Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Project
This module provides an overview of how the features of Project relate to the job of the project manager. The module also teaches the student how to access different features by navigating through the ribbon.
Lab : Introduction to Mastering Microsoft Project
Module 2: A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Project
This module demonstrates the required steps to create and use Microsoft Project 2013 through the life cycle of a project.
Lab : Creating a Basic Project with a template
Lab : Creating a Basic Project
Module 3: Setting Up a Project
This module explains how to create a new project and establish the basic constraints that Microsoft Project 2013 will use for its calculations.
Lab : Setting Up a Project
Module 4: Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule
This module explains how to how to manually schedule project tasks and how to leverage the auto schedule feature.
Lab : Explore Task Modes
Module 5: Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
This module explains how to create a useful work breakdown structure and enter it into Microsoft Project.
Lab : Manipulate a WBS
Lab : Supporting the Project Plan
Module 6: Identifying Task Relationships
This module explains the rules for establishing dependency links between tasks and how to use Project to display these dependencies.
Lab : Display the sequence
Module 7: Defining Resources within Project
This module explains how to enter resources and specific resource information in Microsoft Project and assign resources to specific tasks.
Lab : Resource Calendar and Availability
Module 8: Making Work Package Estimates
This module explains how Microsoft Project calculates task duration, task work (effort) and task resources. Students will be able to choose among three task types as they enter task estimates and they will know which task type is appropriate for the type of estimate they are making.
Lab : Work, Duration and Labor
Module 9: Creating an Initial Schedule
This module explains how Project calculates a schedule based on task relationships and task duration. Students will understand the purpose of identifying critical path tasks and will be able to identify schedule float within the project.
Lab : Calculating an Initial schedule
Module 10: Create a Resource Leveled Schedule
This module explains how over-allocated resources create unrealistic schedules and shows methods for rescheduling in order to create a realistic schedule based on resource availability.
Lab : Resource Leveling
Module 11: Managing the Project
This module explains how to use Microsoft Project to control a project. Students will save their plan to a baseline and see how entering actual task performance data enables them to view differences between planned and actual performance.
Lab : The Baseline
Lab : Baselining & Tracking Performance
Lab : Variance
Module 12: Formatting Output and Printing Reports
Participants will be able to control project output by creating and using Custom Fields, Sorting, Filtering, and Grouping of the project data.
Lab : Use the Grouping Feature
Lab : Create Reports in Project 2013
Module 13: Managing Multiple Projects
This module explains how to view many projects as parts of one very large project in order to gain new views on resource availability and task relationships among projects.
Lab : Identifying Overallocated Resources from a Resource Pool and Consolidated File
Module 14: Advanced Topics
This module explains how to leverage some of the advanced features of Microsoft Project.
Lab : Recording a Macro in Project 2013
Module 15: Summary
This module provides an overview of the topics presented in the course and how to prepare for Microsoft’s exam 74-343 Microsoft Project 2013, Managing Projects with Project 2013.