Microsoft Project ALL: BEGINNER to EXPERT 10 Projects 9 PDU

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This course is the FIRST, ONLY, #1 BESTSELLER 3 years consecutive, AND most comprehensive HANDS_ON Microsoft Project course that brings the THREE ASPECTS TOGETHER - 1) Microsoft Project 2) Project Management Principles AND 3) hands-on exercises. NO OTHER book, tutorial or course offers these unique set, anywhere on the internet.

Before you read further, see what my students are saying about my Microsoft Project courses:

  • From an esteemed learner: "I'm a 7-year veteran of the videogame industry and have spent most  professional career working on agile/scrum/kanban development teams.  This course has been a great, cost-effective way for me to broaden my  project management toolbox to include traditional waterfall scheduling  techniques and resource allocation modelling. I will be using these  skills to help plan multi-million dollar development efforts on small to  medium (50-500 person) development teams."


  • "This was probably one of the best online courses I have taken so far, on any subject. I did not have any previous knowledge on MS Project before I started taking the course and today I feel very confident about it." - another esteemed learner


  • "Lecturer not only provides excellent teaching skills, but also provides  so much insight that sometimes you feel he was actually  involved in MS  Project's development itself. Samples, case introductions and other material is  well-prepared and perfectly executed in a systematic order, where pupil  is encouraged to experiment further and work on provided sample msp  files. I highly recommend this to anyone using the software or prepare  for a PMP or similar certificate." - review from an esteemed learner


  • "Full marks - met and exceeded expectation. Gladly recommend to anyone grappling MS Project. The PDUs are a great bonus too" - Leila Barton

"One of the best course ANYWHERE. Thanks instructor for shaping our career" - by Taha Syed

IMPORTANT: "How to download Microsoft Project" is answered later below in FAQ section. Keep reading.

Microsoft Project is a beast of a software application - almost 30 years of history! Released mid-1980's on MS-DOS.  So, it has every imaginable feature built into it by now - and then even some more. 

My promise to you: By the end of this course - you will be incredibly comfortable with Microsoft Project - and you will be able to use Project like a BOSS. You will be able to create, manage and track world class schedules - with complex requirements of resources,  allocations, budgets, reporting and tracking - all the way to project completion!!!

Do you want to Master the World's Most Popular Project Management tool? Learn Microsoft Project in this Comprehensive Course.

  • Applicable to ALL versions of Microsoft Project - stay miles AHEAD of the curve
  • BONUS: Approved for 9 PMI PDU points, under Category 'B'. Penultimate lesson included shows how you can claim this.
  • Start from the very basics - this course makes no assumptions
  • Earn promotions with your new skills - Become indispensable in your organization
  • BONUS
    - more than 100+ Project File downloads - PRACTICE EXACTLY what is shown in each and every lecture
  • By the end of the course - you will be able to SOLVE the TOUGHEST issues on project scheduling. 
  • YEARS of experience has been condensed into this course - with generous tips, tricks, best practices, pitfalls - in each and every concept lesson. 

A review from a MS Project learner in my course: "I know the above tag is a oxymoron but then it is. A complete course is a detailed to perfection which i did not came  across many courses. Srikanth as a tutor/ trainer is very good. Highly  Recommended !!!!!" - by Hasib Patel

Learn Microsoft Project to create INCREDIBLY POWERFUL project schedules.

  • Learn to Use Project in EVERY STAGE of project management - Initiation, Planning, Execution & Control - and finally Closing.
  • Identify REAL LIFE problems - scheduling, costing, resourcing, work allocations!
  • Use DYNAMIC REPORTS - powerful, automated, DYNAMIC reports and dashboards
  • Save Hundreds of hours and Thousands of dollars - by using resources OPTIMALLY, identifying, preventing and mitigating RISKS
  • Learn to Resolve the #1 PROBLEM that Project Managers face with Schedule Management - Resource Over Allocations.  8+ techniques shown in this course - Push dates - Adding Delays, Increase working hours, Balance allocations, Leveling, Work Contours, Use Team Planner view, Use "Assign Resources" feature, Splitting Tasks
  • De-mystify the 100s of features in Microsoft Project - Views, Tables, Charts, Formatting, Multiple detail windows etc.


