Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010, Advanced August

 

August 19, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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EPM Architect Training and Solution Center
6300 West Loop South, Suite 570
Bellaire, TX 77401
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EPMA is an Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management consulting firm focused exclusively on the Microsoft EPM solution, mainly Microsoft Project and Project Server. EPMA is one of the top Microsoft Gold Certified Partners in the Project and Portfolio Management competency and is the largest EPM company in the south central region and one of the premier Microsoft EPM companies in the US. EPMA continues to be the "go-to" EPM company for planning, implementation, development, training and support of all Microsoft EPM initiatives. Our clients consist of Global 50, Fortune 50, 100, and 500 companies as well as small to mid-sized companies. For more details on EPMA’s products and services, please visit us at http://www.epmainc.com or call us at 1.888.444.EPMA.

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Course Number

EPMA - 200-10

 Length

 2 Days

 PMI PDUs

 14 PDUs

Price

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Discount Code for PMI Members

$895.50 (includes 10% discount)

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Course
Overview

This in-depth, hands-on, instructor-led course provides the Project Manager or Scheduler with the advanced skills needed to more effectively create and manage projects using Microsoft Project 2010 while following a standard project lifecycle process.

Each student will follow the instructor and complete hands-on exercises on their own computer workstation that is pre-loaded with the Microsoft Office 2010 application suite and Microsoft Project 2010. Each student will create and manage projects with Microsoft Project and follow the same steps that they would follow if they were creating and managing live projects.

This is a public, open enrollment training course, and there typically are students from various companies and industries in the same class. Because of this diversity, class discussions often include a wide variety of comments, questions, and student experiences to supplement the standard material covered in the course.

Course Instructors

EPM Architects instructors are certified in Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server, and have several years of practical hands-on experience deploying multiple versions of Microsoft Project and Project Server in organizations of varying types and sizes. This breadth and depth of experience allows them to not only teach the mechanics of the tools, but also to share many practical tips, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.

Course Topics

Using and Customizing the Microsoft Project 2010 Interface

Review the Microsoft Project interface; learn how to configure the Quick Access Toolbar and the Ribbon interface; review the Quick Access Toolbar and the Ribbon interface.

Customizing the Microsoft Project Interface

Review how to view and manipulate task, resource, and assignment data in a project using Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups; learn how to create custom Tables, Filters, Groups, and Views in Microsoft Project; learn how to share custom Tables, Filters, Groups, and Views using the Organizer and the Global.mpt file.

Using and Customizing Data Fields

Review the various types of data fields built into Microsoft Project as well as how to expose them through the interface; learn how to create custom task and resource data fields to store free text data, structured data with lookup tables and outline codes, and calculated data using formulas; learn how to attach Graphical Indicators to a custom field to visualize the data.

Using and Customizing Working Calendars

Review the ways that calendars can be used in a project schedule; learn how to create a custom working calendar and modify the work week, the daily working hours, and non-working time such as company holidays or shutdowns; learn how calendars are related to the default working times for a project; learn how working calendars can be used to format views in Microsoft Project.

Planning and Tracking Project Costs

Review the ways that various types of resources contribute to the costs of a project; learn how to configure resource costs and plan for those costs in a project; learn how to create, configure, and use cost resources to plan and track fixed costs for a project; learn how to configure a Cost Breakdown Structure for a project.

Working with Resource Pools and Master Projects

Learn how to create a shared resource pool file to store and manage a common set of resources used on multiple projects; learn how to staff a project using resources in a shared resource pool; learn how to use the shared resource pool file to view overall resource workloads and capacities; learn how to create a master project to consolidate projects into a single program or portfolio view; learn how to use a master project to easily establish cross-project dependencies.

Tracking Project Performance

Review the various types of variances in a project and learn how to identify and analyze them for project performance; review Earned Value Analysis principles and the prerequisites in a project to perform EVA; review the built-in EVA fields and learn how to use them to measure project performance.

Importing Exporting, and Sharing Project Data

Review how to copy and paste data between Microsoft Project and other Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel; learn how to export data from a Microsoft Project schedule to various formats such as Microsoft Excel or XML; learn how to import data into a Microsoft Project schedule from various formats such as Excel or XML.

Project Closure

Learn how to cancel unnecessary tasks in a project schedule; learn how to scrub a project schedule in preparation for saving as a template; learn how to save a project schedule as a template for creating similar future projects.

Location

EPMAs' Training and Solution Center
6300 West Loop South, Suite 570
Bellaire, TX  77401

Prerequisites

Prior knowledge of Project Management is helpful.

 

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