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MS Project: Advanced Scheduling, Reporting, Forecasting and Customizing

 

Once you have established standards and processes using MS Project®, you will want to take your projects to the next level. Cover more advanced reporting, forecasting, scheduling, resource management and customization techniques.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those individuals interested in learning specific techniques and principles associated with project planning and performance tracking: Project Team Members, Project  Stakeholders, Team Leads, Project Leaders, Project Managers, Business Managers, and PMPs (Certified Project Management Professionals) who need to take training/education seminars for re-certification. A basic understanding of project management is useful for this course.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Value to the Organization 

    •- Consistent standards across project schedules

    •- Consistent formats across project schedules

    - Consistent conversion process between project managers

    - Consistent reporting processes and capabilities across projects

    •- Best practices for creating charts and pivot tables

    •- Standards for sharing information between the Office® Productivity Tools

     

    Value to the Participant

    -• Understand the importance of implementing best practice standards specific to the organization

    -• Understand the importance of fully configuring Microsoft Project®

    •- Learn how to implement standard formatting across schedules

    -• Learn how to leverage manual versus automatic schedules

    - Learn to troubleshoot schedule updates

    - Understand the impact of using the baselines

    -• Learn to optimize resource management and costing

    •- Learn to use an integrated Excel® and MS Project® toolkit for reporting

    -• Learn customization techniques to extend the functionality of MS Project®

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Course Outline/Topics

MS PROJECT ADVANCED:

INTRODUCTION


ESTABLISHING SCHEDULE STANDARDS

  • Setting MS Project® standards
  • Setting Standard Project Configurations

 
MANAGING RESOURCES

  • Using Generic Resources
  • Time Constraints for individuals
  • Adding material resources
  • Using the per use function
  • Determine the billable component
  • Using Cost Tables

 
MANAGING ESTIMATES AND TASK TYPES

  • Estimating versus Scheduling
  • Types of Estimating


Case Study:   Reviewing the estimating type – Create a view for changing individual task estimating constraints
 
MANAGING AND RECONCILING SCHEDULES

Converting Schedules

  • Types of schedule constraints
  • Role of Milestones

 
Managing Schedule Baselines

  • Reviewing Initial Baseline
  • What is updated?
  • Creating new baselines

 
Managing Project Milestones

  • Role of Milestones
  • Using the deadline function

 
EXTENDING MS PROJECT® TO MEET STAKEHOLDER NEEDS


Levelling Resources

  • Optimizing Resource Assignments
  • Using Work Contours to Manage Assignments

 
Work Breakdown Structure

  • Customizing WBS Codes for Tracking


Leveraging Project Schedule Data

  • Customizing Reporting
  • Leveraging Visual Reports

 
MANAGING MULTIPLE SCHEDULES
Using Resource Pools
Using Master Schedules
Using Multiple Calendars
 

EXTENDING MS PROJECT® USING CUSTOMIZATION

  • Customizing Views
  • Customizing Tables
  • Customizing Groups and Filters
  • Exporting Data to MS Excel®
  • Sharing Schedule Data with Word
  • Exporting data to Word
  • Creating Pictures for Word and PowerPoint

 
Using Macros and Maps 

  • Creating Macros to manage data
  • Creating Maps to export data

CONCLUSION AND WRAP-UP
 

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This program can be applied toward the:

Prerequisites
MS Project for Project Managers or equivalent experience
  Sessions  
Wed.-Thu., Nov. 19-20
8:30am-4:30pm
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Sandra Hoskins, ISP, PMP, ITCP
$845
CEUs: 1.4/PDUs: 14
Enrollment Limit: 16
Program No. 5025-7315
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Wed.-Thu., June 3-4, 2015
8:30am-4:30pm
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Sandra Hoskins, ISP, PMP, ITCP
$845
CEUs: 1.4/PDUs: 14
Program No. 5025-7397
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For more information, contact:
Business & Management General Information, sce-bus@uwm.edu, 414-227-3220
Maribeth Sacho, Program Associate, msacho@uwm.edu, 414-227-3337
Anne O'Meara, Program Director, aomeara@uwm.edu, 414-227-3311
 

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"I chose SCE's program because of their reputation, the quality instructors, the opportunity to gain a certificate and career advancement." (Devonne Wilhoit, BA and PM certificates, 2014)

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