Course Code: 1109

Project 2013 Foundations

Class Dates:
3 Days
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  • Course Overview
  • In VTEC's hands on instructor led course, each module teaches you foundational skills by following the project life cycle. You learn how to define a new project; plan your project with tasks, resources, and assignments, analyze the Critical Path, baseline your project, enter actual progress, analyze variance, revise your project, report about project progress, and then close the project. Throughout each module, we provide a generous amount of information notes, warnings, and best practices. Information notes call your attention to important additional information about a subject. Warnings help you to avoid the most common problems experienced by others, while best practices provide tips for using the tool based on our experience.

  • Audience
  • This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage those project plans.

    Microsoft Project 2013 introduces exciting new features representing profound changes to the software functionality, including the ability to manually schedule tasks, a feature added to ease the transition for people who use Excel to manage their projects. From the new ribbon-based user interface and backstage, to the incredibly handy new Timeline and Team Planner views, Microsoft Project 2013 is packed with new features and changes that you can use to enrich your scheduling experience. Incorporating the hands-on labs that you will do in class, you will be up to speed in no time!


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Course Details

  • Module 1: Project Management Overview
  • What is a project?
  • Understanding The Project Management Process
  • Module 2: Project 2013 Overview
  • Introducing a new start experience
  • Introducing the Global.mpt file
  • Understanding the User Interface
  • Understandin the Ribbon
  • Customizing the User Interface
  • Accessing and Using th Backstage
  • Navigating in Project 2013
  • Understanding Planning Wizard
  • Understanding Gantt Chart Wizard
  • Creating a three-tiered Timescale
  • Module 3: Inside Project 2013
  • Understanding the Project 2013 Data Model
  • Understanding Views
  • Understanding Tables
  • Understanding Filters
  • Understanding Groups
  • Module 4: Project Definition
  • Creating a New Project
  • Defining a New Project
  • Set the project start date
  • Enter the Project Properties
  • Display the Project Summary Task
  • Set the Project Working Schedule
  • Set the Options Unique to this Project
  • Save the Project
  • Module 5: Project Task Planning
  • Understanding the Task Planning Process
  • Auto-Wrapping Task Names
  • Understading Change Highlighting
  • Using the Selected Task Feature
  • Using Basic Task Planning Skills
  • Creating Work Breakdown Structure
  • Creating Milestones
  • Using Task Notes and Cell Background Formatting
  • Using Task Dependencies
  • Setting Task Constraints and Deadline Dates
  • Assigning Task Calendars
  • Using the Task Inspector to Determine Task Drivers
  • ...
  • Viewing the Task Path for a Task
  • Creating Recurring Tasks
  • Planning for Known Fixed Costs
  • Module 6: Project Resource Planning
  • Definging Project Resources
  • Creating Work Resources
  • Entering Custom Resource Information
  • Creating Generic Resources
  • Creating Material Resources
  • Creating Cost Resources
  • Sorting Resources in the Resource View Sheet
  • Setting Up and Using Lync Integration
  • Module 7: Project Assignment Planning
  • Understanding Assignments
  • Assigning Resource to Tasks
  • Using the Task Entry View
  • Uding the Assign Resources Dialog
  • Understanding the Duration Equation
  • Setting the Cost ate Table
  • Assigning Material Resources
  • Assigning Cost Resources
  • Using Effort Drivenn Scheduling
  • Replacing Resources Assigned to Tasks
  • Understanding Resource Allocation
  • Levelling Resource Allocation with Resource Usage View and Team Planner View
  • Module 8: Project Execution
  • Understanding the Execution Process
  • Rescheduling an Unstarted Process
  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Working with Project Baselines
  • Tracking Project Progress
  • Rescheduling Uncompleted Work
  • Rescheduling a Task
  • Setting Tasks to Inactive
  • Using the Sync with SharePoint Tasks List Feature
  • Module 9: Variance Analysis
  • Understanding Variance
  • Analyzing Project Variance
  • Understanding Custom Views
  • Creating a New Custom View Using a Four-Step Method
  • Creating a Combination View
  • Using the Organizer
  • Revising a Project Plan
  • Using a Change Control Process
  • Updating a Project Baseline
  • Viewing Multiple Baselines
  • Module 10: Basic Project Reporting
  • Reporting in Projects 2013
  • Using Enhanced Copy and Paste
  • Using the Timeline View
  • Creating a New Table by Customizing an Existing View
  • Creating a New View by Customizing and Existing View
  • Formatting the Gantt Chart
  • Formatting the Team Planner View
  • Formatting Other Views
  • Attaching Documentation to a Project
  • Module: 11 Advanced Project Reporting
  • Understanding the New Reports
  • Customizing an Existing Report
  • Creating a New Report
  • Printing a Report
  • Sharing a Report with anither Office Application
  • Managing Reports
  • Using Visual Reports
  • Creating Visual Report Templates
  • Module 12: Project Closure
  • Using Project Closure Methodologies
  • Closing Project
  • Saving a Completed Project as a Template
  • Using the Compare Projects Tool
  • Module 13: Digging Deeper into Project 2013
  • Using Task Pane Office Apps
  • Defining Custom Fields
  • Exporting a Project 2103 File to Excel
  • Working with VBA