CATEGORY TYPE: Project Management

COURSE NAME:Project Management Institute Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® exam certification


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This course is designed for individuals who will use Microsoft Project 2007 as a tool to assist them in managing projects. The topics in this course cover the critical skills necessary to create and modify a project plan file that contains tasks, resources, and resource assignments. Trainees will then build upon these skills and work with a project plan once it has entered the project implementation phase.


MS project is a project management tool; many instructors treat it as a normal MS office tool. The objective of this course is to:

  •  Use the MS project full power to manage any project by applying the PMI best project management practices
  •  Prepare the participant to pass (PMI-SP)® exam certification
  •  Prepare the participant to pass the IIL Orange belt exam certification
  •  Prepare the participant to pass the Microsoft MS Project 70-632 Technology Specialist: Managing Projects Course Requirements: Laptop or PC's with MS office & MS Project 2007 installed.



Concept of project management

  • PMI® and PMBOK® Guide
  • PMI®  approach to project management MS Project architecture
  • Standard views and layout
  • Menus and view bars Project Initiating
  • Setting up a new project
  • Setting the parameter Workshop 01: Setup your project Planning
  • Scoping WBS and Project life cycle, Phases. Workshop 02: Build your project structure Milestones and deliverables Workshop 03: Define the management milestones
  • Scheduling Task types Project outline Duration estimation types Estimation difficulties and techniques PERT analysis Dependencies type and categories Dynamic scheduling Network diagram Deadlines, constraints and task calendars Critical Path Analysis Workshop 04: Build your Network Diagram
  • HR planning Types of resources Consolidated and generic resources Resource availability, capacity, workload and calendar Recourse estimation and assignments Recourse leveling RAM (Responsibility Assignment Matrix) Workshop 05: Define your resources and assign them
  • Costing & Budgeting Costing scenarios Costing difficulties Workshop 06: Define your project cost
  • Communication planning Stakeholder communication requirements3 Activity list and milestone list Workshop 07: Generate stakeholder milestone list Resource assignment report Resource histogram Workshop 08: Generate assignment reports Project costing reports
  • Quality planning Scheduling quality control activities (best practices)
  • Risk planning Reserve analysis How to represent time and cost contingencies in MS Project
  • Procurement planning & MS Project Workshop 09: Reflect quality, risk and procurement transaction Executing
  • Updating the schedule Workshop 10: Practice different updating scenarios
  • Performance reporting Workshop 11: Generate different types of progress reports Monitor & Controlling
  • Schedule optimization Workshop 12: Practice different optimization scenarios
  • Project baseline and baseline management Workshop 13: Practice baseline management
  • Critical path management
  • Status and progress reporting
  • Variance analysis
  • Executive reporting and KPIs (key Performance Indicators) Workshop 14: Practice variance analysis
  • Dashboards Workshop 15: Design and generate dashboards Closing
  • Evaluating the project What next
  • MS Project Orange, Blue and Black Belts
  • Microsoft MS Project Technology Specialist exams 70-632, 70-633, 70-634, 70-635

Project managers, Senior PM Practitioners, PMO staff, managers of PMs, PM teams, Individuals who want to start their career in project management, and others who want to explore the power of MS Project tool.


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