Project Planning with Microsoft Project®

MGMT X 443.6

This course provides hands-on experience to build a realistic schedule using MS Project® as a tool. Students start from the planning stage and progress though the monitoring phases to track performance on the project.

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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Online
Remote
Starting at $1,099.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

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:

The schedule is the primary source of conflict on any project. Questions like “When will we launch?”, “When is the release date?”, “When will we get the certificate of occupancy?” and “When will the drug be available to the public?”, can only be answered credibly by building real project schedules and using real scheduling apps. Surprisingly, this is rarely done. As a result, project managers are often unaware which tasks to expedite to get projects done faster. They make calls, trade favors, and pressure resources to expedite tasks that will not result in earlier project completion dates. This problem is further compounded by the growing trend toward modern, cloud-based project management tools, such as Wrike®, Monday.com®, and Smartsheet®. While these tools are great for collaborating, they lack the scheduling features required to expedite projects. In this course, you’ll learn why Microsoft Project® continues to be the tool of choice for professional schedulers and knowledgeable project managers. You’ll learn why you should avoid tools like Excel, Wrike®, Monday.com®, Smartsheet®, and even Project for the Web when you’re managing projects that require you to find ways to get things done faster. Whether you're managing a construction project, deploying new infrastructure, or launching a start-up, this learn-by-doing course will help you use Microsoft Project® to build and analyze schedules your team can rely on. You'll learn to break down projects into manageable parts, structure the project outline, forecast reliable completion dates, set realistic expectations, manage resources and assignments, use the critical path to get the work done faster, and create professional status reports! The scheduling skills you’ll learn with Microsoft Project®, the most widely used true scheduling app, will significantly reduce your learning curve with a wide range of scheduling software in the project management field.
Prerequisites
Proficiency in using computers with Windows operating system; working knowledge of MS Office® is also helpful.
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Fall 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Jerry Reed
388565
Fee:
$1,099.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 02, 2022
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Wednesday 6:00PM - 9:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens November 07, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Jerry Reed
389133
Fee:
$1,099.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 24, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Lecture
Wed Jan 11, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Wed Jan 18, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Jan 25, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Feb 1, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Feb 8, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Feb 15, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Feb 22, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Mar 1, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Mar 8, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Mar 15, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Wed Mar 22, 2023
6:00PM PT - 9:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

Spring 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens February 06, 2023 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Jerry Reed
390388
Fee:
$1,099.00
Onlineformat icon
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2023
Course Requirements
Reliable internet connection and Google Chrome browser required to access the software tool in this course.
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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