Using best practices in project management can be difficult in the real world. This course combines both concepts to help with the understanding of what MS Project software is doing in the background and how to take advantage of “perfect world project management” in a real world setting.

Using a combination of best practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of  Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 5th Edition and step by step instruction in MS Project Professional 2016 you can begin to implement those best practices right away on current and future projects. If you are a power user of Project you can jump around to only what you need to know and use those techniques immediately. If you are newer to project management and project software you can take your time and work through from beginning to end. Templates used in the course are provided for practice and the courses helps gain or maintain your PMP® or CAPM® certifications.

PMI®, PMP®, CAPM®, and PMBOK® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Instructor: Ashley Hunt

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Initiating a project pre-software implementation
  • Module 2: Project planning
  • Module 3: Navigating MS Project
  • Module 4: Create and schedule a new project
  • Module 5: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Module 6: Create and schedule a new project
  • Module 7: Time management planning
  • Module 8: Add resources to your project
  • Module 9: Introduction to entering costs for resources
  • Module 10: View and track scheduling factors
  • Module 11: Tracking Performance with earned value
  • Module 12: Reporting
  • Module 13: Overview of master projects

    Skills Learned

    After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

    • The proper set-up of your project plan from start dates to calendars
    • How to create an effective schedule that you are able to manage effectively
    • Working with durations and resources
    • Assigning costs to your resources
    • Updating your plan during execution to track performance
    • Monitoring and controlling your project plan and providing reports to stakeholders
    • Best practices in project management that align to software for better understanding of the inner working of MS Project 2016