This is a 7-hour workshop. Sessions are scheduled from
9am-12:30pm CST and presented over 2 days.
Learn how to use this program to manage any size project
with ease. Understand what is needed to manage your project including purpose,
scope, and expectations. Create projects from scratch and templates, add tasks
and milestones, and establish relationships. Learn the relation between duration
and hours worked. Understand critical path, task constraints and the hiding of
tasks to see effects on the project. Apply formatting to Gantt Chart and
Calendar views. Create a project timeline and modify the project’s timescale.
Schedule the project from a start date or from a finish date. Print a project in
a variety of formats and project views.
Apply work, material and cost resources to project tasks
using fixed and pooled resource sources. Modify resource work calendars to
reflect customized work availability. Change project task scheduling by applying
resources with customized calendars. Create project baseline budgets to track
the progress of your project in real-time. Easily manage multiple projects by
linking them to a master project screen. Add indicators and alarms to your
project views by inserting formulas. Apply conditional formatting to project
views using formulas. Add new fields using formulas to existing project views
and add existing fields as well. Use report templates to report on a project.
Create macros to automate repetitive tasks.
During this workshop you will learn:
Project Design Scheduling
Know project management concepts. Temporary-unique purpose.
Diverse resources – risk and uncertainty. Develops incrementally over time.
Successful project is accomplished on-time, within budget, according to scope
and meets quality expectations.
Personalize settings. Project views and navigation using
keyboard and ribbon tools. Project screen views including gantt, calendar and
Add / import tasks and re-order them. Group related tasks -
summary tasks. Hide tasks while viewing summary tasks.
Set task priority, durations and guestimations. Sort, filter
and highlight project tasks. Task notes - viewable and printable.
Set relationships and accurate scheduling.
Apply lag and lead times. Split task to show non-work delay
Reschedule tasks by changing start and/or finish date or drag
Set task deadline alarm indicators that
Create and modify a Project calendar, add holidays, modify it
for a 5/6/7-day work week, copy the calendar to a global template to be made
available by other projects.
Know types of resources, their role in a project and
applications, display resource sheet’s entry view, attach notes.
Resource pool = sharable resource sheet. Avoid resource
over-allocation situations, share resources over multiple projects, create a
resource pool to share, link project to the pool and remove a project from
Assign resources to a task or overlapping tasks, filter the
list of available resources, cut hours worked per day by resources, apply
resources to shorten task durations.
Add a fixed cost to a task, and add overtime w/o
Identify and rectify over-allocation situations, fix
overallocation using the contour tool, rescheduling tool and resource/project
Convert your project into a 24- hour around the clock or less
operation, add / convert existing resources into shift-workers… shift-1,
shift-2, and shift-3.
Analyze and compare task sheet fields – work, cost, baseline,
gantt display – baseline and slippage, state of project – budget and schedule
and compare actual costs with budget values.
Measure performance and convey the "big picture", create
reports from scratch and templates, run Excel and Visio based visual
The session will be delivered on the Zoom platform so all
participants will work from their own workspace and use their own computer.
Zoom has video capability but, if the participant’s computer is not equipped
with a camera, audio will also work.
Participants should enter the Zoom training room at least 15
minutes (8:45 AM) before the start