Microsoft Project 2013 Introduction

Overview

You need to gather information about the various tasks involved, resources required to accomplish the tasks, and the overall cost in order to plan a project. Microsoft Office Project Professional 2013 acts as a tool that assists you in managing your projects. In this course, you will create and modify a project plan. Once the plan is created, you will set a baseline, track project actuals and report against the plan using Microsoft Project.

Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the Microsoft Project environment
  • Use views to work with a project plan
  • Create a new project plan
  • Create the project schedule
  • Manage resources in a project plan
  • Finalise a project plan
  • Track progress
  • View and report project plan information

Audience

This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage these project plans.

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of project management concepts
  • Knowledge of a Windows operating system

Syllabus

Module 1 - Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Topic A - Introduction to Microsoft Project 2013
  • Topic B - Explore the Microsoft Project 2013 Environment
  • Topic C - Display an Existing Project Plan in different Views

Module 2 - Creating a Project Plan

  • Topic A - Create a New Microsoft Project Plan
  • Topic B - Setting Project Working Time
  • Topic C - Project Information
  • Topic D - Create Summary Stages or Phases
  • Topic E - Editing the Task List
  • Topic F - Defining the Activity List
  • Topic G - Creating and Applying Task Calendars
  • Topic H - Creating the Work Breakdown Structure

Module 3 - Creating the Project Schedule

  • Topic A - Task Durations
  • Topic B - Defining Milestones
  • Topic C - Manual Scheduling and Finish to Start Relationships
  • Topic D - Automatic Scheduling
  • Topic E - Task Relationships
  • Topic F - Adding Stages to the Timeline
  • Topic G - Identifying the Critical Path
  • Topic H - Working with Constraints and Deadlines
  • Topic I - Recurring Activities
  • Topic J - Add Notes to a Task
  • Topic K - Referencing Other Files in Tasks

Module 4 - Managing Resources in a Project Plan

  • Topic A - Resource Types
  • Topic B - Working with Resource Calendars and Availability
  • Topic C - Adding Resource Costs
  • Topic D - Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Topic E - Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Topic F - Resolve Resource Overallocation
  • Topic G - Splitting Activities

Module 5 - Introduction to Project Tracking

  • Topic A - Setting a Project Baseline
  • Topic B - Entering Actuals
  • Topic C - Viewing Progress in a Project Plan

Module 6 - Viewing and Reporting Project Detail

  • Topic A - Filter, Group and Highlight Project Information
  • Topic B - Printing Views
  • Topic C - Using Standard Reports in Microsoft Project

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