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Microsoft® Project 2019/2021: Part 1

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Microsoft® Project 2019/2021: Part 1

Course Description Overview

Course Number:
091098
Course Length:
1 day
Course Description Overview:
Welcome to Microsoft® Project® 2019/2021: Part 1. This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment. 

This course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project during the planning phase of a project. In other words, if your supervisor assigns you to lead a project, this course will enable you to draft a project plan with Project and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval. 

Note: This course is for anyone who has Project on the desktop, regardless of whether they purchased an “on-premise” edition or subscribed to a “cloud-based” (online) edition. Most project managers and project team members use the desktop application, so that is the main focus of this course. The main features of the online app are presented in an appendix. 

This material will benefit users of any current Office version. The classroom environment setup is based on Office 2019.
Course Objectives:
In this course, you will be able to construct basic project plans using Microsoft Project. 

You will: 
Identify project management concepts and navigate Microsoft Project Professional. 
Create a new project plan. 
Add tasks to a project. 
Manage task relationships within a project. 
Manage project resources. 
Finalize a project plan.
Target Student:
This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts, as well as general desktop computer skills, and who will be responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. This course will give you the fundamental understanding of Microsoft Project necessary to construct basic project plans.
Prerequisites:
To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic knowledge and skills using the Microsoft® Windows® operating system—preferably the most current version. While you do not need to be an expert, some experience and competency with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel®, will be useful. Finally, having a foundational knowledge of project management concepts will help prepare you for working with Microsoft Project.  

You can take any of the following course offerings from South African Career Campus to attain the requisite knowledge and skills: 

Using Microsoft® Windows® 10 (Second Edition) 
Microsoft® Office Word: Part 1 (any current version) 
Microsoft® Office Excel®: Part 1 (any current version) 
Project Management Fundamentals (Third Edition)
Course-specific Technical Requirements Hardware:
For this course, you will need one workstation for each student and one for the instructor. 

Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations: 
1 gigahertz (GHz) 64-bit (x64) processor. 
2 gigabytes (GB) of Random Access Memory (RAM). 
32 GB available storage space. 
Monitor capable of a screen resolution of at least 1,024 × 768 pixels, at least a 256-color display, and a video adapter with at least 4 MB of memory. Bootable DVD-ROM or USB drive. 
Keyboard and mouse or a compatible pointing device. 
Fast Ethernet (100 Mb/s) adapter or faster and cabling to connect to the classroom network. 
IP addresses that do not conflict with other portions of your network. 
Internet access (contact your local network administrator). 
(Instructor computer only) A display system to project the instructor's computer screen.
Course-specific Technical Requirements Software:
Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional or Enterprise. 
Microsoft® Project® 2019 Professional, which is used to complete the activities in the body of the course. 
Microsoft® Project® Online Professional, if you wish to complete the activities in the course appendix.
Course Content:
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project 
Topic A: Identify Project Management Concepts 
Topic B: Navigate in the Microsoft Project Desktop Environment 

Lesson 2: Defining a Project 
Topic A: Create a New Project Plan File 
Topic B: Set Project Plan Options 
Topic C: Assign a Project Calendar 

Lesson 3: Adding Project Tasks 
Topic A: Add Tasks to a Project Plan 
Topic B: Enter Task Duration Estimates 

Lesson 4: Managing Tasks 
Topic A: Create a Work Breakdown Structure 
Topic B: Define Task Relationships 
Topic C: Schedule Tasks 

Lesson 5: Managing Project Resources 
Topic A: Add Resources to a Project 
Topic B: Create a Resource Calendar 
Topic C: Enter Costs for Resources 
Topic D: Assign Resources to Tasks 
Topic E: Resolve Resource Conflicts 

Lesson 6: Finalizing a Project Plan 
Topic A: Optimize a Project Plan 
Topic B: Set a Baseline 
Topic C: Share a Project Plan 

 Appendix A: Navigating in the Microsoft Project Online Environment
Certification reference (where applicable)
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Microsoft Project - The South African Career Campus

Microsoft® Project 2019/2021: Part 2

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11th July 2022 To 13th July 2022
8:00 AM To 04:00 PM (Face-To-Face Class)
8:00 AM To 04:00 PM (Online Class)
South Africa

R6 250, 00 Per Delegate

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Microsoft® Project 2019/2021: Part 2

Course Description Overview

Course Number:
091099
Course Length:
1 day
Course Description Overview:
Welcome to Microsoft® Project® 2019/2021: Part 2. This course is designed to familiarize you with some of the advanced features and functions of Microsoft Project so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment. 

