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.
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
* Project charter
* Work breakdown structure
Work package planning:
* Defining work elements
* Resource estimating
* Planning external costs
* 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
* 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
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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