What is MS Project?

MS Project is a project management software program, developed and sold by Microsoft, which is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.

Course topics are carefully crafted by expert from industry to cover most widely used features of MS Project Professional 2010, 2013, 2016 versions. Course aim is to prepare attendees to gain sufficient conceptual knowledge as well as practice covering practical planning/scheduling situations, so that they can start using MS Project tool in their company projects right after the training.

 

Course Outline:

* Introduction
–Project Management basics
–Background of MS Project

* Know MS Project
–Overview on UI components & customization
–Overview of different Views
–Scheduling Modes

* Creating Project
–New Project
–Setting up project information
–Calendars in MS Project
–Create custom Calendar

* Identifying work to be done
–Work Breakdown structure
–Organizing Tasks
–Task Information
–Creating Milestones, recurring tasks, summary tasks
–Changing / customizing WBS Code

* Building Schedule
–Linking Tasks
–Schedule Network Analysis
–Leads & Lags
–Float/Slack
–Overview of constraints

* Building Team
–Overview on resource types
–Setting up Resource Calendar & availability
–Defining Costs & Cost rate table
–Resource Usage
–Adding more information for resource

* Assigning Resources
–Assigning work resources to project
–Overview assigning other resources to project
–Reviewing resource assignments
–Duration – Work – Units relationship
–Task Types
–Effort Driven Scheduling

* Fine Tuning
–Reviewing schedule
–Critical Path Method (CPM)
–Review, balance workload
–Resource Leveling assignments

* Baseline Plan
–Baseline a project
–Limitations in baseline
–Viewing baselines
–Overview on Interim plan

* Tracking Project
–Overview on status calculations
–Steps to track progress
–Approaches to track project in tool
–Showing variance

* Reporting
–Graphical reports
–Visual Reports

* Working with more than one project
–Creating master, sub projects
–Attaching & updating master-sub projects
–Resource Pool in MS Project

* Earned Value Management (EVM) [only for corporate training]
–Understanding EVM technique to track or control costs in project
–Apply cost in project
–EVM in MS Project tool

 

Deliverables:

  • Complete hands-on effective training with individual focus

  • Flexible schedules – weekend or weekday; classroom or online or corporate

  • On Demand one-one and batch training at mutually convenient schedules

  • Practices and Exercises during the workshop

  • Interactive approach to understand concepts thoroughly

  • Speak to our coach before workshop

  • Discussion on concepts behind few features of MS Project

  • Guidance for Certification “Exam 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project”

  • Continued support over mail and lot more…

 

Audience Profile:

  • Project team members, leads, managers, supervisors, planners, estimators, schedulers and  anyone who is interested in learning how to use Microsoft Project tool.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge on projects environment.

Jeevan Kumar R,TEXAS, USAJeevan Kumar R,TEXAS, USA
Knowledge of the trainer, wonderful attitude and flexibility. Mr. Gopi has strong knowledge and experience with Microsoft Project. He is a great teacher with excellent attitude. His ability to combine concepts with real world experience makes him truly special.
Aditya AgarwalAditya AgarwalZen Quality Assurance
Clear and crisp presentation on the tool. The way trainer explained was very practical and easy to remember. Trainer got good control on the tool and was very clear in explaining. Good to have this live hands-on training.
SrikanthSrikanthZen Quality Assurance
The training program is 100% hands-on.
Sona BhatiaSona BhatiaZen Quality Assurance
The pace, coverage and confidence of the trainer was excellent. Very good course for both beginners and experienced looking for refresher.
Mughni ShareefMughni ShareefZen Quality Assurance
Good and comprehensive course specially suits corporates
SyamSyamZen Quality Assurance
Trainer is very well experienced and most of MS Project features covered with good priority
Praveen LPraveen LZen Quality Assurance
Though the duration is 3 days, I felt training is very well organized, exercise oriented and lot of interaction.. well done.
Ishita Mehrotra, MalaysiaIshita Mehrotra, Malaysia
The training was well encapsulated with maintained pace. Mr. Gopi has explained all the topics professionally and flawlessly which helped me to improve my knowledge and enhanced my skill to apply directly on my current project.
SAI KIRAN B VSAI KIRAN B VDelta Tech
Trainer has got sound knowledge in the area project management and so the concepts of Microsoft project were well organized and neatly presented in a most interactive manner.
Vijaybhaskar AnupojuVijaybhaskar AnupojuManager, Dr. Reddy's
Very knowledgeable faculty with lots of patience. A BIG YES to recommend 24x7Coach for MS Project Training.

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