Tracking and Analyzing Projects Using Microsoft Project 2013

End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Project 2013 and more experienced users who want to learn more about Project 2013 and master the skills required to sit the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam.

Prerequisite
None

Expected Duration
63 minutes

Description
Effective project management relies on careful tracking and management of a project’s progress as the project progresses. In this course, you will learn how to use Microsoft Project 2013 to create baselines, update actual progress, and compare progress against the baselines. You’ll also learn how to resolve potential scheduling problems and display critical path information for a project. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 certification exam (74-343).

Objective

Set and Maintain Project Baselines

  • start the course
  • create baselines for a project in Project 2013
  • update an existing project baseline in Project 2013
  • create and view multiple baselines for a project in Project 2013

Update Project Progress

  • update actual progress information in Project 2013
  • update the status date, current date, actual start and actual finish in Project 2013
  • use actual work and usage views to monitor actual progress in Project 2013
  • reschedule uncompleted work and cancel unnecessary tasks in Project 2013

Comparing Planned and Actual Progress

  • track date, work, and cost variances by comparing actual progress against baselines in Project 2013
  • identify potential task slippage using the Tracking Gantt view in Project 2013
  • use different views to track variances in Project 2013

Resolving Scheduling Problems

  • use the Task Inspector to identify and resolve scheduling problems in Project 2013
  • use the Task Path feature in Project 2013
  • identify and resolve resource overallocations in Project 2013

Displaying Critical Path Information

  • recognize the critical path in Project 2013
  • view the critical path for a single project in Project 2013
  • view the critical path for a master project in Project 2013
  • view total slack for a project in Project 2013

Practice: Managing Projects

  • track and manage the progress of a project in Project 2013

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$129/month
 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$1295/year

Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.