In Microsoft® Project® 2019/2021: Part 1, you learned the basic features of Microsoft Project during the planning phase of a project. This course covers the advanced knowledge and skills a project manager needs to update a project plan in Project during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project. In other words, once your project plan is approved by the project sponsor, this course will enable you to manage the project so that it is completed on time, within budget, and according to scope. 

Note: This course is for anyone who has Project on the desktop, regardless of whether they purchased an “on-premise” edition or subscribed to a “cloud-based” (online) edition. Most project managers and project team members use the desktop application, so that is the main focus of this course. The main features of the online app are presented in an appendix. 

This material will benefit users of any current Office version. The classroom environment setup is based on Office 2019.
Course Objectives:
In this course, you will maintain project plans during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project. 

You will: 
Update a project plan. 
Generate project views to manage a project. 
Create project reports to share a project's status. 
Reuse project plan information. 
Work with multiple projects.
Target Student:
This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts and who is responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. Target students will be looking to acquire the advanced knowledge and skills needed to update a project plan in Microsoft Project during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project.
Prerequisites:
To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic project management knowledge and skills. Additionally, you should be able to create a new project plan, manage time in a project plan, manage tasks in a project plan, manage resources in a project plan, and share a project plan using Microsoft Project. 

The following South African Career Campus course can help you in meeting this requirement: Microsoft® Project® 2019/2021: Part 1. You should also have basic knowledge and skills for using any current Windows® operating system—preferably Windows 10—and Microsoft® Office. 

The following South African Career Campus courses can help you meet this requirement: Using Microsoft® Windows® 10 (Second Edition) Microsoft® Office Word: Part 1 (any current version) Microsoft® Office Excel®: Part 1 (any current version) Microsoft® Office PowerPoint®: Part 1 (any current version)
Course-specific Technical Requirements Hardware:
For this course, you will need one workstation for each student and one for the instructor. 

Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations: 
1 gigahertz (GHz) 64-bit (x64) processor. 
2 gigabytes (GB) of Random Access Memory (RAM). 
32 GB available storage space. 
Monitor capable of a screen resolution of at least 1,024 × 768 pixels, at least a 256-color display, and a video adapter with at least 4 MB of memory. Bootable DVD-ROM or USB drive. 
Keyboard and mouse or a compatible pointing device. 
Fast Ethernet (100 Mb/s) adapter or faster and cabling to connect to the classroom network. 
IP addresses that do not conflict with other portions of your network. 
Internet access (contact your local network administrator). 
(Instructor computer only) A display system to project the instructor's computer screen.
Course-specific Technical Requirements Software:
Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional or Enterprise. 
Microsoft® Project® 2019 Professional, which is used to complete the activities in the body of the course. 
Microsoft® Project® Online Professional, if you wish to complete the activities in the course appendix.
Course Content:
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project 
Topic A: Identify Project Management Concepts 
Topic B: Navigate in the Microsoft Project Desktop Environment 

Lesson 2: Defining a Project 
Topic A: Create a New Project Plan File 
Topic B: Set Project Plan Options 
Topic C: Assign a Project Calendar 

Lesson 3: Adding Project Tasks 
Topic A: Add Tasks to a Project Plan 
Topic B: Enter Task Duration Estimates 

Lesson 4: Managing Tasks 
Topic A: Create a Work Breakdown Structure 
Topic B: Define Task Relationships 
Topic C: Schedule Tasks 

Lesson 5: Managing Project Resources 
Topic A: Add Resources to a Project 
Topic B: Create a Resource Calendar 
Topic C: Enter Costs for Resources 
Topic D: Assign Resources to Tasks 
Topic E: Resolve Resource Conflicts 

