"A project is a finite endeavor - having specific start and completion dates - undertaken to create a unique product or service which brings about beneficial change or added value. This finite characteristic of projects stands in sharp contrast to processes, or operations, which are permanent or semi-permanent functional work to repetitively produce the same product or service." -- Wikipedia


Project Management concepts 1

  • Projects, their outcomes
  • What does it mean to manage a project?
  • The 'Systems view'
  • Project phases

Project Management concepts 2

  • Pitfalls of ad hoc management
  • The shoot-from-the-hip style doesn't cut it
  • Discipline and flexibility
  • Common sense as a management technique

Microsoft Project 1

  • How to use MS Project for tasks:
  • Define the project
  • Establish a timeline
  • Arrange tasks

Microsoft Project 2

  • How to use MS Project for tracking:
  • Track progress
  • Critical Path Management

Microsoft Project 3

  • How to use MS Project for resources:
  • Manage the resources
  • People and materials
  • Track costs