If you use Microsoft Project to track projects,
this class will propel your efficiencies ten-fold.
This class meets two consecutive days: May 7 & 8, 2019
The purpose of this class is to integrate Project Management best practices with the core functionality of Microsoft Project®.
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®.
This course will improve your Project Management skills and increase your capability with core Project 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?
- Fundamental Project Management principles
- MS Project highlights
- Basic configuration/settings
- The schedule
- The calendar
- Fundamental calculations
- Planning essentials
- Tables and views
Building a schedule
- The approach
- Percent complete concepts
- Actual work
- Fixed vs. variable
- Calculating actual
- Earned Value basics
- Getting the project back on schedule
- Creating reports
- Customizing reports
- Schedule and budget health
- Determining actuals/actions
- Charting progress
- Custom fields
- Custom filters
- Custom features
“The Microsoft Project was exactly what I was looking for. I thought Mike Green was very knowledgeable and handled the presentation of the material well.”
Peter Swenson, Product Manager, AgVantis, Overland Park, KS
Microsoft Project can be a complicated software package. If you work with it on a regular basis, this class will increase your ability to produce reports, track progress, and status projects.
- 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
Materials in this class are based on the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017.
The PMI Registered Education Provider logo, PMI TALENT TRIANGLE, Talent Triangle log, and the Project Management Professional (PMP) are a registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.