Project Management Using MS Project

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Why Attend This Training Course?

As anyone with experience in the business world can attest, many projects take longer than planned, come in over budget, and deliver fewer benefits than promised. Researchers estimate that as many as 70 percent of projects fail in some critical way. Why is the project failure rate so high? Of course, there are many answers to this question, but one major difference between successful projects and those that fail is the presence of a skilled project manager. Our interactive training course will provide participants with better empathies in managing a project using Microsoft software.

What Is The Training Course Methodology?

This training course methodology depends on enabling participants to interact and exchange experiences, explore their competencies and achieve their career aspirations, using forward-thinking training arts, such as theoretical lectures and/or open discussion to exchange opinions and experiences, scenarios, innovative thinking brainstorming. Participants will receive an agenda including training material as a reference, in addition to some extra notes and booklets. 

Who Should Attend This Training Course?

This training course is designed for Project Managers, Construction Managers, Product and Development Managers or personnel dealing with project management. As well as newly assigned Project Leaders and Senior Managers considering the implementation of project management.

What Is The Training Course Objectives?

By the end of this training course, participants will be learn:
  • The first core and most professional, according to management programs
  • Ability to represent all project activities within easy schedules, fun checks, and numerous reports extraction
  • New and simple ways to use MS project tables
  • Ability to make administrative decisions and reports
  • Grasp adequate knowledge to track operations and schedules
  • Boost performance and download reports or any of the other sources
  • Create monthly financial reports as a guidance for the whole project's budget

What Is The Training Course Curriculum?

Introduction to Project Management 
  • The three Ts: tasks, timing, and task dependencies
  • Getting started
  • MS project new interface
  • Using the ribbon
  • Changing views
  • Home base: Gantt chart view
Resourceful Views: Resource Sheet and Team Planner
  • Getting your timing down with the timeline
  • Going with the flow: network diagram view  
  • Calling up calendar view
  • Customizing views 
Mastering Base, Project, Resource, and Task Calendars 
  • How calendars work
  • How one calendar relates to another
  • Calendar options and working times
  • Setting calendar options
  • Setting exceptions to working times
  • Setting the project calendar and other essential project information
  • Modifying task
  • Calendars
  • Making resource calendar settings 
User-Controlled Scheduling: Manual Vs. Automatic 
  • Setting tasks with no duration: milestones
  • Showing up again and again: recurring tasks 
  • Understanding how constraints work 
  • Establishing constraints
  • Setting a deadline
  • Deleting tasks and using inactive tasks
  • Making a task note
  • Saving your project — and your tasks
Task Information in Action: Planning Your Next Space Launch 
  • Summary tasks and subtasks
  • Cracking the WBS code
  • Adding the missing (dependency) link
  • Extending your reach with external dependencies 
  • Taking a look at the task dependencies
  • Resources: people, places, and things
  • Becoming resource-full
  • Resource types: work, material, and cost
  • Sharing resources
  • Predesigned filters
  • Putting auto-filter to work
  • Rescheduling the project 
All about Baselines 
  • What does a baseline look like?
  • Entering fixed-cost updates
  • Filtering
  • Examining the critical path 
Creating a Visual Report 
  • Formatting reports
  • Call the printer!
  • Working with page setup 
  • Get a preview
  • So let’s print! 
A Project Overview
  • Viewing project information
  • Sending task work updates
  • Sending status reports

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