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Microsoft Project – Part 2

Welcome to Microsoft Project: Part 2. This course is designed to familiarise you with the advanced features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional so that you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.

In Microsoft Project: Part 1, you learned the basic features of Microsoft Project during the planning phase of a project. Microsoft Project: Part 2 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.

Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to manage an existing Microsoft Project project plan.
You will:

  • Update a project plan to reflect progress as you execute the project.
  • Monitor project progress in the project plan.
  • Adjust the project plan to control constraints.
  • Create project reports to share a project’s status.
  • Customise project settings and share customisations with other projects.

Target Student:
This course is designed for students with an understanding of project management concepts who are responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. Target students will be looking to acquire 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.

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 Office Project.

Course Content
Executing a Project

  • Enter Task Progress
  • Update Task Progress with SharePoint
  • Update Work
  • Update Costs

Monitoring Project Progress

  • View Project Progress
  • Add Custom Fields
  • Create Custom Views
  • Create a Network Diagram
  • Analyse a Project Plan

Controlling a Project Plan

  • Edit the Task List
  • Reschedule Tasks
  • Update a Baseline

Reporting on Progress

  • Format and Share a Chart View
  • View Existing Reports
  • Create Custom Reports
  • Create a Visual Report

Customising the Application

  • Change Project Options
  • Create a Project Plan Template
  • Share Resources
  • Link Project Plans
  • Extending Project with Macros and Apps
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