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Microsoft Projects 2013 Hands-on Workshop – Develop Integrated Project Management Plan how difficulty without a software?
According to PMI’s PMBOK, developing an integrated Project Management plan involves 24 processes, 12 auxiliary plans, 3 baselines and set of supporting documents.
Microsoft Project 2013 seamlessly integrates the above process steps and facilitates the Project Managers in creating a model plan, perform what if scenario analysis, choose the best alternative, set and maintain baselines. This plan will be used for tracking, reporting and integrated change control. By automating the planning processes significant paper based documentation can be avoided while maintain the integrity of the plan across the life cycle of the project.
What you will learn?
This course provides hands-on training for MSP 2013, leading participants through the entire project life cycle, from planning. Topics include export activities from excel, developing task plan, resource plan, assigning resources, cost estimating and creating a baseline. The reporting includes building standard, visual and customized reports
The workshop will follow a unique case project and the participants will learn the planning and tracking in a real time environment. In addition to the main case project, features specific case lets will be used for in depth understanding of the complex features.
This workshop is a PMI approved CCR categoryA activity and participants will earn 8 Professional development units upon successful completion. This program will also equip professionals to qualify as Microsoft Certificated Technology Specialist (MCTS) [Exam code: 74-343]
Vijay Prashanth B.Tech, MBA, CAPM is an Associate Manager in M/S Progressive Ventures, Hyderabad and has a B.Tech degree in Computer Science engineering from University of Pondicherry with a Master degree in Business Administration. He is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) from PMI, USA. He started his career as an Associate Technical Writer for Dell Computers Inc. and later worked with a NGO. He did various PMP/CAPM trainings and Application of Project Management best practices through Microsoft Project Professional 2010/2013 for the professionals from various Multinational clients and Middle East clients. He also supported to develop the course on Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 5th Edition and study on difference and changes between 4th Edition and 5th Editions of PMBOK and authored the course material for Microsoft Project Professional 2013 course for both classroom and e-learning modules. Currently as part of Progressive Ventures he handles a number of workshops focused on Project Management concepts, application and tools. As a consultant he supports gap analysis, establishing PM processes, and Business Development activities which include understanding the clients business and developing a suitable training modules and solutions.
MSP 2013 features that would be covered
MSP 2013 basics, Set Initial Project Settings
Set Initial Project Settings, Create, Modify and Use template.
Enter project information
Manage calendars, Import and export data. Save Project File
Create a WBS
Create Tasks/ Attributes
Estimate and budget tasks
Identify and analyze critical tasks and critical path
Forecast generic skill or role requirements. Create, modify, and use resources.
Add, change, substitute, or remove resource assignments.
Predict durations and work calculations. Optimize resource utilization.
Discuss cost estimating and budgeting
Baseline the Project. Develop reports and S Curve
Project Management – Key differentiators
Create & Manage Project Calendars
Create effective Work Breakdown Structure to capture Project Scope
Critical Path Analysis
Schedule Compression Techniques ( Fast tracking and crashing)
Create a dynamic Schedule Model to arrive at optimal Project Schedule
Plan & Budget Project Costs - Cash Flow & S-Curve
Plan & Analyze Resource Allocation/Over-allocation
Tracking Methods for updating Project Progress
Reporting Techniques - Standard & Visual Reports
How to handle Multi Project, Resource Pool concepts through Project Professional 2013
Setting Project Information
Establishing Start and Finish Dates
Setting Status Date
Defining the Project Calendar
Entering and Editiing Project Tasks
Building Work Break Down Structure
Setting task attributes
Entering duration ( estimated, days and edays )
Entering Recurring Tasks
Identifying Predecessor and Successor Tasks
Using different Types of Relationship
Setting Task Delays and Overlaps ( Leads and lags )
Understand the Gantt Bar characteristics
Identifying the critical path and baselines