Combining PMBOK Guide Best Practices with Microsoft Project

Formats: 16-hour virtual course  |  4-day instructor-led onsite

This 4-day course provides participants with a solid foundation of PMI’s project management framework, based on the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Sixth Edition , as well as shows participants how to leverage the power of Microsoft Project 2013 or 2016 to create and track a realistic plan. Participants will apply all principles and practices to a real-world project taken directly from their industry. Participants also gain hands-on experience with over 35 electronic, project management templates .

Learning Objectives »

  • Review advanced project management concepts and practices.
  • Plan and execute project processes with Microsoft Project.
  • Analyze, identify, and manage project risk.
  • Apply strategies for monitoring and control.
  • Close out projects successfully.

Course Agenda »

Project Management Introduction

  1. Defining Projects
  2. The Importance of Project Management
  3. Project, Program, Portfolio, Operations Management
  4. Key Components
  5. Project Management Process Groups
  6. Project Management Knowledge Areas
  7. Project Data, Information, and Reports
  8. Tailoring
  9. Project Management Business Documents
  10. Success Measurements

The Environment in Which Projects Operate

  1. Enterprise Environmental Factors
  2. Organizational Process Assets
  3. Organizational Systems
  4. Governance Frameworks
  5. Management Elements
  6. Organizational Structure Types
  7. Project Management Office

The Role of the Project Manager

  1. The Project Manager’s Sphere of Influence
  2. Project Management Competencies
  3. Leadership: Politics, Power, and Getting Things Done
  4. Levels of Skills Capability
  5. Competency Model
  6. Comparison of Leadership and Management
  7. Leadership Styles
  8. Personality
  9. Performing Integration
  10. Navigating Complexity: A Practice Guide

Initiating Process Group

  1. Develop Project Charter
  2. Identify Stakeholders

Planning Processes

  1. Management Plans
  2. Collect Requirements
  3. Risk Processes

Executing Processes

  1. Direct and Manage Project Work
  2. Enter Task Progress and Overtime Work
  3. Create a Custom Table and Field
  4. Manage Project Knowledge
  5. Create a Custom View
  6. Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
  7. Export Project Plan Cost Data to an Excel Workbook
  8. Copy a Picture of the Project Plan Information
  9. Link Documents to a Project Plan
  10. Create a Visual Report
  11. Manage Quality
  12. Acquire Resources
  13. Develop and Manage Team
  14. Manage Communications
  15. Implement Risk Responses
  16. Conduct Procurements
  17. Manage Stakeholder Engagement

Monitoring and Controlling Processes

  1. Monitor and Control Project Work
  2. Perform Integrated Change Control
  3. Validate Scope
  4. Control Change and Schedule
  5. Reschedule a Task
  6. Filter Tasks
  7. Control Costs
  8. Update Cost Rate Tables
  9. Group Costs
  10. Control Quality
  11. Control Resources
  12. Monitor Communications and Risks
  13. Control Procurements
  14. Monitor Stakeholder Engagement

Closing Process Group

  1. Close Project or Phase
  2. Create a Project Plan Template
  3. Share Resources
  4. Create a Master Project