MS Project 2015





This Training instructor-led course is intended for individuals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Microsoft Project. The course begins with the basic concepts and leads students through all the functions they’ll need to plan and manage a small to medium-size project, including how to level resources and capture both cost and schedule progress.
This course will also help students prepare for Microsoft Project 2013 Exam 74-343 Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand the discipline of project management as it applies to using Microsoft Project 2013.
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Identify Task Types & Relationships.
  • Define Resources within Project.
  • Make Work Package Estimates.
  • Create an Initial Schedule.
  • Create a Resource Leveled Schedule.
  • Create Projects from templates, Excel files.
  • Create Global templates.
  • Create formulas and graphical indicators.
  • The steps to record a macro.
  • Format Output and Print Reports.
  • Integrate Multiple Projects.
  • Set up a Project with a Calendar, Start date, and scheduling method.
  • Understand Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule.
  • Manage multiple projects.
  • Be able to create a master project list with shared resources.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for both novice and experienced project managers, managers, schedulers, and other project stake holders who need to incorporate the discipline of project management with Microsoft Project 2016

Eligibility Criteria

None 

Exam Details

None 

Course Contents

Introduction 
  • Describe how Project relates to the discipline of Project management.
  • Learn what the new features are in Project 2013.
  • Navigate to the primary views available using the Ribbon.
  • Choose Views that display task, resource, or assignment information.
  • Select table within views to change the information that is available to see and edit.
  • Relate the features of Project to the 5 steps for building a plan in Project.
Introduction to Microsoft Project
1. Microsoft Project, project management and you
  • Meet the Project application
  • Meet the Project family
  • New features in Project 2013
  • What was new in Project 2010
  • What was new in Project 2007
  • You as a project manager    
 2. A guided tour of Project
  • The Project interface: Finding your way around  
  • The Backstage view: Managing files and setting options 
  • The ribbon and tabs: Finding the features you want 
  • Views: Working with schedule details the way you want 
  • Reports: Seeing project status in new ways
3. Starting a new plan
  • Starting a new plan, and setting its start date 
  • Setting nonworking days in the project calendar  
  • Entering the plan’s title and other properties  
4. Building a task list
  • Entering task names
  • Entering task durations  
  • Entering a milestone task 
  • Creating summary tasks to outline the plan 
  • Creating task dependencies with links  
  • Switching task scheduling from manual to automatic  
  • Checking the plan’s duration and finish date 
  • Documenting tasks with notes and hyperlinks  
5. Setting up resources
  • Entering work resource names
  • Entering resources’ maximum capacity 
  • Entering resource pay rates 
  • Adjusting working time in a resource calendar
  • Setting up cost resources 
  • Documenting resources with notes
6 Assigning resources to tasks
  • Assigning work resources to tasks
  • Controlling work when adding or removing resource assignments 
  • Assigning cost resources to tasks 
  • Checking the plan’s duration, cost, and work 
7. Formatting and sharing your plan
  • Customizing a Gantt Chart view 
  • Customizing a Timeline view 
  • Customizing reports 
  • Copying views and reports 
  • Printing views and reports 
8. Tracking progress
  • Saving a baseline of your plan 
  • Tracking a plan as scheduled through a specific date 
  • Entering a task’s completion percentage
  • Entering actual values for tasks 
9. Advanced task scheduling
  • See task relationships with Task Path 
  • Adjusting task link relationships 
  • Setting task constraints 
  • Interrupting work on a task 
  • Adjusting working time for individual tasks 
  • Control task scheduling with task types
10. Fine-tuning task details
  • Entering deadline dates
  • Entering fixed costs 
  • Setting up a recurring task
  • Viewing the project’s critical path 
  • Scheduling summary tasks manually 
 11. Fine-tuning resource and assignment details
  • Setting up resource availability to apply at different times 
  • Entering multiple pay rates for a resource
  • Setting up resource pay rates to apply at different times 
  • Setting up material resources 
  • Delaying the start of assignments
  • Applying contours to assignments 
  • Applying different pay rates to assignments
  • Assigning material resources to tasks
  • Viewing resource capacity 
12. Fine-tuning the Project plan
  • Examining resource allocations over time 
  • Resolving resource over allocations manually 
  • Leveling over allocated resources
  • Checking the plan’s cost and finish date 
  • Inactivating tasks 
13. Organizing project details
  • Sorting Project details 
  • Grouping Project details 
  • Filtering Project details 
  • Creating new tables 
  • Creating new views 
14. Tracking progress on tasks and assignments
  • Updating a baseline
  • Tracking actual and remaining values for tasks and assignments 
  • Tracking time phased actual work for tasks and assignments
  • Rescheduling incomplete work 
15 Viewing and reporting project status
  • Identifying tasks that have slipped 
  • Examining task costs 
  • Examining resource costs 
  • Reporting project cost variance with a stoplight view
16. Getting your project back on track
  • Troubleshooting time and schedule problems 
  • Troubleshooting cost and resource problems
  • Troubleshooting scope-of-work problems 
  • In-Depth and Special Subjects
17. Applying advanced formatting and printing
  • Formatting a Gantt chart view
  • Formatting a Timeline view 
  • Formatting a Network Diagram view 
  • Formatting a Calendar view 
  • Printing and exporting views
18. Advanced report formatting
  • Formatting tables in a report 
  • Formatting charts in a report
  • Creating a custom report
19. Customizing Project
  • Sharing custom elements between plans 
  • Recording macros 
  • Editing macros 
  • Customizing the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar 
20. Sharing information with other programs
  • Copying Project data to other programs 
  • Opening other file formats in Project 
  • Saving to other file formats from Project
  • Generating visual reports with Excel and Visio 
21 Consolidating projects and resources
  • Creating a resource pool
  • Viewing assignment details in a resource pool 
  • Updating assignments in a sharer plan 
  • Updating a resource’s information in a resource pool
  • Updating all plans’ working times in a resource pool 
  • Linking new plans to a resource pool 
  • Changing sharer plan assignments and updating a resource pool 
  • Consolidating plans 
  • Creating dependencies between plans  

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