Lesson 6: Finalizing a Project Plan 
Topic A: Optimize a Project Plan 
Topic B: Set a Baseline 
Topic C: Share a Project Plan 

 Appendix A: Navigating in the Microsoft Project Online Environment
Certification reference (where applicable)
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Combining PMBOK® Guide Project Management Best Practices with Microsoft Project

Combining PMBOK® Guide Project Management Best Practices with Microsoft Project

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18th July 2022 To 22rd July 2022
8:00 AM To 04:00 PM (Face-To-Face Class)
8:00 AM To 04:00 PM (Online Class)
South Africa

R19 130, 00 Per Delegate

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Combining PMBOK® Guide Project Management Best Practices with Microsoft Project
Course Description Overview

Course Specifications

Course Number:

035900

Course Length:

4 days (28 contact hours)

Course Description Overview:

This four-day course provides participants with a solid foundation of PMI’s project management framework, based on the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Sixth Edition , as well as shows participants how to leverage the power of Microsoft Project 2013 or 2016 to create and track a realistic plan. Participants will apply all principles and practices to a real-world project taken directly from their industry. Participants also gain hands-on experience with over 35 electronic, project management templates.

Course Objectives:
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Target Student:

This course is intended for:

· Project managers, project team leads, and project team members (with or without a currently-active PMI certification) who want to gain a deeper understanding of and hands-on experience with current project management best practices, as documented in the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition.

· Professionals who hold current PMP®, PgMP®, or other PMI credentials, who wish to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) to maintain their PMI certification.


This course is not intended as direct preparation for any PMI certification exam.


Prerequisites:

To ensure that you benefit fully from this course, you should have experience managing, leading, or contributing to projects. A PMI project-management credential such as PMP® or CAPM® is recommended but not required.

Author


Brian Salk, PhD, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, has over 30 years of experience, specializing in hands-on traditional and agile project management, training, and consulting. He manages a variety of consulting and training programs and projects for his organization and for a number of Fortune 500 customers. His global clientele includes organizations in North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition to authoring courses, Dr. Brian frequently delivers project-management certification training (e.g., PMP®) and project-management best practices training. He is a four-time winner of the prestigious Worldwide Excellence in Training award, recognizing the 25 highest-rated instructors from a network of over 2,400. Dr. Brian earned his PhD from Fielding Graduate University and his Masters of Arts (Education) from the University of Michigan.

Course-specific Technical Requirements Hardware:

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Course-specific Technical Requirements Software:
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Course Content:

Combining PMBOK® Guide Project Management Best Practices with Microsoft Project Course Outline
Note: topics labeled with “MSP” indicate the use of Microsoft Project

Lesson 1: Project Management Introduction

  • Project Management Introduction Overview
  • Defining Projects (1.2.1)
  • The Importance of Project Management (1.2.2)
  • Project, Program, Portfolio and Operations Management (1.2.3)
  • Key Components (1.2.4)
  • Project Management Process Groups
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • Project Data, Information, and Reports
  • Tailoring
  • Project Management Business Documents (1.2.6)
  • Success Measurements

 

Lesson 2: The Environment in Which Projects Operate

  • The Environment in Which Projects Operate Overview
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors (2.2)
  • Organizational Process Assets (2.3)
  • Organizational Systems (2.4)
  • Governance Frameworks (2.4.2)
  • Management Elements (2.4.3)
  • Organizational Structure Types (2.4.4)
  • Project Management Office

 

Lesson 3: The Role of the Project Manager

  • The Role of the Project Manager Overview (3.1)
  • The Project Manager’s Sphere of Influence (3.3)
  • Project Management Competencies (3.4)
  • Leadership: Politics, Power, and Getting Things Done (3.4)
  • Levels of Skills Capability (3.4)
  • Competency Model
  • Comparison of Leadership and Management (3.4.5)
  • Leadership Styles (3.4.5)
  • Personality (3.4.5)
  • Performing Integration (3.5)
  • Navigating Complexity: A Practice Guide

 

