MCW109 - Microsoft Project I

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Last revision date 2017-10-30 12:44:20.716
Last review date 2017-10-30 12:44:20.717


Subject Title
Microsoft Project I

Subject Description
This instructor-led course presents the basic concepts of MS Project. You will create a project plan containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, finalize the project to implement the project plan and keep your projects on time and within budget.

Credit Status
Participating students who attend at least 70% of the scheduled class(es) receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Explore the Microsoft Office Project environment and the various views in which you can verify project information.
2. Create a new project plan.
3. Manage tasks by organizing them and setting task relationships.
4. Manage resources in a project plan.
5. Finalize the project plan.
6. Exchange project plan data with other applications.
7. Update a project plan.
8. Manage project costs.
9. Report project data visually.
10. Reuse project plan information.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
MCT100 or equivalent experience 

Topic Outline

Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Explore the Microsoft Project 2013 Environment
  • Display and Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Creating a Project Plan
  • Create a New Project Plan
  • Assign a Project Calendar
  • Add Tasks to the Project Plan
  • Enter the Task Duration Estimates
  • Add Resources in the Project Plan

Managing Tasks in a Project Plan
  • Outline Tasks
  • Add a Recurring Task
  • Link Dependent Tasks
  • Set a Constraint to a Task
  • Set a Task Deadline
  • Add Notes to a Task
     

Managing Resources in a Project Plan
  • Create a Resource Calendar
  • Assign Resources to Tasks
  • Assign Additional Resources to Tasks
  • Enter Costs for Resources
  • Enter Values for Budget Resources
  • Resolve Resource Conflicts

Finalizing the Project Plan
  • Display the Critical Path
  • Shorten the Project Duration
  • Set a Baseline
  • Print a Project Summary Report

Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications
  • Import Project Information
  • Export Project Plan Data into Excel
  • Copy a Picture of the Project Plan Data into Excel

Updating a Project Plan
  • Enter Task Progress
  • Enter Overtime Work
  • Split a Task
  • Reschedule a Task
  • Filter Tasks
  • Set an Interim Plan

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer. Additional modes of instruction will include class discussion and question and answer period.  

Prescribed Texts
The following course materials will be provided:
Project 2016 - Level I and Data CD
Project 2016 - Level II and Data CD
 

Reference Material
None

Required Supplies
USB Flash Drive 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.



Modes of Evaluation
There is no formal testing or process to evaluate the students understanding. It is up to the student to evaluate his/her own progress. Students must attend 70% of the class(es) to receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Approved by: Denis Gravelle