Advanced Microsoft Project 2003 Training

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Course Description

This advanced skill-level course isfor individuals who are proficient in the basic functions, features and commands of Microsoft Project 2003 and wish to take their skills to the next level. Emphasis is placed on five major topics, including transferring information between other applications, working with multiple projects, sharing resources across projects, advanced resource assignments and customizing the user interface. This workshop is especially suited for those involved in multiple projects, master projects or subprojects and shared resource pools. PDUs = 16.
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $790 (US)


Professional project management experience, a good working knowledge of Microsoft Project 2003, and an understanding of Microsoft Excel

Course Outline


1. Working with Multiple Projects

Deciding How Best to Work with Multiple Projects

Creating Cross-Project Links Between Tasks

Managing Cross Project Links

Working with Master Projects and Subprojects

Inserting a Subproject into a Master Project

Dependencies Between Master Project and Subproject Tasks

Consolidated Projects

Adding Projects

2. Sharing Resources

Creating a Resource Pool

Linking Projects to the Resource Pool

Opening a Sharing Resource Project File

Opening the Resource Pool


Disconnecting a Project from the Resource Pool


Disconnecting a Project from the Resource Pool

Managing the Resource Pool

3. Information Distribution

The Information Model

Designing and Building Information for Distribution

Creating Views

Managing Information

Global Templates

Managing the Global Template Using the Organizer

The Challenge for Project Managers

4. Monitoring Project Work

Project Progress and Status

5. Forecasting

Forecasting Overview

6. Plan Integrity

Common Plan Integrity Issues

Overallocated Resources

Broken Critical Path

Negative Slack

Improper Task Types

Improper Resource Assignments

Improper Constraints

Improper Dependencies

7. Identifying Variance

Time Variance

Cost Variance

Scope Variance

8. Earned Value

Earned Value Settings

Status Date

Calculating Earned Value

Actual Progress

Progress Using Actual Work Complete

Progress Using % Complete

Earned Value Fields

Earned Value Tables and Reports

9. Risk

Implementing a Contingency

To Add to the Contingency to the Baseline

10. Integrated Change Management

Updating the Schedule After Accepting a Change

11. Exporting Data

File Formats

12. Summary

Planning Processes

Executing Processes

Monitoring & Control Processes

Closing Process

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