After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Understand project selection and evaluation.
- Break the project into manageable tasks.
- Prepare a work breakdown structure.
- Develop realistic estimates of time and cost.
- Prepare a schedule of tasks and illustrate these by Gantt
- Prepare and analtse a critical path network diagram.
- Monitor and report project performance.
- Keep a project on track.
- Manage stakeholders' expectations.
- Apply risk management practices.
- Lead and manage the project team.
- Undertake resource leveling and a trade-off analysis.
- Understand the principles of earned value analysis.
- Evaluate project success.
- Discuss basic project management concepts and principles;
identify project view options, interface components, and Gantt
- Create a task list, using both manual and automatic scheduling
modes; set durations; modify a task list; establish a Work
Breakdown Structure; hide columns; set milestones; and format the
Sheet pane and the Gantt chart.
- Link tasks to establish a project schedule; modify task
predecessors; set lag time and lead time; add recurring tasks; work
in Network Diagram view; modify task relationships; and set task
- Set a base calendar and edit the working time; create a
resource pool and a resource calendar; assign resources to tasks;
create and apply a task calendar; enter resource costs; and use the
- Work in Calendar view and Resource Form view; add tasks to the
Timeline view, work with tables and create tables.
- Display the critical path and slack; edit effort-driven
schedules to fine-tune a project; and resolve resource conflicts by
applying both automatic and manual resource levelling.
- Set baselines; manage a project and enter task progress.
- Apply and create project reports.
Students should be comfortable in a Windows environment,
opening, saving and closing files.