Microsoft Project helps project managers, business managers and planners manage schedules and resources. Effective use of Microsoft Projectï½® in Project Management is a course that teaches students how to:
- Understand the fundamentals of project scheduling, networking and critical path analysis
- Gain a sound understanding of the Microsoft Project program.
- 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.
No prior experience necessary
Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam.
Introduction and Overview of Project Management: Scheduling concept, Critical path analysis. Assignment of bar chart introductory test on Microsoft Project
Overview of MSP: What is MSP?, Reading a schedule in MSP: Project Statistics, Auto Filters and custom filters, “Viewing Work, Duration, Cost”, Task Usage view- overview, Resource Usage view- overview, sample case study and schedule reading assignment
Writing/developing project schedule in MSP: Flow of writing a project schedule, Gantt view and formatting, Task dependency types and significance, use of task entry view, Task types and significance, Task constraints, Resource sheet details and significance, Project & Resource Calendars, Resource Allocation
Concept of Baseline, resource leveling, schedule development assignment
Tracking and 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
Printing from MSP: Printing Gantt chart, customization- fields, filters, Reports Customizing MSProject, Using Microsoft Project for multiple projects. Evaluation/assessment
This course is Instructor-supported and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.