Microsoft Project Master Class

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Prerequisites:

Delegates should possess previous experience of planning projects.

This course is suitable for anyone who has existing experience of planning projects and is currently using MS Project 2000, 2002 or 2003 but has had no formal training on the product. Also, those who are migrating from MS Project 98 or from another project planning application and are new to MS Project 2000, 2002 or 2003.

Course Description:

The MS Project Master Class provides expert guidance and tuition for those who have planning experience and need to use MS Project to plan and control their projects, including those managing multiple projects that share resources.

This course includes extensive hands-on practic…

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Prerequisites:

Delegates should possess previous experience of planning projects.

This course is suitable for anyone who has existing experience of planning projects and is currently using MS Project 2000, 2002 or 2003 but has had no formal training on the product. Also, those who are migrating from MS Project 98 or from another project planning application and are new to MS Project 2000, 2002 or 2003.

Course Description:

The MS Project Master Class provides expert guidance and tuition for those who have planning experience and need to use MS Project to plan and control their projects, including those managing multiple projects that share resources.

This course includes extensive hands-on practical exercises that will provide those attending with the best possible foundation to develop the skills required to use MS Project to efficiently plan, manage and control their projects and maximise the effective use of the available resources.

This course carries the award of 15 Professional Development Units (PDU's) for PMI re-certification.

This is a 'learning by doing' course, combining practical exercises and demonstrations with interactive discussions to ensure that delegates gain maximum benefit from this event.

This course includes the following modules:

Overview of MS Project.

  • Using MS Project help functions
  • Navigating the MS Project environment
  • Global & local options (default settings)
  • Views, tables & filters
  • Working with global, project & resource calendars
  • Organizer

Defining a Work Breakdown Structure

  • Top down approach
  • Milestones and deliverables
  • Entering/outlining the tasks
  • Use of templates
  • Defining task links
  • Adding task notes

Allocating Estimates and Resources to Tasks

  • Defining a resource pool
  • Assigning resources and estimates to tasks
  • Adjusting resource calendars
  • Assigning task constraints
  • Fixed units, duration & work
  • Effort driven tasks
  • Multiple resource rates
  • Assigning fixed costs

Reviewing the Schedule

  • Risk and contingency
  • Identifying and resolving resource conflicts
  • Resource levelling
  • Strategies for reducing project duration
  • Crashing the schedule

Planning for Control

  • Feedback mechanism and frequency
  • Identifying and quantifying control activities
  • baselining the plan

Customising the Environment

  • Defining company standards
  • Modifying/creating views, tables, filters & reports

Project Control

  • Updating the plan
  • Reviewing project status
  • Printing and reporting project information

Multiple Projects

  • Inserting project(s)
  • Defining inter-project links
  • Resource sharing

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