Project Planning with Microsoft Project
This course reviews the pre-work required to build a schedule using MS Project tool and then progresses through the planning, tracking, and closing phases of project scheduling.
What you can learn.
- Gain practical skills to effectively create project schedules utilizing Microsoft Project as a scheduling tool
- Create project activities from the deliverables list (WBS), sequence activities, apply duration in terms of work effort, allocate resources, and capture the overall cost of the project
- Utilize the tool to identify the critical path of your project and apply resource allocations, resource leveling, and optimization techniques to improve the overall duration of the project
- Use the tool for budget tracking and performance evaluation and forecasting via Earned-Value Management metrics
About this course:Microsoft Project is one of the most widely recognized project management tools. Professionals across many industries have come to accept its output as a standard for project reporting. Despite its popularity, many people find Microsoft Project difficult to learn and to use effectively. This course reviews the practical skills needed to exploit the program's usefulness. You begin by reviewing the pre-work required to build a schedule and then progress through the planning, tracking, and closing phases of project scheduling. Participants learn to use the program to communicate important information about project schedules, including critical path, resource allocation, and budget performance (via earned-value metrics). Students who want to pursue the Microsoft Project certification gain valuable exposure to the skill competencies measured by Exam 77-178. Those not pursuing certification find this course assists the beginner, the pre-beginner, and the experienced scheduler. Microsoft Project 2016 will be used.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Project Planning with Microsoft Project.
Winter 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Elective course in Project Management Certificate.
Enrollment limited to 25; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.
Latest version of MS Project Software is provided to students. Students need access to a computer. Internet access required. Materials required.