About this course

Course type Performance Plus
Course code QAPR13ADV
Duration 2 Days

You have already learnt how to create and edit basic plans in Microsoft Project 2013. You will now see how to manage cost effectively and track the progress of plans in Project. You will exchange project plan data with other applications, customise elements, automate activities in Project with macros and reuse project plan information.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who has the basic skills to create and modify project plans using Microsoft Project 2013, and who needs to use Microsoft Project 2013 to manage and customise those plans through the implementation stage of a project.

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of project management concepts.
  • Knowledge of a Windows operating system, XP or newer.
  • Knowledge equivalent to, or attendance on, QA's Microsoft Project 2013 Introduction course (www.qa.com/QAPR13INT).

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Manage project costs
  • Consolidate and reuse project plan information
  • Exchange project plan data with other applications
  • Update a project plan
  • Customise Project to meet specific requirements

Outline

Module 1 - Manage Costs in Microsoft Project

  • Topic A - Create Different Cost Rates for Resources
  • Topic B - Change the Resource Cost on Individual Tasks
  • Topic C - Alter Costs Based on Time Periods
  • Topic D - Assign Overtime Costs and Work to Resources

Module 2 - Work with Multiple Projects

  • Topic A - Manage Multiple Projects as a Programme
  • Topic B - Create a Shared Resource Pool
  • Topic C - Assign Resources using a Resource Pool
  • Topic D - Use Cost Rate Tables with a Resource Pool
  • Topic E - Identify the Critical Path or Paths in a Programme

Module 3 - What If Analysis

  • Topic A - Earned Value
  • Topic B - View Multiple Baselines in a Single Project
  • Topic C - Use Interim Plans

Module 4 - Import and Export Information

  • Topic A - File Formats Supported by Microsoft Project
  • Topic B - Map Project Information
  • Topic C - Export Microsoft Project Information
  • Topic D - Import Information into Microsoft Project
  • Topic E - Use Visual Reports in Microsoft Project

Module 5 -Track Progress and Project Actuals

  • Topic A - Enter Task Progress as Scheduled
  • Topic B - Update a Project Using the Status Date
  • Topic C - Reschedule Incomplete Work
  • Topic D - Update Actuals
  • Topic E - Report Against Progress
  • Topic F - Move a Project

Module 6 - Customise Microsoft Project

  • Topic A - Work with the Timeline Feature
  • Topic B - Create Custom Fields
  • Topic C - Create Custom Filters
  • Topic D - Create Custom Tables
  • Topic E - Create Custom Views
  • Topic F - Create Custom Reports
  • Topic G - Create Templates
  • Topic H - Use the Organizer
  • Topic I - Macros
Performance Plus

2 Days

Duration
Microsoft Project
Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom / Attend from Anywhere

Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.

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