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Microsoft Project 2013 [Online]

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Abstract: 

This comprehensive course teaches the commands and features of Microsoft Project 2013. Students will learn how to start a project, work with project calendars, tasks and resources and deliver a project plan. Students will also learn about managing the project environment, managing task structures, generating project views and producing project reports.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for those who are (or will be) using Microsoft Project 2013 to build and manage project plans or who are reporting progress against such plans.

PREREQUISITE

There is no formal prerequisite for this course; however, familiarity with project scheduling basics is recommended.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

COURSE INTRODUCTION

  • Course Introduction

 

UNIT 1: STARTING A PROJECT

  • Topic A: Project Management 101
    • Project
    • Project Management
    • Project Management Processes
    • Project Management Processes Map
    • Project Management Knowledge Areas
    • Triple Constraint
    • Sponsors and Stakeholders
  • Topic B: Navigate and Customize the Project 2013 Interface
    • The Start Screen
    • Methods for Creating New Projects
    • Project Templates
    • Gantt Chart View
    • The View Bar
    • The Quick Access Toolbar
    • The Ribbon
    • The Backstage View
    • The Timeline
    • The Status Bar
    • Demo 1-1: Navigating and Customizing the Project 2013 Interface

 

  • Topic C: Add Tasks to a Project
    • Project Tasks
    • Manually Scheduled vs. Auto Scheduled Tasks
    • Task Information Dialog Box
    • Task Durations
    • Task Links
    • Demo 1-2: Adding Tasks to a Project

 

  • Topic D: Add Resources to a Project
    • Project Resources
    • Resource Sheet View
    • Resource Information Dialog Box
    • Task Durations
    • Task Links
    • Demo 1-3: Adding a Resource to a Project

 

  • Topic E: Save a Project
    • The Save As Screen
    • Demo 1-4: Saving Your Project
    • Unit 01 Review

 

Unit 2: WORKING WITH CALENDARS

  • Topic A: Manage Project Time Frames
    • The Project Information Dialog Box
    • Project Start and Finish Dates
    • Base Calendars
    • Demo 2-1: Managing Project Time Frames

 

  • Topic B: Change Working Time
    • The Change Working Time Dialog Box
    • The Legend
    • Exceptions
    • A Full-Day Exception
    • Demo 2-2: Changing the Working Time for a Project
    • Working Times Exception Details
    • Exception Recurrence Pattern
    • Unit 02 Review

 

UNIT 3: WORKING WITH PROJECT TASKS

  • Topic A: Manage Project Tasks
    • Task Information Dialog Box
    • General Task Information
    • Predecessors Tab
    • Dependency Types
    • Resources Tab
    • Advanced Tab
    • Constraint Fields
    • Task Notes
    • Demo 3-1: Managing Project Tasks

 

  • Topic B: Add Summary Tasks and Milestones
    • Summary Tasks
    • A Project Milestone
    • Demo 3-2: Adding Summary Tasks and Milestones
    • Unit 03 Review

 

UNIT 4: WORKING WITH PROJECT RESOURCES

  • Topic A: Manage Project Resources
    • Resource Information Dialog Box
    • General Tab
    • Costs Tab
    • Notes Tab
    • Demo 4-1: Managing Project Resources

 

UNIT 5: DELIVERING A PROJECT PLAN

  • Topic A: Print Project Views
    • The Print Screen
    • Demo 5-1: Printing a Project View

 

  • Topic B: Share Projects
    • The Share Screen
    • Sync with SharePoint
    • Email a Project

 

  • Topic C: Export Projects
    • The Export Screen
    • Exporting Options
    • Demo 5-2: Exporting a Project
    • Unit 05 Review

UNIT 6: MANAGING THE PROJECT ENVIRONMENT

  • Topic A: Link Projects
    • Linked Tasks and Projects
    • Insert Subproject
    • Insert Subproject Options
    • Demo 6-1: Linking Projects

 

  • Topic B: Baseline a Project
    • Baseline
    • Set a Baseline
    • Clear a Baseline
    • Demo 6-2: Baselining a Project

 

  • Topic C: Work with Custom Fields
    • Custom Fields
    • Add Custom Fields
    • View Custom Fields
    • Lookup Table
    • Formula
    • Demo 6-3: Working With Custom Fields
    • Unit 06 Review

 

UNIT 7: MANAGING TASK STRUCTURES

  • Topic A: Change a Task List
    • Autolink Inserted or Moved Tasks
    • Insert a New Task
    • Split Tasks
    • Delete and Move Tasks
    • Unlink and Relink Tasks
    • Demo 7-1: Changing a Task List

 

  • Topic B: Create a Network Diagram
    • Network Diagram
    • Network Diagram View
    • Link Nodes
    • Milestones and Summary Task Nodes
    • Unlink and Relink Tasks
    • Demo 7-2: Creating a Network Diagram

 

  • Topic C: Manage the Critical Path
    • Paths
    • Critical Path

 

  • Topic D: Use Lag and Lead
    • Normal Finish-to-Start Relationship
    • Lag
    • Adding Lag
    • Lead
    • Adding Lead
    • Demo 7-3: Adding Lag and Lead Time

 

  • Topic E: Analyze Earned Value
    • Earned Value
    • Earned Value Methods
    • Change Earned Value Method
    • Status Date
    • Earned Value Report
    • More Tables
    • Earned Value Table
    • Demo 7-4: Analyzing Earned Value
    • Unit 07 Review

 

UNIT 8: GENERATING PROJECT VIEWS

  • Topic A: Use View Commands
    • Sort Views
    • Outline Views
    • Table Views
    • Highlight Views
    • Filter Views
    • Group Views
    • Demo 8-1: Using View Commands

 

  • Topic B: Use Existing Views
    • Default Views
    • More Views
    • Demo 8-2: Using Existing Views

 

  • Topic C: Create Custom Views
    • New Views
    • Edit Views
    • Copy Views
    • The Organizer
    • Format Views
    • Demo 8-3: Creating Custom Views

 

  • Topic D: Format and Share the Timeline View
    • Timeline View
    • Format the Timeline
    • Share the Timeline
    • Demo 8-4: Formatting and Sharing the Timeline
    • Unit 08 Review

 

UNIT 9: PRODUCING PROJECT REPORTS

  • Topic A: Use Existing Reports
    • Dashboard Reports
    • Resource Reports
    • Cost Reports
    • In Progress Reports
    • Demo 9-1: Using Existing Reports

 

  • Topic B: Create Custom Reports
    • New Reports
    • Report Design Tools
    • Chart Types
    • Chart Design Commands
    • Chart Format Commands
    • Table Design Commands
    • Table Layout Commands
    • Field List
    • Edit Charts Quickly
    • Hyperlinks in Reports
    • Images in Reports
    • Demo 9-2: Creating Custom Reports

 

  • Topic C: Export Visual Reports
    • Visual Reports
    • Demo 9-3: Exporting Visual Reports
    • Unit 09 Review
    • Course Closure

 

course info

Course ID: CA-1030
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 7.5 hrs

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PMI PDUs

PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 7.5 0 0
PgMP 7.5 0 0
PfMP 7.5 0 0
PMI-ACP 7.5 0 0
PMI-SP 7.5 0 0
PMI-RMP 7.5 0 0
PMI-PBA 7.5 0 0

 
The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 7.5CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 1 RUs
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 7.5 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 7.5 Learning Credits