Microsoft Project

Introductory Level Course

Audience
For users of Project who wish to use computerised project management techniques to improve their development, monitoring and reporting of projects.
Please note that this course is for project managers who wish to use the application effectively, rather that just know what the commands do!
Course Duration
2 Days
Prerequisites
None although, all delegates should be conversant with Windows and familiar with using a mouse.

Objectives

  • To understand project management fundamentals and how they are applied to MS Project
  • To be able to plan the tasks and resources within a project
  • To compare the project progress with the original plan
  • To print and report on relevant project information
  • To be able to create new filters, tables and views to 'control' the Project environment

Topics Covered

  • Project Management theory & terminology
  • The project ‘triple constraint’
  • Gantt Charts, Network Diagrams and Critical Path theory
  • Understanding the Project screen
  • Entering tasks and dependencies
  • Using the Gantt and Network Diagram views
  • Entering and assigning resources
  • Duration versus work
  • Using task types
  • Saving your Project and saving in other file formats
  • Outlining the Project
  • The advantages of structured planning
  • Resource Levelling
  • Baselining your Project
  • Feeding back actuals and tracking Project progress
  • Printing views and producing reports
  • Defining filters, tables and views
  • Constraining tasks – setting up ‘deadlines’!
  • Course review and close

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