This module is designed to make participants comfortable & confident in using Microsoft Project. It is not only learning the tool but also learning “Exploiting” the tool to suit the project needs. It will aid in understanding the logic behind using the tool. Also effectively using MS Project in Project Management is an important part of this module.
Although this is a training course; the course is structured for the application-oriented understanding of Microsoft Project as a tool and not for BOOKISH understanding of concepts.
- Establish a common vocabulary and understanding of basic Project Management terms and concepts such as PMBOK Guide, Project, Project Management & Operations etc.
- Gain a sound understanding of the Microsoft Project program.
- Understanding in PM environment where tools can help a project manager
- Understanding what tools can and can’t do.
- Learn the use and significance of various views, tables, and reports.
- Develop easy to track project schedule.
- Track and analyze schedule progress by different methods.
- Read and review the project schedule.
- Schedule developing and tracking checklists will be given to the participants. The checklists are prepared considering practical situations.
- Managing Multi-project i.e. a program scenario using MS Project.
- Discussion on concept of Buffer Management using MS Project.
- Process Groups: Planning and Controlling
Knowledge Areas: Time Management and Cost Management
Duration: 2 days
Contact Hours: 14
Who Should Attend:
Project Managers, Project Leaders, Project Engineers, Project Assistants, Team Members, Administrators, Senior Officials, etc involved in the planning and implementation of projects from all sectors and disciplines.
H/w S/w Requirement:
- For PM Sessions: LCD and Machine to the trainer faculty. Presentation
- For online MSP sessions: At-least 15 machines. Assuming 15 participants will be Ideally each participant should have a separate machine. If not possible, not more than 2 people should share the machine to maintain the effectiveness of the program. LCD and a Machine to the trainer faculty. All the machines should be loaded with MS Project & MS Office. Presentation arrangements.
Introduction & other formalities
Overview of Project management: Overview of Project Management concepts and understanding where MS Project plays a role. Understanding what tools can & can’t do. Overview of MSP: What is MSP? Objections against MSP, Why MSP?
Online session on MS Project begins, Reading a schedule in MSP: Project Statistics, Auto filters & custom filters, “Viewing Work, Duration, Cost”, Task Usage view- overview, Resource Usage view- overview, Task Constraints, Resource sheet details & significance, Project & Resource Calendars, Resource Allocation, concept of Baseline sample case study and schedule reading assignment.
Writing/developing project schedule in MSP: Flow of writing a project schedule, Gantt view & formatting.
Writing/developing project schedule in MSP: Contd. Task dependency types & significance, use of task entry view, Task types & significance. Task Constraints, Resource sheet details & significance, Project & Resource Calendars, Resource Allocation, a concept of Baseline Baselining the schedule. Understanding the importance of baselining. Tracking / updating plan in MSP’: Getting feedback from the resources – Timesheets, different ways of updating the plan, ‘Tracking Gantt’ view, concept of ‘Progress Lines’, saving interim plans, Project Tracking assignment, Note on customization, Project Reports, Customizing MSP to create automated project reports Using MS Project for multiple projects, Discussion on concept of Buffer Management using MS Project.
Review of the major points covered. Question – Answer session. Feedback about the session and other formalities.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes