Tracking Progress and Using Resources and Costs in Microsoft Project

As an existing Microsoft Project user, this course takes you to the next level. We begin to drill into some of the more advanced features of scheduling, resourcing, costing, tracking, communicating, and reporting, throughout the project life-cycle.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 5, 2020
Duration
2h 37m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Creating the Gantt Chart
Creating and Assigning Resources to the Plan
Entering and Understanding Project Costs
Creating and Tracking Agile Projects
Printing and Communicating the Plan
Tracking Project Progress
How to Formally Finish a Project
Exploring Other Learning Opportunities
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 5, 2020
Duration
2h 37m
Description

The time has come to delve into some of the more advanced features to ensure that you’re able to make the best use of Microsoft Project. In this course, Tracking Progress and Using Resources and Costs in Microsoft Project, you'll learn how to use Microsoft Project in a much more sophisticated and professional way. First, you’ll determine what drives tasks, how Project determines when they start and finish, and how to create and assign resources and costs to the plan. Next, you’ll discover some advanced techniques for sharing and communicating different parts of the plan to different stakeholders, and how to export data from the plan into different office formats. Finally, you’ll explore how to track the project by taking a baseline and using actual and remaining, duration and work, and how to identify the variances in your plan. When you’ve finished the course, you’ll have the advanced skills and knowledge required to use Microsoft Project in order to successfully plan, track and communicate sophisticated project schedules.

About the author
About the author

Ben is a Microsoft Project, Project Server/Online consultant, and Data Specialist with over 20 years of implementation experience. He has been a Microsoft MVP for nine years, as well as blogging on various project server scenarios, has articles published on the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG), and is the author of Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone. My name is Ben Howard, and welcome to this course, Tracking Progress and Using Resources and Costs in Microsoft Project. This course is the next step up from a beginners course and delves into some of the more advanced features to ensure that you're able to make the best use of Project. It enables you to use Project in a much more sophisticated and professional way. First, you'll determine what drives tasks and how Project determines when they start and finish and how to create and assign resources and costs to the plan. Next, you'll discover some advanced techniques for sharing and communicating different parts of schedule to different stakeholders and how to export data from the plan into different Office formats. Finally, you'll explore how to track the project by taking the baseline and using actual and remaining duration and work and how to identify the variances in your plan. When you finish this course, you'll have the advanced skills and knowledge required to use Microsoft Project in order to successfully plan, track, and communicate sophisticated project schedules.