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Learn how to use this popular software for project planning and reporting! (see full course description)

 

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Managing Projects Using Microsoft Project® 2013 - available for OnSite Training ONLY

At AMA's Microsoft Project seminar, you'll not only get intensive, hands-on training for using this popular project management software, but you'll also get expert instruction from an experienced and certified project manager on how to turn its powerful features into time-saving, stress-reducing, productivity-boosting benefits for your projects.

How You Will Benefit

  • Expand your ability to access the project planning capabilities of Microsoft Project
  • See each technique demonstrated—and perform it yourself with your instructor’s help
  • Practice using Microsoft Project on real-life process improvement, IT systems and product development projects
  • Enhance your ability to continuously monitor and control your project using a dynamic schedule
  • Walk away with templates you can customize and use immediately
  • Return to work with a job aid and sample project cases
  • Develop an integrated project plan including realistic scope, schedules, budgets and risks

What You Will Cover

  • Examining the data structure: pros and cons
  • Taking a “tour” of, and personalizing, your project file
  • Effectively incorporating data such as work breakdown structure (WBS), tasks, relationships, durations, resources, costs and effort to build a solid project plan
  • Producing a dynamic schedule vs. a static schedule
  • Controlling and monitoring the project: entering actuals, measuring variance, and reporting progress
  • Techniques for tracking and reporting project progress

Extended Seminar Outline

Learning Objectives

  • Use Software as a Management Tool, Not Simply for Documentation Purposes
  • Develop an Integrated Project Plan Including Realistic Scope, Schedules, Budgets, and Risks
  • Apply Techniques for Tracking and Reporting Project Progress, Such as Budget and Resource Allocations for Financial
  • Reporting
  • Differentiate between a Dynamic and a Static Schedule


Important Definitions

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • A Deliverable-Oriented Grouping of Project Elements That Organizes and Defines the Total Scope of the Project
  • Each Descending Level Represents an Increasingly Detailed Definition of a Project Component
  • Project Components May be Products or Services"
  • A WBS Is a Hierarchical Breakdown of the Work on a Project
  • A WBS Helps to Organize the Work on a Project—All the Work Required
  • A WBS Can be in an Outline or Hierarchical Format

Basic Functions

  • Inserting/Hiding Columns
  • To Redisplay a Column
  • Best Fit for Columns
  • Task Information Box
  • Navigation of Views
  • Gantt Chart View
  • Calendar View
  • Network Diagram View
  • Split Screens—Most Commonly Used
  • Resource Cost
  • Resource Schedule

Process

  • Set Project Start Date
  • Set Project Summary Task Bar
  • Enter Tasks
  • Enter Durations
  • Assign Resources
  • Set Dependencies
  • Make Schedule Adjustments
  • Establish the Baseline
  • Enter Hard Dates
  • Track Actual
  • Adjust Plan

Who Should Attend

Project Managers who understand the principles of project management or who have successfully completed a training program on project management basics who now want to learn to manage projects with a software tool. You should be proficient in the use of other Windows-based software before coming to this course.

Special Feature

Bring a laptop loaded with Microsoft® Office Project Standard or Professional 2010. The seminar leader will use Microsoft® Office Project Professional 2010.

Credits

2 days / 1.2 CEU /12 PDU

This event is available for OnSite Training.  Submit request for OnSite Training.

Seminar Summary:

Learn how to use this popular software for project planning and reporting! (see full course description)

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