Project Management Principles Using Microsoft Project | Live Instructor Led Class

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Project Management Principles Using Microsoft Project

The objective of Project Management Principles Using MS Project is to present the best practices of planning and managing all aspects of project while integrating MS Project, a leading project management information system. This course also stresses the importance of utilizing the “soft skills” necessary to communicate and interact with stakeholders to properly and effectively manage expectations. Using a lecture and exercise format, the students will learn project management following the foundation provided in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge(PMBOK ®Guide) established by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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Training content


  • Background
  • Definitions
  • Triple Constraints
  • Project vs. Program
  • Cost of Rework
  • Roles
  • Management of Expectations
  • Organizational Structures
  • Cost and Staffing Across the Project
  • Stakeholder Influence
  • Organizational Structure vs. Project Characteristics
  • Role of the Project Manager
  • Role of the Project Management Office·
  • Project Management Process Groups
  • Plan – Do – Check – Act
  • Overview of the Process Groups
  • Process Groups Interacting on a Project
  • Impact of Agile Approaches
  • Mapping Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
  • MS Project: Preparing Preliminary Views and Templates


  • Develop Project Charter
  • Contents of the Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Power/Interest Grid
  • Exercise: Project Charter, Stakeholder Identification and Management Strategy


  • Project Management Plan
  • Project/Product Analysis
  • Project Analysis Checklist and Survey (PACS)
  • Sample Project Management Plan
  • Change Control Plan

Scope Management

  • Steps in Scope Management
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Scope Baseline
  • MS Project: Creating Summary Tasks from the WBS

Exercise: PACS, WBS, and Scope Statement Development Create Summary Tasks in MS Project

Project Schedule Management

  • Steps in Schedule Management
  • Primary Dependency Relationships
  • Rolling Wave and Adaptive Planning Approaches
  • Defining and Sequencing Activities
  • Precedence Diagramming
  • Critical Path and Schedule Compression
  • MS Project: Creating Activities, Assigning Dependencies, Resources and Estimates

Project Cost Management

  • Steps in Cost Management
  • Cost Budgeting Tools and Techniques
  • Cost Baseline
  • MS Project: Updating Resource Lists and Labor Rates and Reporting Project Budget

Project Quality Management

  • Steps in Quality Management
  • Prevention Over Inspection
  • Quality Planning Tools and Techniques

Project Resource Management

  • Steps in HR Management
  • Develop HR/Staffing Management Plan
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Project Organizational Chart
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • Resource Histogram
  • MS Project: Loading Resources

Project Communications Management

  • Steps in Communications Management
  • Communications Model
  • Listening Skills

Project Risk Management

  • Steps in Project Risk Management
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Risk Categorization
  • Identify Risks
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • Risk Register
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Decision Tree Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Risk Register Update
  • Contingency Reserve Using Expected Monetary Value
  • Role of Management Reserve
  • Exercise: Risk Assessment and Risk Register Creation

Project Procurement Management

  • Steps in Project Procurement Management
  • Make or Buy Analysis
  • Expert Judgment
  • Contract Types
  • Procurement Management Plan
  • Evaluation Criteria

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Steps in Stakeholder Management
  • Plan Stakeholder Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement Assessment

Executing, Monitoring and Controlling

Scope Management

  • Scope Management Components
  • Steps in Scope Management
  • Baseline Scope
  • Inspection
  • Verify Scope
  • Control Scope

Project Schedule Management

  • Time Management Components
  • Steps in Time Management
  • Control Schedule
  • MS Project Demonstrations: Updating Actual Hours, Forecasting, Schedule Compression, Schedule Reporting.

Exercise: Updating the Project Schedule

Project Cost Management

  • Cost Management Components
  • Steps in Cost Management
  • Control Costs
  • Earned Value
  • Cost Based Metrics
  • Graphic Performance Chart
  • Estimate At Completion
  • MS Project Demonstration: EVM

Exercise: Creating Earned Value Forecast and Status Report

Project Quality Management

  • Quality Management Components
  • Steps in Quality Management
  • Manage Quality
  • Control Quality
  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • Control Chart

Project Resource Management

  • Resource Management Components
  • Steps in Resource Management
  • Acquire Project Team
  • Develop Project Team
  • Manage Project Team
  • Motivation Theory: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • Motivation Theory: Herzberg’s Hygiene Model
  • Motivation Theory: McGregor’s Theory X and Y
  • Motivation Theory: Holistic Approach to Motivating and Building Morale

Project Communication Management

  • Communications Management Components
  • Steps in Communications Management
  • Distribute Information
  • Using Interpersonal and Management Skills
  • Report Performance

Project Risk Management

  • Risk Management Components
  • Steps in Risk Management
  • Implement Risk Reponses
  • Monitor Risks

Exercise: Managing Risk Reserves via Reserve Analysis

Project Procuerment Management

  • Procurement Management Components
  • Steps in Procurement Management
  • Contract Types
  • Conduct Procurement
  • Source Selection Criteria

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Stakeholder Management Components
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Monitor Stakeholder Engagement

Certification / Credits

  • Identify and define the scope of a project to create a solid project charter, scope statement and work breakdown structure.
  • Continue with work breakdown to create activities, sequence and estimate those activities to create a manageable project schedule within MS Project.
  • Effectively manage and motivate people and teams that may not directly report to you as they implement and execute the work.
  • Provide overview of creating management plans
  • Identify and prioritize risks by performing qualitative and quantitative risk analysis to update a risk register with workable response plans.
  • Learn how to effectively manage scope, schedule, and cost changes via solid change management processes.
  • Learn how to effectively update and forecast project status using MS Project and status reporting template.
  • Run projects faster, more effectively and efficiently.
  • Learn to manage multiple projects.

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Federal Government Project Manager
It was very informative, and had lots of hand-on work. It was a wealth of knowledge
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