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Course Project Essentials
  • Public Scheduled Price£495 +VAT
  • Course Duration2 Days
  • Course Options
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    Public Scheduled
    Fixed content, fixed date, fixed location, fixed length, multiple organisations - All you need to do is choose which course you would like to attend and contact us to book!
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    Flexible content, flexible date, flexible location, variable length, private to your organisation - Courses can be held at one of our training venues or at another location convenient to you. Training can be set over a number of days or weeks to allow for practice time between training sessions.
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    Bespoke private training can be based on an existing course or a number of lessons taken from several courses, we can also write bespoke courses for you based on your in-house systems or development program.
Overview
This two day course is designed for individuals who will use Microsoft Project as a tool to assist them in managing projects. The topics in this course cover the critical skills necessary to create and modify a project plan file that contains tasks, resources, and resource assignments.
Prerequisites
    • Delegates should have a working knowledge of Windows or they should have completed the Introduction to Windows course. Delegates should feel at ease performing tasks such as arranging, sizing, switching between windows. Previous use of a mouse is assumed on this course.
Objectives
    • Set up a new project using Microsoft Project
    • Enter tasks including the different durations involved
    • Build a schedule containing tasks and linked tasks
    • Add constraints and deadlines to a project
    • Manage lag and lead times
    • Add and assign resources and deal with resource over-allocation
    • Set up and assign calendars to resources and tasks
    • Use scheduling to control and manipulate multiple task types
    • Use resource / cost / time management, including manual contouring
    • Handle master projects, insert sub projects, linked or detached
    • Use Project Tracking methods
    • Customise The Project Environment. Customise project views, sheets, tables, forms and fields
    • Print standard reports and customise reports
    • Export reports to Excel and Visio
What's included
    • Laptops are available for training delivered at client's premises
    • Lunch and refreshments when training is delivered at our training venues
    • Comprehensive course materials and exercises
    • Telephone and Email Support
Course Content
    • Overview of Microsoft Project
      Exploring views in Microsoft Project
      Tables, forms and charts
      Menus and toolbars
      Gantt chart and task entry views
    • Creating a New Plan
      How to start a project from scratch
      Setting a project finish date or a start date, which is best?
      Setting the default working times for the project
      Entering properties for the project
    • Adding Tasks to your plan
      Entering tasks into your project
      Using the change highlighting feature
      Adding task notes
      Editing, deleting and rearranging tasks
      Using outlining to create summary tasks
      When to use estimated durations for tasks
    • Linking Tasks
      Linking tasks using various different methods
      Understanding different link types and which one to use
      How to alter links between tasks
      Recurring tasks
      Splitting tasks
    • Sorting and filtering
      Sorting and filtering tasks into a specified order
      Using highlights to find specific tasks easily
    • Using Constraints Efficiently
      Using lag and lead to control tasks
      Adding deadlines and constraints
      Understanding constraint types such as flexible (soft) and Inflexible (Hard) types
      Problems with placing constraints on tasks
      How to view tasks with constraints and what the symbols mean
    • Project Resources
      Adding resources to your project
      Using the correct resource type
      Assigning resources to tasks
      Assigning resources to work part time on tasks
      Dealing with a resource over-allocation
      Viewing Resource usage
    • Calendars and Time
      Setting up the standard calendar
      Changing the default working time and adding holidays
      Using calendars to control different working patterns
      Controlling tasks by assigning a task calendar
      Sharing your calendars with other projects
    • Costs
      Entering costs for resources
      Entering costs for tasks independent of resources
      Costs and summary tasks
    • Custom Tables
      Understanding custom fields
      Naming a custom field
      Creating a formula to calculate field values
      Calculating formula values for summary tasks
      Displaying field values graphically
      Formatting task bars based on custom field values
    • Formatting Gantt Charts
      Adding notes and lines to the gantt chart
      Alter how the working and non-working time is displayed
      Display a project summary bar
    • Tracking your Project
      Setting the baseline
      When or if you should clear the baseline
      The concepts involved when tracking a project
      Updating the tasks that went to plan
      Rescheduling tasks that are running late
      Entering actual task information
      Using the current date feature
      Viewing statistics for your project
      Comparing you project against what was planned
      Viewing how much tasks have slipped
      Tips on tracking a project
    • Planning Techniques
      Network Diagrams
      New shapes and outline symbols
      Viewing and understanding the critical path
      How to view slack time (float)
      Should tasks be dependent on resources or should they have the duration fixed?
    • Printing Charts and the Calendar
      Create headers and footers using the project properties
      Add project-level fields to headers, footers or legends
      The options for printing legends
      Print setting for the different views
    • Reports
      How to use the standard reports
      How to print a report of the costs over time
      Exporting your reports to Excel or Visio
    • Master or Consolidated Projects
      Master projects (Consolidating)
      Creating master projects
      Master / sub project properties
      Mixing master / sub project tasks

 

 

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