55301 Mastering Microsoft Project 2019
55301 Mastering Microsoft Project 2019
3 Days - Online Instructor Lead
This course is intended for those interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Microsoft Project. Starting with the basic concept, you will gain hands-on experience with all the functions needed to plan and manage a small to medium-size project, including how to level resources and capture both cost and schedule progress.
1 - Introduction to Microsoft project
Describe how Project relates to the discipline of Project management.
Learn what the new features are in Project 2019.
Navigate to the primary views available using the Ribbon.
Choose Views that display task, resource, or assignment information.
Select table within views to change the information that is available to see and edit.
Relate the features of Project to the 5 steps for building a plan in Project.
Learn new accessibility features in Project.
Lab 1: Introduction to Mastering Microsoft Project
2 - A QUICK AND EASY OVERVIEW OF MANAGING WITH PROJECT
Create a new project and prepare it for data entry.
Enter project tasks.
Sequence the tasks.
Estimate Task duration and assign resources.
Baseline the project.
Track project progress.
Lab 1: Creating a Basic Project with a template
Lab 2: Creating a Basic Project
3 - SETTING UP A PROJECT
Use multiple methods to create a new project from an Excel file and a SharePoint Tasks
Establish one or more calendars to constrain resource availability.
Configure Project to calculate the schedule from the Start Date forward, or from the
Finish Date backward.
Lab 1: Setting Up a Project
4 - MANUALLY SCHEDULE VS. AUTO SCHEDULE
You practice switching tasks between Manually Schedule and Auto Schedule modes. By
switching modes, you learn the impact made on the project schedule and the individual
Lab 1: Explore Task Modes
5 - CREATING A WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE
Build and use summary and subordinate tasks.
Understand and use milestones.
Develop WBS Outlines.
Assign completion criteria.
Evaluate the WBS.
Understand and use WBS templates.
Lab 1: Manipulate a WBS
Lab 2: Supporting the Project Plan
6 - IDENTIFYING TASK RELATIONSHIPS
Understand the different types of task relationships.
Understand and use various methods to create relationships.
Determine and display task sequence.
Understand and use lag, lead, and delay.
Understand the new feature of Task Paths.
Lab 1: Display the sequence
7 - DEFINING RESOURCES WITHIN PROJECT
Define resource types.
Define individual resources that will be used on the project.
Record the cost (s) of using each type of resource.
Record the limit of availability for each type of resource by establishing a resource
calendar and defining the maximum units of that resource.
Lab 1: Resource Calendar and Availability
8 - MAKING WORK PACKAGE ESTIMATES
Enter estimates for duration and costs for each task.
Distinguish between task types and describe when each is appropriate.
Describe the relationship between work, units, and duration.
Describe the way Effort Driven scheduling is affected by work, units, and duration.
Assign tasks to resources using the Team Planner view.
Lab 1: Work, Duration and Labor
9 - CREATING AN INITIAL SCHEDULE
Calculate float and identify a project’s critical path.
Understand and identify task constraints.
Use the Task Inspector to troubleshoot the initial schedule.
Lab 1: Calculating an Initial schedule
10 - CREATE A RESOURCE LEVELED SCHEDULE
Adjust a project schedule to account for limited people and other resources.
View the overall cost and schedule of a project.
Identify resources that have been overallocated for a project schedule.
Use multiple ways to adjust tasks and assignments to remove over allocation for any
Lab 1: Resource Leveling
11 - MANAGING THE PROJECT
Learn how to set a baseline.
Lean how to enter and track project performance data.
Learn how to apply different tracking methods.
Learn how to perform a variance analysis on a project.
Learn how to Reschedule Work.
Learn how to inactivate tasks.
Learn how to synch projects to SharePoint.
Lab 1: The Baseline
Lab 2: Baselining & Tracking Performance
Lab 3: Variance
12 - FORMATTING OUTPUT AND PRINTING REPORTS
Other File Formats
Lab 1: Use the Grouping Feature
Lab 2: Create Visual Reports in Project 2019
13 - MANAGING MULTIPLE PROJECTS
Learn how to use common resources among multiple projects.
Learn how to link tasks between multiple projects.
Learn how to create a consolidated view of multiple projects.
Lab 1: Identifying Overallocated Resources from a Resource Pool and Consolidated File
14 - ADVANCED TOPICS
Learn how to customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar.
Learn how to customize WBS numbering.
Learn the concepts of Formulas and Graphical indicators.
Learn the purpose of the Global template and Organizer.
Learn how to record a Macro.
Lab 1: Recording a Macro in Microsoft Project
This course is intended for novice and experienced project managers, managers, schedulers, and other project stake holders who need to incorporate the discipline of project management with Microsoft Project 2019.
There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is helpful to have taken an introductory project management course, such as Project Management Fundamental