Explore MS Project 2013

Plan and control your projects with MS Project 2013

With this one-day fast-paced hands-on seminar you will learn all the basics plus some tips and tricks to plan and control your projects with MSP 2013.  Microsoft Project is a very powerful scheduling tool, and this seminar will help you use the software to build and track project schedules with precision. 

This is a hands-on seminar with personal computers. Participants work on their own PCs to become familiar with menus, views and reports with sample project data. The course combines a review of the Tools and Techniques of Project Planning and Control with hands-on individual work using the software.  Participants will brainstorm two different projects, then enter the information into the computer software. The result of this course is a cohesive fast-paced experience, where all the solutions are provided by the instructor, but discovered by the participant on their own. 

Learning outcomes

By attending this workshop you will be able to:

  • Discover what's new in MS Project 2013
  • Plan a project: WBS, PDM networks, Gantt Charts
  • Allocate tasks and resources
  • Optimize schedules
  • Deal with multiple projects
  • Monitor and control your schedules and projects
  • Track and evaluate performance
  • Handle variances
  • Generate reports

Prerequisites

"Garbage in-garbage out" rule is very like to apply in project management software if one does not understand how project management methodology works.  We strongly recommend participating in one of our fundamental project management courses (The Art of Project Management, The Art of Project Management for IT/IS Projects) prior attending MS Project workshop in order to understand what data a project manager should look for before starting entering numbers and tasks into the software.  However a person with limited project management experience could also attend MSP, since all workshops include a brief brainstorming part in order to help participants justify data input according to project management principles.

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Topics

Introduction to MS Project 2013

  • Getting started (Project title, etc)
  • Introduction to MS Project Menus
  • Introduction to MS Project Views and Tables

Planning

  • A brief review of team building behaviors during planning (accountability, responsibility, control, communication)
  • Developing project goals and objectives (stakeholder agreement)
  • Creating a WBS by outlining: criteria analysis (task control)

The project organization and scheduling (accountability, ownership, communication)

  • Entering project data (from team’s brainstorming sessions)
  • Building a project schedule using PDM networks and Gantt Charts
  • Scheduling basics
  • Evaluating and adjusting the schedule – some hints
  • Creating resource pools
  • Allocating resources to the schedule
  • Creating summary tasks and sub-projects

Control

  • Tracking progress – some hints
  • Earned Value metrics
  • The 50/50 rule for percent complete of work in progress

MSP previous versions 2007 -2003

Multi-projects, controlling, variances, and reports

  • Dealing with multiple projects
  • Freezing the baseline plan
  • Project monitoring and controls
  • Tracking and evaluating performance (timecards vs estimates to complete)
  • Comparing actual work and earned value of deliverables to the baseline
  • Variance analysis
  • Types of computer-generated reports

Let’s try it – Computer workshop #1

Instructor’s input:

Microsoft Project Solutions for the Gantry Project

  • Screen shots of manual work with team
  • Microsoft Project results

 

Information

Course Code P5096
Department Vocational Training
Instructor Gerasimos Kontaxis, MSP 2007 Certified
Instruction Languages EL
Level Introductory
Prerequisites Project management experience or knowledge background recommended. Participants with limited experience will also benefit.
Who should attend Project managers, project schedulers and planners, program managers, PMO managers
Certificate of AttendanceYes
Certification Track PMP®
Continuing Education Credits 6,5 PDUs
Offered OnlineNo
Available to Buy OnlineNo
Course Fees €150.00
Partner Institution Global Business Management Consultants

Schedules

Days and Hours Start Date End Date Hours per Week
Friday, Monday, 9.00-13.00 04/11/2016 04/11/2016 8
Last Update At: 2016/11/10 - 10:17:37

  

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Quality Standards

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Where to find us

Massalias 22, (7th floor)
10680 Athens
Telephone:
Business Programs: 2103680907, 2103680927
Fax: 2103633174
Email: project@hau.gr,
http://projectmanagement.hau.gr

 

 

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