Microsoft Project 2013 Level 1

Microsoft Project 2013 Level 1

Learning Outcomes:

• Correctly create a project plan file and enter task information as directed by the instructor.
• Create a work breakdown structure by organizing tasks and setting task using information in the Lesson Lab and showing adequate proficiency.
• Utilizing the data in the Exercise assignment, use the Project Calendar to assign and track tasks with no more than 10% error rate.
• Successfully assign Project resources and finalize the project plan file as demonstrated in the Activity Lab.

This first course in a two-part series will cover the critical skills necessary to create and modify a project plan file that contains tasks, resources, and resource assignments.

• Creating a Project Plan
• Create and Assign a Project Calendar
• Add Tasks to the Project Plan File
• Add a Project Summary Task and Recurring Task
• Enter Task Duration Estimates
• Create a Work Breakdown Structure
• Identify Deliverables and set a Task Deadline
• Create and Assign Resources and a Resource Calendar
• Resolve Resource Conflicts
• Finalize the Project Plan and View the Critical Path
• Set a Baseline and Display Project Summary Information

Microsoft Project 2013 Level 1

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Display an existing project plan in different views. Create a project plan file and enter task information. Create a work breakdown structure by organizing tasks and setting task relationships. Organize tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships. Use the Project calendar to assign and track tasks. Assign Project resources and finalize the project plan file. Create a resource calendar and assign resources to tasks. Enter values for budget resources. Set deadlines and resolve resource conflicts. Display the critical path, shorten the project duration, set a baseline and print a Project summary report.

Class targeted to: 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.

Prerequisites: Students should be fairly comfortable working in the Windows environment. An understanding of project management concepts would be helpful. Consider participating in the Project Management Fundamentals course prior to attending Microsoft Project. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is useful.

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