MS Project for Agile Project Management Introduction

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Price (ex vat): £300
PrintDURATION: 1 day
TIME: 09:00 to 16:30 GMT

Incorporate the Agile Project Management methodology into Microsoft Project. This course is ideal if you've taken an AgilePM qualification and want to schedule and manage your Agile Time Box and Requirements.

About MS Project for Agile Project Management Introduction

If you’re a Project Online subscriber, you can work with your projects in a more agile way in the Project Online Desktop Client. If you are used to using Kanban for Scrum methodologies to manage your projects, the Project Online Desktop Client allows you to create and manage your projects in a familiar way through the use of task board views of your projects and the ability to create sprints-based projects. This course is also ideal if you have taken an Agile PM® certificated course and want to schedule and manage your agile timebox and requirements.

About Microsoft Project and Agile

Using the agile tools and incorporating them with the existing features of MS Project gives added functionality and flexibility to your project planning and scheduling. This course has been developed to be accessible to all levels – from student to senior project managers – it gives practical guidance on using the agile tools to enhance your project planning and tracking. This is a structured but informal course with opportunities to ask questions relating to your projects.

Is this course for you?

This one day course is aimed at: project administrators, project co-ordinators, project planners, project managers, programme managers and pmo managers, or anyone else interested in utilising the agile features to manage your project, iterations and sprints.

Training options

You have completed a certified project management qualification: AgilePM, APM PFQ, APM PMQ or PRINCE2 for example.

You want to set up and manage Agile Projects using MS Project: take this 1 day MS Project for Agile Project Management course.

You want to learn more about MS Project: take the 1 day scheduling course.

Discounts

There’s a 25% discount on each 1 day MS Project course for those who’ve taken a Project Management Qualification with IPSO FACTO and paid the full fee. Discounts for groups. Contact us for details.

Course Includes

  • Microsoft Training Manual
  • A project scenario for and tasks relating to a typical small to medium sized project
  • Course project files
  • Certificate on completion
  • Post course support

Note about MS Project version

The features described in this course are only available with the version of Project available with a Project Online subscription. To check which version of Project you’re using, open Project, choose File, and then select Account. Under Product Information, you have your subscription version.

Additionally, some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have set up the targeted release options in Microsoft 365. This means that you may not yet see this feature or it may look different than what is described in the help articles.

Aim & Objectives

Aim & Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create a schedule that is consistent with recognised agile approaches such as SCRUM, DSDM and Kanban
  • Manage and update the Sprints and Tasks and assign resources
  • View the agile graphical Burndown and Task Board reports
  • Customise the Task Cards and Task Board
  • Adding a customised Indicator to show the task priority on Task Cards
  • Mix the agile features and more traditional scheduling together to create a flexible hybrid approach

Course Content

Brief overview of Agile concepts and techniques

Initial Project Setup

  • Create a SPRINT Project
  • Understand the Sprint Planning Board
  • Create new Sprints
  • Create new tasks on the Task Board View
  • View Tasks on the Gantt Chart and Task Board View
  • Assign Tasks to Sprints
  • Assign Agile Teams and Resources

Customise the Views

  • Add additional fields to the views and agile task form
  • Create new calculated and customised fields
  • Show agile story points
  • Set priority both by ranking them and the MoSCoW priority if required
  • Track the project as you go live

Re-assign uncompleted tasks at the end of a Sprint

  • View the Agile Task Board Reports
  • Customize the Sprint Tools Ribbon

Add Tasks to the Timeline and copy to a Presentation

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