This course is about learning how to use Microsoft Project to create an effective project schedule, and the goal is to teach you how to do this in four weeks. You want to take this course because it boils down the complexity of MS Project into five key components and keeps you out of unnecessary distractions that are strewn throughout the tool. It is based on my sixteen years of using and teaching MS Project. You won't find any material better than this if your goal is to be able to use MS Project to run real projects, and be able to complete it in a four week time frame!
FNET, Finish No Earlier Than, is the sister to the SNET constraint. This lecture goes over how this constraint can be created and what it does to your schedule. And then the lecture closes out with a demonstration of a quirk that occurs with the duraton when you enter an SNET and an FNET on the same task at the same time.
F. Kevin Gaza, PMP
Kevin has been an enterprise project manager for over fifteen years for a multi-state healthcare organization. In that role he has been a primary architect and author of the organization’s project methodology and has been a lead project manager on a variety of enterprise projects including rolling out ITIL/ITSM, building data centers, FCC funding projects , deploying networking systems, upgrading Windows and Office for over 20,000 users---and not to mention deploying numerous healthcare products.
Prior to healthcare Kevin worked as a PM for the Indiana Secretary of State, and had fun for several years as the IT Director at the Indianapolis Zoo---but only after paying his dues for some years as a project engineer in the manufacturing sector. He has taught Microsoft Project at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) since 1994 as an adjunct, which is basically one of his rat labs for course development.
Through all that---three decades of project work, four-plus industries, and teaching at IUPUI---Kevin has developed this approach to using Microsoft Project, called The Five Keys Method. The Method is jam packed with insights and tricks you won't find anywhere else.