Introduction to Microsoft Project
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Microsoft Project is undoubtedly the world's most popular project management software and is developed by Microsoft. It is designed to assist project managers in developing project plans, schedules, creating milestones and tasks, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing costs & budgets, and analyzing workloads.
Uplatz provides this complete training program on Microsoft Project right from the most basics of Microsoft Project software to the most advanced levels covering each and every feature/functionality of Microsoft Project application tool. This training is aimed to provide you full knowledge and applicability of Microsoft Project along with demonstration of practical real-life scenarios you would face in any typical project implemented across your organization.
Microsoft Project creates critical path schedules and Gantt charts for determining the critical path of the project. Schedules can be resource leveled. This chain is visualized in a Gantt chart.
Resource definitions (people, equipment and materials) can be shared between projects using a shared resource pool. Each resource can have its own calendar which defines what days and shifts a resource is available. Resource rates are used to calculate resource assignment costs which are rolled up and summarised the resource level. Each resource can be assigned to multiple tasks in multiple plans and each task can be assigned multiple resources. Microsoft Project schedules task work based on the resource availability as defined in the resource calendars. All resources can be defined in an enterprise resource pool.
MS Project creates budgets based on assignment work and resource rates. As resources are assigned to tasks and assignment work estimated, MS Project calculates the cost equals the work times the rate. This rolls up to the task level, then to any summary tasks and finally to the project level.
Microsoft Project has been extended with Microsoft Office Project Server and Microsoft Project Web Access. Project server stores Project data in a central database.
Project Web Access allows user to display and update this data over the Internet. The Web access allows authorized users to access a Project Server database across the Internet. This includes timesheets, graphical analysis of resource workloads and administrative tools.
Microsoft recognizes different classes of users. These different classes of users can have differing access levels to projects, views and other data.
Custom objects such as calendars, views, tables, filters and fields are stored in an enterprise global database, which is shared by all users.
In summary, Microsoft Office Project, also referred to as Microsoft Project, is a suite of tools for more efficient project and portfolio management. Microsoft Project is used in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, government, retail, financial services and health care.
The main modules of Microsoft Project include project work and project teams, schedules and finances. It is designed to help users set realistic goals for project teams and customers by creating schedules, distributing resources and managing budgets.
The Project Guide helps users create projects, track tasks, and report results. The software helps the project managers gain control over their resources and finances by simplifying the assignment of resources to tasks and budgets to projects. Microsoft Project also comes with a customizable wizard that walks users through the process of project creation, from assigning their tasks and resources to reporting the final results.
Microsoft Project management software is closely integrated with Microsoft Office suite and also includes a Client Access License (CAL) that allows easy connection with Office Project Server.
This Microsoft Project training will help you to be more productive at work, especially with large or complex projects, and leaves you feeling much more confident when using MS Project. With a number of advanced features available that can help you to save time, money, stress and avoid missing key deadlines, are you using MS Project to its full potential? Whatever your project, this Microsoft Project training course will help you to take your project management skills to an all-together new level.
Microsoft Project course curriculum
Introduction to Microsoft Project
Modifying Project Information
Views and Tables
Who this course is for:
- Project Managers and Senior Project Managers
- Microsoft Project Managers
- Individuals aspiring to become Project Managers
- MS Project Managers - Support
- Technical Project Managers
- IT Project Managers
- ERP Project Managers
- Project Coordinators
- Engineering Project Managers
- Microsoft Dynamics Project Managers
- Business Analysts & Consultants
- Program Managers and PMOs
- Middle and Senior Management
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