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Managing Projects Using Microsoft Project®

Have you ever wanted a tool to help you better plan and manage your projects? Have you been frustrated with the complexity of Microsoft Project? Do you want to learn how to use it more efficiently? If so, then this course is for you. You’ll learn much more than simply what buttons to push – you’ll leave knowing why.

You will learn how Microsoft Project can be used to effectively perform each of the major steps in developing and managing a schedule and resource and staffing plan, from creating a work breakdown structure to managing the plan you've established. In addition, you'll gain an understanding of how to control the project with Microsoft Project once the project is underway.

Who should attend:

Anyone who will be creating, maintaining, viewing or contributing to project plans in Microsoft Project will find this course to be beneficial. Managers who want to better understand the software’s capabilities to determine how it can best be used will also find this course worthwhile.

Key topics covered include:

  • Setting up calendars
  • The relationship between work, duration and units
  • Improving the schedule
  • Resolving resource over-allocations
  • Updating and tracking project status
  • Managing multiple projects

Participants will learn how to:

  • Take control of the tool and use it with confidence
  • Methodically develop a solid plan to serve as the basis of the project
  • Balance the competing demands of schedule, cost and resource usage
  • Set up the software so that it provides and updates the schedule
  • Determine what the critical part of the schedule is
  • Efficiently use the different features and views of the software
  • Gather input and make decisions in order to develop a realistic plan

Instructional methods and learning tools:

  • Interactive classroom instruction
  • Small group exercises
  • Hands-on use of the software
  • Software demonstrations

Take-away tools:

  • Flow chart showing the order in which a plan should be built using the software
  • Student workbook
If you would like more information on this program contact us