This course goes beyond the traditional boundaries of MS Project training by providing the background Project Management Process knowledge that Project Managers need to develop effective project schedules using MS Project.
Price: €1,300 per person
All employees of organisations who engage in projects and who would benefit from having a detailed understanding of how projects are best planned, executed, monitored and controlled to ensure a successful outcome.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The objective of this course is to provide participants with a better understanding of project management methodology which ensures more meaningful Microsoft Project plans
The Execution Gap
What does good execution look like?
What are the barriers?
How can PM approaches help?
Project Management Introduction
Project Management Principles
Project Life Cycle & Project Phases
Project Management Process Groups
PMBOK Methodology Overview
Project Management Planning (PMP)
What should a PMP contain?
Work Breakdown Structures
Characteristics of Good Project Management
Time Management & Schedule Development
Monitoring & Controlling Projects
How to Manage Changes to Scope
RACI (Including exercise)
Critical Path Method
How to construct a Network Diagram
How to Control a Schedule
Project Reporting & Control
Effective Progress Meetings
Effective team structures; assigning responsibilities
Communication Planning Risk & Issue
What is Earned Value?
Summary and Review of Day 1
MS Project as an execution tool
Creating a Project
Steps for Starting a Project
Project Information & Calendar
Tasks & Milestones
Structure – Summary and Sub Tasks
Task Relationships / Dependencies
Lag and Lead Time
Identify the Critical Path / Time Constraints
Managing the Project
Assigning Resources to Tasks
Task Types – Effort / Non-Effort Driven tasks
Tracking the Project
Using & Modifying Views
Applying & Modifying Tables and Filters
Printing the Current View
Headers / Footers / Legends
Day 1 Gantt Chart applied to MS Project
Pre-Designed Reports in MS Project
Using Multiple Projects
Course Summary and Review