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55301 Mastering Microsoft Project 2019

55301 Mastering Microsoft Project 2019

3 Days - Online Instructor Lead

Course Overview 

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. 

Course Content

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. 

Define resources. 

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 

list. 

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 

tasks. 

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. 

Create milestones. 

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 

resource. 

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 

Print 

Views 

Formats 

Sorting 

Filtering 

Grouping 

Custom Fields 

Reporting 

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 

Audience  

 

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. 

 

Prerequisites 

 

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is helpful to have taken an introductory project management course, such as Project Management Fundamental 

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