From another learner: 

"Thanks for this superb course - I needed to get fully hands on with MS Project fast - and this course has me up and running like nothing else.  Have become quite proficient and have others in the office asking my  help. Highly recommend this course." - by Chia Lin

What am I going to get from this course?

  • A step-by-step HD video tutorial starting from the absolute basics - all the way to advanced EXPERT level topics.
  • Video lectures, extensive resources, downloadable exercise Project files, PDFs etc - over 120 separate lessons, 9+ hours of instruction
  • TEN COMPLETE EXERCISES - every one has different scenarios, objective and overview files, WBS explained. 
  • EVEN MORE: exercise files have BEGIN and FINISH versions - which allows you to REPLICATE EXACTLY what is shown in the lecture. 
  • EVERY concept is LOADED with tips, tricks, pitfalls from years of hands-on experience
  • Practice Assignments in exercises, quizzes to self-test your knowledge
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    Important information before you enroll:

    how to download ms project
    Microsoft only allows download through Office 365 portal, which requires a valid registration.
    All the steps to install are on the official Microsoft site, and should be googled for.  URLs and Microsoft offerings are changing on a high frequency as I write this in 2020.
    The whole process is unfortunately complex. You should register first, then log into the Office portal and finally download and install Project.
    FAQ: Can I do this course with MS Project XX?
    ANY which version of MS Project you use, this course will be beneficial to you. I mainly use 2016 standalone (desktop) Project Professional for teaching, but occasionally show the latest UI (only when required). This course teaches logic and techniques universal to all major versions of Project in the market today. There will be about ~10% variation in the UI and minor tweaks, but all the critical logic and techniques will be the same.

    FAQ: How to get help with installation?
    If your office provides Project for you, then seek it from your System Administrator. Else, if you run into issues with the installation, you should seek the help of Microsoft's excellent and live help support system from within the Office portal. And this help is only available through the steps provided in Microsoft's link above. As far as I am aware, this is the only secure and recommended way to get a trial version.
    end of "how to download ms project"

  • In case you find the course useless for your career, don't forget you are covered by a 30 day money back guarantee, full refund, no questions asked!
  • Once enrolled, you have unlimited, lifetime access to the course!
  • You will have instant and free access to any updates I'll add to the course.
  • Check out the curriculum and the FREE lectures for a course preview
  • "Excellent course. A well-chosen level of information: from the basic (but not obvious) to  advanced (but without a huge amount of details, which are not possibly  to remember). Very good way of communication. No inconveniences often encountered in  other courses like the useless movements of the mouse, clicking on  everything what’s possible, repeating sentences several times etcThank you very much." - by Mr. P. Nowakowski

    DON'T WAIT - ENROLL INTO THIS COURSE NOW - JOIN OVER 25,000+ LEARNERS WHO HAVE TAKEN MY COURSES.

    Программа
    Welcome & Introduction: Exercise 1
    How to get the best of this courseYour first MS Project Exercise
    INTRODUCTION: Course Structure and How to get the Best of this course
    1. Congrats and Welcome
    2. What is special about this course?
    3. Course Structure
    4. How to get the Best from this course
    5. Where to get Microsoft Project

    IMPORTANT: What you should know about this course! DON'T MISS
    1. Exercises covered in this course - THE BIG PICTURE
    2. If you are ALREADY familiar with Microsoft Project - what you should do...
    3. Download exercise files - how these are structured
    Project Exercise 1 - A Very Simple Exercise to Start
    In this lesson, we will dive directly into the course by creating our very first simple project plan.

    I will start by firing up Microsoft Project. You will see the splash screen briefly while the software loads up.

    This first screen you see now is called as the "Backstage". And this screen will help you create a new file for your project.
    Project Exercise 1 - Continued - A Dive into Microsoft Project - LEVEL SIMPLE
    Continuing with our 1st Microsoft Project exercise - in the previous lesson, we saw how to create simple tasks. Now, I will take a moment to fill up the rest of the tasks that I have lined up for this plan. And I will do it through the magic of video editing - to save your time!

    OK -  now our plan has 10 tasks all together. You can get all of these docs from the exercise files - and recreate this exercise.

