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Tame Microsoft Project

55189AC (Class Pack)
Tame Microsoft Project
Tame Microsoft Project! is not your typical one-day Microsoft Project course. It contains all the features you need to develop and manage a schedule – but only those features. This course makes Project easy to use by focusing on the features you need and hiding the features that make Project so frustrating. How do we do this? • Using a Project template that is pre-configured to the simplest settings. • Adding two new tabs to the Ribbon. One tab has a step-by-step process for planning the project. The second tab simplifies managing your schedule and creating reports. • Integrating project management tips into the course manual that explain the theory behind Microsoft Project’s features. Who Should Attend? People who need to create and manage a project schedule. That can include part-time teams working on internal initiatives, construction projects, and people who are new to project management and Microsoft Project!
Please contact your Learning Partner in order to take this course
Author: The Versatile Company, Eric Verzuh, Sam Huffman, John White

Course Duration: 1 Days


About This Course

This one-day instructor-led course is intended for Microsoft Project users that need to manage a schedule but will NOT be managing cost within Project. By focusing only on the SCHEDULING capabilities of Project, this course dramatically simplifies this powerful application, thus the name: Tame Microsoft Project!

In addition to the student manual, this course uses a Project Template (.mpp) and additional tabs to the Ribbon, both of which simplify the interface for the user.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Project users who need to use Microsoft Project to create schedules with clear task responsibility and to regularly update those plans with schedule progress information, but who DO NOT use the cost management or resource allocation views of Microsoft Project. The audience for this course could be people managing large or small projects, part-time teams or dedicated teams, and people who are new to Project.

At Course Completion

  • Initiate an Microsoft Project plan by correctly recording Project Information and configuring the Project Calendar.
  • Create a project schedule that highlights task dependencies and the critical path.
  • Assign task responsibility to specific people or organizations.
  • Easily update task status to show whether a project is on schedule.
  • Modify a project schedule in response to changes in the project, while maintaining a record of the original plan for comparison.
  • Produce schedule reports for management and customers.