MS Project: Best Practices


Instructor: Mitzi Katz
Product ID: 705265

  • Duration: 90 Min
More than any other Microsoft Office program, it is difficult at best to take a self-taught approach with MS Project. Inaccuracies in data are easy to create and difficult to see. This webinar training offers a quick review of the details to keep your information accurate and your Project on target.
Last Recorded Date: May-2017


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Why Should You Attend:

Microsoft Project is a management tool that can be used on a very basic level or at an advanced level. Whether you are a new user or an experienced user of Project, it is important to learn the subtleties of the program. Proper set up helps ensure accurate scheduling and calculations that run in the background.

This webinar will provide guidelines for setting up a project and tracking progress, common pitfalls will be discussed, and changes in preference settings will be examined. Participants will learn how to create and apply a custom calendar to correctly reflect working time; enter and link tasks with relevant relationships; assign and manage resources. Techniques for shortening the duration of a project will also be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Guidelines for best practices – an overview of the steps to follow for set up and tracking. Command paths are also included in the reference material.
  • Parts of Project may look and feel like Excel, but it does not work like Excel. Learn Excel-like activities to avoid in Project.
  • Project is highly customizable. A user can inadvertently change the major components of the program without realizing. Learn to use the Organizer to customize and share custom components without damaging the program.
  • Learn to manage a custom Project calendar for proper time calculations.
  • Learn where to find the major command groups in the Ribbon.
  • Learn which preference settings need to be addressed.
  • Learn what automatic or manually scheduled tasks are and how they affect your project.
  • Project practices to avoid will be examined.
  • Learn how to use the task side to reduce time and the resource side to affect the tasks.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Best practices for set up and tracking
  • Excel-like activities to avoid in Project
  • Use the Organizer to customize and share custom components
  • A custom Project calendar will be created and applied for proper time calculations
  • Learn major command groups in the Ribbon
  • Learn how automatic or manually scheduled tasks affect your project
  • Learn which preference settings need to be addressed
  • Project practices to avoid
  • Analyzing both the task side (how to reduce time) and the resource side (how assignments affect the tasks)

Who Will Benefit:

Anyone in a professional setting using Project, such as:

  • Project managers
  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Administrative personnel
  • Construction industry
  • Transportation industry
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Anyone using Project 2010, 2013, or 2016
Instructor Profile:
Mitzi Katz

Mitzi Katz
Owner, Gibson Computer Associates and Micro Tutor

Mitzi Gibson Katz has developed sought-after training solutions, and has educated thousands of end users, for the past thirty-five years. She holds a Master's in Education degree, with an emphasis in special education classroom and administration.

Early in her career, Ms. Katz taught a variety of special education classes in Kansas, Montana, and Alaska. When the first personal computers were introduced into the market, she became passionate about technology. As an innovator, she made a change in careers from public school education to professional educator, where she began providing private computer training. She has been teaching software best practices ever since.

According to her, “It's the people part of the business that keeps me involved.” Her style of instruction focuses on assisting attendees in capturing and retaining information. When Ms. Katz is not teaching, she can be found in the garden, hiking, bicycling, and skiing with her family in Colorado.

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