Lesson 4: Initiating Process Group

  • Initiating Process Group Overview (3.3)
  • Develop Project Charter (4.1)
  • Identify Stakeholders (10.1)

 

Lesson 5: Planning Processes

  • Planning Process Group Overview
  • Section A: Management Plans
  1. Develop Project Management Plan (4.2)
  2. Subsidiary Management Plans
  3. Plan Scope Management (5.1)
  4. Plan Schedule Management (6.1)
  5. Plan Cost Management (7.1)
  6. Plan Quality Management (8.1)
  7. Plan Resource Management (9.1)
  8. Plan Communications Management (10.1)
  9. Plan Risk Management (11.1)
  10. Plan Procurement Management (12.1)
  11. Plan Stakeholder Engagement (13.2)
  12. Change Management Plan and Configuration Management Plan (4.1)
  • Section B: Scope, Schedule, and Cost Processes
  1. Collect Requirements (5.2)
  2. MSP: Explore the Microsoft Project 2010 Environment
  3. MSP: Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views
  4. MSP: Enter a Project Start Date
  5. MSP: Create a Project Calendar
  6. Define Scope (5.3)
  7. Create WBS (5.4)
  8. Define Activities (6.2)
  9. MSP: Add Tasks to a Project Plan
  10. MSP: Outline Tasks
  11. Sequence Activities (6.3)
  12. MSP: Link Dependent Tasks
  13. MSP: Set Task Constraints and Deadlines
  14. Estimate Activity Resources (9.2)
  15. MSP: Add Resources to a Project Plan
  16. MSP: Assign Resources to Tasks
  17. Estimate Activity Durations (6.4)
  18. MSP: Enter the Task Duration Estimates
  19. Develop Schedule (6.5)
  20. Overview: Cost Planning Processes
  21. Estimate Costs (7.2)
  22. MSP: Enter Costs for Resources
  23. Determine Budget (7.3)
  24. MSP: Update the plan
  • Section C: Risk Processes
  1. Identify Risks (11.2)
  2. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis (11.3)
  3. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis (11.4)
  4. Plan Risk Responses (11.5)
  5. MSP: Revise the MSP Plan
  6. MSP: Set a Baseline
  7. MSP: Resolve Resource Conflicts
  8. MSP: Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path
  9. MSP: View the Project Summary Report


Lesson 6: Executing Processes

  • Executing Processes Overview
  • Direct and Manage Project Work (4.3)
  • MSP: Enter Task Progress
  • MSP: Enter Overtime Work
  • MSP: Create a Custom Table
  • MSP: Create a Custom Field
  • Manage Project Knowledge (4.4)
  • MSP: Create a Custom View
  • MSP: Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
  • MSP: Export Project Plan Cost Data to an Excel Workbook
  • MSP: Copy a Picture of the Project Plan Information
  • MSP: Link Documents to a Project Plan
  • MSP: Create a Visual Report
  • Manage Quality (8.2)
  • Acquire Resources (9.3)
  • Develop Team (9.4)
  • Manage Team (9.5)
  • Manage Communications (10.2)
  • Implement Risk Responses (11.6)
  • Conduct Procurements (12.2)
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement (13.3)

 

Lesson 7: Monitoring and Controlling Processes

  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Overview
  • Monitor and Control Project Work (4.5)
  • Perform Integrated Change Control (4.6)
  • Validate Scope (5.5)
  • Control Change (5.6)
  • Control Schedule (6.6)
  • MSP: Reschedule a Task
  • MSP: Filter Tasks
  • Control Costs (7.4)
  • MSP: Update Cost Rate Tables
  • MSP: Group Costs
  • Control Quality (8.3)
  • Control Resources (9.6)
  • Monitor Communications (10.3)
  • Monitor Risks (11.7)
  • Control Procurements (12.3)
  • Monitor Stakeholder Engagement (13.4)

 

Lesson 8: Closing Processes

  • Closing Process Group Overview
  • Close Project or Phase (4.7)
  • MSP: Create a Project Plan Template
  • MSP: Share Resources
  • MSP: Create a Master Project
Certification reference (where applicable)
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