Microsoft Project 2013 Hands on workshop

About Microsoft Project 2013

Microsoft Project 2013 is one of the world’s leading PMs tool box solution providing Managers the possibility to Plan, Manage, and Communicate project information, resulting in increased productivity and effectiveness. Using Microsoft Project, the users can quickly create project plans by using project templates, import task lists from Excel spreadsheets. Microsoft Project provides ability to track your people, equipment, and other resources in Project for greater insight into their utilization and scheduling. One can also test scenarios with a clearer understanding of their impact on the schedule—and easily reverse the changes. Project also enhances reporting thereby enabling users to set clear expectations to stakeholders, either directly through Project reports or through integration with other Microsoft Office system applications.

This workshop will empower you on the following:
- Plan effectively ensuring timely project delivery meeting critical project deadlines. - Track effectively incorporating changes into the scope, time and cost elements of the project. - Communicate project information effectively to stakeholders increasing transparency and predictability.

Training Curriculum

  • Developing a dynamic project schedule
  • Importing data from Excel to MS Project
  • Critical path analysis
  • Schedule compression techniques
  • Understanding various resource types
  • Estimating resource requirements
  • Project budget estimation
  • Network diagram and analysis techniques
  • Various Task types
  • Constraints and deadlines
  • Baseline the schedule to track progress
  • Schedule update and Variance analysis
  • Leads and Lags
  • Earned value management (EVM)
  • Reports in MS Project
How does Microsoft Project help Project Managers?
  • Once you have the WBS and corresponding activities listed, you can simply create the project schedule
  • You can assign the project resources and their hourly billing rates
  • You can specify the non-working days (such as public holidays and leaves) so that your schedule will be more realistic
  • You can baseline the project schedule (either full or for a specific duration)
  • On a periodic basis, you can update the project progress
  • You can get more insight of the current status of the project
  • You can forecast the future and come up with critical decision making
What is our training approach?
  • We have a complete 2 days Microsoft Project 2013 workshop
  • The training is a mix of theory and hands-on exercises
  • We will explain the basics of project Scope and Time and Cost management in the first half
  • We will cover the majority of important and frequently used features of Microsoft Project along with working samples
  • We also give practical scenarios to participants to work on during the workshop
  • Our training will help participants to achieve MCTS certification also