Advanced Project and Program Management with Microsoft Project

After attending this course you will be able to…

Set up, customize, and effectively use Microsoft Project or Project Pro for Office 365 to plan and manage projects from inception through closeout in complex, changing, multi-project environments and to provide information and perform analyses regarding resource utilization, project health, and the impact of potential changes to the project.

Course Number: 2033-MSP003
Course Length: 2 Days
This Course is Available For: Microsoft Project 2010, Microsoft Project 2013, Microsoft Project 2016, Project Pro for Office 365
This Course is Available as: On-site training at your location or online. Online sessions are scheduled for groups at agreed-to times.


Course Materials:

All attendees receive a 200+ page Schedule Associates exclusive reference manual developed after years of working with project managers to understand what they would find most helpful in learning how to use the software. The reference manual is specifically designed to be easy to follow along in, to provide quick access to needed information and to provide guidance in using Microsoft Project in planning and managing projects back in the workplace.


Who Would Benefit From Attending:

Project managers, program managers, schedulers, and others who are experienced with Microsoft Project or Project Pro for Office 365 and knowledgeable about project management best practices as they relate to scope definition and scheduling.


Course Credits:

Attendees will receive credit for 14 contact hours of project management training good toward PMI®‘s CAPM or PMP® project management certification.

PMP®s will receive 14 PDUs good toward re-certification.


Course Agenda:

Day One

Introductions and Course Objectives

Orientation to Microsoft Project

Getting Oriented in Microsoft Project
Other Applications for Use with Project

Planning the Project

Determining the Planning Approach
Building a Plan from Content in Another Application
Resource Planning
Incorporating Risk Management into the Plan
Assessing the Plan
Establishing the Project Budget
Saving the Plan to a SharePoint Site

Day Two

Day One Review

Planning Multiple Related Projects

Executing the Project

Preparing to Track Progress
Managing Change

Analyzing the Project’s Status

Conducting What-if Analyses
Advanced Reporting and Data Analysis
Evaluating the Project

Customizing Microsoft Project

Customizing Microsoft Project and its Outputs
Numbering the Project Tasks
Creating and Using Project Templates

Course Wrap-up and Next Steps


Course Format:

A mix of demonstrations in Microsoft Project, explanation of concepts on flip charts or whiteboards, hands-on exercises in the software to confirm understanding, and realistic case studies performed in Microsoft Project or Project Pro for Office 365 to combine project management concepts with the use of the software.



Since this course assumes that participants will have a thorough understanding of best practices for using Microsoft Project and how it develops schedules we strongly recommend scheduling a session of Project Management with Microsoft Project prior to holding the class.


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