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IIBA (CDU)

ASPE is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider of business analysis training. Select Project Delivery courses offer IIBA continuing development units (CDU) in accordance with IIBA standards.

NASBA (CPE)

NASBA continuing professional education credits (CPE) assist Certified Public Accountants in reaching their continuing education requirements.

PMI (PDU)

Select courses offer Leadership (PDU-L), Strategic (PDU-S) and Technical PMI professional development units that vary according to certification. Technical PDUs are available in the following types: ACP, PBA, PfMP, PMP/PgMP, RMP, and SP.

PMI
PMP/PgMP
14.00 T-PDUs

Expertise Level: Novice
Certification
Classroom Registration Fees
Individual:
$1495.00
Group Rate:
$1295.00
(per registrant, 2 or more)
GSA Individual:
$1091.35
Live Online Registration
Live Online:
$1495.00
Private Onsite Package

This course can be tailored to your needs for private, onsite delivery at your location.

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Overview

Successfully managing time, tasks, people and resources can be a challenge! Microsoft Project can help you design a successful project plan and track details across complex projects. In this class, we will demystify all the features and scheduling engine of Microsoft Project. Students will fully understand how to build detailed project schedules, track and update actuals, build great reports, and track all the details of your project in Microsoft Project.

Topics include navigating Project, starting a new project plan and building task schedules, setting resources and assignments, formatting and sharing your plan, and tracking process. We'll also dedicate time to advanced topics like the scheduling engine, manual and automatic scheduled tasks, fixed duration versus fixed units, advanced resource management, and more. Students will spend time understanding earned value analysis and how to track within MS Project. You've always wanted to understand the intricacies of MS Project – and now you can!

Navigate and customize the MS Project Interface
Start new Project Plans and build out Task Scheduled – the RIGHT way
Set up Resources and Assignment
Format and Share your Report in beautiful compelling ways
Track Progress on your Plans
Learn Advanced Task Scheduling Techniques
FINALLY understand the Project Scheduling Engine!
Utilize Advanced Resource management functions
See Resource Capability and Availability
Use Earned Value Analysis
Upcoming Dates and Locations
Guaranteed To Run
Nov 13, 2017 – Nov 14, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Kansas City, Kansas

Centriq Training
8700 State Line Road
Suite 200
Leawood, KS 66206
United States

Register
Nov 13, 2017 – Nov 14, 2017    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Dec 11, 2017 – Dec 12, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Seattle, Washington

Please call ASPE for location details
at 1-877-800-5221
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

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Dec 11, 2017 – Dec 12, 2017    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Jan 8, 2018 – Jan 9, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Dallas, Texas

Microtek Dallas
5430 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Three Lincoln Centre, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75240
United States

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Jan 8, 2018 – Jan 9, 2018    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Feb 12, 2018 – Feb 13, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Mar 12, 2018 – Mar 13, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Apr 9, 2018 – Apr 10, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Apr 9, 2018 – Apr 10, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Atlanta, Georgia

Microtek Atlanta
1000 Abernathy Rd. NE Ste 194
Northpark Bldg 400
Atlanta, GA 30328
United States

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May 14, 2018 – May 15, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Jun 11, 2018 – Jun 12, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Jul 9, 2018 – Jul 10, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm San Francisco, California

Learn IT
33 New Montgomery St.
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Jul 9, 2018 – Jul 10, 2018    11:30am – 7:30pm Live Online Register
Aug 13, 2018 – Aug 14, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Sep 10, 2018 – Sep 11, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Oct 1, 2018 – Oct 2, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Houston, Texas

Norris Conference Center-Houston City Centre
816 Town and Country Blvd.
Suite 210
Houston, TX 77024
United States

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Oct 1, 2018 – Oct 2, 2018    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Nov 5, 2018 – Nov 6, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Dec 3, 2018 – Dec 4, 2018    10:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Course Outline

1) Introduction

2) Project Management 101

  • Benefits of Sound Project Management
  • What is Project Management
  • Rules of Order in Project Management
  • Elements of Developing a Project Plan
  • Project Management Philosophy
  • The Four Cornerstones of Project Management
  • Good WBS Design Principles

3) Navigating MS Project 2013

  • Project Interface
  • Screen Layouts
  • Backstage View
  • Reporting

4) Starting a Plan and Creating Tasks

  • Creating Project Plans
  • Setup Calendars
  • Building Task Plans
  • Durations
  • Milestones and Summary Tasks
  • Task Dependences
  • Manual and Automatic Scheduling

