Microsoft Project for Project Managers

Gain hands-on experience using Microsoft Project application software in the key roles of project management planning, control and execution.

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Microsoft Project for Project Managers

Gain hands-on experience using Microsoft Project application software in the key roles of project management planning, control and execution.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Create and set up Microsoft Project: project titles, start dates, calendars, working times and scheduling mode 
  • Enter and link tasks, including time constraints and deadlines 
  • Create schedules, including formatting Gantt Charts 
  • Define resources and assign to tasks, leveling as necessary 
  • Baseline schedules, track project progress and generate reports 
  • Customize Microsoft Project, including fields, views, ribbons, filters, reports and templates 
  • Create resource pools and consolidated project schedules 

Course description

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Gain hands-on experience using the Microsoft Project application software in the key roles of planning, control and execution. Course topics include setting up projects; entering tasks and resources; linking tasks; setting up and assigning resources; saving a baseline; addressing constraints and deadlines; changing task types; sorting, grouping and filtering; and reporting status.  

Note: Microsoft Project runs on Windows and is not Mac OS compatible.  

Prerequisites

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  • Prior to taking this course, students must complete Principles of Project Management and Project Planning and Scheduling 
  • Students need to be able to work in a Windows 10 environment   
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is recommended  

Syllabus

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Session 1 

  • Microsoft Project overview  
  • Microsoft Project objects and data model  
  • Initial project setup and calendars  
  • Manual and automatic scheduling  
  • Task definition  
  • Entering duration  
  • Task dependencies  
  • Task constraints  

Session 2  

  • Gantt chart and network diagram formatting  
  • Timeline  
  • Resource definition  
  • Resource allocation  
  • Task types  

Session 3  

  • Resource leveling  
  • Team planner  
  • Baselines  
  • Tracking 

Session 4 

  • Status reporting  
  • Customizing project  
  • Linking multiple project files  
  • Resource pools

Next available start dates

Online — Weekends

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Microsoft Project for Project Managers
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Total classroom hours

18 hours

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Schedule

Online

Weekends, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 4 Sa - 2/20/2021 - 3/13/2021

Quarter: Winter

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Total cost

$639

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Instructor: Robin Nicklas, PMP

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Notes

A NetID account is needed to access the course materials via Canvas, the online learning management system.

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