Microsoft Project: Introduction to Advanced (Level 1 – 3)

This two-day course is designed to:  Help delegates apply project management concepts.  A delegate will learn how to work in Gantt Chart view to add tasks and duration to a task list, insert and delete tasks, create task links, create a new base calendar, task calendar and resource calendar.  They will learn how to create a resource pool in Resource Sheet view etc.

Group Bookings Only:
Our offices – minimum of 6 delegates per group
On Site – Minimum of 8 delegates per group

Duration: 2 Day
Who should attend? The course has been designed for delegates whose goal is to become proficient managers by using Microsoft Project to create
efficient and cost-effective projects for their organizations.

Course Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows: Introduction & Microsoft Excel: Introduction, as well as a basic understanding of Project Management.

Course Outline

  • What are Projects?
  • Assess your Project and Define a Goal
  • Developing Parts of a Project
  • The GANTT Chart
  • The Network Diagram
  • Identifying Project Milestones
  • Opening a Project File
  • Saving & Closing a File
  • Protect your Project with a Password
  • Changing Views
  • The Split Bar & Split Box
  • The Entry Bar
  • Creating a New Project
  • Start & Finish Text Boxes
  • Scheduling with Calendars
  • Working with Organizer
  • Entering Tasks in the GANTT Chart
  • Creating Tasks in the GANTT Chart
  • Entering & Estimating Task Durations
  • Entering Milestones
  • Creating Links
  • Task Deadlines & Task Constraints
  • Understanding Summary Tasks
  • Outlining a Task List
  • Indenting & Outdenting Tasks
  • Collapsing & Expanding the Outline
  • Understanding the Relationships between Tasks
  • Defining Types of Dependency Link Relationships
  • Entering Dependency Links
  • Understanding Lag and Lead Time
  • Entering Lags and Leads
  • Understanding Resources & Costs
  • Defining the Resource Pool
  • Setting up People Resources
  • Setting up Material Resources
  • Filling in the Resource Fields
  • Understanding Resource Calendars
  • Sorting Resources
  • Establishing a Scheduling Method
  • Reviewing the Essential Components of Resource Assignments
  • Assigning the Work
  • Understanding the Driver Resource Concept
  • Choosing a Task Type
  • Understanding Effort Driven Tasks
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Adding Resources
  • Entering Overtime Work
  • Understanding the Resource Allocation View
  • Resource Over Allocation
  • Identifying Resource Over Allocations
  • Working with the Resource Usage View
  • Setting the Baseline or Plan
  • Capturing the Baseline
  • Viewing the Baseline
  • Creating a Resource Template
  • Filtering Resources
  • Creating a Custom Filter
  • Entering Filter Criteria
  • Tracking Actual Performance & Cost
  • Using the Tracking Table
  • Using the Task Form for Tracking
  • Analyzing Progress
  • Identifying the Critical Path
  • Changing the Page Setup
  • Using Print Preview
  • Printing
  • Working with Multiple Projects
  • Hiding & Unhiding Open Windows
  • Combining Tasks from different Files into one Window
  • Combining Projects into one File
  • Working with Inserted Projects
  • Creating Links between Tasks in Separate Projects
  • Sharing Resources among Projects
  • Creating the Resource Pool
  • Saving Multiple Files in a Workspace
  • Comprehensive Manual
  • Lunch & Refreshments (not applicable to on-site training)
  • Electronic Certificate (on successful completion of the course)
  • Electronic Trainer Feedback Report
  • Electronic Delegate Feedback Questionnaire

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