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Project Management / Business Analysis

Microsoft Project Introduction | PM007

Date: November 22, 2019 
Course Length: 1 Day (8 hours)
Course Fee: $630 (10% discount for PMI members)


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After introducing or reinforcing the necessary Project Management concepts and tools needed to properly understand and use project software, the seminar assists participants in gaining ability and speed in the use of  Microsoft Project 2013. This is not a “button pushing” class. Prior knowledge and use of Microsoft Windows is required. The workshop addresses those areas within a project, where the package helps the Project Manager plan, organize, track and control a project, its schedules, estimates, deadlines, costs and associated resources.

Upon completion, participants involved with PMI and the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional PMP program, are awarded 8 PDUs or 8 “Contact hours.”

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • As You Begin Using Project
  • Project Setup
  • Tasks and Input Methods
  • Dependencies
  • The Network Diagram
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Project Resources
  • Assigning Resources
  • Predefined Filters, Sorts and Groups
  • Baseline and The Project
  • MS Project Reports
  • Full Time Projects With Part Time Resources
  • Identifying & Resolving Resource Conflicts
  • Tracking The Project
  • Formatting The Project
  • Customizing Microsoft Project
  • Conclusion

Instructional methods for this one-day program include lecture, discussion, question and problem sessions, and extensive hands-on exercises using Microsoft Project. (For those currently using Microsoft Project, additional time is spent discussing and using advanced topics and features.) All participants receive the course workbook, handouts and sample files for on the job reference.

The Program

Upon completion of the Microsoft Project Introduction course, each participant will be able to:

  • Understand the Capabilities and Limitations of Microsoft Project 2013 in the “Real World” Project Environment.
  • Learn how to set up MS Project 2013 to reflect the current project environment.
  • Define Tasks and key Task Information.
  • Create various types of Dependencies between tasks.
  • Implement the WBS to Roll-up and Drill-down the project to any level of detail.
  • Using the Network Diagram, verify and adjust task dependencies to ensure accuracy in later scheduling.
  • Define and Assign Full-time and Part-time Resources.
  • Identify Resource Conflicts, then Analyze and Resolve them using various methods.
  • Track Task Duration and Work Effort for the “in-progress” Project.
  • Use multiple MS Project 2010 Report features.
  • Format MS Project 2013 to convey necessary information to concerned Stakeholders.
  • Use predefined filters and sorts, and Design and Create Customize Filters, Groups, Sorts, Tables, Reports and Views.


Total Systems Education is renowned for working closely with clients, all over the world, to design and deliver training that exactly fits their specific needs. They don’t believe in “cookie-cutter” training! Their philosophy is that training must be current and real-world; delivering a skill-set that encompasses world-class best practices but is also immediately transferrable to the workplace. Total Systems Education is proud to be a PMI Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP) and a recipient of the   “Best of the Best” Continuing Education Provider of the Year. For Business Analysts, Total Systems is also an EEP, Endorsed Education Provider, of the IIBA. These endorsements and certifications allow us to have our courses reviewed by the IIBA and PMI for relevancy, quality, and adherence to the best practices supported by both of these prestigious global organizations. These certifications also allow us to award PDUs and CDUs to participants involved in the professional credentialing processes for PMP, CAPM, CBAP, and the newly developed CCBA.

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