About this Course
Project management is a process of organizing, scheduling and managing multiple tasks. Come learn how to use Microsoft Project 2013 to effectively assist you with your project planning and management
Project Managers, Project Coordinators, or Project Schedulers who will use Microsoft Project 2013 to plan and manage their projects effectively.
At Course Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Apply project management concepts, start Project 2010, open an existing project file, navigate different views, create and save a new project file.
- Create task relationships by linking, add predecessors and lead time to tasks, view task relationships, add recurring tasks, explore various views and modify the task relationships in it, and use the Task Information dialog box.
- Use the Change Working Time dialog box to create a base calendar for the project, use the resource sheet to create a resource pool, assign resources to tasks, create task calendars, enter resource costs in Resource Sheet view, and use the Cost table in Gantt Chart view.
- Display the critical path and edit effort-driven schedules, and resolve resource conflicts by identifying and adjusting resource over allocation.
- Formatting a project file, printing views and reports
Lesson 1 – Introduction
- New features
- The Project 2013 interface
- Additional project items
- Steps for a successful project schedule
Lesson 2 – Setting Up the Schedule
- Creating a new project schedule
- Setting the project start date
- Setting the project finish date
- Displaying the project summary task
- Establishing the project calendar
- Saving the project schedule
Lesson 3 – Entering Project Tasks
- Task scheduling methods
- Entering project tasks
- Deleting and inactivating tasks
Lesson 4 – Linking Tasks
Lesson 5 – Resources
- Creating resources
Lesson 6 – Task Assignments
- Task assignments
- The scheduling formula
Lesson 7 – Schedule Updates
- Schedule updates
- Leveling resources
Lesson 8 – Baselining
- Baselining a project schedule
- Updating tasks
Lesson 9 – Reporting and Customizing
- Project management communications
- Printing and options
Students should have a basic understanding of the Windows operating system. For example, students should know how to launch an application, and create and save files.
Venue: LIVE Online
Live Online Training
Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied. Ask us for a demo.
Online class requirements:
- Moderate to fast Internet
- A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone. For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
- Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
- RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.
What happens when you enroll in an online class
When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.
Online Training Advantages
Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.
Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.