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  • Focuses on best-practice schedule development.
  • Courses combine lecture & hands-on exercises.
  • Onsite & live-online training options available.
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Microsoft Project Training.

Integent’s instructor led Microsoft Project training is part of a comprehensive portfolio of training services with an ideal fit for every organization. Ranging from general training courses to custom solutions, we have you covered.

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Benefits of Integent’s MS Project Training

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Integent’s MS Project Training increases skills and builds confidence.

Microsoft Project is a comprehensive project management solution available as part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite. As such, the product provides powerful project management tools with the flexibility to manage projects with precision and effectiveness. The desktop solution also aides with the management of project resources.

This easy-to-use software lets you create projects, manage and track resources, create assignments, and collaborate with other team members. In addition, the built-in templates use industry best practices to help you get started. They are also available for all types of projects.  Most importantly, they help you manage projects more efficiently.

Integent’s Training

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In our high quality Microsoft Project Courses, we combine teaching our in-depth training content with facilitated classroom discussion. As a result, students are given the opportunity to share their unique experiences and knowledge.  Therefore, our training helps ensure maximum absorption of new concepts and techniques. Learning Microsoft Project involves many techniques, including how to manage resources, how to assign resources to tasks, and tracking progress.

Project Management with Microsoft Project also involves managing a budget and analyzing workloads.  Further, it involves managing multiple projects and organizing team members workloads. Most importantly, we cover many of these topics as part of our training program. Other benefits include:

  • We offer Our MS Project Training onsite at a customer location, or Live Online.
  • Small Private Group training is a specialty of ours. Live Online courses may be scheduled over several days.
  • We provide customized training solutions for customers as well. This includes project management fundamentals, portfolio management, and more.
  • Integent’s MS Project training is a great way to prepare for your certification training needs.

Microsoft’s Project Management Software is a complex program which some users do struggle with.  Therefore speak to our instructor if you need additional assistance while attending our MS Project Training.
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We have many solutions, including Microsoft Project Support, to help customers of all types. We have just the right level of services to help any organization meet schedules, work within budgets, and hit milestones.

MS Project Training, Why it is Important

Microsoft Project is a complex scheduling tool with many features and functions.  In addition, the product is the standard for project scheduling in the project management industry. For example, the software enables project managers to build, manage and track project schedules from the simple, to highly complex.

On the other hand, learning how to use the MS Project scheduling software is not always easy.  Fortunately it does not have to be this way. Once you learn a handful of techniques with MS Project, you will begin to feel move confident using it.  Consequently, after continued use it will become less complex and your confidence will increase.

Microsoft Project, from the complex to simple.

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The Project Professional scheduling engine is powerful, yet complex.  For instance, lets look at how to handle a delayed task.

Some project managers first instinct would be to change the Start Date to the actual date the task started. As a result, this may have several negative effects. For instance, it will immediately stamp the task with an Actual Start date.

To clarify, this is because the Start Date was not dynamically determined based on task dependencies and lags/leads. Second, depending on the Task Type, changing the Start Date may not alter the Finish Date.  This could in turn alter the amount of Work.  The Task Types of Fixed Work, Fixed Duration, Fixed Units play an important role in scheduling.

A Better Solution for Scheduling

What to do when looking at a Gantt Chart and seeing slipping tasks. Although there are several solutions, a better method to delay the Start Date of a task would be to incorporate a Lag. To clarify, a Lag in MS Project is merely a delay inserted prior to a tasks Start Date. When you create a Lag, you do so by entering the number of days the lag should be.microsoft project training by Integent

Therefore, if a task should be delayed by one calendar week, we would specify a Lag of 5 days. As a result, this method will leave all other data points intact (Work, Actual Start, etc.).

What is a Baseline?

After you have created your project plan and finalized all the details it is time to take a snapshot. To clarify, a baseline is a copy of all the underlying data of your project schedule, including project resources information. Baselines show a picture of the project plan at a particular point in time.

As a result, during project tracking you will be able to determine if your project is progressing according to schedule.  Consequently, if there are approved scope changes, MS Project allows for multiple Baselines.  As a result, additional baselines may be taken to incorporate approved scope changes.  Students will learn how to take project baselines in Microsoft Project as well as complete baseline control.

Variance Analysis

Your project was finalized and now it is in execution.  As a result, variance analysis must be done on your project.  Variance analysis should be performed every reporting period.  Variance analysis is the process of comparing actual progress and remaining estimates against the original baseline.

Consequently, you will be able to determine if the schedule is slipping or costs are being exceeded.  Above all, this is the time we want to identify potential issues and implement corrections.  Consequently, it is the corrections that will get the project back on schedule.
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Project saves five task values in the project baseline and as such calculates five types of task variance:

  • Duration variance
  • Start variance
  • Finish variance
  • Work variance
  • Cost variance

Monitoring these values and more will be the key to the success of your project.  As a result, these are key items addressed in our MS Project training course.

Project Closure

The final stage of every project should be the closing stage.  That is to say the project is complete and the activities associated with project completion must be performed. For example, documents associated with the project should be completed.  In addition, a lesson learned meeting should be held and documented, as well as project team members released to other projects.

When it comes to the project file there are a few cleanup tasks as well, such as:

  • Enter Actual progress as necessary
  • Set all Milestone tasks to 100% Complete as necessary
  • Incorporate lessons learned into the project template
  • Cancel tasks that are not necessary

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Testimonials

Not so scary

I heard a lot of positive feedback from the team regarding the training. They have all taken something away from the sessions, and a large number of them will now start to use Project to plan their projects.

Project Manager
Shoe Manufacturer

The instructor was very knowledgeable on Microsoft Project.

Our instructor was very attentive and allowed room/space for questions and feedback. Appreciated the tips and tricks communicated. He walked through setup, navigation, and building content.

Project Manager
Financial Services

The course exceeded my expectations

This course exceeded my expectations. The instructor explained the course content clearly and his teaching style was very engaging. He encouraged questions which led to further discussion and recommendations on how we can improve upon what we do today.

Project Manager
Financial Services

I left confident and eager to apply what you taught us.

Thank you so much for a very helpful and informative two days on learning how to use Microsoft Project. Beyond teaching us the material, our instructor was very patient with our questions, broke the information down in a digestible manner, and gave us some great project management advice along the way that will help shape our use of the software.

Project Manager
Medical Technology Company

Useful and well presented.

It is clear that [ Integent ] has had a lot of experience training on and implementing the tools. The onsite training they provided was useful and well presented. Integent was able to offer insight into how others have succeeded (and failed) and perspective on “what works best”.

Project Manager
Financial Institution

I couldn’t be happier with the support the entire team has provided

Ron is responsive and gets the right people involved.  Frank is a true guru in configuring the system, and even more so when it comes to educating users.  The Project Manager training he provided was excellent, and I was very impressed.  Amanda is always responsive to needs, fills in for Frank and generally is a great go-to resource.

PMO Director
Manufacturer of injection and blow molded plastic packaging

I highly recommend Integent.

They are very knowledgeable in Microsoft applications and are helpful, friendly and very easy to work with!

Project Manager
Arkinetics

Great job of guiding the course at just the right pace

I felt the instructor did a great job of guiding the course at just the right pace for those of us new to MS Project. I appreciated him going through the basic set-up to multiple options for developing your Project sheet. The instructor was able to answer our questions verbally and visually, which was greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Project Manager
Financial Services

Her troubleshooting skills are excellent.

Amanda did a great job during the training. She is very knowledgeable and answered everyone’s questions expertly. Her troubleshooting skills are excellent. She knows Project like the back of her hand. Thank you, Amanda.

Project Manager
Financial Services

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