Course 55054A: Mastering Microsoft Project
- 1. Introduction to Microsoft Project
- 2. A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Project
- 3. Setting Up a Project
- 4. Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule
- 5. Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
- 6. Identifying Task Relationships
- 7. Defining Resources within Project
- 8. Making Work Package Estimates
- 9. Creating an Initial Schedule
- 10. Create a Resource Leveled Schedule
- 11. Managing the Project
- 12. Formatting Output and Printing Reports
- 13. Managing Multiple Projects
- 14. Advanced Topics
- 15. Summary
1. Introduction to Microsoft Project
- Describe how Project relates to the discipline of Project management.
- Learn what the new features are in Project 2013.
- Navigate to the primary views available using the Ribbon.
- Choose Views that display task, resource, or assignment information.
- Select table within views to change the information that is available to see and edit.
- Relate the features of Project to the 5 steps for building a plan in Project.
2. A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Project
- Create a new project and prepare it for data entry.
- Enter project tasks.
- Sequence the tasks.
- Define resources.
- Estimate Task duration and assign resources.
- Baseline the project.
- Track project progress.
3. Setting Up a Project
- Use multiple methods to create a new project from an Excel file and a SharePoint Tasks list.
- Establish one or more calendars to constrain resource availability.
- Configure Project to calculate the schedule from the Start Date forward, or from the Finish Date backward.
4. Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule
- Students practice switching tasks between Manually Schedule and Auto Schedule modes. By switching modes, students learn the impact made on the project schedule and the individual tasks.
5. Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
- Build and use summary and subordinate tasks.
- Understand and use milestones.
- Develop WBS Outlines.
- Assign completion criteria.
- Evaluate the WBS.
- Understand and use WBS templates.
6. Identifying Task Relationships
- Understand the different types of task relationships.
- Understand and use various methods to create relationships.
- Determine and display task sequence.
- Understand and use lag, lead, and delay.
- Understand the new feature of Task Paths.
7. Defining Resources within Project
- Define resource types.
- Define individual resources that will be used on the project.
- Record the cost(s) of using each type of resource.
- Record the limit of availability for each type of resource by establishing a resource calendar and defining the maximum units of that resource.
8. Making Work Package Estimates
- Enter estimates for duration and costs for each task.
- Distinguish between task types and describe when each is appropriate.
- Describe the relationship between work, units, and duration.
- Describe the way Effort Driven scheduling is affected by work, units, and duration.
- Assign tasks to resources using the Team Planner view.
9. Creating an Initial Schedule
- Calculate float and identify a project’s critical path.
- Understand and identify task constraints.
- Create milestones.
- Use the Task Inspector to troubleshoot the initial schedule.
10. Create a Resource Leveled Schedule
- Adjust a project schedule to account for limited people and other resources.
- View the overall cost and schedule of a project.
- Identify resources that have been over allocated for a project schedule.
- Use multiple ways to adjust tasks and assignments to remove over allocation for any resource.
11. Managing the Project
- Learn how to set a baseline.
- Lean how to enter and track project performance data.
- Learn how to apply different tracking methods.
- Learn how to perform a variance analysis on a project.
12. Formatting Output and Printing Reports
- Custom Fields
- Other File Formats
13. Managing Multiple Projects
- Learn how to use common resources among multiple projects.
- Learn how to link tasks between multiple projects.
- Learn how to create a consolidated view of multiple projects.
14. Advanced Topics
- Learn how to customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar.
- Learn how to customize WBS numbering.
- Learn the concepts of Formulas and Graphical indicators.
- Learn the purpose of the Global template and Organizer.
- Learn how to use Task Deadlines.
- Learn how to access the Office App Store.
- Learn what 74-343 Microsoft Project 2013, Managing Projects with Project 2013 exam will cover and what is in the objective domain.
- A sample study guide to help students prepare for the Microsoft Project 2013 exam.