Using Microsoft Project 2019

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Using Microsoft Project 2019

Author: Ben Howard

This skill covers the use of Microsoft Project to plan, track and communicate a project schedule (also known as a Microsoft Project Plan) in order to successfully run and deliver... Read more

###What you will learn

  • Creating Gantt charts
  • Creating and understanding agile plans
  • Adding resources to plans
  • Sharing resources between plans
  • Communicating plans
  • Tracking plans
  • Managing project costs
  • Closing projects
  • Creating formulas

Pre-requisites

No prerequisite knowledge needed.

Beginner

In this beginner section we will cover how to perform basic project tracking including creating and printing Gantt charts, how to perform basic project tracking, and how to show which tasks are ahead or behind schedule.

This is a beginners guide to using Microsoft Project

Creating and Printing Project Plans Using Microsoft Project

by Ben Howard

Mar 17, 2020 / 1h 3m

1h 3m

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Description

Microsoft allows a one stop shop for creating, tracking, and printing projects plans utilizing Microsoft Project. In this course, Creating and Printing Project Plans using Microsoft Project, you will learn the skills required to build, communicate and track your project plan. First, you will learn create a defensible project schedule. Next, you will discover how to customize the gantt chart and print it off for stakeholder review. Finally, you will explore how to update the project plan and show which tasks are late. When you’re finished this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to use Microsoft Project to manage your plans using successfully.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Creating Tasks in MS Project
  3. Modifying the Gantt Chart Look and Feel
  4. Printing the Gantt Chart
  5. Updating Progress on the Gantt Chart
  6. Exploring Other Learning Opportunities

Intermediate

In this intermediate section we will be creating plans from existing plans, creating and using task dependencies, constraints and deadlines. We will cover how to produce specific communication documents for different stakeholders, and how to create Agile Project Plans using Microsoft Project.

This can be thought of as a beyond the basics guide to managing projects with Microsoft Project.

Tracking Progress and Using Resources and Costs in Microsoft Project

by Ben Howard

Jun 5, 2020 / 2h 37m

2h 37m

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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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Creating the Gantt Chart
  3. Creating and Assigning Resources to the Plan
  4. Entering and Understanding Project Costs
  5. Creating and Tracking Agile Projects
  6. Printing and Communicating the Plan
  7. Tracking Project Progress
  8. How to Formally Finish a Project
  9. Exploring Other Learning Opportunities

Advanced

In this advanced section we will talk about advanced features available in Microsoft Project. This will include ensuring that resources are not over allocated during the project and that a team manager can see the resource’s workload over a number of different projects. We will also use advanced techniques to accurately record the progress of the project, review which tasks are running late and auto reschedule these into the future. Additionally, we will allocate a budget to the project, and track the variances to this budget.

Advanced Resource, Budget, and Cost Management in Microsoft Project

by Ben Howard

Jun 30, 2020 / 2h 31m

2h 31m

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The aim of this course is to teach you the things that only the seasoned professionals know about Microsoft Project, but without incurring the battle scars! In this course, Advanced Resource, Budget, and Cost Management in Microsoft Project, you'll learn advanced skills required to track, analyze, and report on your project like a pro. First, you’ll learn how to analyze tasks to see what’s actually driving your schedule. Next, you’ll deal with money, looking at different resource rates and creating and tracking budgets. Finally, you’ll look at advanced project tracking, where you’ll combine several techniques to help you minimize the number of updates you need to perform and minimize the disruption to the rest of the schedule. When you’ve finished the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to use Microsoft Project just like a seasoned professional.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Creating and Analyzing Task Dependencies
  3. Leveling Resources to Ensure They Are Not Overallocated
  4. Understanding Different Resource Rates
  5. Understanding and Using Budgets
  6. Keeping the Plan up to Date
  7. Managing Stakeholders - Advanced Communication Techniques
  8. Creating a Custom Formula and Copying It to Other Projects
  9. Sharing Resources between Multiple Plans and Master Projects
  10. Exploring Other Learning Opportunities
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