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MS Project 2013 Fast Track for Managing Projects



This course is 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.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of using MS Project 2013
  • Use MS Project 2013 to define your working environment
  • Use MS Project 2013 to create and plan for your project scope
  • Use MS Project 2013 to plan for and manage your project resources and schedule
  • Use MS Project to cost  and budget your  project
  • Use MS Project to track and measure your project performance

Targeted Audience:

  • Project managers starting their career paths
  • Project managers using other tools such as Primavera and looking to learn MS Project
  • Project managers looking to increase their skills of using MS Project
  • Managers

Course Outlines:

Unit 1:

  • Introduction: what is a project management
  • Project Life Cycle & Project Phases
  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Characteristics of Good Project Management
  • Time Management & Schedule Development
  • Gantt Chart

Unit 2:

  • What is MS Project 
  • Naming the project
  • Selecting the project scheduling method (Forward/ Backward)
  • Setting the project start/end dates
  • Setting the project calendar and working times
  • Choosing manual vs automatic scheduling
  • Creating the WBS

Unit 3: 

  • Creating project tasks
  • Sequencing tasks
  • Defining and setting resources
  • Defining and working with the CP

Unit 4: 

  • Looking for and identifying over-allocated resources
  • Leveling Resources: manual vs automatic
  • Identifying and setting schedule constraints
  • Costing the project
  • Budgeting the project

Unit 5: 

  • Tracking Project Performance
  • Setting the Baseline for a project
  • Updating the project progress
  • Monitoring and controlling schedule
  • Performance measuring using the Earned Value Management
  • Overview of project reporting
  • Overview of different project views
  • Formatting your project

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