Course | September 10 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business
This foundation course combines industry-standard project management theory with practical application using Microsoft Project to plan, execute, and track progression throughout the project lifecycle. Learning Objectives * Define key project management concepts. * Identify the elements and views of the Microsoft Project interface. * Set the scheduling direction of new projects. * Create tasks and summary task hierarchies using manual scheduling and automatic scheduling. * Define task dependencies and multiple relationships. * Indicate lead time or lag time between related tasks. * Use outline numbers and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) codes to visually indicate task hierarchies. * Prevent automatic scheduling adjustments by defining flexible, semi-flexible, and inflexible task constraints. * Flag key milestone or deadline dates in the project plan. * Create resources of various types and assign them to tasks. * Format elements of the Gantt Chart view of the project plan. * Organize and isolate data through the use of sorting, filtering, and highlights. * Identify tasks that comprise the critical path of the project. * Track completion progress at the project level and the task level.