Scheduling &Tracking Methodologies
Microsoft Project Intermediate II

Workshop description:

At the end of this one-day workshop the participant learns several Omega Seamaster Replica methodologies and techniques for scheduling and controlling project timelines, resources and costs.  The class participant applies the skills learned though hands-on case study.  The participant is encouraged to bring a disk copy of a current project to apply the skills learned. 

You will learn to:

  • Estimate duration using the PERT method

  • Level resource over allocations

  • Analysis and optimize the schedule using the Critical Path Method

  • Enter and actual project data

  • Compare actual data with baseline data

  • Use earned value

  • Take corrective action to reduce project slippage

Target Audience:

This course is for users of Microsoft Project who require an in depth knowledge of project scheduling


The participant has taken the Microsoft Project Introduction Course

Course Outline

Module One-Estimate Duration with PERT

  • Terminology and Definition

  • Enter three estimates

  • Calculate three schedules

  • Analyze the three schedules

Module Two-Resource Leveling

  • Level resources

  • Using the leveling Gantt chart

Module Three-Analyze the Critical Path

  • Terminology and definition

  • Correct errors in task relationships

  • Analyze critical and non critical tasks

  • Identify the amount of slack time

  • Techniques for shortening the schedule

  • Techniques to reduce the cost of the project

  • Techniques to resolve resource over allocation

Module Four-Overview of Tracking

Module Five-Enter Actual Data 

  • Entering actual data for tasks on schedule

  • Entering actual data for task not on schedule

  • Rescheduling tasks

  • Entering actual cost data

Module Six-Analyzing Variance of Actual Data with the Baseline

  • Filter for tasks not on schedule

  • Analyze slipping tasks

  • Analyze Percent complete of major phases

  • Analyze schedule and cost variance

Module Seven-Corrective Actions to Reduce Cost Overruns

  • Use the earned value table to identify schedule and costing problems. 

  • Techniques for reducing schedule and cost overruns.

  • Module Eight-Corrective Actions to Put the Schedule on Track

  • Changing task relationships to shorten the schedule

  • Delay a task with slack time

  • Reassign resources

  • Assign overtime work or extend working hours

  • Add new tasks to the baseline

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