Microsoft Project 2013 Course

Microsoft Project 2013 Course

Managing Projects with Microsoft Project. Learn how to successfully plan and design your own projects using Microsoft Project, the go to app for project managers.

Want to master project management? Have a project to manage but unsure where to begin?

What you’ll learn

  • How to effectively use the Microsoft Project App
  • How to successfully plan and design your projects within Microsoft Project
  • Best practices in using Microsoft Project

 

Level 1

Introduction and Simple Scheduling Basics

1.      Microsoft Project, project management

2.      A guided tour of Project

3.      Starting a new plan

4.      Building a task list

5.      Setting up resources

6.      Assigning resources to tasks

7.      Formatting and sharing your plan

8.      Tracking progress

Level 2

Advanced Scheduling Techniques

1.      Advanced task scheduling

2.      Fine-tuning task details

3.      Fine-tuning resource and assignment details

4.      Fine-tuning the Project plan

5.      Organizing project details

6.      Tracking progress on tasks and assignments

7.      Viewing and reporting project status

8.      Getting your project back on track

9.      Applying advanced formatting and printing

10.  Advanced report formatting

11.  Customizing Project

12.  Sharing information with other programs

13.  Consolidating projects and resources

Level 1

Introduction and Simple Scheduling Basics

1.      Microsoft Project, project management and you

  • Meet the Project application
  • Meet the Project family
  • New features in Project 2013
  • What was new in Project 2010
  • What was new in Project 2007
  • You as a project manager
  • Let’s get started

2.      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

3.      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

4.      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

5.      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

6.      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

7.      Formatting and sharing your plan

  • Customizing a Gantt Chart view
  • Customizing a Timeline view
  • Customizing reports
  • Copying views and reports
  • Printing views and reports

8.      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

Level 2

Advanced Scheduling Techniques

1.      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

2.      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

3.      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

4.      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

5.      Organizing project details

  • Sorting Project details
  • Grouping Project details
  • Filtering Project details
  • Creating new tables
  • Creating new views

6.      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

7.      Viewing and reporting project status

  • Identifying tasks that have slipped
  • Examining task costs
  • Examining resource costs
  • Reporting project cost variance with a stoplight view

8.      Getting your project back on track

  • Troubleshooting time and schedule problems
  • Troubleshooting cost and resource problems
  • Troubleshooting scope-of-work problems

9.      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

10.  Advanced report formatting

  • Formatting tables in a report
  • Formatting charts in a report
  • Creating a custom report

11.  Customizing Project

  • Sharing custom elements between plans
  • Recording macros
  • Editing macros
  • Customizing the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar

12.  Sharing information with other programs

  • Copying Project data to other programs
  • Opening other file formats in Project
  • Saving to other file formats from Project
  • Generating visual reports with Excel and Visio

13.  Consolidating projects and resources

  • Creating a resource pool
  • Viewing assignment details in a resource pool
  • Updating assignments in a sharer plan
  • Updating a resource’s information in a resource pool
  • Updating all plans’ working times in a resource pool
  • Linking new plans to a resource pool
  • Changing sharer plan assignments and updating a resource pool
  • Consolidating plans
  • Creating dependencies between plans