Managing projects using microsoft project.

Learn The Rudiments of project management...

Why Attend?

The overall aim of this course is to train participants on the use of MS Project software and enable them to discover all its features. Additionally, participants will be able to develop project plans and calendars, customize different charts, views and tables.

The course also aims at training participants on different project related techniques such as resources assignments and leveling, tracking progress and consolidating project plans.

What You'll Benefit?

  • Understanding projects

    • Project definition
    • Triple constraints
    • Project management processes
    • Project life cycle
  • Starting a new project

    • Create a project file
    • Setting project calendar
    • Entering and manipulating new tasks
    • Entering milestones
  • Scheduling tasks

    • Establishing tasks dependencies
    • Setting up task constraints
    • Entering recurring tasks
    • Splitting tasks
  • Managing resources

    • Adding and entering resource capacity
    • Resource calendar
    • Assigning work resources to tasks
    • Finding the right resources
    • Effort driven scheduling
  • Identifying critical path and resource allocation

    • Network diagram
    • Critical path analysis
    • Resource allocation
    • Resources leveling
  • Tracking progress

    • Saving project baseline
    • Tracking project as scheduled
    • Entering task completion percentage and actual values
    • Rescheduling incomplete work
    • Updating baseline
  • Organizing and formatting project details

    • Sorting and grouping project details
    • Filtering project details
    • Customizing tables, views and Gantt charts
    • Customizing and printing reports
    • Viewing and reporting project status
    • Spotlight report
  • Consolidating projects and resources

    • Creating resource pool
    • Linking projects to resource pool
    • Consolidating project plans
    • Creating dependencies between projects
    • Earned value calculations

Course Methodology

The course relies heavily on hands-on training using Microsoft Project software. The methods used will also include a mix of interactive techniques; brief presentations by the consultant and the participants, group exercises and discussions.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Target Audience

Project schedulers, project planners, project coordinators, project managers, members of project office and anyone interested in project management.

Target Audience Competencies

  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Organizing
  • Executing
  • Controlling
  • Report designing

Note: This course relies on hands-on training on MS Project. Please come along with your laptops.