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74-343 : Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013

Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013
ISBN : 978-1-61691-354-0
This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional 2013 so that you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment. It also covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project 2013 during the planning phase of a project.


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Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Project 2013 as an Enabling Tool for Project managers

  • Why Do People Think Project Is Hard to Use?
  • When to Use Project
  • Strategic Importance of Project 2013
  • Improving Results with a Proven, Effective Approach
  • Summary
  • Key Terms

Lesson 2: Mapping the Project-Management Process Groups to Microsoft Project 2013

  • Mapping Project to Your Methodology Will Increase Effectiveness
  • An Overview of the PM Process Groups
  • Summary
  • Key Terms

Lesson 3: Overview of Enterprise Project Management

  • What Is EPM?
  • EPM as a Central Repository for Resources and Projects
  • Understanding Roles within EPM
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Getting Started and Setting Up the Microsoft Project Environment

  • Getting Started, and Moving Around Project
  • Key Options and Settings You Need to Know About
  • Working with Calendars
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Creating and Entering the Work Breakdown Structure and Task Arrangement

  • What Is a WBS, and Why Is It Important?
  • Entering Your WBS: Phases, Tasks, and Milestones
  • Managing Your WBS
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Estimating and Entering Duration or Work

  • Estimating Duration vs. Estimating Work What's the Difference?
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique
  • Summary

Lesson 7: Setting Dependencies and the Critical Path

  • Understanding Dependencies
  • Using Constraints and Deadlines
  • Understanding and Viewing the Critical Path
  • Summary

Lesson 8: Assigning Resources and Costs

  • Setting Up Your Resource Pool
  • Assigning Resources and Costs
  • Analyzing Resource Usage and Resource Leveling
  • Summary

Lesson 9: Understanding the Calculation Engine for Automatic Scheduling

  • Six Factors that Drive the Calculation of Time (Dates and Duration) for Automatic Scheduling
  • Four Factors that Affect the Calculation of Cost
  • Switching from Manual Scheduling to Automatic Scheduling
  • Summary

Lesson 10: Understanding Views

  • Understanding Major View Components
  • Task Views
  • Resource Views
  • Summary

Lesson 11: Using Tables and Custom Fields

  • Creating Custom Fields
  • Using Tables and Creating Custom Tables
  • Summary

Lesson 12: Using Filters, Groups, and Sorts

  • Using Filters and Highlights
  • Using Groups
  • Using Sorts and Auto-filters
  • Summary

Lesson 13: Creating Custom Views, Formatting, and Reporting

  • Setting Dependencies
  • Creating Custom Views
  • Formatting Text and Bar Styles
  • Sharing and Sending Project Information and Reports
  • Summary

Lesson 14: Creating Master Schedules with Inserted Projects

  • Creating Master Schedules
  • Critical Path Across Projects
  • Reporting and Analyzing Across Projects
  • Summary

Lesson 15: Setting and Maintaining Baselines

  • Understanding and Setting Baselines
  • Viewing Baselines
  • Maintaining Baselines
  • Summary

Lesson 16: Updating and Tracking Status

  • Understanding and Entering Percent Complete
  • Understanding and Entering Actuals
  • Summary

Lesson 17: Variance Analysis and Taking Corrective Action

  • Understanding Variance
  • Analyzing Variance and Taking Corrective Action
  • Earned-Value Analysis
  • Summary

Lesson 18: What's new in Project 2013

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