Author: MS Project Elearning.com
MS Project 2013/2016 e-course – PRO There never was a more complete course in MS Project, perfectly categorized on the different topics for later reference. From the author: "We took all our knowledge, tips and trics and put it in one learning path. The people that have completed all 5 levels, ...
Milestones & Project Health – Maturity Level 1:
Project Management Fundamentals: Scope, Risk, Deliverables, Benefits, Issues etc
Scheduling Terminology and why you Need to Have a Schedule
The Right Order to Set Up a Schedule
Explanatory Tour Through Microsoft Project
Create your Own MS Project File vs Using Our Template
How to Report on Project Status and Major Milestones
How and When to Set Milestones
Milestones as Connecting Points to Other Schedules
How and When to Set a Deadline
How and Why to set the Status Date
Report your Project with a Customized Highlight Report
Task Management – Maturity Level 2:
What is a PBS (Product Breakdown Structure) and a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)
Importance of Ordering Activities
PBS/WBS Best Practices
Tasks, Summary Tasks and Outdent levels
Durations and their Estimates
Adding Tasks to the Baseline
Schedule Quality Assessment
Record Task Progress
Reschedule Incomplete Work in one Go
Evaluate the Project Schedule
Reporting on Task Progress
Critical Path Management – Maturity Level 3:
Making Links between Tasks
Lag and Lead
Guidelines for Linking Tasks
Constraints and the proper use of Constraints
Slack (Total Slack and Free Slack)
Check on Dangling Tasks (Tasks that have no links yet)
Critical Path Management
Dependencies with Other Projects
Adding a Dependency by Typing the Link Path
How to see the external link in MSP?
The Link Between Projects Window
Dealing with Updates
Evaluating and Optimizing the Schedule
What Lessons to Learn from your Progress against Baseline
Comparing to Baseline to Structurally Improve Business Processes
Managing against Deadlines
Resource Management – Maturity Level 4:
Preparations Before Resource Loading
How MSP Calculates: The Iron Formula
Fixed Work, Fixed Duration of Fixed Units – what to use when?
Effort Driven Scheduling – yes or no?
Enter Resources Using the Resource Sheet
Generic vs. Specific Resources
Assigning a Resource
Dedicated vs non-dedicated assignments
% Assignment on a task, effectiveness, and absence
Explaining the different units % fields in MS Project
Assignment Units vs. Peak (Units)
Replacing a Resource
Views for Resource Management
Resource Usage and Task Usage
Task Form and Resource Form
Method 1: Level Resources Manually
Method 2: Let MSP Level For You
Level One Task at a Time
The Resource Allocation View
The Leveling Algorithm Explained
After Solving Resource over Allocation
Cost Management – Maturity Level 5:
Budget vs. Actual Costs
How to Set Up a Project Budget
How to Enter Costs for Resources
How to Compare Cost to the Baseline
Earned Value Management
How to Set Up Your Schedule for Earned Value Management?
Using the Earned Value Management Report
How to Use the S-Curves
How to Interpret the MS Project default Reports
How to Present Your Project Status on Costs?
Using the Highlight Report with cost Information
MS Project 2013 or 2016 installed, download here from: http://www.mpug.com/resources/microsoft-project-free-trials/
MS Project Elearning.com is the leading Microsoft Project e-learning provider offering a step by step approach for mastering MS Project.
They offer 5 online learning courses about Microsoft Project, which they call 'Maturity Levels'.
After these 5 courses you will be able to generate a professional schedule that outperforms 95% of the project schedules that are made throughout the world.
MS Project Elearning.com wants to enable change. "Our goal is to get businesses and people enthusiastic about a new way of managing and planning their projects. This means to collaborate in projects according to 'processes' that work and are supported by the best PPM-tooling that is currently available on the market: Microsoft Project".
"Together with you, we want to be in a constant flow of seeking opportunities for your project management organization and embedding improvements so your Project Management Organisation will be a true ROI enabling machine!"