Foundations of Project Management + Using Microsoft Project

  • Foundations of Project Management+ Using Microsoft Project®  is a 6-day program where you will learn how to plan, execute, monitor, control and close all types of projects – on time and on budget. It is applicable to projects across all sectors and you will also learn about Microsoft Project software and other tools to support all your everyday project management activities and keep track of your projects.

    Foundations of Project Management + Using Microsoft Project® Virtual Classroom version features both live instructor-led virtual components, as well as pre-recorded videos that will be viewed by participants at strategic points before and during the sessions. Limited homework will be required for pre-recorded video viewing and work required on participants’ own projects. The re-structuring allows the instructor to concentrate on more challenging concepts, as well as discussions, polls, breakout groups and the application of key learning concepts.

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    Course Structure

    Course Introduction – Pre-recorded
    Project Framework – Pre-recorded
    Definitions, Knowledge Areas, Process Groups – Pre-recorded
    Roles and Responsibilities – Pre-recorded
    Business Requirements/Initiation – Instructor Led
    Project Requirements – Instructor Led
    Work Requirements – Instructor Led
    Building the Schedule – Instructor Led
    Quality and Resources – Instructor Led
    Project Risk – Instructor Led
    Stakeholders/Communication – Instructor Led
    Costs – Pre-recorded
    Project Execution – Pre-recorded
    Monitoring and Controlling – Instructor Led
    Project Close-out – Instructor Led

    One follow-up 2-hour session for open discussion and review – Instructor Led (Timing and details to be confirmed in class)

    Using Microsoft Project® Workshop

    Your projects just got a lot easier to manage thanks to our Microsoft Project® software training workshop. This workshop format is ideal for managers and staff who are looking to improve their skills in using project management software. Featuring Microsoft Project® 2016, Standard Version (MS Project 2013 and 2019 also welcome).

    In this three-day workshop, you will be led through practical exercises that illustrate the many features of Microsoft Project® and cover tangible management issues, including:

    • Setting up a project
    • Scheduling and assigning tasks
    • Allocating costs and resources
    • Tracking progress

    Don’t miss this workshop – you will wonder why you didn’t learn these project planning techniques and software skills earlier!

    Course Structure

    Section 1: Introduction
    Section 2: Project Environment
    Section 3: Setting up a Project
    Section 4: Developing the Work Breakdown Structure
    Section 5: Defining the Project Schedule
    Section 6: Refining the Project Schedule
    Section 7: Resource Management
    Section 8: Views, Filters, Tables
    Section 9: Managing Project Costs
    Section 10: Resource Conflicts
    Section 11: Managing and Tracking Projects
    Section 12: Printing Views and Reports
    Section 13: Multiple Project Consolidation (Demonstration)

    Course Objectives

    • Enable participants to be comfortable in the Microsoft Project Environment as defined in the course structure, including
      • Setting up a project
      • Building a schedule,
      • Adding and managing resources,
      • Managing costs,
      • Managing and tracking the project,
      • Reporting
      • Project consolidation
    • Ensure common pitfalls and mistakes are avoided, that could hinder the management of your project and your resources.
    • “This was a great overview of project management. I’m confident that with the skills I’ve learned in this course my next project will be a success.”

      C. BartelloPlanogram Analyst, LCBO
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    Next sessions
    • March 14, 2022 - March 23, 2022
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