E-Course: Resource Management – MS Project 2013/2016

4.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$ 19.00

This premium online training (30 days money back guarantee) on MS Project differs from other online courses as it is not focused on learning all the buttons but on getting you started in a proven way of work of scheduling and reporting to your stakeholders.

– 50 hours of premium training content
– Instant chat support
– Certificate of completion
– Ask unlimited questions in our private Facebook group
– 1 free schedule check by our expert trainers, who trained more than 5.000 project professionals!
– Premium expert content, voice-over, videos, practical assignments
– Ready to use project template incl. highlight report

Product Description

Microsoft Project 2013/2016 e-course
Resource Management

At this point you have a perfect model of your project that will forecast your main deliveries. By now, we can promise you that your schedule already outperforms 80% of the schedules being made throughout the world.

It could be though that it is not realistic enough yet, as resources induce many additional dependencies. You could think of shortage of resources with a certain skill set, holidays, or responsibilities in other projects. If you or your organization require more, this step 4 will explain you how to achieve that.

First of all, a resource is any means that needs to be used for tasks and thus projects to complete. Think of people with certain skills, test machines, facilities, money etc. Apart from resources there is a responsible person, who does not necessarily need to spend time on a task to complete. Resources should only be assigned to tasks, when doing this has a significant impact to the quality or duration of the schedule.

Also note that as a communication means, a schedule could have different audiences:

  • Bottom-up – only use resources for those tasks that affect the critical path
  • Top-down – use resources for all your tasks as you use your schedule to communicate their workload and what is expected of them

The goal of planning with resources it to be able to determine what is needed of the variable parameter(s) to achieve the project goal:

  • Scope and timing with constrained resources
  • Timing and resources with constrained scope
  • Scope and resources with constrained timing

We will explain you how you can use the resource leveling features in MS project to explain for which of these three parameters you need help or a decision from your manager or steering committee.

Resource Management: Course Content

Off course you need to be able to assess exactly what to expect when enlisting for this course. The course contents includes, but is not limited to:

  • Preparations Before Resource Loading
  • How MSP Calculates: The Iron Formula
  • Fixed Work, Fixed Duration of Fixed Units – what to use when?
  • Effort Driven Scheduling – yes or no?
  • Resource Types
  • Enter Resources Using the Resource Sheet
  • Resource Calendar
  • Generic vs. Specific Resources
  • Assigning a Resource
  • Dedicated vs non-dedicated assignments
  • % Assignment on a task, effectiveness, and absence
  • Explaining the different units % fields in MS Project
  • Assignment Units vs. Peak (Units)
  • Replacing a Resource
  • Views for Resource Management
  • Resource Graph
  • Team Planner
  • Resource Usage and Task Usage
  • Task Form and Resource Form
  • Resource Leveling
  • Method 1: Level Resources Manually
  • Method 2: Let MSP Level For You
  • Level One Task at a Time
  • Level Selection
  • Level Resource
  • Level All
  • The Resource Allocation View
  • The Leveling Algorithm Explained
  • After Solving Resource over Allocation


4 reviews for E-Course: Resource Management – MS Project 2013/2016

  1. 5 out of 5


    My experience with this online course about MS Project is really positive. For years I provide training about MS Project myself so I started this course a bit sceptical. After only a few click I turned from being sceptic to very positive. Despite the fact that this is an online training, the course goes into depth. In fast steps the course gets to the essence of MS Project as well as the advantage of project control. In quick but very clear steps you are able to set up your first project schedule in no time. After every step the previous theory is clearly summarized and you are challenged to continue with the next step. Besides the use of MS Project you will also learn the different aspects of project control. All in all this e-course is a useful and enjoyable way to learn all about MS Project, to expand your MS Project knowledge and to learn everything about how to successfully finish a project.

  2. 5 out of 5


    This course is very practical and focused, I really enjoyed it.

  3. 5 out of 5


    What I liked most about this course was the fact that the content always got straight to the point. Really valuable content and all the lectures are resource management focused. Some questions and quizzes were tough but really made me thinking and actually understanding. Great course if you finally want to learn how to deal with resources in your schedule.

  4. 4 out of 5


    Pleasantly surprised about the resource management capabilities in Project. Should have done this course years ago. Thanks!

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