Objective of the Program

The program is designed to cover Project Management framework, its associated processes, tools and techniques as per the PMBOK® Guide - Fourth Edition, and application of the project management principles using Microsoft® Project to effectively manage a Project.

◈Project management Principles

Content pending........

◈Project Management Framework

Topics covered:
● Project Management definitions and concepts
● Difference between operations and projects
● Organizational context and importance of Project Management in today’s business environment
● PMBOK® Guide Framework
● Project management process groups and the interactions between them
● Overview of PM processes within the process groups
● Project life cycle and project phases
● Differences between Project Life Cycle processes and Project Management Processes

◈Project Management Concepts in Various Knowledge Areas

Topics covered:
● Overview of all Project Management Process Groups - Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing
● Important concepts like Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), its application in developing schedule and cost estimates, and Scheduling concepts like CPM, PERT, Resource leveling etc
● Important concepts like Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), its application in developing schedule and cost estimates, and Scheduling concepts like CPM, PERT, Resource leveling etc
● Important concepts in risk management
● Concepts of EVM and how it is used in reporting, monitoring & controlling, and forecasting

◈Microsoft® Project

The program is designed to cover various topics in Microsoft® Project using hands-on approach. The hands-on exercises move from basic to advanced topics, in progressive manner to ensure that participants are comfortable with the tool before moving to the advanced topics.

◈Microsoft® Project - Topics covered

● Basics of Microsoft® Project
● Creating new blank project
● Creating new blank project using templates
● Defining a new project
● Setting non-working days
● Creating a task list
● Organizing tasks into phases
● Entering durations
● Entering milestones
● Linking tasks
● Documenting tasks
● Inserting custom field in the project
● Checking the Project information
● Providing Lead and Lag in the Tasks
● Changing the Precedence relationship between tasks
● Setting Task Constraints
● Viewing the Project’s Critical Path
● Interrupting Work on a Task
● Adjusting Working Time for Individual Tasks
● Entering Deadline Dates
● Entering Fixed Costs
● Setting Up a Recurring Task
● Getting information about total time frame, cost, and critical tasks in the project
● Setting up material resources
● Defining requirement and availability of resources
● Assigning resources using Project Guide
● Understanding the implications of the way resources are assigned
● Entering Multiple Pay Rates for a Resource
● Applying Different Cost Rates for Assignments
● Setting Up Pay Rates to Apply at Different Times
● Setting Up Resource Availability to Apply at Different Times
● Delaying the Start of Assignments
● Applying Contours to Assignments
● Entering Material Resource Consumption Rates
● Examining Resource Allocation
● Manually Resolving Resource Over allocations
● Levelling Over allocated Resources
● Various predefined reports available in Microsoft® Project
● Printing options
● Tracking Progress on Task
● Formatting the elements of a Gantt chart
● Adding a drawing element to the Project Gantt chart
● Formatting elements of a view
● Formatting the bars of a Gantt chart
● Formatting the Network diagram
● Sorting the project data
● Grouping the project data
● Filtering the project data
● Viewing and Reporting Project Status
● Performance Reporting with Earned Value Analysis
● Understanding resource pooling across projects
● Interacting with other Microsoft® Programs