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Course Microsoft Project Essentials
  • Public Scheduled Price£495 +VAT
  • Course Duration2 Days
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  • Latest Reviews9
    "Really enjoyed the training and the session "

    S.T. Innogy Business Services, Microsoft Project Essentials

    "Its a good overview of the whole programme"

    G.V. Direct Rail Services, Microsoft Project Essentials

    "Good use of time, well paced delivery"

    C.F. Stockton on Tees Borough Council, Microsoft Project Essentials

    "Excellent training course!"

    F.W. Nissan, Microsoft Project Essentials

    "Thank you very much - very helpful training. Great environment and lovely lunch."

    S. DTV CRC, Microsoft Project Essentials

    What were the most useful aspects of the course?"Set up and reporting "

    C.W. Sunderland City Council, Microsoft Project Essentials

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
      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

      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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Latest Course Reviews
Which part of the course did you find particularly valuable?"Learning how to set up various working calendars to interlink with a project and creating visuals for reporting on the project."

F.W. Nissan, Microsoft Project Essentials

"Excellent training course!"

F.W. Nissan, Microsoft Project Essentials

What were the most useful aspects of the course?"Set up and reporting "

C.W. Sunderland City Council, Microsoft Project Essentials

"Really enjoyed the training and the session "

S.T. Innogy Business Services, Microsoft Project Essentials

"Thank you very much - very helpful training. Great environment and lovely lunch."

S. DTV CRC, Microsoft Project Essentials

"Its a good overview of the whole programme"

G.V. Direct Rail Services, Microsoft Project Essentials

"Good use of time, well paced delivery"

C.F. Stockton on Tees Borough Council, Microsoft Project Essentials

"Clear, easy to follow and was delivered at the right pace. Excellent overall - would book through this company again"

C.F. Barnardo's, Microsoft Project Essentials

"Went away with a good understanding of the software as I have never used it before"

T.O. Cyclife Groupe EDF, Microsoft Project Essentials

 

IT Training Solutions Ltd
Oakville, 14 Durham Road West, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5AU
0191 377 8377
ittrainingsolutions.co.uk

Printed: 23 Aug 19

 

 

 

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