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1 Applied Project Management Applied Project Management ( APM ) TRAINING PROGRAM Page 1 Of 7

2 APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRO PROGRAM OVERVIEW This course provides in-depth Project Management Training and addresses how to identify, monitor, and balance information crucial for the successful management of projects. It will discuss the development of a baseline performance management plan (PMP) for the project that will allow the efficient compilation and the timely generation of quantitative performance comparisons The course will use Primavera and MS Project Professional to demonstrate how today s available tools can be used to effectively manage projects data and provide visibility for important project performance data. WHO SHOULD ATTEND Personnel whose responsibilities include managing as well as supporting projects: Owners and other executives of companies that deliver projects; Members of Project Teams who wish to broaden their understanding of the Project Management Framework and disciplines. Technical specialists/engineers moving into a project management/team leadership role Technical specialists/engineers working for a project Engineers of all disciplines; drafters; designers; Contractors; Other individuals whose responsibilities include supporting projects, such as personnel in the back office and in administrative support areas; marketers; and sales PROGRAM CONTENTS Understanding Project Management Introduction to Project Management Project Life Cycle Project Management Processes Project Integration Management Project Scope Management Project Time Management Project Cost Management Project Quality Management Project Human Resource Management Page 2 Of 7

3 Project Communications Management Project Risk Management Project Procurement Management PMP Code of Professional Conduct Cost Estimation & Budgeting Earned Value Management System Project Planning and Measuring Progress Data Collection and Estimating Cost at Completion BCWS Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled ( Planned Value ) BCWP Budgeted Cost of Work Performed ( Earned Value ) ACWP Actual Cost of Work Performed ( Cost ) CV Cost variance SV Schedule Variance CPI Cost Performance Index SPI Schedule Performance Index EAC Estimate at Completion BAC Budget at Completion ETC Estimate to Complete the project Graphical Analysis PRIMAVERA ENTERPRISE 6.2 CREATING A NEW PROJECT Enterprise Project Structure (EPS) Creating a Blank Project Setting Up a New Project and EPS Nodes Project Dates Saving Additional Project and EPS Information - Notebook Topics DEFINING CALENDARS Accessing Global and Project Calendars Creating a New Calendar Editing Calendar Working Days of an Existing Calendar Adjusting Working Hours Editing Calendar Weekly Hours Editing Selected Days Working Hours Editing Detailed Work Hours/Day WBS Page 3 Of 7

4 Opening and Navigating the WBS Workspace Creating and Deleting a WBS Node WBS Node Separator ADDING ACTIVITIES & ORGANIZING UNDER THE WBS New Activity Defaults Activity Types and Milestones Cost Account Calendar Adding New Activities Finding the Bars in the Gantt Chart Activity Information Bottom Layout Assigning Calendars to Activities Assigning a Calendar Using General tab of the Bottom Layout Form Assigning a Calendar Using a Column Undo Assigning Activities to a WBS Node Reordering or Sorting Activities ADDING RELATIONSHIPS Understanding Relationships Understanding Lags and Leads Displaying the Relationships on the Bar Chart Adding and Removing Relationships Graphically Adding a Relationship Adding and Deleting Relationships with the Activity Details Form Using the Command Toolbar Buttons to Assign Relationships Dissolving Activities Scheduling the Project Critical Activities Definition CONSTRAINTS Assigning Constraints Setting a Primary Constraint Using the Activity Details Form Setting a Secondary Constraint Using the Activity Details Form Setting Constraints Using Columns Project Must Finish By Date FILTERS Understanding Filters Applying a Filter Filters Form Page 4 Of 7

5 GROUP, SORT AND LAYOUTS Group and Sort Activities Show Grand Totals Show Summaries Only Group By Options Sorting Reorganize Automatically Gantt Chart Activity Details Activity Table Activity Network Trace Logic PRINTING Printing Print Preview Page Setup Page Tab Margins Tab Header and Footer Tabs Options Tab Print Form Print Setup Form TRACKING PROGRESS Setting the Baseline Saving a Baseline Deleting a Baseline Update Baselines Displaying the Baseline Data Calculation of Durations of an In-Progress Activity Percent Complete Actual Finish Date Updating Activities Using the Status Tab of the Details Form Updating Activities Using Columns Suspend and Resume Scheduling the Project Comparing Progress with Baseline Page 5 Of 7

6 MS PROJECT PROFESSIONAL 2010 INTRODUCTION Introducing Microsoft Project 2010 Modifying the Display of the Ribbon Dynamic Ribbon Elements Part 1: SIMPLE SCHEDULING Introducing Project The Backstage: Managing Files and Setting Options Templates: Avoid Reinventing the Wheel The Ribbon and Tabs: Finding the Features You Want Views: Working with Schedule Details the Way You Want CREATING A TASK LIST Creating a New Project Plan Entering Task Names Entering Durations Organizing Tasks into Phases Linking Tasks Setting Nonworking Days SETTING UP RESOURCES Setting Up Work Resources Equipment Resource Considerations Adjusting Working Time for Individual Resources Setting Up Cost Resources ASSIGNING RESOURCES TO TASKS Assigning Work Resources to Tasks The Scheduling Formula: Duration, Units, and Work FORMATTING AND SHARING YOUR PLAN Customizing the Gantt Chart View Customizing the Timeline View Copying Views Printing Views TRACKING PROGRESS ON TASKS Page 6 Of 7

7 Saving a Project Baseline Tracking a Project as Scheduled Entering a Task s Completion Percentage Entering Actual Values for Tasks Part 2: ADVANCED SCHEDULING FINE-TUNING THE PROJECT PLAN Project Management Focus: Evaluating Resource Allocation Resolving Resource Over allocations Manually Leveling Over allocated Resources Checking the Project s Cost and Finish Date ORGANIZING PROJECT DETAILS Sorting Project Details Grouping Project Details Filtering Project Details Customizing Tables Customizing Views TRACKING PROGRESS ON TASKS AND ASSIGNMENTS Updating a Baseline Tracking Actual and Remaining Values for Tasks and Assignments Entering Actual Costs Manually VIEWING AND REPORTING PROJECT STATUS Identifying Tasks that Have Slipped Examining Task Costs Examining Resource Costs Page 7 Of 7

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