1 - Project Management Overview
Concepts of project management and schedulingThe project lifecycle and phasesFundamental importance of defining – and agreeing – project scopeDeveloping a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to define project scope4 steps to create a schedule based on the WBSUnderstanding task dependenciesUnderstanding the concept of the project baseline
2 - Developing a Project Schedule
Setting the ‘Scheduling Mode’Creating Tasks, Recurring Tasks (e.g. progress or review meetings) and MilestonesDefining task DependenciesApplying Lag and Lead Time Working with the Critical Path
3 - Managing Tasks in the schedule
Add Notes and attach project documents to tasksSetting and removing task Constraints and DeadlinesApplying the ‘Task Path’ feature to view dependencies
4 - Working with Resources
Creating a Resource PoolWorking with Resource CalendarsCreating Team/Group CalendarsUnderstanding Effort Driven and Non-Effort Driven schedulingAssigning Resources to tasksWorking with Project Costs
5 - Managing Project Information
Applying Field, Tables and ViewsApplying Filters and GroupsCreating custom Fields, Tables and Views (Drop-down menus, Traffic Light reports, Flag Fields)Using the ‘Organiser’ feature for customised elements
6 - Communicating Project Information
Applying formats to Views and TablesUsing the ‘Copy Picture’ commandCreate and Print Project ReportsExporting to Excel
7 - Managing Resources
Finding Resource OverallocationsResolving Overallocations (reassigning, splitting tasks, utilising float, changing work contours) Applying Resource Levelling features
8 - Tracking Progress
Setting the Project BaselineApplying the Tracking Gantt and Tracking TableUsing the ‘Mark on Track’ and ‘Update Tasks’ featuresWorking with Dashboards and Burndown Reports
9 - Programme Management
Methods to consolidate multiple Project FilesResource sharing - setting up a Master Resource PoolCreating and managing Master Project Files
Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.
Who is it For?
Delegates should be PC literate, i.e., familiar with PC’S/Laptops and have used a mouse and keyboard; be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; manage files and folders and be comfortable using Microsoft Office applications such as MS Excel, MS Word etc.