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Project Management Using Microsoft Project 2010

Microsoft Project 2010, the new version from Microsoft, has significant updates and visual enhancements compared to earlier Project versions. It provides an intuitive and easier way to simply be more productive and successfully complete all types of projects.

The course is designed for individuals who want to familiarize themselves with MS Project Professional 2010. The course is based upon the best practices of project management as suggested by the PMBOK® from PMI®.

The program is an instructor led classroom session with self-paced learning through hands-on practice, which is highly interactive by means of practical exercises and case studies.

The course duration is 2 (two) days, and covers all aspects of project scheduling, monitoring & tracking using MS Project 2010.

What You Will Learn

At the end of the workshop you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the basics of Project Management – Scope, Time and Cost Management
  • Learn about the changes from MS Project 2007 to MS Project 2010
  • Navigate the Project 2010 interface
  • Set up a new project with MS Project 2010
  • Enter and modify milestones and tasks
  • Enter duration or work estimates
  • Enter dependencies between tasks
  • Enter deadlines and constraints
  • Define and assign resources
  • Level resource utilization
  • Optimize the schedule
  • Create a Baseline
  • Report and track progress
  • Generate reports
  • Customize field, views, tables and reports within MS Project
  • Customize Gantt Chart
  • Work with master projects & subprojects

What Will You Get

The participants will take away:

  • PMI® PDU certificate for taking or maintaining PMP® certification.
  • A guide to managing projects using MS Project 2010 with Exercises, Case Study & Handouts
  • A Trial version of MS Project 2010, if needed.

Day-wise Breakup

The break-up (approximate) for the two day course may be as below:
Day 1:- Topic no. 1 to 7
Day 2:- Topic no. 8 to 14
The flow may change depending on the participant profile.

Workshop Requirement(s) A Laptop for each participant with the below configuration:

  • Hardware: Pentium III or higher/ 512 MB RAM / 2GB free HDD
  • Software: MS Windows XP/2000, MS Office, MS Project

The course is targeted at individuals who want to use MS Project Professional to manage projects effectively should enroll in this course, including:

  • Projects Managers
  • Project Leads
  • Team Leads
  • Team Member
  • IT support executives
  • PMO Staff
  • Manager of Project Managers

There are no pre-requisites, and anybody in the above role, in any industry or domain can attend this two-day course.
An understanding of Project Management concepts like – Triple Constraint, PERT, Critical Path Method, Crashing, Fast Tracking, Variance calculation, and Earned Value Management is desired but not mandatory. Prior experience of using MS Project (any version) would be an added advantage.

Day 1

1. Introduction

  • What is a Project?
  • Overview of Project Management
  • Project Management Life cycle
  • Triple Constraint Theorem
  • Factors influencing Project Management

2. Scope Management

  • Scope definition
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Decomposition

3. Scheduling

  • Task Relationships
  • Sequencing – Network Diagram
  • Applying Leads & Lags
  • PERT estimation Technique
  • Critical Path Method
  • Schedule Baseline

4. Cost Management

  • Top Down estimation
  • Bottom-up estimation
  • Earned Value Management technique
  • Change Management process
  • Configuration Management

5. Introduction to MS Project 2010

  • Getting familiar with MS Project 2010 interface
  • Changes from MS Project 2007 to 2010
  • Navigating the interface
  • Usage of Project Guide
  • Usage of Project Template

6. Project Plan Development

  • Creating a new Project Plan
  • Set-up the default project environment
  • Entering of Project tasks and building a WBS
  • Apply Task relationships
  • Estimate & apply Task/ Activity durations
  • Setting up multiple Calendars
  • Task Constraints

7. Resource Deployment

  • Identify project resources
  • Apply resource attributes like – cost, calendars, type etc.
  • Assigning Project Resources
  • Resource leveling
  • Resource constraints

Day 2

8. Project Costing

  • Entering Cost information for all resources
  • Arriving to project cost & budget
  • Deriving Cost baseline information

9. Progress tracking and Reporting

  • Saving of Baselines
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Updating progress information into the Project Plan
  • Progress reporting
  • Timeline view
  • Performance reporting

10. Multi-Project Management

  • Creating Master and sub-projects
  • Linking Tasks crossing projects
  • Sharing of Multi-Project Information to the Stakeholders

11. Reporting

  • Generate different levels of project reports
  • Project summary
  • Project detail Gantt Chart
  • Milestone Chart

12. Customization

  • Customize Views
  • Customize Table
  • Customize Gantt Chart
  • Customize Fields
  • Customize Reports

13. Earned Value Management

  • Earned Value fields and reports
  • Pre-requisites for Earned Value Mgmt
  • Calculating Earned Value parameters

14. Case Study

  • End-to-end case study to refresh all the concepts
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