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This 3-day course is designed for those who want an introductory overview of project organizational, planning and control tools and techniques necessary for the effective management of a small project.

Course Outline
This 3-day course is designed for those who want an introductory overview of project organizational, planning and control tools and techniques necessary for the effective management of a small project.  Participants will also gain the skills in Microsoft Project 2003 required to create a project plan file containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, and finalize the project to implement the project plan.  You will also learn to exchange project plan data with other applications, update project plans, create custom reports, and reuse project plan information.

What you will learn     * The key steps to planning a small project
    * Direct answers to real world planning issues
    * How to estimate project deliverables
    * How to administer the project once in execution
    * How to track and update the project schedule
    * How to closeout the project
    * Create a work breakdown structure by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.
    * Assign project resources.
    * Finalize the project plan file.
    * Exchange project plan data with other applications.
    * Update a project plan.
    * Create custom reports.
    * Re-use existing project plan information.
Day1: Introduction
Key concepts and definitions
Benefits of project management
Project life cycle
Project selection process
Project planning and control model
Project Management Organization and People Issues
The basic project team structure
    * Project manager as a communicator
    * Managing project conflicts

Project Planning Processes
 Scope planning:
    * Project charter
    * Work breakdown structure
    * Workshops

Work package planning:
    * Defining work elements
    * Resource estimating
    * Planning external costs
    * Workshops

Schedule planning:
    * Schedule planning considerations
    * Steps in developing a schedule
    * A scheduling technique
    * Schedule and external budget plan
    * example – workshops

Completing the plan:
    * Compare plan with constraints/objectives
    * Updating the project charter
    * Implementing the project

Project Control Issues
    * Administering the Project:
    *  Kick off meetings
      Issues management
    * Assumptions management
    * Change control

Monitoring and Updating Process
    * Schedule and Cost Control
    * Project Closeout

Day2: Creating a Project Plan File
Topic 1A: Create a Project Plan File
Topic 1B: Create and Assign a Project Calendar
Topic 1C: Add Tasks to the Project Plan File
Topic 1D: Add a Project Summary Task
Topic 1E: Add a Recurring Task
Topic 1F: Enter Task Duration Estimates

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
Topic 2A: Outline Tasks
Topic 2B: Link Dependent Tasks
Topic 2C: Identify Deliverables in the Project Plan File
Topic 2D: Constrain Tasks
Topic 2E: Set a Task Deadline

Creating and Assigning Resources
Topic 3A: Create Resources
Topic 3B: Create a Resource Calendar
Topic 3C: Assign Resources
Topic 3D: Assign Additional Resources to a Task
Topic 3E: Resolve Resource Conflicts

Finalizing the Project Plan
Topic 4A: View the Critical Path
Topic 4B: Shorten the Project Duration
Topic 4C: Set a Baseline
Topic 4D: Display Project Summary Information

Day 3: Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications
Topic 5A: Import a Task List from an Excel File into a New Project Plan
Topic 5B: Create a Custom Import Map
Topic 5C: Export Project Plan Cost Data into Excel
Topic 5D: Copy a Picture into a Word Document
Topic 5E: Save Project Plan Information as a Web Page

Updating a Project Plan
Topic 6A: Enter Task Progress Information
Topic 6B: View Task Progress
Topic 6C: Split a Task
Topic 6D: Reschedule a Task
Topic 6E: Filter Tasks in a Project Plan
Topic 6F: Save an Interim Project Plan
Topic 6G: Create a Custom Table
Topic 6H: Add Custom Columns to a Table
Topic 6I: Hyperlink Documents to Tasks

Creating Custom Reports
Topic 7A: Create a Custom Report
Topic 7B: Modify a Custom Report's Header and Footer
Topic 7C: Add a Picture to a Report
Topic 7D: Modify a Custom Report's Margins
Topic 7E: Print a Custom Report

Re-using Project Plan Information
Topic 8A: Create a Project Plan Template
Topic 8B: Create a Custom Combination View
Topic 8C: Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
Topic 8D: Share Resources
Topic 8E: Create a Master Project Plan
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy
10 business day cancellation policy. if the course is confirmed and the student cancels within 10 days of the course, then they get charged and apply a credit for future courses. If they cancel outside of 10 business days, then there are no charges at all.
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I realize that we are constantly dealing with technology, but I still think for a registration fee of almost $3,000, that a hardcover book should be included. I know that the option to print the book on a one-time basis exists.
Reviewed by 2016
Reviewed by 2016
The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Jarod did an excellent job presenting.
Reviewed by 2015
The room was cold. I had to sit next to the space heater. It would be good to tell future patrons to dress warmly AHEAD of time. No suprises.
Reviewed by 2015
He was great and offered his contact info for further questions.
Reviewed by 2015
Howard was a fantastic instructor and the course was exactly what I required.
Reviewed by 2014
The trainer was excellent - the course exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed by 2014
This course provides an excellent overview and a bit of practice on the various functions of SharePoint 2013. I was disappointed at the number of exceedingly long breaks given after each module. I would have preferred less break time and more content to the course. Having never taken a SharePoint course with another provider, I don't know if this is the norm with all providers of just this one in particular.
Reviewed by 2014
I ranked the "Use of Technology" low because for Users who were remote the VM's that were setup were a little wonky. Could be very slow at times and then sometimes they needed to be refreshed to work properly with the lab. In some instances we couldn't follow along as replication would not occur fast enough and we would have our lab cut short (for us remote Users).
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor was good at remembering to acknowledge the online students even though he was facing a classroom of students also.
Reviewed by 2014
Insructor was not so good with the live examples. Also the handouts was not so useful
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and had a lot of valuable experience to share. The problem was that there were way too many workshops that took too long and interfered with getting the maximum benefit from the instructor and the course.
Reviewed by 2013
This was quite informative. It was a great opportunity to have ‘real life’ discussions with certified PMs. The instructor had excellent examples and was able to share his PM experiences with us with concrete examples. In addition, this was a great opportunity to network with private sector/public sector PMs and develop a better appreciation of PM on both sides of the fence. Cheers, CL
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
I did not like the video format
Reviewed by 2013
As a remote attendee, it appeared the instructor paid attention to the "Attendee" and "Chat" windows only a few times throughout the day, so I was not confident that he would see if I sent a message or raised my hand during the course.
Reviewed by 2013
The chairs were not very comfortable and the material contained spelling and grammatical error (a few but still)as well as repetition of words.
Reviewed by 2013
Was a bit slow the last 1/2 day. Of course, for some, this was the last of a 4 day course (not just 2 days).
Reviewed by 2013
I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot. The pace was excellent.
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
The room was excellent on its own - less distraction and no noise around you. There was no direction to the room when I walked in and therefore was not sure if I was heading in the right direction. We were not provided with the direction that there was coffee and fridge on the 3rd floor, and the bathroom floor was dirty.
Reviewed by 2012
This course was great, very informative, had Lionel as instructor and he was also very good.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was eager to assist but lacked subject matter expertise. Course time management was very poor. Content provided could have been delivered effectively in a one day course.
Reviewed by 2012
Good Course, good trainer. All questions addressed equally and in a timely professional manner.
Reviewed by 2011
The course content was interesting; however, the instructor didn't have enough knowledge about Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Development and wasn't able to answer questions without google search. In the future CTE needs to make sure the instructors have real on-hands experience and are highly trained in the technologies they are supposed be teaching.
Reviewed by 2011

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