13. Project Management using MS Project (MSPM)

Overview

Managing projects successfully is of utmost importance to any type of organization. Microsoft Project is one of the tools that can be used to manage projects. Project management consists of a group of processes and phases starting from initiation to closure. There are various steps involved in planning, executing, and monitoring and controlling the project.

Who should attend?

Project managers, project schedulers and planners, program managers, PM0 managers.

How will this program benefit you?

By attending this program you will be able to:

• Discover what’s new in MS Project 2010

. Plan a project: WBS, PDM networks, Gantt Charts

. Allocate tasks and resources

. Optimize schedules

• Deal with multiple projects

• Monitor and control your schedules and projects

. Track and evaluate performance

• Handle variances

• Generate reports

Program outline

Introduction to MS Project 2010

• Getting started (Project title, etc.)

• Introduction to MS Project Menus

• Introduction to MS Project Views and Tables Planning

• A brief review of team building behaviors during planning (accountability, responsibility, control, communication)

• Developing project goals and objectives (stakeholder agreement)

• Creating a WBS by outlining: criteria analysis (task control)

The project organization and scheduling (accountability, ownership, communication)

• Entering project data (from team’s brainstorming sessions) (accountability, responsibility, control, communication)

• Building a project schedule using PDM networks and Gantt Charts agreement)

• Scheduling basics

• Evaluating and adjusting the schedule – some hints

• Creating resource pools

• Allocating resources to the schedule

Control

• Tracking progress – some hints

• Earned Value metrics

• The 50/50 rule for percent complete of work in progress

Multi-projects, controlling, variances, and reports

• Dealing with multiple projects

• Freezing the baseline plan

. Project monitoring and controls

. Tracking and evaluating performance (timecards vs estimates to complete)

„ Comparing actual work and earned value of deliverables to the baseline

• Variance analysis

. Types of computer -generated reports

Training methodology

This is a hands-on training with personal computers. Participants work on their own PCs to become familiar with menus, views and reports with sample project data. The course combines a review of the Tools and Techniques of Project Planning and Control with hands-on individual work using the software. Participants will brainstorm two different projects, then enter the information into the computer software. The result of this course is a cohesive fast -paced experience, where all the solutions are provided by the instructor, but discovered by the participant on their own.

Presented by

Tassili specialist trainers.

Duration

24 Hours. This program’s duration is two weeks, five days per week, four hours per day for each level.

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