Introduction to Microsoft Project 2013

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MS-110 (4 Days)
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Microsoft Project 2013 Training Overview

Accelebrate's Introduction to Microsoft Project 2013 class teaches attendees how to manage the complete project life cycle using Microsoft® Project 2013.

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Microsoft Project 2013 Training Objectives

All students will learn to:

  • Work with Microsoft Project 2013 on your PC or touch-enabled device
  • Build and fine-tune your project plan
  • Schedule tasks and milestones
  • Assign resources
  • Track progress and costs, and manage variances
  • Troubleshoot delays and budget overruns
  • Customize Gantt chart views, tables, and calendars
  • Use project-management best practices

Microsoft Project 2013 Training Outline

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Introduction
Microsoft Project, Project Management, And You
  • Meet The Project Application
  • Meet The Project Family
  • New Features In Project 2013
  • You As a Project Manager
A Guided Tour Of Project
  • The Project Interface: Finding Your Way Around
  • The Backstage View: Managing Files And Setting Options
  • The Ribbon And Tabs: Finding The Features You Want
  • Views: Working With Schedule Details The Way You Want
  • Reports: Seeing Project Status In New Ways
Starting a New Plan
  • Starting a New Plan And Setting Its Start Date
  • Setting Nonworking Days In The Project Calendar
  • Entering The Plan’s Title And Other Properties
Building a Task List
  • Entering Task Names
  • Entering Task Durations
  • Entering a Milestone Task
  • Creating Summary Tasks To Outline The Plan
  • Creating Task Dependencies With Links
  • Switching Task Scheduling From Manual To Automatic
  • Checking The Plan’s Duration And Finish Date
  • Documenting Tasks With Notes And Hyperlinks
Setting Up Resources
  • Entering Work Resource Names
  • Entering Resources’ Maximum Capacity
  • Entering Resource Pay Rates
  • Adjusting Working Time In a Resource Calendar
  • Setting Up Cost Resources
  • Documenting Resources With Notes
Assigning Resources To Tasks
  • Assigning Work Resources To Tasks
  • Controlling Work When Adding Or Removing Resource Assignments
  • Assigning Cost Resources To Tasks
  • Checking The Plan’s Duration, Cost, And Work
Formatting And Sharing Your Plan
  • Customizing a Gantt Chart View
  • Customizing a Timeline View
  • Customizing Reports
  • Copying Views And Reports
  • Printing Views And Reports
Tracking Progress
  • Saving a Baseline Of Your Plan
  • Tracking a Plan As Scheduled Through a Specific Date
  • Entering a Task’s Completion Percentage
  • Entering Actual Values For Tasks
Advanced Scheduling Techniques
  • Advanced Task Scheduling
  • See Task Relationships With Task Path
  • Adjusting Task Link Relationships
  • Setting Task Constraints
  • Interrupting Work On a Task
  • Adjusting Working Time For Individual Tasks
  • Control Task Scheduling With Task Types
Fine-Tuning Task Details
  • Entering Deadline Dates
  • Entering Fixed Costs
  • Setting Up a Recurring Task
  • Viewing The Project’s Critical Path
  • Scheduling Summary Tasks Manually
Fine-Tuning Resource And Assignment Details
  • Setting Up Resource Availability To Apply At Different Times
  • Entering Multiple Pay Rates For a Resource
  • Setting Up Resource Pay Rates To Apply At Different Times
  • Setting Up Material Resources
  • Delaying The Start Of Assignments
  • Applying Contours To Assignments
  • Applying Different Pay Rates To Assignments
  • Assigning Material Resources To Tasks
  • Viewing Resource Capacity
  • Adjusting Assignments In The Team Planner View
Fine-Tuning The Project Plan
  • Examining Resource Allocations Over Time
  • Resolving Resource Overallocations Manually
  • Leveling Overallocated Resources
  • Checking The Plan’s Cost And Finish Date
  • Inactivating Tasks
Organizing Project Details
  • Sorting Project Details
  • Grouping Project Details
  • Filtering Project Details
  • Creating New Tables
  • Creating New Views
Tracking Progress On Tasks And Assignments
  • Updating a Baseline
  • Tracking Actual And Remaining Values For Tasks And Assignments
  • Tracking Timephased Actual Work For Tasks And Assignments
  • Rescheduling Incomplete Work
Viewing And Reporting Project Status
  • Identifying Tasks That Have Slipped
  • Examining Task Costs
  • Examining Resource Costs
  • Reporting Project Cost Variance With a Stoplight View
Getting Your Project Back On Track
  • Troubleshooting Time And Schedule Problems
  • Troubleshooting Cost And Resource Problems
  • Troubleshooting Scope-Of-Work Problems
Applying Advanced Formatting And Printing
  • Formatting a Gantt Chart View
  • Formatting a Timeline View
  • Formatting a Network Diagram View
  • Formatting a Calendar View
  • Printing And Exporting Views
Advanced Report Formatting
  • Formatting Tables In a Report
  • Formatting Charts In a Report
  • Creating a Custom Report
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

MS-110

Duration:

4 Days

Prerequisites:

Prior experience with Microsoft Office is strongly recommended.  No prior experience with Microsoft Project is presumed.

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware and a copy of Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step.

Software Requirements:

Microsoft Project 2013 and Office 2013 (or at least Excel and Word) with the latest service packs installed.

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