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Practical Project Management Using Microsoft Project

GK# 8721

Course Overview


Almost everyone manages projects, and almost every job today requires some degree of project management skills. Some projects are large and complex, such as the implementation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, while others may be smaller. Regardless of a project's size, adherence to basic project management practices can be the key to success. And having project management skills can add value to your employer, and differentiate yourself in a competitive job market.

This hands-on workshop teaches a practical approach to project management utilizing globally recognized project management practices and Microsoft Project 2007 - one of the world's most popular project management software applications. In a series of hands-on activities, you will develop, maintain, and report on a project plan.


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What You'll Learn

  • Apply project management concepts and best practices to projects and operations
  • Recognize the key success factors of project management
  • Use MS Project 2007 to help you manage a project, the triple constraint, and risks
  • Summarize the key activities and deliverables of a project's lifecycle
  • Speak the language of project management


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Introduction to Project Management

  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • The project lifecycle
  • The iron triangle
  • The project stakeholders
  • Project roles and responsibilities

2. Project Initiation

  • The project charter
  • The project scope statement

3. Project Planning: The Schedule

  • The work breakdown structure
  • Activity
  • MS Project 2007
  • From the WBS to the schedule

4. Project Planning: The Resources

  • Adding resources
  • Assigning resources
  • Entering project costs

5. Project Planning: The Risks

  • Assessing risks
  • Responding to risks

6. Project Execution

  • Project reporting
  • Communication
  • Change control

7. Project Closeout

  • Project closeout report

8. Applying Project Management Concepts

Who Should Attend


Individuals, team members, team leaders, or project managers who want to learn to use of Microsoft Project 2007 to assist them in managing those activities

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

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