Learn to Build a Detailed Project Plan that is Fully Linked, Fully Resourced and Fully Costed in MICROSOFT PROJECT so you can build Robust Project Programs that Lead your Projects to Success.
You will receive a Step by Step “Practical Workout" in building a project program from ground up so you can apply your skills immediately and Understand how a project schedule should look and operate.
I'll show you a systematic process of building a project plan that maximizes the potential of Microsoft Project and helps you streamline the day to day running of the project.
This training is suitable for Beginners through to Experienced users of Microsoft Project who want to gain more out of the software. I'll illustrate my approach of building a detailed project plan that leads to maximum functionality of Microsoft Project. This approach works for any project of any size in any industry.
The Practical Workout
We start from a blank project and work through a step-by-step approach to building a Gantt Chart (a visual timeline that is logically linked). I'll point out ways to utilize the features in Microsoft Project to increase your fluency with the software.
By the end of the course, you will have a functional project plan with skills that can be applied immediately. You will have the knowledge to :-
Stand out from the crowd and you start using Microsoft Project like a professional!
Welcome Let's get started to building great project plans in Microsoft Project. Here is a preview of what you can expect to gain from the training,
Welcome and Congratulations!
Which version of Microsoft Project are you using? 2010 or 2013
Run through these Options settings in Microsoft Project to setup the software and make it easier to use.
Let's understand how Microsoft Project is put together. By knowing this, it will make Project easier to use!
Understand the first 3 steps in The Planning Approach.
In this lecture, we will demonstrate Tasks Durations and Links to build the first section of the plan.
For best results, follow along and copy the steps on your own laptop to build a project plan in Microsoft Project
Build a Work Breakdown Structure by setting up your Headings
Build Section 2 of your project plan
Continue building the plan following The Planning Approach
BONUS 8 TIPS on improving your use with the software
Finish building your timeline. I'll show you how to setup a Milestone and show you the purpose of a Milestone.
Define the Resources - Workers, Equipment and Contractors you need for the Project
The final step in the Planning Approach is to assign resources to tasks. Watch as we quickly assign workers, materials and fixed costs into the project - Very important to assist with an accurate monthly Cashflow and utlization of your Resources.
Why do we build a Project Plan? What is it we want to get from our plan?
What we get from our Planning Efforts. Find all the answers you need to help you communicate your plan to the client and team members and align them with your expectations
In this lecture, we generate the Cashflow for the Project. We show you how to view your weekly and monthly expenditure to keep your project afloat.
We'll recap the outputs you can attain by following the 5 step approach.
How to Present and Communicate your Plan
In this lecture, we show you ways to present the information you need for your target audience. Instead of presenting the whole Gantt Chart, cut and slice details to present to your boss, produce a 2 week look ahead
More ways of analyzing details in your plan in Microsoft Project. We'll show you how to structure your project plan to give you more details you need to communicate and present your plan
Brett Anderson presents Microsoft Project Comprehensive to Maximize your Potential with Microsoft Project
Contact me with your Microsoft Project questions
Project professional, Brett Anderson, bases his teaching off real project experience from industry work where he works for contractors preparing contract programmes, tracking progress and preparing extension of time claims. He also works for major clients reviewing and approving programmes and assessing extension of time claims. He takes pride on being able to respond to queries with practical examples that he has come across.
Brett is a skilful trainer with the ability to breakdown the complexity of Microsoft Project into clear and logical steps using real case industry examples.
Brett has a background in Economics and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). He was also served on the Board of the WA Chapter of PMI 2009-11. Brett has project management experience from a broad range of industries including commercial and residential construction, mining non process and process infrastructure, civil construction, health and government (State and Local).He has trained Microsoft Project since 2006. His training has particular emphasis on a clear and practical approach to using MS Project with the outcome being increased productivity in the workplace and efficiency with planning and delivery of projects.