Advanced Project Management with Microsoft® Project®

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1 Day: VOD

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Training Overview

Velopi’s Introduction to Project Scheduling with Microsoft® Project® guides students through the fundamentals of project scheduling and introduces the basic features of the Microsoft® Project® package. At the end of that course, the student should know how to create a project schedule from scratch using Microsoft® Project®. This course takes off from here, taking a newly created project schedule and exploring how to manage it through the project’s executing phase. In the course of the day, we will explore resourcing in depth – including using a common resource pool to supply multiple projects. We will show how to compress the schedule and how to generate reports on progress. We will also introduce useful features to help project managers identify and communicate individual work assignments.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Compress an existing schedule
  • Set a project baseline
  • Share resources across multiple projects using a resource pool
  • Record actual progress during the execution of the schedule
  • Compare planned versus actual progress
  • Generate reports and work assignments
  • Determine resource availability and allocate them to tasks
  • Identify overloaded resources and take action to distribute the workload evenly

Skill Level

Our “Software Mastery” courses are tailored for project managers seeking to boost productivity through technology. They offer comprehensive training on cutting-edge project management software, covering basic and advanced functionalities. Gain practical knowledge to streamline workflows, automate tasks, and facilitate team collaboration.

Delivery

This is a 1-day VOD, delivered through a virtual platform.

Inside a Advanced Project Management with Microsoft® Project® Course: What's Included?

Relevant Course Materials

Access to materials for the Advanced Project Management with Microsoft® Project® course.

Practice Questions

Access to our practice questions designed to enhance your understanding of Advanced Project Management with Microsoft® Project®.

Access to Educate 360 LMS

Access our learning management system for supplementary documentations recordings.

Course and Customer Support

Telephone and e-mail support up to and including the day of the exam.

Course Agenda

In the Advanced Project Management with Microsoft® Project® Course, you will delve deeper into the world of project scheduling. We will explore advanced resource management techniques and learn how to optimize schedules for efficiency and effectiveness. The course will also include a module on tracking progress and generating comprehensive, insightful reports.

  • Recap of project basics
    • Setting up the calendar
    • The five project time management planning processes
    • Basic resourcing
    • Critical Path exercise
  • Resource smoothing and leveling
    • Identifying over-allocation
      • The Team Planner
      • The Leveling Gantt
  • Determining resource availability
    • The effects of time-off
    • Task constraints
  • Assigning resources to tasks
    • Work, duration and resource units
    • When should you opt to fix one versus the other?
    • The Task Inspector
  • Compressing the schedule
    • Fast tracking
    • Crashing
  • Setting a project baseline
    • Multiple baselines
  • Sharing resources across projects
    • Master and sub-projects
    • Resource pools
    • Resource visibility
  • Recording and tracking progress
    • Setting the status date
    • Tracking progress
      • Entry Table
      • Schedule Table
      • Variance Table
    • Dealing with a late task
  • Reporting
    • Editing pre-defined reports
    • Importing reports to Project, Word and Excel
    • Copying and pasting project status into Excel
  • Making work assignments
  • Other useful features
    • Budgeting and resources
    • Graphical indicators
    • Advanced filtering
    • Importing from Excel
    • Macros
    • Formatting the Gantt Chart

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for this course, you need to be:

  • Proficient in both written and verbal English. In other words, if English is not your first language, you must have a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or the equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.
  • Reasonable numerate – i.e. understand basic arithmetic. Thus we require learners to have at least a Junior Certificate, or equivalent.
  • Computer literate. To access our learning management systems and virtual classroom-based courses, you need to be comfortable with basic information and communications technology. You are also expected to provide their own computer equipment to access our learning systems.

Why Study with Velopi?

Since our foundation in 2007, Velopi has carved a niche in the project management training space that is based firmly on close relationships with both companies and individuals. As our clients’ needs have evolved, so have our project management training courses. Today, we offer a comprehensive range of project management courses that are designed to meet the needs of any organisation or individual.

10k Careers Supported - 95% Exam Pass Rate
“Velopi helped us achieve our first objective – gaining a high-level overview and common understanding of project management across the Team. We found the learning particularly useful in examining the versatility of our product and methodologies to meet our customer needs.”

Aisling Creedon
Team Lead, Enterprise Customer Success, Teamwork

“The biggest impact that the Velopi course had on me was learning how the science and framework of project management can help in managing people as well as through interpersonal and direct communication- the penny really dropped about this for me during the course.”

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FAQs

Everything you need to know about the course. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, chat with our team.

Velopi’s courses are aimed at adult learners. We value the life experiences of our students and encourage everyone attending to contribute and to apply their existing experience to new situations.

At the start of each course, students will be provided with their instructor’s e-mail address and contact phone number. They are invited to make contact if they have any questions after the class.

Each one of the “Club PDU” courses are stand-alone offerings.
Following a continuing professional development course, many students are inspired to take their project management development a step further and we encourage our students to discuss their career plans with us. We can recommend further formal training leading to more advanced qualifications.

All students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate sends out a strong signal that you are serious about the project management profession and seek to develop further in this role.

All of our instructors are Project Management Professionals (PMPs)®. Each has over a decade of industry experience and uses this to provide plenty of real-world examples to bring the courses to life.

Project management is a transferable skill. Thus these courses are relevant to all industries from Medical Devices, through Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Construction & Engineering, the Public Sector, to Information & Communications Technologies.

This is reflected in the nature of our case study exercises. Students quickly realize that the problems they have faced in the workplace are very similar to those outlined in class.

Students also meet project managers from other industries and networking with these brings home the universal nature of most project management issues.

Yes we do! Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Many of our courses can also be delivered, face-to-face, at your own facility.

This course is designed for a person who has either attended the Introduction to Project Scheduling with Microsoft® Project® course, or who is confident that they can create schedules with the tool and successfully baseline them. There is a recap of the basics at the beginning of the course.

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