This beginner/intermediate course teaches participants the basics of the Microsoft Project project management software using a few simple and integrated exercises.
- Project management notions: concept and terminology of project management; the role played by Microsoft Project in project management
- Presentation of Microsoft Project: software start-up; overview of screens, menus and dialogue boxes, project screens
- New look and feel of MS Project: concept and use of the new intuitive interface (ribbon), chronology and backstage
- Project creation: project initiation, project calendar, work breakdown structure (WBS), creation of a project plan, manual planning, interface customization, report generator, creating views and filters and sorting and grouping functionalities
- Resource and cost management: entering resources, resource calendar, assigning resources, detecting and resolving user conflicts, repetitive tasks, cost information, work and cost visualization (analysis and budget), critical path, project progress monitoring methods
Experience a very hands-on course designed for beginners/intermediates interested in learning how to use the Microsoft Project project management software.
The course is based on the project management best practices recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
- Use project management concepts and terminology
- Use Microsoft Project to better plan, organize, manage and control the various aspects of project planning
- Produce various project reports
- Monitor a project using Microsoft Project
- See how the theoretical framework and project management best practices apply when using Microsoft Project
- Written assessments
- Pre- and post-training evaluations
- A workstation with a recent version of MS Project for each participant
- Reference book