PDUs: 14 Contact Hours: 14 Duration: 4 days; 2 weeks
Our goal is to provide high quality training and to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction. We are confident that your learning experience will enhance your professional skills and education. Our Microsoft® Project 2013 course is also delivered by a certified Microsoft trainer and the content approved by Microsoft and PMI.
Participants will create and manage a project schedule using Microsoft® Project 2013 in this hands-on, case study based approach, utilizing practical exercises and real-life projects.
This course is designed for persons with understanding of project management concepts, who are responsible for creating and modifying project schedule and who need a tool to manage those project schedule.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment.
- Create a new project schedule file and enter project information.
- Manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.
- Manage resources for a project.
- Finalize a project schedule.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
Topic 1A: Explore the Microsoft Project 2013 Environment
Topic 1B: Display an Existing Project Schedule in Different Views
Lesson 2: Creating a Project Schedule
Topic 2A: Create a Project Schedule
Topic 2B: Assign a Project Calendar
Topic 2C: Add Tasks to a Project Schedule
Topic 2D: Enter the Task Duration Estimates
Topic 2E: Add Resources to a Project Schedule
Lesson 3: Managing Tasks in a Project Schedule
Topic 3A: Outline Tasks
Topic 3B: Link Dependent Tasks
Topic 3C: Set Task Constraints and Deadlines
Topic 3D: Add Notes to a Task
Topic 3E: Add a Recurring Task
Lesson 4: Managing Resources in a Project Schedule
Topic 4A: Create a Resource Calendar
Topic 4B: Assign Resources to Tasks
Topic 4C: Enter Costs for Resources
Topic 4D: Resolve Resource Conflicts
Lesson 5: Finalizing a Project Schedule
Topic 5A: Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path
Topic 5B: Set a Baseline
Topic 5C: Print a Project Summary Report
Instructor led, project-based learning will be applied. Students will be guided by the course facilitators in applying MS Project to real-world scenarios. Multimedia, such as projector, will be used.
Please note that you are required to take along with you to class, a laptop computer that has the prerequisite 2013 MS Projects software. If you do not currently have the MS Projects 2013 software installed on your computer you may utilise the following link to download a trial version of the software – http://www.microsoft.com/project/en/us/project-professional-2013.aspx (simply copy and paste link in your browser)
Participants enrolling in this class should have the following:
- A general introductory-level understanding of project management concepts.
- Basic end-user skills with any current Windows operating system and Microsoft Office Excel.
- All course materials – including handouts
- A certificate of completion when participants attendees a least 90% of the class
- 14 Education hours or PDUs with the Project Management Institute (PMI®)