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Microsoft® Project 2013

Microsoft® Project 2013 is the newest release in Microsoft®'s family of Project Management software programs that assists the Project Management staff in tasks related to project plan development, resource allocation, progress tracking, cost management, and a lot more.

As a mid to senior level project staff like Program Manager, Project Administrator, IT Professional, Business Analyst, or a Project Manager leading multiple projects, it becomes very important for you to leverage the Project Management Software like Microsoft® Project 2013 to manage projects effectively.

As a leading Microsoft® Learning Partner & PMI® Global R.E.P., KnowledgeWoods Consulting aims to make participants understand how to use the Microsoft® Project to become more productive at work and manage projects better.

Companies across industry verticals are looking for formally trained/certified Microsoft® Project staff for Planning, Monitoring, and Control of projects. Experienced Trainers, Module wise Hands-On Exercises, Quality Deliverables, Query Handling Facility over email, and Dedicated Post Training Support are the key features that sets us apart from our competitors.

Over 100 participants from companies like Steria, HP, Airvana, Tech Mahindra, CSC, SAP Labs, SunGard, RBS, Orange FTG Group, IBM, S1 Corporation, and TCS just to name a few, have chosen KnowledgeWoods Consulting to prepare and successfully clear Microsoft® Project 2013 Certification Examinations.

We understand what Microsoft® Project Training means to you and as such, provide you multiple training modes like Classroom and LIVE-Learning to prepare for Microsoft® Project Certification/Competency Development Training Program.

Program Outline

Module No.Course ModulesTopics Covered
Module I Introduction - Project and Project Management Concepts
  • Exploring Project Management Industry Standards
  • Key Project Management Concepts
    a. What is Project?
    b. Project vs Operations
    c. What is Project Management?
    d. Typical Project Life Cycle
    e. PMBOK® Guide - Fifth Edition Process Groups| Individual PM Processes | Knowledge Areas
  • Interactive Discussions
  • Case Study
Module II Introduction – Microsoft® Project 2013
  • Microsoft® Project - At a Glance
  • What's New in Microsoft® Project 2013
  • Demonstration:
    a. Introduction to Microsoft® Project 2013 Fluent User Interface
    b. Exploring the Microsoft® Projects 2013 Views
    c. Microsoft® Project 2013 Tables
    d. The Backstage View
    e. Make It Yours – Customize/Personalize the Ribbon and Quick Launch Bar
    f. Project's Help Feature
    g. Getting Guidance from Tooltips
  • Best Practices: Microsoft® Project Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Interactive Discussion
  • Hands-On
Module III Project Initiation – Why we want to do this Project?
  • Project Initiation and Project Usage
  • Key Project Management Terminology: Project Charter, Identify Stakeholders
  • Demonstration:
    a. Setting Up a Project
    b. Save Time Using Templates
    c. Project Scheduling – From Start Date or End Date
    d. Enter Project Properties
    e. Setting Options Unique to the Project
    f. Setting Project Working Time and Project Calendar
    g. Creating High Level Plan
    h. Display Project Summary Tasks
  • Interactive Discussion
  • Best Practices: Initiating a Project
  • Common Pitfalls
  • Hands-On
Module IV Project Planning – What needs to be done? Part I
  • Project Planning and Project Usage
  • Key Project Management Terminology: Project Scope, WBS, Breaking down the Work, Estimating Duration Methods, and Estimating Task Resources
  • Demonstration:
    a. Define Project Scope
    b. Build and Decompose the WBS
    c. Set Project Attributes
    d. Build Your Project Schedule Using the WBS
    e. User-Controlled Scheduling - Manual Schedule vs Auto Schedule Tasks
    f. Sequence and Organize Tasks in Groups/Phases - Sub Tasks& Summary tasks
    g. Using Rollup Taskbars
    h. Create Recurring Tasks; Add Duration to Tasks
    i. Attaching Notes to Tasks
    j. Define Project Milestones; Tasks Relationship
    k. Define Task Constraints
    l. Fine Tuning Tasks Relationship – Leads/Lags
    m. Linking Summary Tasks; Define Project Deadlines
    n. Manipulating the Schedule; Define Project Resources
    o. Create Project Resources
    p. Resolve Schedule Problem with Task Inspector
    q. Graphing Resource Availability
    r. Finding Resource Over-Allocation and Under-Allocation
  • Interactive Discussion
  • Best Practices: Assigning Resources
  • Common Pitfalls
  • Hands-On
Module V Project Planning – What needs to be done? Part II
  • Project Planning and Project Usage
  • Key Project Management Terminology: Project Cost Management, Project Risk Management, Project Quality Management, Project Procurement Management, and The Work Formula
  • Demonstration
    a. Understanding the Work Formula; Setting Task Types
    b. Effort Driven Scheduling
    c. Manage Quality - Add Quality tasks; Add Fixed Costs
    d. Risk Management – Add Notes to tasks and Resources
    e. Working With Team Planner View
    f. Determine Risks using Critical Path, Network Diagram
    g. Determine Budget, Schedule, and Work
    h. Determine Human Resource Requirement
    i. Replacing Generic resources with Real Ones
    j. Auditing the Schedule for Reasonableness
  • Interactive Discussion
  • Best Practice: Choosing the Right Task Type
  • Hands-On
Module VI Project Execution – Doing the Project Work
  • Project Execution and Project Usage
  • Key Project Management Terminology: Project Execution Processes
  • Demonstration:
    a. Define Baseline
    b. Collecting and Entering Actuals to Project
    c. Reforecasting Schedules
    d. Communicating Project Progress Essentials
    e. Using Macros to create Weekly/Monthly Reports
    f. Formatting the TimeLine View
    g. Formatting the Gantt Chart View
    h. Formatting the Network Diagram View
  • Interactive Discussion
  • Best Practice: Project Execution Best Practices and Checklist
  • Common Pitfalls
  • Hands-On
Module VII Project Monitoring and Controlling – Reality Check
  • Project Monitoring and Controlling; Project Usage
  • Key Project Management Terminology: Control Scope, Control Budget, Control Schedule, and Report Performance
  • Demonstration:
    a. Status Reporting Date
    b. Compare Actual Values to Baseline Estimates
    c. Perform What-If Analyses
    d. When Things Don't Go According to Plan
    e. Prevention and Avoidance
    f. Too Late for Avoidance—Now What?
    g. Communicating Project Progress
    h. Text based Reports
    i. Collaborating and sharing information using other applications
  • Interactive Discussion
  • Best Practice: Controlling a Project
  • Common Pitfalls
  • Hands-On
Module VIII Project Closing – Signing Off the Project
  • Project Closing and Project Usage
  • Key Project Management Terminology: Project Closure Process
  • Demonstration:
    a. Reporting – Final Project Performance
    b. Measuring Project Success Against Project Deliverables
    c. Implementing Project Close Custom Fields
    d. Documenting Lessons Learned
    e. Archiving Your Schedule
  • Interactive Discussion
  • Best Practice: Closing a Project and Checklist
  • Common Pitfalls
  • Hands-On
Module IX What's Next - Enterprise Project Management
  • Project Server as Enterprise Project Management
  • Demonstration: Project Server 2013 Demonstration
  • Interactive Discussion

 

     

     

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