For Microsoft Project training to be effective it needs to be integrated, applied, and enjoyable. By guiding participants through the construction and use of both sample and actual projects (from your workplace), we have found our training to be both productive, and well received. Other courses may show you how to find the product features – our course teaches you how use the features to produce meaningful results.
Who should take this course?
This course is for anyone who intends to be involved in planning and/or controlling projects using Microsoft Project. (We have courses available for all versions of Microsoft Project.)
Where is this course offered?
The course is offered on an open-enrollment basis at our Project Management Education Center in Bellevue, WA, (which also serves Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Everett, Federal Way, and Tacoma), as well as at our Project Management Education Center in Tucson, AZ (which also serves the Greater Phoenix area, Oro Valley, and Sierra Vista / Fort Huachuca), and other select locations such as Grand Cayman. We also provide it on an on-site basis anywhere in the world.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Move around in MS Project and view project data
- Work with project calendars
- Enter tasks
- Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Link tasks together to create a network diagram
- Use notes and hyperlinks
- Format your data and print useful reports
- Save a baseline
- Enter progress information
- Utilize constraints and deadlines
- Sort, group, and filter your project data
- Length: 8 hours.
- Style: This interactive course is built around “Step by Step Microsoft Project” by Carl Chatfield, PMP. The text is accompanied by PowerPoint presentations – participants build projects based on sample data, as well as developing and experimenting with their own project data.
- Texts: Participants receive a course participant’s manual, course textbook, and sample files.
- Format: Computer classroom. We will supply you with a laptop loaded with Microsoft Project 2013.
- Prerequisites: None, however we recommend you take Introduction to Project Management, or equivalent, to maximize the value of this course.
- A quick project management refresher
- Moving around and viewing data
- Creating a project
- Entering task information
- Modeling your Work Breakdown Structure
- Linking tasks to create your Network Diagram
- Using automatic scheduling
- Project calendars
- Adding notes and hyperlinks
- Formatting and printing
- Saving a baseline
- Entering basic progress information
- Constraints and deadlines
- Sorting, grouping and filtering
PDF Course Description
Microsoft Project Best Practices 101 course outline, suitable for saving or printing.