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1. Title

  • Microsoft Project Complete: The Complete Microsoft Project Course (MSPCPL, 5 days)
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2. Course Pre-requisites

  • Good knowledge of general project management

3. Target Audience

  • Business professionals who want to learn how to use Microsoft Project to perform advanced project management tasks

4. Dates and Pricing

2 People for Guaranteed Live or Virtual Delivery $2,775.00 per person

5. Outline

Module 1: Microsoft Project Essential Skills

Topic 1: The Target Case Study: ABC Corporation CRM Development

Topic 2: Microsoft Project Navigation: Getting Around

Topic 3: Setting Project Options

Topic 4: Creating a Project Schedule

Topic 5: Defining Project Calendars

Topic 6: Task and Task Detail Entry

Topic 7: Organizing Tasks in Phases

Topic 8: Linking Tasks

Topic 9: Documenting Tasks

Topic 10: Reviewing the Project Schedule?s Duration

Topic 11: Exercise: Creating a Project with Microsoft Project Pro

Module 2: Setting up Resources and Task Assignments

Topic 1: Working with Human Resources

Topic 2: Working with Equipment Resources

Topic 3: Working with Material Resources

Topic 4: Working with Cost Resources

Topic 5: Establishing Pay Rates

Topic 6: Adjusting Working Time

Topic 7: Adding Notes

Topic 8: Assigning Work Resources to Tasks

Topic 9: Modifying Work Resource Task Assignments

Topic 10: Assigning Material Resources to Tasks

Topic 11: Assigning Cost Resources to Tasks

Topic 12: Project Information Sorting, Grouping and Filtering

Topic 13: Exercise: Adding Project Resources and Scheduling Tasks

Module 3: Tuning the Schedule

Topic 1: Applying a Task Calendar to an Individual Task

Topic 2: Changing Task Types

Topic 3: Splitting a Task

Topic 4: Setting up Recurring Tasks

Topic 5: Applying Task Constraints

Topic 6: Reviewing the Critical Path

Topic 7: Viewing Resource Allocation

Topic 8: Exercise: Fine Tuning the Schedule

Module 4: Tuning Tasks

Topic 1: Managing Task Constraints

Topic 2: Managing Task Relationships

Topic 3: Setting Deadline Dates

Topic 4: Establishing Task Priorities

Topic 5: Manually Scheduling Tasks

Topic 6: Exercise: Tuning Tasks in a Schedule

Module 5: Fine-Tuning Resources

Topic 1: Working with Material Resource Consumption Rates

Topic 2: Working with Resource Cost per Use

Topic 3: Working with Multiple Pay Rates

Topic 4: Working with Resource Availability

Topic 5: Resolving Resource Over-Allocation

Topic 6: Leveling Over-Allocated Resources

Topic 7: Exercise: Resource Leveling and Schedule Crashing

Module 6: Project Schedule Formatting

Topic 1: Overview of Presentation Options

Topic 2: Gantt Chart Formatting

Topic 3: Working with Views

Topic 4: Working with Custom Fields

Topic 5: Working with Tables

Topic 6: Creating Custom Views

Topic 7: Exercise: Creating a Custom View in Support of a Specific Requirement

Module 7: Project Schedule Tracking

Topic 1: Overview of Project Tracking and Control

Topic 2: Establishing a Project Baseline

Topic 3: Project Schedule Tracking

Topic 4: Working with Task Completion Percentages

Topic 5: Identifying Tasks that are Over Budget or Over Time

Topic 6: Exercise: tracking Project Progress

Module 8: Advanced Project Schedule Tracking

Topic 1: Recording Actual Start, Finish and Duration

Topic 2: Adjusting Remaining Work

Topic 3: An Introduction to Earned Value Management

Topic 4: Evaluating Performance with Earned Value Management

Topic 5: Exercise: Earned Value Management with Microsoft Project

Module 9: Project Reporting

Topic 1: Working with Dashboard Reports

Topic 2: Customizing and Formatting Reports

Topic 3: About Reporting on Project Status

Topic 4: Working with Visual Reports

Topic 5: Customizing and Printing a View

Topic 6: Exercise: Creating a Custom Report

Module 10: Project Schedule Optimization

Topic 1: Making Time and Data Adjustments

Topic 2: Working with the Critical Path

Topic 3: Task Start Delay

Topic 4: Working with Assignment Contours

Topic 5: Compressing the Schedule

Topic 6: Working with the Calendar View

Topic 7: Working with Task IDs and WBS Codes

Topic 8: Working with Network Diagrams

Topic 9: Exercise: Optimizing and Presenting the Project Schedule

Module 11: Managing Multiple Projects

Topic 1: About Consolidated Projects

Topic 2: Creating Task Relationships between Projects

Topic 3: Managing Time

Topic 4: Managing Costs

Topic 5: Best Practices

Topic 6: Exercise: Managing Multiple Projects

Module 12: Resource Pools

Topic 1: Developing a Resource Pool

Topic 2: Viewing Assignment Details

Topic 3: Working with a Sharer File

Topic 4: Updating Resource Information

Topic 5: Updating Working Time for Multiple Projects

Topic 6: Adding New Project Schedules

Topic 7: Exercise: Creating a Resource Pool

Module 13: Microsoft Project Application Integration

Topic 1: Using Graphical Indicators

Topic 2: Working with the Timeline View

Topic 3: Publishing Data the Project Server

Topic 4: Exporting Data to Relational Databases

Topic 5: Exporting Data to Microsoft Excel and Word

Topic 6: Importing External Data into Microsoft Project

Topic 7: Exercise: Exporting Data to Excel

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