Microsoft Project: The Practical Way

Review WBS (Creating WBS is not part of the course)

Identifying Work Packages

Listing all activities for each work package (The practice files should contain a couple of examples Lists)

Estimating Duration (The practice files should contain a couple of examples of task duration)

Creating a network Diagram by Linking Tasks

Adding Resources to the Project Pool

Adding Resources to Tasks

Building resource constraints

Setting Task Deadlines

Setting Working Time (Project / Resource / Task calendars)

Refining the Plans (Reworking Task Types/ Resource Assignments / Resource Levelling)

Critical Path Analysis

Schedule Compression Techniques ( Fast Tracking / Crashing)

Setting the Base Line

Tracking Project Progress ( Daily / weekly / Ad hoc )

Reviewing Project Status

Identifying Slipping Tasks

Earned Value Analysis (SV / CV / SPI / CPI)

Trouble Shooting (Time / Cost / Work Issues )

Closing the Project (Close out tasks / Template creation / OPA).