Discover what is new in Project 2013:
Here is a brief overview of what you will learn in CustomGuide’s Project 2013 Courseware.
Microsoft Project is the creme de la creme of project management systems, as you have the ability to plan and manage just about any project you desire. In this course learn about What’s New in Project 2013, planning projects, using common views, adjusting working hours and working days, entering project scheduling dates, and using the project guide.
Entering the Task List
Now that your project file is set up you can now start putting together all the pieces of your project. In this course you will learn the driving force behind most projects: tasks. This course covers entering tasks, estimating task duration, entering milestones, organizing tasks into phases, using task hyperlinks, and creating recurring tasks.
Entering and Assigning Resources
In order to keep things organized in Project 2013 you must assign recourses to tasks. In this course you will learn about the many different resources you can use such as people, equipment, and material resources. You will have a better understanding on how to enter, use, and adjust these resources as well.
Viewing the Project
Sometimes you need a fresh perspective on how you view a project and from time to time our goals and agendas can interfere with this. When you use Project 2013 you have the ability to view your project from many different angles, which furthers productivity and reduces those annoying misunderstandings that can prevent us from completing goals. In this course you will learn about using split views, sorting information, grouping information, and using AutoFilters.
Working with Tasks
Tweak and fine-tune your project by using Project 2013’s task properties. In this course you will learn about overlapping tasks, delaying tasks, setting task deadlines and constraints, and assigning a task calendar.
Working with Resources
There are more advanced resource techniques within Project 2013, and in this course we will give you an overview of these additional resource properties. In this course you will learn about delaying resource start time, applying predefined resources, contours, specifying resource dates, and grouping resources.
Working with Costs
You will inevitably have costs associated with projects and in this course we will discuss the resources that are available to you within Project 2013. You will learn about entering pay rates for a resource, applying different pay rates to assignments, using material resource consumption rates, and entering task fixed costs.
Balancing the Project
Projects are all about finding the right balance and sometimes mistakes are made, as there is no “perfect” project. Using Project 2013, allows you to schedule resources, track progress, and identify resources over allocation. Tap into your attention to detail side with these features and you will be sure to find the perfect balance for your project.
Updating Project Progress
I bet you are thinking it is time to sit back and relax, as all the tasks and resources are entered and now you just wait for a few weeks. Well, this type of attitude is very dangerous and should be avoided, and with Project 2013, there is room to progress your project even when you thought differently. In this course you will learn about saving a baseline plan, updating actual work costs, updating task completion percentage, and more.
Checking Project Progress
Having a good idea on your projects status is a very important part to managing, and as a project manager you have to make sure you are always up to date with these details so you can catch problems before they escalate. In this course you will learn about viewing project statistics, costs, and critical paths. You will also learn about checking duration variance, work variance, and cost variance.
Working with Reports
Having an overall picture of how your project is progressing is an important aspect that Project 2013 comes equipped with. Time to show off your hard work! In this course you will learn about opening and creating visual reports, how to sort and define report contents, and how to add page elements to a report. Who said project management had to be behind the scenes?
Working with Multiple Projects
Most of you have probably experienced a time where you had multiple projects that intertwined together, and found it necessary to have multiple layers in order to accomplish your specific goals. Fortunately, Project 2013 has got you covered! In this course you will learn about creating task links between projects, consolidating projects, viewing project critical paths, and creating resource pools.