Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is project management software that’s used to create schedules, project plans, manage resources and keep track of time. It has features such as Gantt charts, Kanban boards and project calendars for project management professionals.

Microsoft Project management software is closely integrated with Microsoft Office suite and also includes a Client Access License (CAL) that allows easy connection with Office Project Server.

Why Microsoft Project ?

The most important fact about Microsoft is the belief with business-critical capabilities such as collaborations, calendar, and email, as it treats the organization’s productivity as its central business. Microsoft users can access their content from anywhere and anytime they want. Microsoft keeps its user’s data safe and secures for both mobile and desktop. It is designed to meet the security requirements of organizations from end to end strong governance and security-aware engineering. The uniqueness of the programs offered by Microsoft is its study material out of which you can learn several things that can be implemented in your project. If you are working in the project management field, you must embrace skills to work with Microsoft Project, so you can easily perform various tasks such as managing resources in a project plan, tracking and controlling a project, creating the project schedule, assigning calendars to resources, and more.

Microsoft Project Features

MS Project has several numbers of features that are required by project managers and their teams to perform and manage their work in a better way. However, mention below is a complete list of features provided to customers who spend a lot of money.

  • Grid View: A project view is used to manage and plan projects besides a task list.
  • Board View: It is a visual Kanban board view that assists in administrating workflow and status.
  • Timeline View: The old-fashioned Gantt chart utilised for scheduling tasks over a project timeline.
  • Communication & Collaboration: Ability for teams to work collectively on projects.
  • Co-authoring: Stakeholders and team members mutually work on editing and updating task lists as well as schedules.
  • Reporting: Pre-designed reports that can track portfolios, programmes, progress, and resources.
  • Roadmap: Track project portfolios and programmes.
  • Timesheets: For invoicing and payroll, it collects project and non-project time.
  • Resource Management: Administer resources by requesting and assigning tasks.

Course Features

• Identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment.

• Create a new project plan file and enter project information.

• Manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.

• Manage resources for a project.

• Exchange project plan data with other applications.

• Update a project plan, Reuse project plan information.

• Manage project costs, Report project data visually.

• Finalize a project plan.

Instructor Details

  • 20 years of Professional Project Management Experience
  • Authorized Trainer for PMP, PRINCE2 and DevOps
  • Authorized Trainer for PMI-ACP (Agile)
  • Certified in, PMP, PRINCE2, PMI- ACP, MSP, ITIL and ISO Auditing from BSI
  • MBA in MIS (Management of Information systems)
  • Worked in some of the Mega Projects and Programs (Google, Microsoft Data center Implementation and Mshereib Smart City) in Qatar
  • CEO & Founder of PMOBytes
  • Author of Overcoming Project Management problems published on Google books, Amazon, GRIN etc. in multiple languages

Course Curriculam

1.1 Creating a High-performance Team

1.2 Starting the Project

1.3 Doing the work

1.4 Keeping the team & KPIs on Track.

1.5 Basics of Business environment.

2.1 Creating a template from a completed project

2.2 Creating a project from an existing template

2.3 Creating a project from an existing project

2.4 Creating a project from a Microsoft Office Excel workbook

3.1 Setting working or non-working hours and days (exceptions and workweeks) for calendars

3.2 Setting up a base calendar

3.3 Setting up a resource calendar

3.4 Setting hours per day

3.5 Applying calendars at the project level

3.6 Applying calendars at the task level

3.7 Applying calendars at the resource levels

4.1 Customizing default task types

4.2 Customizing manual vs. auto-scheduling

4.3 Customizing project options

4.4 Customizing calendar options (for example, working hours per day and hours per week)

4.5 Customizing the ribbon

4.6 Customizing a quick access toolbar (for example, settings to share with others)

5.1 Defining the project start date

5.2 Applying calendars and current date

5.3 Entering project properties

5.4 Displaying the project summary task on a new project.

6.1 Creating and modifying summary tasks and subtasks

6.2 Rearranging tasks

6.3 Creating milestones

6.4 Creating manually scheduled tasks

6.5 Outlining.

7.1 Date constraints

7.2 Deadlines

7.3 Setting or changing the task mode (manual or auto)

7.4 Setting dependencies (links)

8.1 Entering duration

8.2 Entering estimated durations

8.3 Entering user-controlled summary tasks

9.1 Effort-driven tasks

9.2 Formula (work = duration x units)

9.3 Choosing a task type

10.1 Assigning multiple resources

10.2 Assigning resources to task using units that represent part time work (vs. fulltime work)

11.1 Task usage

11.2 Resource usage

11.3 Task forms

11.4 Editing assignments by setting the appropriate task type.

12.1 Resource-based costs (work and materials)

12.2 Cost per use

12.3 Fixed costs

12.4 Accrual method

12.5 Tracking and Analyzing a Project

13.1 Baselining an entire project

13.2 Baselining selected tasks

13.3 Setting multiple baselines

13.4 Updating a baseline (for example, rolling up to summary tasks)

13.5 Resetting the baseline

14.1 Percentage completion

14.2 Actual or remaining duration

14.3 Actual work

14.4 Remaining work

14.5 Status date

14.6 Current date

14.7 Rescheduling uncompleted work

14.8 Actual start and actual finish

14.9 Actual work and usage views

14.10 Cancelling an unneeded task (for example, inactivating a task, setting an active flag or zeroing out Remaining work)

15.1 Single or master projects

15.2 Viewing total slack

15.3 Displaying progress against deadlines.

16.1 Applying views

16.2 Grouping

16.3 Filtering

16.4 Highlighting

16.5 Applying auto-filter

16.6 Sorting

16.7 Tables

17.1 Customizing views

17.2 Grouping

17.3 Filtering and highlighting

17.4 Sorting

17.5 Tables

17.6 Sharing a view with the Organizer.

18.1 Gridlines

18.2 Gar styles

18.3 Gantt chart styles

18.4 Text styles

18.5 Timeline

18.6 Cell formatting

19.1 Reporting a progress status

19.2 Saving to PDF or XPS

19.3 Printing Gantt information

19.4 Reporting scheduling

19.5 Reporting the timeline

19.6 Printing based on date range

Course Delivery Options

Physical ClassroomVirtual ClassIndividual Virtual ClassE-learning
Location in QatarOnline TutorDedicated Online TutorSelf Paced Learning with Exams
16 Hours 16 Hours 16 Hours Access for 1 year
3-4 hours per week for one month duration10 sessions Agreed Pre-booked sessions 24/7 from Registration
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