.

Methodology

Instructor-Led Class Lectures – Notes & Slides

Reviews and Revisions

Q & A - Case Studies

Group Assignments and Discussions, practice on PC .

Audience

This course is primarily designed for people who:

  • Professionals wishing to upgrade their knowledge and skills.
  • Project managers &project team members.
  • Financial managers and team member, HR managers and team members, Engineers, project planners, procurement team, Administration team.
  • PMP ® certified professionals who would like to gain 15 PDUs from recertification.

Services provided

  • All participants will be supplied with the training aids and handouts in addition to refreshments.

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