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Microsoft Project 2010 for Project Managers

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Microsoft Project 2010 for Project Managers

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This two day class meets two consecutive days: August 21 & 22, 2017

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The purpose of this class is to integrate Project Management best practices with the core functionality of Microsoft Project® 2010. Through interactive instruction, the student will learn:

  • the essential features and functions of MS Project® that are used on a daily basis to build and manage the project schedule
  • understand how the application uses common fields and makes core calculations
  • how to build a basic project schedule
  • how to modify and update information accurately
  • how to utilize the expanded functionality of the application to manage your project schedule successfully

This course is intended to provide you with hands-on practical exercises that will help you plan the work and work the plan using Microsoft Project® 2010.

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MUST HAVE a working knowledge of Microsoft Project®.  Each participant will have a laptop provided to them with exercises and examples that will be worked on during the two day session. Class size is limited, so register early.

Benefits:

This course will improve your Project Management skills and increase your capability with core Project 2010 functions.  Together they provide the necessary and essential skills for you to:

  • create a project plan
  • manage tasks, costs, work and resources
  • display your project plan data in a variety of views
  • track and manage your project during the execution
  • >generate customized information
  • produce quality tracking and status information
  • respond quickly to customer requests and needs
  • customize your output

Classroom exercises will not only include hands on application of those items listed in the course outline, but will expand into actual real-world applications such as:

  • determine the tasks that require immediate action
  • generate a customized status report
  • determine workloads and assignments
  • analyze the effect of slides, additional resources, or schedule crashing
  • determine your schedule variance and best course of action
  • identify problem areas and run "what-if" scenarios
  • create on-demand customized reports/li>
  • how to sub-categorize your project
  • produce status and health charts for various audiences

Quickly provide answers to customer questions such as:

  • What will be required of my people in the next 15 days?
  • What happens if I move a resource?
  • Which tasks are behind schedule?
  • What is the health of your project?
  • How do you feel about your completion date?
  • How do I find the tasks I need to be working on?

CMD-Button-Register-ON

 

MUST HAVE a working knowledge of Microsoft Project®.  Each participant will have a laptop provided to them with exercises and examples that will be worked on during the two day session. Class size is limited, so register early.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Outline:

Introduction

  • Fundamental Project Management principles
  • MS Project highlights
  • Definitions
  • Basic configuration/settings

Getting Started

  • The schedule
  • The calendar
  • Fundamental calculations
  • Defaults
  • Planning essentials

Fundamentals

  • Modification
  • Filtering
  • Reporting
  • Tables and views
  • Grouping
  • Sorting

Building a schedule

  • The approach
  • Order
  • Tasks
  • Schedule
  • Predecessor/Successors
  • Constraints
  • Networking
  • Sourcing
  • Cost/Budget
  • Evaluation
  • Baseline

Tracking progress

  • Percent complete concepts
  • Actual work
  • Fixed vs. variable
  • Calculating actual
  • Earned Value basics
  • Getting the project back on schedule

Reporting status

  • Tables
  • Filters
  • Views
  • Creating reports
  • Customizing reports
  • Schedule and budget health
  • Determining actuals/actions
  • Charting progress

Customizing output

  • Custom fields
  • Custom filters
  • Custom features
  • Macros
  • VBA

Talent Triangle values:

  • PMP/PgMP: 6.5 Technical  2 Leadership  3.5 Strategic
  • PMI-ACP: 0 Technical  2 Leadership  3.5 Strategic
  • PMI-SP: 3 Technical  2 Leadership  3.5 Strategic
  • PMI-RMP: 0 Technical  2 Leadership  3.5 Strategic
  • PfMP: 0 Technical  2 Leadership  3.5 Strategic
  • PMI-PBA: 0 Technical  2 Leadership  3.5 Strategic

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