Microsoft Project is a powerful program that will assist you in managing your projects with ease and efficiency. In this class you will learn how to create update, implement and modify projects.
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Microsoft Project is today's industry-standard tool for organizing and tracking almost any kind of project - large or small. Take our Project Fundamentals course to find out how you can simplify, consolidate, and streamline your work of planning projects, managing resources and budgets and tracking progress.
This Project training class will get you up and running quickly, and give you the control you need to manage your projects to success, using the latest version of this powerful program. In just two days, we'll take you from beginning skills, like setting up the task list, to advanced concepts, like resolving resource conflicts, creating custom reports, and using MS Project Server to communicate with your team.
Building & Managing Project Task Lists
Tasks are one of the fundamental building blocks of any project plan, and MS Project lets you manage them easily and efficiently. We'll go over how to set up tasks in Project with a description and duration for each task. Then we'll show you how to start automating your schedule by linking tasks and defining predecessors and dependencies. We'll also go over more advanced task concepts like doing a PERT analysis to estimate task duration. In this first part of the Project training class, you will learn how to:
Assigning & Managing Resources
The next step in building your project plan is setting up the resources who will work on the tasks you've defined. MS Project makes it easy to define a centralized resource pool from which you can then dynamically resource one or more projects. We'll show you how to:
Managing Resource Conflicts in Project
MS Project offers many features that make it easier to navigate complex lists of tasks and resource assignments. For example, there are many different ways to view and filter your data, and special tools for identifying and dealing with resource conflicts. You will leave the training knowing how to:
Tracking & Analyzing Projects
With the building blocks in place, we will go over the multiple MS Project features that support your ongoing tasks of tracking and managing your projects - much more effectively than the "yellow sticky notes on the monitor" system! In this section of the Project training class, you will get practice with how to:
Communicating with Your Project Team
Communicating project status and changes to stakeholders is one of your key activities as a project manager. To support you in this task, MS Project offers multiple built-in reporting and communication features, and also the ability to create your own custom reports. Our instructors will guide you through these features so you'll know how to:
Managing Multiple Projects
MS Project can help you with consolidating and sharing multiple projects across project teams, by making it easier both to keep track of a large number of tasks, and to share resources across different projects. You'll learn how to:
Exchanging Project Data
MS Project can save you time and effort with features that allow you to import and export data. For example, you might want to import resource names or tasks from another application, such as Outlook or Excel. Likewise, you may need to export data from your project into other applications for reporting or processing purposes. Finish your MS Project training by learning how to:
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