For Microsoft Project training to be effective it needs to be integrated, applied, and enjoyable. By guiding participants through the construction and use of both sample and actual projects (from your workplace), we have found our training to be both productive, and well received. Other courses may show you how to find the product features – our course teaches you how use the features to produce meaningful results.
Who should take this Microsoft Project Best Practices 101 course?
This course is for anyone who intends to be involved in planning and/or controlling projects using Microsoft Project. (We have courses available for all versions of Microsoft Project.)
Where is this course offered?
The Microsoft Project Best Practices 101 course is offered on an open-enrollment basis at our Project Management Education Center in Bellevue/Seattle, WA, (which also serves Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Everett, Federal Way, and Tacoma), as well as at our Project Management Education Center in Tucson, AZ (which also serves the Greater Phoenix area, Oro Valley, and Sierra Vista / Fort Huachuca), and other select locations such as Grand Cayman. We also provide it on an on-site basis anywhere in the world, and online using live instructors.
How does it work for live online Microsoft Project training?
Students log into two web conferencing platforms using either two screens and/or two devices (e.g. PC and phone). This allows the instructor to see the students’ screens as they work in MS Project, and the students to see both the live instructor and the presentation while working in Microsoft Project. Hard-copy manuals and texts are sent to you ahead of time.
MS Project Best Practices 101 Course Objectives
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Enter tasks and create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to capture the scope of your project
Work with project calendars
Link tasks together to create a network diagram that dynamically updates
Utilize the Timeline view to summarize your schedule
Use notes and hyperlinks to annotate your data
Save a baseline and enter project progress info
Utilize constraints and deadlines
Format your data and print useful reports that highlight the important information
Avoid the frustration of many novice users
MS Project Best Practices 101 Course Details
Length: 8 hours.
Style: This interactive course uses “Step by Step Microsoft Project” by Carl Chatfield, PMP, accompanied by Key Consulting PowerPoint presentations. Participants build projects using sample data, and then develop, and experiment with, their own project data.
Texts: Participants receive a course participant’s manual, course textbook, and sample files.
Format: Computer classroom. We will supply you with a laptop loaded with Microsoft Project if you take the course in one of our classrooms.
Prerequisites: None, however we recommend you take Introduction to Project Management, or equivalent, to maximize the value of this course.
Microsoft Project Best Practices 101 Course Content
Project management refresher
Moving around and viewing data
Creating a project
Modeling your Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Creating your Network Diagram
Adding notes and hyperlinks
Formatting and printing
The Timeline view
Saving a baseline
Entering basic progress information
Fine tuning task relationships
Constraints and deadlines
Sorting, grouping and filtering
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