55189-A: Tame Microsoft Project Certification Training Course Overview

Enroll for this 1-day Microsoft Tame MS-Project course from Koenig Solutions that is intended for Microsoft Project users who need to manage a schedule but will NOT be managing cost within Project. By focusing only on the SCHEDULING capabilities of Project, this course dramatically simplifies this powerful application, thus the name: Tame Microsoft Project! In addition to the student manual, this course uses a Project Template (.mpp) and additional tabs to the Ribbon, both of which simplify the interface for the user.
Target Audience:
This course is intended for Project users who need to use Microsoft Project to create schedules with clear task responsibility and to regularly update those plans with schedule progress information, but who DO NOT use the cost management or resource allocation views of Microsoft Project. The audience for this course could be people managing large or small projects, part-time teams or dedicated teams, and people who are new to Project.
Learning Objectives:
  • Initiate an Microsoft Project plan by correctly recording Project Information and configuring the Project Calendar.
  • Create a project schedule that highlights task dependencies and the critical path.
  • Assign task responsibility to specific people or organizations.
  • Easily update task status to show whether a project is on schedule.
  • Modify a project schedule in response to changes in the project, while maintaining a record of the original plan for comparison.
  • Produce schedule reports for management and customers.

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Course Modules

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Project
  • An Overview of Project Management Best Practices
  • Project Supports the Practice of Project Management
  • An Introduction to the User Interface of Microsoft Project
  • Introducing the Custom Ribbon to Tame Microsoft Project!
Module 2: A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Project
  • Create a New Project
  • Enter Tasks and Task Relationships
  • Define Resources
  • Assign Resources and Duration to Tasks
  • Baseline the Plan
  • Track Project Progress with the Tame Tracker View
  • Creating a Basic Project from the Tame Template
Module 3: Setting up a Project
  • The Steps for Setting Up a Project
  • Start a New Project File from the Tame Template
  • Configure the Project Calendar
  • Set the Project Properties
  • Lab : Enter Project Information
Module 4: Creating a work Breakdown Structure
  • Guidelines for Creating a List of Tasks, or Work Breakdown Structure
  • Entering and Organizing Tasks in Project
  • Format the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Lab : Manipulate a WBS
Module 5: Identifying Task Relationships
  • Determining Task Sequence
  • Three Types of Task Relationships
  • Methods of Creating the Finish to Start Relationship
  • View the Network Diagram
  • Lab : Display the Sequence
Module 6: Defining resources within Project
  • Adding a Resource Using the Resource Sheet
Module 7: Making Detailed Task Estimates
  • Work Package Estimates
  • Duration Estimates
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Assigning Tasks to Resources in the Team Planner View
  • Task Types
  • Lab : Assign Duration and Resources
Module 8: Creating an Intial Schedule
  • Calculate the Schedule: The Theory Behind the Software
  • Critical Path as a Management Tool
  • Identifying Schedule Float
  • Applying Schedule Constraints
  • Defining Milestones
  • Lab : Calculating an Initial Schedule
Module 9: Manually Schedule vs. Auto schedule
  • Manual Scheduling
  • Lab : Experiment with Manually Scheduled Tasks
Module 10: Managing the Project
  • The Project Baseline
  • Visualize Progress with the Tracking Gantt View
  • Record Schedule Progress Using Actual Start, Actual Finish, and % Complete
  • Lab : The Baseline
  • Lab : Entering Actual Progress
Module 11: Formatting Output and Printing Reports
  • Format the Timeline
  • View Reports
  • Lab : Create Reports in Project 2013
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Course Prerequisites
There are no pre-requisites for this course.