Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project

Program Details:
Program Code: IT
School: MacMillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Program Type:IT
Program Length: 45 Hrs.
Program Fees: $550.00
Location: College Campus/Online

OVERVEIW:

Microsoft Project presents skills training and assessment for Microsoft Project . This course provides competency in evaluating project schedules; tracking project performance and managing costs; customizing project tables, filters, views and reports; creating and using templates; and managing multiple projects. Guided, step-by-step labs provide opportunities to practice new skills. You can challenge yourself and review your skills after each lesson in the Lesson Summary and Lesson Review sections. Additional skill reinforcement is provided in Activities, Optional Labs, Lesson Quizzes and a Course Assessment.

Course Description

Microsoft Project 2019 is a project management application that gives managers the ability to track tasks, resources, reports and timelines for small and enterprise projects. Just one mistake during project management can destroy project budgets and deadlines. MS Project helps you avoid common pitfalls by giving you a complete overview of every component of a project, and this course explains each one of these components to get you started.
  • Plan for a project
  • Use templates to create projects in Project 2019
  • Create, manage, schedule, and track tasks
  • Create, manage, assign, and track resources
  • Work with deadlines and constraints
  • Troubleshoot problems, delays, and conflicts
  • Use dependencies to help schedule tasks
  • Work with lag time and lead time when dealing with tasks
  • Create baselines and interim plans
  • Run reports
  • Print reports and project information
  • And much more!

This course starts with the basics, showing you how to create a basic project setup. A new MS Project file starts as a template, and the project manager must then fill out worksheets to define resources and tasks. This course takes you step-by-step through each part of configuring a new task and creating resources to work on those tasks. We then show you how to assign each resource to a task to ensure that it gets completed.

After creating tasks and assigning resources, we move on to managing project timelines and tracking progress of each task and the project as a whole. Delays happen either from unforeseen issues or when a resource is unavailable for a time. With Project 2019, you can “level” tasks and rearrange the timelines for tasks so that you can still meet the project deadline within a given budget.

Finally, creating and customizing reports is covered along with printing projects to a physical or cloud printer. We also cover Project Pro features such as resource sharing and pooling.  We also show you how to consolidate projects so that you can create subprojects within a main (larger) project. After you finish this course, you’ll be able to manage any project plan from one location in Project 2019.

Microsoft Office 2021: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video   
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs

Lesson 1

SE: Introduction to MS Project 2019

This first lesson will focus on the features of this new program. Additional lesson topics: What’s New in Project ?; Several Keys to Understanding the Project Management Life Cycle; Microsoft Project Software
Lesson 2: Getting Started in MS Project 2019
This lesson will focus on how to get started in MS Project 2019 Additional lesson topics: Create a project in Project; Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
Lesson 3: Defining and Creating Projects
Before you can begin using Project 2019 to manage your project, you have to take the time to develop the scope of the project. Although the purpose of this course is to teach you how to use Project 2019, Project 2019 can only manage the information about the project that you give it. Additional lesson topics: Project Scope Management: What It is and Why It’s Important; Create your backlog and tasks using Microsoft Project
Lesson 4: Entering and Scheduling Tasks
Tasks are what will track your project progress from start to finish. Additional lesson topics: Format the bar chart of a Gantt Chart view; Split a task; Change the effort driven setting for task types; Work with the Gantt Chart
Lesson 5: Project 2019 Views
Views are a way to get an overview of your project that you can then use to view more details. Additional lesson topics: How to Change View in MS PROJECT ?; Choose the right view of your project schedule
Lesson 6: Calendar
In Project 2019, the calendar shows the various hours in a workday, the days in a work week, holidays, and nonworking days on which a project schedule is based. Additional lesson topics: Create a new base calendar; Add a holiday to the project calendar; Set the general working days and times for a project
Lesson 7: Organizing Tasks
To properly manage a project, you first need to know how to work with organization functionality in Project 2019. Organizing tasks using Project 2019 will improve efficiency and ensure that your project runs smoothly and sticks to the intended deadline within the project budget. Additional lesson topics: Create and work with subtasks and summary tasks; Project For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Lesson 9: Introducing Dependencies

A task is labeled as either a predecessor (parent) or a successor (child). This lesson will focus on understanding and making use of these labels. Additional lesson topics: Link tasks in a project; The Ultimate Guide to: Gantt Charts; Microsoft Project Predecessors
Lesson 10: Working with Resources
This lesson will focus on resources as a component of completing tasks. Additional lesson topics: Add resources to your project; Work Resources Setup In Microsoft Project
Lesson 11: Resource Management
The key to successful projects and excellent project management is finding the right resources. What makes a resource right for your project will be based on a couple of contributing factors. Additional lesson topics: Assign people to work on tasks; How to Manage Resources in Microsoft Project
Lesson 12: Tracking Work in Project 2019
When you want to track the progress being made on a project, you must enter different kinds of information. You must tell Project 2019 when you want to track progress and key points in which you want to review week to week. Additional lesson topics: Update work on a project; How to Make Microsoft Project Calculate a Task Duration; Set the status date for project reporting
Lesson 13: Communication and Progress Updates
Project 2019 helps you track communication so that you can identify the status for each task and the entire project as a whole. Additional lesson topics: Update completed tasks quickly; How to reschedule Uncompleted Remaining Work for multiple Projects in MS PROJECT ; Project management goal: Communicate project information; Entering Actual Progress in Microsoft Project:
Lesson 14: Using Baselines
This lesson will focus on working with Baselines in MS Project 2019 Additional lesson topics: Set and save a baseline; Create or update a baseline or an interim plan
Lesson 15: Customizing and Formatting Your Project
MS Project 2019 is used to manage projects, but you can also format project layouts and styles. Additional lesson topics: Change the date format; Change the timescale in a Project view; Microsoft project row height adjustment quick tip
Lesson 16: Running Reports
Reports make it easier to communicate about your project should you need to deliver status to stakeholders. They make it easier to show these stakeholders exactly how a project is progressing. Additional lesson topics: MS Project; Pick the right report in Project; Create a project report
Lesson 17: Consolidating Projects and Resources
Part of successful project management is also time management, and you will find that these features of Project enable you to operate more efficiently, stay more organized, and save time as well as overcome some of the common pitfalls and challenges with managing large projects. Additional lesson topics: Create and share a resource pool; View resource workloads and availability; Overview: Resource engagements
Lesson 18: Printing Project Information
Printing in all Microsoft Office applications is very similar, so once you know how to print in one application, it’s easy to print in another one.

PRE-REQUISITES: COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS
COURSE OUTLINE
Module I

  • Project Management and Microsoft Project
  • Creating Projects
  • Scheduling
  • Working with Resources and Costs

Module II

  • Evaluating the Schedule
  • Tracking Performance and Costs
  • Customizing Project Objects
  • Reusing Information and Managing Multiple Projects