Managing Projects using MS Project

SCHEDULE

December 17 to December 18 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Register
January 24 to January 25 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register
February 21 to February 22 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Register
April 22 to April 23 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register
May 20 to May 21 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Register
July 29 to July 30 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register
October 30 to October 30 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Register
December 5 to December 6 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register

COURSE AIMS

An instructor-led course that provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan and manage projects using Microsoft Project . It is intended for both novice and experienced Project Managers and project support personnel who need to apply the discipline of project management using Microsoft Project Professional/Standard .

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE?

This programme is ideal for project leaders, project team members, project assistants, new project managers, professionals from other areas who work with project managers or anyone seeking career development in MS Project.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THIS COURSE?

  • Understand the importance of project management and creating a project plan
  • Managing and configuring tasks in MS Project
  • Understanding and managing resources
  • Tracking costs in Microsoft Project
  • Viewing project information visually
  • Integrating data with other Microsoft applications

SAMPLE COURSE CONTENT

Below is an example of the course content. The content can be ‘tailored’ to meet the exact requirements of the client.

Introduction to Microsoft Project
  • Relating MS Project with Project Management
  • Significant n Features of MS Project
  • Navigating the Ribbon
  • Viewing Information – Task, Resource, or Assignment
  • Editing Tables
A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Project
  • Creating a New Project and Data Entry
  • Entering and Sequencing Project Tasks
  • Defining Resources
  • Estimating Task Duration and Assigning Resources
  • Base lining the Project
  • Tracking Project Progress
Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Summary and Subordinate tasks
  • Milestones
  • Developing WBS Outlines
Identifying Task Relationships
  • Methods to Create Relationships
  • Task Sequence
  • Lag, Lead and Delay
Defining Resources within Project
  • Defining Individual Resources
  • Recording the Cost(s)
  • Recording the Limit of Availability
Making Work Package Estimates
  • Estimating Duration and Cost
  • Task Types
  • Work, Units and Duration
  • Assigning Tasks to Resources
Creating an Initial Schedule
  • Calculate the Schedule: The Theory Behind the Software
  • Critical Path
  • Constraints, Deadlines, Milestones
  • Task Relationships and Crashing a Schedule
Creating a Resource Levelled Schedule
  • Project Statistics
  • Resource Usage View
  • Resource Allocation and Levelling
  • Task Usage View
  • Manual Levelling
Managing the Project
  • Creating the Project Baseline
  • Displaying the Baseline on a Gantt Chart
  • Recording Progress
  • Updating Task and Resource Status
  • Splitting Tasks
Formatting Output and Printing Reports
  • Formatting the Timeline
  • Using the Gantt Wizard
  • Standard Reports
  • Grouping, Sorting and Filtering

METHODOLOGY OF TRAINING

The foundation of our training is anchored in activity-based experiential learning. This methodology takes into consideration different learning and communication styles, and more importantly language and cultural differences. It is through active participation that the adoption and application of theory is expedited.

Our training team pays careful attention to planning and designing effective instructional methods essential for the transfer of knowledge. It is the creative skill of our management trainers and consultants that reveal untapped skills of the delegates through:

    • Group discussion
    • Individual and syndicate activities
    • Individual and group tasks
    • Case studies
    • Role plays
    • Audio and video evaluation
    • Action planning
    • Experiential learning games
    • Presentations

 

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