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Microsoft Project Course: Managing Projects

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Microsoft Project Course: Managing Projects


Make managing your projects easy with our Microsoft Project courses in Sydney.Microsoft Project helps you get started quickly and execute projects with ease. Learn Microsoft Project with our Microsoft Project courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.Improve your productivity in planning and scheduling as you discover the project management capabilities and features of Microsoft Project. This Microsoft Project course is designed to kick start people using Microsoft Project1 to schedule their project. The focus is on modelling and managing one project well in Microsoft Project, including the development of a schedule, the assignment of resources, estimation, tracking progress and producing reports.The course reviews the scheduling process in line with the latest edition of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and helps users improve their project management skills while using the software to manage project data.Learning OutcomesThis Microsoft Project course will assist project managers and team members improve their productivity by learning the major features and capabilities of Microsoft Project, and developing hands-on skills in analysing project data with the software.At the completion of this Microsoft Project course you should be able to:Understand and use project management terminology and its basic principlesDevelop a project plan (schedule) incorporating tasks and task relationshipsCreate and assign project resources, including people, facilities, equipment and materialsIdentify and resolve over-allocated project resourcesDisplay and edit their project in a variety of viewsUpdate project progressManage and report project costs and progressExtract data and copy project data to other Office productsShare resources between projectsView merged or related projects in a portfolio viewCustomise the tables, views, reports and toolbars used in the software to suit their needs and the needs of their organisationCourse DesignThe instructor will use a variety of interactive methods during the course, including:Short presentations supplemented by online resources.Practice exercises in each feature of the software.Case study problem-solving.Suggested evening downloads and web links.The documentation provided gives detailed technical information about the package – its windows, menus, options and capabilities – clarifying the details while users develop practical skills on specific features. Many sample projects are provided to allow hands on exploration of each topic and feature of the software.Course ContentThis Microsoft Project course will cover the following content:Brief introduction to Project ManagementOverview of Project Management and the Planning Process.Defining the Scope of the Project and the WBS.Developing the Project Schedule.Assigning Project Resources.Controlling Project Execution.Role of a scheduling tool like Microsoft Project.Starting Microsoft ProjectThe components of Microsoft Project’s interface and its database.Selecting and using components of the Microsoft Project ribbon, built in tables and views, including the View Bar.Getting started – defining Project Information, data entry, setting the project start date, linking tasks.Options: project specific options and generic options; removing undesirable options such as manual scheduling and Effort Driven tasks.Scheduling the project in Microsoft Project – The Work Breakdown Structure and task dependenciesPurpose of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) - defining deliverables, tasks and their logical relationships; outlining in Microsoft Project.Task types: Fixed Duration, Fixed units and Fixed Work; recurring tasks.Estimating durations or work (effort).Contingencies in estimating.Task dependencies/relationships, the Network view and the Critical Path.Modifying Task Relationships, Project Constraints.Adding and assigning resourcesDifferent types of resources: part-time, full-time, machines, material resources, personnel.The project calendar – base calendar and resource calendars; creating and assigning a calendar.Entering and Assigning Resources – full-time, part-time and intermittent assignments; single and multiple assignments.Managing and levelling workloads; resource sheets and resource views; limitations of automated levelling.Working with project costsTypes of cost: fixed costs and variable costs (period cost, per unit cost, per use cost).How to model each type of cost in Microsoft Project – labour and facilities, materials and lump sum (firm fixed price costs).Using cost rate tables for rate escalation and multiple rates per resource.Analysing the project/troubleshootingResolving time restrictions and setting deadlines.Resource work-hour considerations.Resolving Resource Conflicts.“What if?” analysis.Displaying project dataObjects: views, tables, filters, calendars and maps.Exploring Views.Generating Project Reports.Using drawing tools.Sorting and filtering dataSorting Project Data.Filtering Project Data.Creating Custom Filters.Setting the baseline planCreating a Baseline Plan.Previewing a Baseline Report.Clearing a Baseline.Tracking project progressModifying the environment for Tracking.Entering data for Completed Tasks.Entering Actual data for Tasks in Progress.Adjusting the schedule of future tasks.Customising the Microsoft Project EnvironmentWorking with Views.Working with Toolbars and Macros.Working with Global Settings.Using the Organiser utility.Advanced features: Resource pools, multiple projects and automationWorking with a Resource Pool.Working with Sub-projects and Master Projects.Project macros – automating commands and tool bar buttons.Intended AudienceManaging Projects with Microsoft Project is a course designed for participants who are occasional or regular users of scheduling software. It is suitable for:Project managers or senior team leaders in any industry (engineering, IT, finance, manufacturing or business change management) with responsibility for establishing project plans and scheduling resources for business or technical projects.Project team members with responsibility for contributing components to a larger project plans, such as task lists and work assignments.Users of other Microsoft Office products who require an understanding of this software package to analyse reports and data extracted from Microsoft Project.Delivery StyleThis Microsoft Project course is presented as a practical, instructor-led computer-based course in a Microsoft Windows environment. In this Microsoft Project course you’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use so you can follow instructor training and work through examples in an application-focused teaching environment.Course PrerequisitesThis Microsoft Project course assumes little or no knowledge of Microsoft Project. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of project management methodology. You should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system. This includes navigating the environment using a mouse and keyboard, starting applications, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, creating folders, opening and saving files, familiarity with the accessing the Internet and use of common web browsers. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending the Basic Computer Skills Course before attempting this course.Course MaterialsEach participant will receive:A complete set of sample files, templates and project documentation.Comprehensive reference work book.Sample solution files for case study exercises.A certificate of attendance confirming PDUs (contact hours) earned.This project management course is delivered by Project Managers Network Pty Ltd, a Registered Education Provider (#1467) for the Project Management Institute. PMI, the PMI logo, PMP, CAPM, PMBOK, PMI Talent Triangle and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are the registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. AIPM is a trademark of the Australian Institute of Project Management.Alternative DatesAdditional instances of this course may be available and published on our website. See Microsoft Project Course: Managing Projects for more information, or to join the waiting list and be advised when we schedule more.SessionsThis event is comprised of multiple sessions. Registered participants are expected to attend all scheduled times.Mon 9 Dec 2019 9:00AM - 4:30PMRoom to be advised, Sydney CampusTue 10 Dec 2019 9:00AM - 4:30PMRoom to be advised, Sydney Campus
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