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Microsoft Project Course – 5/18, 25 – 2023
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Course Schedule: 2 days
- 8:00AM – 4:30PM
This is a high-value 2-day class that teaches participants how to set up and use the most widely used scheduling software tool in the world. Graduates will know the fundamentals of the tool and be able to create project schedules, status them, and generate impressive status reports for their bosses.
Required Hardware and Software:
As this is a course for learning how to use Microsoft Project, the student will require a Windows 10 or later based computer and a copy of Microsoft Project 2016 or later to participate in the course exercises.
The first thing students will learn is the Theory of Operations for Microsoft Project. They will know the applications for the tool, and why the tool can help an organization benefit by creating great schedules that reflect the truth about project performance. Instructors will teach the important features of the User Interface. They will then learn how to setup the parameters of the tool so schedules respond predictably to user inputs.
Students will create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) then elaborate the WBS into tasks. Those tasks will then be sequenced into a Network Diagram reflecting the logical relationships between and among tasks. Durations and Effort will be estimated for each task in the project. The types and cost (hourly rates) of resources will be applied to the tasks and students will learn the Baseline feature that establishes the schedule commitments of the project.
Learning to setup Microsoft Project properly ensures the integrity of the schedule. Projects are then updated for status during execution, and out-of-the-box reports are taught so students can inform stakeholders of the progress of projects. Students are then taught how to build master projects to allow the tracking of the many projects for a department or all the strategic projects of a company.
Upon Graduation, participants receive a Certificate of Completion.