Understand the discipline of project management as it applies to using Microsoft Project 2013.
Create a Work Breakdown Structure.
Identify Task Types & Relationships.
Define Resources within Project.
Make Work Package Estimates.
Create an Initial Schedule.
Create a Resource Leveled Schedule.
Create Projects from templates, Excel files.
Create Global templates.
Create formulas and graphical indicators.
The steps to record a macro.
Format Output and Print Reports.
Integrate Multiple Projects.
Set up a Project with a Calendar, Start date, and scheduling method.
Understand Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule.
Manage multiple projects.
Be able to create a master project list with shared resources.
Have a fundamental understanding of how Microsoft Project will help them track their projects.
Understand what is new in Project 2013 and how it will increase their productivity.
Learn how the ribbon will help them get the most of out of this productivity tool.
Learn how to quickly change views and see what is going on with their projects.
Understand the 5 essential steps in building a successful project plan.
Prepare a new project plan and set the date and other basic information.
Enter detailed project information.
Understand how to sequence tasks.
Understand and define basic resource types.
Assign resources to tasks.
Understand the benefits of baselining a project or specific tasks.
Understand the basics of how to track project progress.
Create a new project using a template, Excel, a SharePoint Tasks List or a new Project file.
Establish one or more calendars to constrain resource availability.
Configure Microsoft Project to calculate the schedule from the Start Date forward or from the Finish Date backward.
Understand how to turn on Manually Schedule and Auto Schedule.
Understand when to use Manually Schedule.
Understand the limitations of Manually Scheduling.
Build and use summary and subordinate tasks.
Understand and use milestones.
How to organize the WBS.
How to format the WBS.
Develop WBS outlines.
Assign completion criteria.
Evaluate the WBS.
Understand and use WBS outlines.
Understand how to link Project artifacts to their projects.
Understand how to create notes on tasks.
Understand the different types of task relationships.
Understand and use various methods to create relationships.
Determine and display task sequence.
Understand how to use Lag, Lead and Delay.
Define the different types of resources.
Define individual resources that will be used on the project.
Record the cost(s) of using each type of resource.
Record the limit of availability for each type of resource by establishing a resource calendar and defining the maximum units of that resource.
Assign values for resources, duration and work.
Understand task types.
Understand Effort Driven scheduling.
Understand material resources and their costs to a project plan.
Identify the critical path.
Understand difference between slack and slippage.
How to leverage constraints.
How to get the benefit from the Task Inspector, and the impact of changes on a project schedule.
Adjust a project schedule to account for limited resources.
View the overall cost and schedule of a project.
Identify resources that are over- allocated for a project schedule.
Use multiple ways to adjust tasks and assignments to remove over- allocation for any resource.
Set a baseline.
Enter and manage project performance data.
Pick a tracking method.
Perform variance analysis.
Sync Projects results with SharePoint.
Create standardized views, with the power of sorting, filtering and grouping.
Customize a variety of standard reports.
Learn how to use Visual Reports.
Export reports in a variety of formats.
Use common resources among multiple projects.
Link tasks between multiple projects.
Create a consolidated view of multiple projects and shared resources.
Take advantage of the advance features of Microsoft Project 2013.
Be able to create a Macro.
Share common settings among all future projects.