5) Setting up Resources and Assignments

  • Resource Types
  • Pay Rates and Capacity
  • The Scheduling Formula
  • Controlling Work

6) Formatting and Sharing a Plan

  • Gantt Chart Views
  • Timeline View
  • Customizing Reports
  • Printing, Copying Views

7) Tracking Progress

  • Baselines
  • Tracking Actuals

8) Advanced Task Scheduling

  • Task Relationships with Task Paths
  • Lead and Lag Times
  • Task Constraints
  • Task Calendars
  • Task Types
  • Critical Paths

9) Advanced Resource Management

  • Resource Availability
  • Multiple Pay Rates
  • Resource Capacity
  • Team Planner View
  • Resource Over Allocations
  • Resource Leveling

10) Tracking Progress on Tasks

  • Updating Baselines
  • Time-phased Work
  • Incomplete Work

11) Earned Value Analysis

  • Earned Value Definitions
  • Derived Metrics

12) Viewing and Reporting Project Status

  • Examining Task Costs
  • Examining Resource Costs

13) Consolidating Project and Resources

  • Consolidating Plans
  • Creating dependencies across plans

 

In-Class Exercises:

  • Lab 1 – Navigating Project 2013
  • Lab 2 – Creating a new Project Template
  • Lab 3 - Navigating using ribbons and menus
  • Lab 4 – Project Views
  • Lab 5 – Reports Introduction
  • Lab 6 – Creating a new Plan
  • Lab 7 – Nonworking days and the project calendar
  • Lab 8 – Entering Plan Title and Properties
  • Lab 9 – Entering Tasks
  • Lab 10 – Task Durations
  • Lab 11 – Milestones and Summary Tasks
  • Lab 12 – Task Dependencies
  • Lab 13 – Manual and Automatic Scheduling
  • Lab 14 – Task Notes and Hyperlinks
  • Lab 15 – Setting up Resources
  • Lab 16 – Adjusting Resource Calendars
  • Lab 17 – Setting up Cost Resources
  • Lab 18 – Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Lab 19 – Controlling work when adding/removing resources
  • Lab 20 – Assigning Cost Resources to Tasks
  • Lab 21 – Customizing a Gantt Chart View
  • Lab 22 – Customizing a Timeline View
  • Lab 23 – Customizing Reports
  • Lab 24 – Copying views and reports
  • Lab 25 – Printing Views and Reports
  • Lab 26 – Baselines
  • Lab 27 – Tracking a Plan through Specific Date
  • Lab 28 – Entering Task Completion Percentage
  • Lab 29 – Enter actual values for tasks
  • Lab 30 – Task Path Highlighting
  • Lab 31 - Adjusting task link relationships
  • Lab 32 - Setting task constraints
  • Lab 33 - Adjusting working time for individual tasks
  • Lab 34 - Control task scheduling with task types
  • Lab 35 - Entering deadline dates
  • Lab 36 - Entering fixed costs
  • Lab 37 – Viewing Critical Path
  • Lab 38 - Resource Availability at Different Times
  • Lab 39 - Multiple pay rates for a resource
  • Lab 40 - Resource pay rates to apply at different times
  • Lab 41 - Setting up material resources
  • Lab 42 - Applying different pay rates to assignments
  • Lab 43 - Assigning material resources to tasks
  • Lab 44 - Viewing resource capacity
  • Lab 45 - Adjusting assignments in the Team Planner view
  • Lab 46 - Resolving resource overallocations manually
  • Lab 47 - Leveling overallocated resources
  • Lab 48 – Updating a baseline
  • Lab 49 - Tracking actual and remaining values for tasks and assignments
  • Lab 50 - Tracking timephased actual work for tasks and assignments
  • Lab 51 - Rescheduling incomplete work
  • Lab 52 – Earned Value numbers
  • Lab 53 - Examining task costs
  • Lab 54 - Examining resource costs
  • Lab 55 – Reporting project cost variance with a stoplight view
  • Lab 56 – Consolidating Plans
  • Lab 57 - Creating dependencies between plans
Who should attend
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Leads
  • Product Managers
  • Resource Managers
  • PMO Leaders
  • Other roles involved in planning and preparing project schedules
Pre-Requisites

Attendees should have familiarity with project management work and open internet access to connect to lab environment.

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