Microsoft Project Workshop


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Course Description

 
Why Attend
 
The overall aim of this course is to train participants on the use of Microsoft Project software and enable them to discover all its features. Additionally, participants will be able to develop project plans and calendars, customize different charts, views and tables. The course also aims at training participants on different project related techniques such as resource assignment and leveling, tracking progress and consolidating project plans.
 
Course Methodology
 
The course relies heavily on hands-on training using Microsoft Project software. The methods used will also include a mix of interactive techniques such as brief presentations by the consultant and the participants, group exercises and discussions.
 
Course Objectives
 
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Define projects and identify project constraints
  • Develop project files and calendars
  • Schedule tasks and enter 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
 
Project schedulers, project planners, project coordinators, project managers, members of project office and anyone interested in project management. This course is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
 
Target Competencies
 
Planning
Scheduling
Organizing
Executing
Controlling
Report designing
 
Course Outline
 
Understanding projects
 
Project definition
Triple constraints
Project management processes
Project life cycle
 
Starting a new project
 
Create a project file
Setting project calendar
Entering and manipulating new tasks
Entering milestones
 
Scheduling tasks
 
Establishing tasks dependencies
Setting up task constraints
Entering recurring tasks
Splitting tasks
 
Managing resources
 
Adding and entering resource capacity
Resource calendar
Assigning work resources to tasks
Finding the right resources
Effort driven scheduling
 
Identifying critical path and resource allocation
 
Network diagram
Critical path analysis
Resource allocation
Resources leveling
 
Tracking progress
 
Saving project baseline
Tracking project as scheduled
Entering task completion percentage and actual values
Rescheduling incomplete work
Updating baseline
 
Organizing and formatting project details
 
Sorting and grouping project details
Filtering project details
Customizing tables, views and Gantt charts
Customizing and printing reports
Viewing and reporting project status
Spotlight report
 
Consolidating projects and resources
 
Creating resource pool
Linking projects to resource pool
Consolidating project plans
Creating dependencies between projects
Earned value calculations

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