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Course Overview

This advanced-level course offers an in-depth look at the features of Microsoft’s Project 2013. This 12-module course helps students get a grasp on this very handy project management tool and the best ways to exploit its features to encourage and enhance productivity.

Module 1: Working with Network Diagrams

Network Diagrams are an integral part of Project 2013; they can help users view tasks, dependencies, and critical paths of a project. This module shows students how to view a network diagram, change the network diagram layout, format boxes, and modify box styles.

Module 2: Working with Calendar View

The Calendar provides a way for students to track the progression of events, tasks, and the entire project. This module shows students how to view the Calendar and the Task List, how to modify text and bar styles, as well as how to format gridlines and change the calendar view.

Module 3: Using the Team Planner

The Team Planner can be used to see what work has been assigned to whom. During the course of this module, students are shown how to open the Team Planner, format its items, resolve unassigned tasks, and allocate work using the Team Planner.

Module 4: Creating Baselines and Interim Plans

Project baselines are used to compare initial plans against the current project’s status. Interim plans are similar but save just the current start and finish dates. This module provides your students with the skills to set a project baseline and interim plan, view a baseline, view an interim plan, and clear a baseline or interim plan.

Module 5: Creating Progress Lines

Progress lines provide a visual way to track the progress of a project. This module covers how to display, interpret, edit, format, and remove progress lines.

Module 6: Tracking Progress

Tracking progress is vital to any project and its success. It only makes sense that you need to know how things are progressing so you can guarantee a successful conclusion. Here, students are shown how to use the Tracking Gantt view, track tasks using filters and grouping, view the critical path, and view task paths.

Module 7: Resolving Resource Conflicts

Proper and efficient resource usage allows a project to meet its goals and deadlines. It’s also a fact that sometimes resource conflicts arise and they have to be resolved. In this module, students will learn how to determine when resource conflicts exist, how to reassign resources, how to schedule overtime, and how to level resources automatically.

Module 8: Managing Project Costs

Another vital topic for anyone dealing with a project is cost. Project managers must keep costs under control and follow a budget, and this module takes a look at some of those related skills. In this section, students will learn how to set currency options, enter costs with the Resource Sheet, enter costs with the Resource Information dialog, use cost table rates, view costs, and manually update costs.

Module 9: Comparing Projects

Comparing projects allows you to visually see the differences between files. This module covers how to compare projects, use the Compare Projects tab, analyze the results of a comparison, and compare resources.

Module 10: Working with Resource Pools

Resource pools are master lists of resources that can be used by more than one project. The focus in this module is on teaching students how to create a resource pool from a single project and multiple projects, how to link a project to the resource pool or how to unlink it, and how to update a resource pool.

Module 11: Working with Multiple Projects

You can insert one project into another to make it a subproject of the master project. This module gives students the skills to insert subprojects, unlink and remove subprojects, consolidate projects, and view information about inserted projects.

Module 12: Using the Organizer

The Organizer allows users to move elements between two local files or between a local file and the global template file. This module gives students the skills to open the Organizer, and copy, rename, and delete project elements.

Course Prerequisite

Participants must have working knowledge of what is covered on our MS Project 2013 - Core Essentials course.

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Working with Network Diagrams

  • Viewing a Network Diagram
  • Changing the Network Diagram Layout
  • Formatting Boxes
  • Modifying Box Styles

Module 2: Working with Calendar View

  • Viewing the Calendar
  • Viewing the Task List
  • Modifying Text Styles
  • Modifying Bar Styles
  • Formatting Gridlines
  • Changing Calendar View

Module 3: Using the Team Planner

  • Opening the Team Planner
  • Formatting Team Planner Items
  • Resolving Unassigned Tasks
  • Allocating Work

Module 4: Creating Baselines and Interim Plans

  • Setting a Project Baseline or Interim Plan
  • Viewing a Baseline
  • Viewing an Interim Plan
  • Clearing a Baseline or Interim Plan

Module 5: Creating Progress Lines

  • Displaying Progress Lines
  • Interpreting Progress Lines
  • Editing Progress Lines
  • Formatting Progress Lines
  • Removing Progress Lines

Module 6: Tracking Progress

  • Using the Tracking Gantt View
  • Tracking Tasks with Filters
  • Tracking Tasks with Grouping
  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Viewing Task Paths

Module 7: Resolving Resource Conflicts

  • Determining When Resource Conflicts Exist
  • Reassigning Resources
  • Scheduling Overtime
  • Leveling Resources Automatically

Module 8: Managing Project Costs

  • Setting Currency Options
  • Entering Costs with the Resource Sheet
  • Entering Costs with the Resource Information Dialog
  • Using Cost Rate Tables
  • Viewing Costs
  • Manually Updating Costs

Module 9: Comparing Projects

  • Comparing Projects
  • Using the Compare Projects Tab
  • Analyzing the Results
  • Comparing Resources

Module 10: Working with Resource Pools

  • Creating a Resource Pool from a Single Project
  • Creating a Resource Pool from Multiple Projects
  • Linking a Project to the Resource Pool
  • Unlinking a Project from a Resource Pool
  • Updating a Resource Pool

Module 11: Working with Multiple Projects

  • Inserting Subprojects
  • Unlinking and Removing Subprojects
  • Consolidating Projects
  • Viewing Information about Inserted Projects

Module 12: Using the Organizer

  • Opening the Organizer
  • Copying Project Elements
  • Renaming Project Elements
  • Deleting Project Elements

Course Logistics

Course Date: To Be Announced

Course Duration: 2 days

Course Times: 9:00 - 16:00

Course Venue: Alberton

Course Cost: R 1 750.00 per partcipant

We offer a discount for Early Bird registration and where 2 or more from the same organisation/company/household registers at the same time.

General Remarks

  • You must bring laptop to the course installed with a working copy of MS Project 2013
  • Participants will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance
  • Participants will receive a detailed step-by-step graphical manual
  • There will be an additional fee of R750.00 if a participant wants to be assessed against a SAQA Unit Standard.

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