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Microsoft® Project® 2019/2021: Part 2

Available dates coming soon

Instructor

Bobbye Garrity

This course is designed to familiarize you with some of the advanced features and functions of Microsoft Project so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment. In Microsoft® Project® 2019/2021: Part 1, you learned the basic features of Microsoft Project during the planning phase of a project. This course covers the advanced knowledge and skills a project manager needs to update a project plan in Project during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project. In other words, once your project plan is approved by the project sponsor, this course will enable you to manage the project so that it is completed on time, within budget, and according to scope. Note: This course is for anyone who has Project on the desktop, regardless of whether they purchased an “on-premise” edition or subscribed to a “cloudbased” (online) edition. Most project managers and project team members use the desktop application, so that is the main focus of this course. The main features of the online app are presented in an appendix. This material will benefit users of any current Office version. The classroom environment setup is based on Office 2019. This course may earn a Credly Badge.

Prerequisite

To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic project management knowledge and skills. Additionally, you should be able to create a new project plan, manage time in a project plan, manage tasks in a project plan, manage resources in a project plan, and share a project plan using Microsoft Project. The following Logical Operations course can help you in meeting this requirement: Microsoft® Project® 2019/2021: Part 1. You should also have basic knowledge and skills for using any current Windows® operating system—preferably Windows 10—and Microsoft® Office.

Target Audience

This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts and who is responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. Target students will be looking to acquire the advanced knowledge and skills needed to update a project plan in Microsoft Project during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project.

Course Ojectives

In this course, you will maintain project plans during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project. You will:

  • Identify project management concepts and navigate Microsoft Project Professional
  • Create a new project plan
  • Add tasks to a project
  • Manage task relationships within a project
  • Manage project resources
  • Finalize a project plan

Course Objectives

  • Update a project plan
  • Generate project views to manage a project
  • Create project reports to share a project’s status
  • Reuse project plan information
  • Work with multiple projects

Course Outline

1: Updating a Project Plan

  • Topic A: Enter Task Progress
  • Topic B: Enter Overtime Work
  • Topic C: Edit Tasks
  • Topic D: Update Cost Rate Tables
  • Topic E: Update a Baseline

2 - Viewing Project Progress

  • Topic A: Use View Commands
  • Topic B: Add a Custom Field
  • Topic C: Create Custom Views
  • Topic D: Format and Share the Timeline View

3 - Reporting on Project Progress

  • Topic A: View Built-in Reports
  • Topic B: Create Custom Reports
  • Topic C: Create a Visual Report

4 - Reusing Project Plan Information

  • Topic A: Create a Project Plan Template
  • Topic B: Share Project Plan Elements with Other Plans

5 - Working with Multiple Projects

  • Topic A: Share Resources
  • Topic B: Link Project Plans