Microsoft Mastering MS Project
2 Days - 12 Hours
This course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project during the planning phase of a project. In other words, if your supervisor assigns you to lead a project, this course will enable you to draft a project plan with Project and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval. In Microsoft® Project® 2019 (On-Premise or Online Editions), you learned the basic features of Microsoft Project during the planning phase of a project. This course covers the advanced knowledge and skills a project manager needs to update a project plan in Project during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project. In other words, once your project plan is approved by the project sponsor, this course will enable you to manage the project so that it is completed on time, within budget, and according to scope.
This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts, as well as general desktop computer skills, and who will be responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. This course will give you the fundamental and advanced understanding of Microsoft Project necessary to construct project plans during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project.
To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic knowledge and skills using the Microsoft® Windows® operating system—preferably the most current version. While you do not need to be an expert, some experience and competency with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel®, will be useful. Finally, having a foundational knowledge of project management concepts will help prepare you for working with Microsoft Project.
In this course, you will be able to construct basic project plans using Microsoft Project.
- Identify project management concepts and navigate Microsoft Project Professional.
- Create a new project plan.
- Add tasks to a project.
- Manage task relationships within a project.
- Manage project resources.
- Finalize a project plan.
- Update a project plan.
- Generate project views to manage a project.
- Create project reports to share a project's status.
- Reuse project plan information.
- Work with multiple projects.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
Topic A: Identify Project Management Concepts
Topic B: Navigate in the Microsoft Project Desktop Environment
Lesson 2: Defining a Project
Topic A: Create a New Project Plan File
Topic B: Set Project Plan Options
Topic C: Assign a Project Calendar
Lesson 3: Adding Project Tasks
Topic A: Add Tasks to a Project Plan
Topic B: Enter Task Duration Estimates
Lesson 4: Managing Tasks
Topic A: Create a Work Breakdown Structure
Topic B: Define Task Relationships
Topic C: Schedule Tasks
Lesson 5: Managing Project Resources
Topic A: Add Resources to a Project
Topic B: Create a Resource Calendar
Topic C: Enter Costs for Resources
Topic D: Assign Resources to Tasks
Topic E: Resolve Resource Conflicts
Lesson 6: Finalizing a Project Plan
Topic A: Optimize a Project Plan
Topic B: Set a Baseline
Topic C: Share a Project Plan
Lesson 7: Updating a Project Plan
Topic A: Enter Task Progress
Topic B: Enter Overtime Work
Topic C: Edit Tasks
Topic D: Update Cost Rate Tables
Topic E: Update a Baseline
Lesson 8: Viewing Project Progress
Topic A: Use View Commands
Topic B: Add a Custom Field
Topic C: Create Custom Views
Topic D: Format and Share the Timeline View
Lesson 9: Reporting on Project Progress
Topic A: View Built-in Reports
Topic B: Create Custom Reports
Topic C: Create a Visual Report
Lesson 10: Reusing Project Plan Information
Topic A: Create a Project Plan Template
Topic B: Share Project Plan Elements with Other Plans
Lesson 11: Working with Multiple Projects
Topic A: Share Resources
Topic B: Link Project Plans