Duration: 3 Days
PDU Credits: 21 PDUs
Target Audience: Program managers, project managers, planners, schedulers, and any individuals that are involved in project management and need to create or maintain schedules in Microsoft Project.
This three-day course is designed to provide practical, hands-on experience in the creation, management, and reporting of project schedules. This course teaches the processes of project scheduling and control, and how to implement those processes in Microsoft Project. Participants work in teams to take a project through the project life cycle using Microsoft Project.
The project schedule is often one of the most visible elements of project management in an organization. Learn methods to help ensure that schedules provide valuable information, early warning of potential problems and analysis capability throughout the project life cycle.Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the process of project scheduling and basic project management terminology.
- Identify the critical components of the project scope documentation that drive the structure of your project schedule.
- Use a Work Breakdown Structure to represent all deliverables for the project.
- Extract key milestones and project constraints and incorporate them into the project schedule.
- Define and sequence tasks to build dynamic schedule models.
- Identify the activities that are most likely to cause a project to be late through Critical Path Methodology analysis.
- Plan and manage resources.
- Utilize the preferred approach to applying status and changes to a project and understand how to analyze resulting impacts to determine schedule health.
- Create “what-if” scenarios to compare various possible approaches to schedule issues, including fast-tracking and crashing.
- Work with master projects for multiple project analysis.
- Create project reports and understand the audience for each.
- Define custom global objects – tables, filters, and views – to support analysis and reporting.
Module 1 – Introduction
- Course Objectives and Agenda
- Project Management Process Groups
- Project Life Cycle
- Purpose of Scheduling
Module 2 – Project Initiation and Project Planning – Work Scope and Schedule Modeling
- Schedule Management Plan
- Creating the Project
- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
- Working with Tables, Filters and Views
- Schedule Models
- Creating Tasks
- Task Inputs
- Linking Tasks
Module 3 – Project Planning cont’d – CPM and Resource Management
- Critical Path Method
- Near Critical Paths
- Resource Planning Process
- Resource Availability
- Resource Analysis and Schedule Impact
- Resource Leveling Concepts
Module 4 – Project Execution
- Project Baselines
- Project Communications
- Communications Management Plan
- Schedule Review Meetings
Module 5 – Project Monitoring and Control, and Project Closeout
- Performance Measurement
- Schedule Status
- Impact Analysis and Variances
- Change Control
- What-If Scenario Analysis
- Schedule Compression
- Master Projects
- Project Reporting
- Defining Custom Tables, Filters, Groups, and Views
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