    One simple thing to notice is that Microsoft Project highlights the changes made in the last step with this light blue color - that you can see here. It is nothing but a visual indication to you...
    Get the FUNDAMENTALS RIGHT!
    A fast introduction to all the basics of Microsoft Basics
    Learning Objectives of this Section
    Basic Interface of Microsoft Project
    In this lesson we will first get familiar with the user interface that Microsoft Project offers. Before you start creating project schedules like a pro - it is important that you understand the functionality of the tool itself.
    What are Tasks?
    As you already know, work on any project is broken up into tasks. Insimple terms, you can say tasks are smallest units of work in a project.These tasks are the building blocks of a project’s schedule. In projectmanagement a task is an activity that needs to be accomplished within adefined period of time.
    What are Resources?
    Now we come to the next important concept in Microsoft Project - RESOURCES. To execute any project we will need resources!Resources are typically people included in your project plan. However, a resource could also include anything and everything that is used to complete a project, including, equipment, facilities and other materials (like cement or Web servers or software).Although it is possible to create a schedule in Microsoft Project without assigning resources to the tasks. In the first exercise that we did, we did not use resources - BUT doing so will mean that we can tap into a lot more of Project's capabilities.  
    What are Allocations?
    In the last few lessons, we learnt first what tasks are - and how to create them in your project. We followed that - with the important concept of Resources - and then, we also saw basic types of resources. Now, in this lesson - we will learn how to tie the two together - that is - tasks and resources. When you assign a task to a resource - you are creating an ALLOCATION. This is a simple enough concept but it is very important to understand clearly. When you as a project manager, decide that developer John will code the login page - you are making a task allocation to a resource.
    What are Task Dependencies?
    In this lesson, we will begin an extremely important concept. That is "Task Dependencies". In real life projects, almost every task will depend upon some other task. For example, let us again look at our earlier simple exercise. You can download and use this file - check that it is "Exercise 1 - TASK DEPENDENCIES" file. 
    Требования
    • Basic proficiency with Windows UI
    • Microsoft Project Trial version can be used (search on Microsoft's Office site) - if you don't already have this
    • Some familiarity with MS Office will make things even easier - but not absolutely required
    Что Вы изучите?
    • Create EXPERT-LEVEL Project plans using Microsoft Project (all versions) over 10 (TEN) COMPLETE hands-on Project Exercises - progressively elaborated
    • Manage all your Resources inside Microsoft Project - whether it is people, money, machinery, licenses or even shared resources
    • Create 100s of world-class, self-updating Graphical Reports - at the click of a button
    • Resolve OVERALLOCATIONS - using multiple ways provided by Microsoft Project
    • Identify Risks a mile ahead - Mitigate them early - Build Contingency in your plans
    • Identify Critical Paths as easy as 1-2-3 add Summary tasks
    • Make Weekly tracking and reporting a PLEASURE - and not a pain
    • Track PROJECT VARIANCE at a microscopic level if you please
    • PRACTICE with 100+ project download files in various stages of the 10 exercises covered
    • CORE TEACHINGS - you can use ANY Project flavour (online, offline, desktop, professional) - what you learn here will not get obsolete
    Лекторы
    Srikanth Shirodkar
    Srikanth Shirodkar
    LearnGood.in

    Srikanth's recent leadership role as Senior Software Delivery Manager for one of the World's Largest Learning Management System implementation for online structured higher education - with more than 400,000 students pursuing online Masters/Bachelors and Certificate for one of India's largest and most diversified Education Providers with a global footprint in countries including the US, Singapore, UAE-Dubai, Malaysia etc.

    Srikanth has directly managed clients including Telegraph Media Group UK, Microsoft, Yahoo, Marriott, Expedia, British Airways, Precise Media Group UK, Sequoia Media Group US, Tesco, and Hooper Holmes Inc. Managed teams sized in excess of 50, cross functional and projects/products in excess of 15 million USD.         

    Srikanth has over 18 years of experience in Software Delivery Management, Project and Program Management, design and architecture, development of software solutions, spanning high-transaction enterprise level applications to standalone product development.            He has extensive exposure to successful Program/Project management techniques such as PMP and Prince2; Experience in various software development methodologies like ISV Product Lifecycle, traditional Waterfall, Agile (Scrum and DSDM). 

    Extensive experience in Proposal Engineering – effort, schedule and pricing estimations using WBS, COCOMO, pre-sales and customer relations – specially in Off shoring model. Specialties: Proposal Engineering, Product Development, Client relationships, high complexity and visibility software delivery management, architecture and design.

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