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Project Management using Microsoft Project

Video Description

Are your projects expanding in size and scope faster than you can manage them? Are you starting to work on an enterprise team and need to understand how larger projects work? Have you found yourself unexpectedly taking on the role of project manager? Is your IT career path taking you in the direction of project management? As IT and development projects get increasingly complex, the role of project manager has become more critical. Whether you're a reluctant project manager trying to improve the output and efficiency of your team, or an aspiring project professional, you're going to find this course extremely helpful. With over 20 years of project management experience, Beth Mosolgo-Clark will be your instructor as you learn the basics of project management, including terminology, techniques, reporting, and costing. At the same time, you'll become familiar with Microsoft Project--the software most commonly used by project professionals. This course includes hours of video lecture, dozens of project management examples, and samples. You'll find there is no better way to dive into Microsoft Project software and the field of project management!

Table of Contents

  1. Course Introduction 00:01:36
  2. Basic Project Management Concepts
    1. Introduction 00:01:36
    2. Why is project management important? 00:05:45
    3. Key Components of a Project 00:03:11
    4. Purpose of a Project 00:04:18
    5. Project Resources 00:04:37
    6. Project Constraints 00:03:40
    7. Unstated Objectives and Constraints in your Project 00:05:20
    8. Summary 00:00:58
  3. Creating Your Project in MS Project
    1. Introduction 00:00:59
    2. User Experience in MS Project 00:06:46
    3. Creating a New Project 00:04:25
    4. Gantt Chart Basics 00:07:18
    5. Summary 00:00:58
  4. Creating and Managing Project Tasks
    1. Introduction 00:00:53
    2. Project Tasks in MS Project 00:09:16
    3. Relationships Between Tasks 00:07:02
    4. Critical Path Basics 00:09:18
    5. Summary 00:00:51
  5. The Critical Path and Other keys to scheduling project tasks
    1. Introduction 00:00:59
    2. Critical Path 00:08:13
    3. Task's Driving Predecessors 00:08:34
    4. Subdividing Tasks 00:05:25
    5. Task Float 00:06:29
    6. Summary 00:00:54
  6. Creating and managing project resources
    1. Introduction 00:00:59
    2. What are Project Resources? 00:05:08
    3. Representing Project Resources in MS Project 00:06:55
    4. Assigning Resources to a Task 00:08:17
    5. Resource leveling in MS Project 00:03:59
    6. Updating Task Progress 00:07:07
    7. Managing Part-time Resources 00:02:05
    8. Summary 00:01:06
  7. Calendars
    1. Introduction 00:00:42
    2. Calendars in MS Project 00:05:24
    3. Editing Your Projects Calendar 00:14:11
    4. Calendar Information in the Gantt Chart 00:08:20
    5. Summary 00:01:16
  8. View and Reports
    1. Introduction 00:01:02
    2. Gantt Chart View 00:06:37
    3. Resource Utilization 00:05:38
    4. Milestones 00:04:57
    5. Network Diagram View 00:04:16
    6. Spreadsheet Views 00:02:49
    7. Reports 00:09:07
    8. Summary 00:01:09
  9. Tracking and Managing Project Costs
    1. Introduction 00:00:50
    2. Assigning a Labor Rate to Project Resources 00:09:01
    3. Recording Non-lab Project Costs 00:11:24
    4. View Project Cost Reports 00:08:17
    5. Managing Project Costs 00:06:57
    6. Summary 00:00:57
  10. Additional Features
    1. Introduction 00:01:07
    2. Integrating MS Project with other Microsoft apps 00:09:02
    3. MS Project Macros 00:05:51
    4. Going Mobile and the Cloud 00:04:24
    5. Scaling MS Project for your Organization 00:04:11
    6. Alternatives to MS Project 00:08:35
    7. Summary 00:00:55
  11. Course Summary 00:01:59