Lesson 1 – Introduction to Taming Microsoft Project
The value of project management software! How does Project integrate with the project management discipline? The best strategies for navigating the application using Versatile’s custom Ribbon.
Lesson 2 – A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing a Schedule Using the Tame Template and Ribbon
Get the big picture on using Project to plan and manage a project schedule. See the high-level process that will be the basis for the remainder of the course.
Lesson 3 - Setting Up a New Project
Start a project off right. Open Versatile’s Tame Project Template. Establish a calendar and set the basic parameters for the scheduling engine.
Lesson 4 - Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
Create a useful task list, also known as a Work Breakdown Structure. Understand tasks, summary tasks and milestones. Guidelines for formatting the WBS.
Lesson 5 - Establish Task Relationships
Visualize the sequence of tasks that drives the project schedule. Link tasks to establish task dependencies. Use the network diagram to visualize all tasks and their sequence. Format the network.
Lesson 6 - Defining Resources within Project
Resources accomplish the work on projects. Add the people, equipment and other resources you need to your project plan.
Lesson 7 - Estimating Task Duration to Calculate the Schedule
Estimate and enter the duration of each task. Understand the scheduling defaults in the Tame Template that simplify schedule management.
Lesson 8 – Creating an Initial Schedule
Use critical path analysis to create a schedule. Apply schedule constraints.
Lesson 9 – Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule
Take control of the scheduling engine! Understand how and why to turn off Project's scheduling engine.
Lesson 10 – Managing the Project
Capture planned vs actual schedule information to identify performance problems and communicate project progress. Use a project baseline to find variance.
Lesson 11 – Formatting Output and Printing Reports
Communicate with management and customers using the Timeline or pre-configured dashboard reports.