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Microsoft Project Introduction

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

3702

Duration

3 Days

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About This Course: Microsoft Project provides a flexible and intuitive solution to help you gain control of your projects. In this course, you learn to effectively create a project plan, track progress, adjust resources and generate dynamic reports in a hands-on learning environment.

You Will Learn How To

  • Leverage Microsoft Project to plan and manage project schedules and resources
  • Optimize plans and organize calendars
  • Track progress and monitor variances between targets and actuals
  • Assign resources to tasks and troubleshoot overallocation conflicts
  • Create reports and dashboards to effectively share project data

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of Project Management concepts

Software:

  • This course uses Microsoft Project 2016, but many concepts apply to earlier versions of Microsoft Project

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Microsoft Project
  • Overview of project management concepts that apply to Microsoft Project
  • Introducing the Microsoft Project interface
  • Customizing the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Creating a New Project Plan

Building a project plan

  • Producing a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Entering tasks, summary tasks and milestones
  • Estimating and entering task duration
  • Establishing relationships between tasks
  • Working with different types of dependencies
  • Adjusting the project schedule to target specific dates

Scheduling essentials

  • Leveraging manual and automatic scheduling
  • Conceptualizing and identifying the critical path
  • Analyzing and managing the schedule

Optimizing the project plan

  • Implementing lag and lead
  • Applying deadline dates to the project plan
  • Setting, locating and removing task constraints
  • Managing master and subprojects
  • Controlling Your Project Plan

Configuring calendars

  • Creating new and updating existing calendars
  • Analyzing the relationship between project, task and resource calendars
  • Changing default calendar options

Applying calendars to projects, tasks and resources

  • Assigning calendars appropriately
  • Updating your project plan due to calendar changes

Sharing project calendars

  • Saving calendar changes to the Global template
  • Sharing and organizing calendars
  • Keeping Your Project on Track

Preparing for tracking

  • Validating the project plan
  • Establishing the baseline

Tracking task progress

  • Identifying key steps in the tracking process
  • Updating the project plan with tracking data
  • Analyzing variance against the project plan
  • Creating graphical status indicators

Troubleshooting schedule problems

  • Reviewing project task updates for timeline problems
  • Resolving issues with the project schedule
  • Managing Project Resources and Assignments

Creating and assigning resources

  • Defining work, material and cost resources
  • Assigning resources to tasks
  • Utilizing budget resources
  • Configuring resource pools

Managing and tracking resource assignments

  • Troubleshooting resource assignments
  • Investigating and resolving resource overallocations
  • Tracking assignment progress
  • Leveraging the Usage views to manage assignments
  • Analyzing Project Data and Preparing Reports

Identifying communication needs

  • Defining stakeholder groups
  • Identifying project communication requirements

Creating reports

  • Examining basic and dynamic report types
  • Designing dashboard indicator reports
  • Building custom tables, filters and reports
  • Creating Visual Report templates
  • Automating reporting tasks via macros

Interacting with other applications

  • Sharing data using the Timeline view
  • Overview of collaboration features
  • Employing import and export maps
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Tuition

Standard

$2650

Government

$2355

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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which you or your organization may be entitled.

Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

Earn 17 Credits from NASBA

This course qualifies for 17 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

Earn 17 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 16 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 1 PDUs

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“MS Project is a perfect tool to track projects and manage resources. Thank you Learning Tree for the MS Project 2010 course that gave me the tools I needed to resolve an issue in my office... I will be returning for more courses!”

- M. O'Shea, Regulatory Health Project Manager
FDA

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