The purpose of the course is to give the trainee a basic introduction to Microsoft Project focused on scheduling and following up. The course enables the participant to plan and control a project with deadlines (milestone managing or on futures), and show how network diagrams ease the work of the project manager.
Basic instruction own how to control a project’s time aspects with a thorough examination of the network diagrams.
A network diagram graphically shows how tasks are interdependent and visualize The Critical Path (CPM) in a project.
The Critical Path Method is focused on defining a chain of activities that are crucial to the duration of the whole project. If only one of the activities on the Critical Path are delayed, the whole project is delayed. It is therefore of crucial importance to be aware of the tasks on the Critical Paths status.
The course also teaches how to plan a project from the beginning to the end or from the end towards the beginning. We will shed light upon how to define activities and how to apply WBS, Work Breakdown Structure, which means the project is divided into a hierarchy of still smaller tasks. It is a breakdown that makes it easier to organize the work in the project and to assess its timely relations and overall cost.
We analyze the activities interdependencies and show how to insert time lapses.
The participant will learn how activities are applied at various levels, how they are connected and how to create one’s own filters and schedules.
Finally we show how to follow up on the plan, how to calculate its feasibility and construe a What-if analysis.
The participant will get a survey of what Microsoft Project’s time management can be used for and will be able to make their own plans. Furthermore the participants will learn how to adapt Microsoft Project to fit specific needs. The course is the basis of module 2. Each participant gets their own compendium with a tested example.
Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and confidence in the use of a computer.
Basic knowledge of project management is an advantage but not a requirement.
This course supplies 7 PDUs and you get a course certificate upon completion.