Project (2 days)

£345 + VAT

Day 1 is aimed at users who have little, or no previous working knowledge of Microsoft Office Project 2010 or Project 2013. This will provide delegates with hands-on experience of project planning; working through the application to create a project plan from scratch. The course looks at all aspects of the project design including reporting tools.

Day 2 follows on from the introductory course, and looks at working with live projects, identifying slipping projects, looking at lead and lag times. This course provides delegates with hands-on demonstrations of the possible problems which can arise when working with live projects and how to overcome these.

Course Pre-requisites

This course is designed to introduce learners to Microsoft Project and to rapidly explore the most common and useful features up to an Intermediate user level. Learners will require a general knowledge of Windows and a basic use of a PC.

Course Outline

  • Introducing Project
    • Quick Access Toolbar
    • File: backstage
    • The Ribbon & Customising
    • Gantt Chart View
    • Status Bar and scroll bars
    • Task Pane
    • Timescales with Project
  • Project Planning
    • Project features
    • Project constraints (Time, Features, Costs)
    • Defining Parameters
    • Identifying tasks and resources
  • Setting Project Parameters
    • Project Calendars
    • Default
    • Individual project
    • Resources
    • Working and non-working times
  • Working with Tasks
    • Entering tasks into a Project
    • Tasks v Milestones
    • Tasks Notes
    • Linking items to tasks
    • Setting task durations
    • Setting task relationships
    • Outlining a project
    • Work breakdown structure
    • Task constraints
    • The critical path
  • Working With Resources
    • Creating the resource pool
    • Choosing task type by resource
    • Linking items to resources
    • Assigning resources to tasks
  • Project Charts and Reports
    • Saving projects for the first time
    • Saving changes
    • The Gantt chart
    • The Network (PERT) Diagram
    • Overview reports
    • Current activities reports
    • Cost reports
    • Assignment reports
    • Workload reports
    • Setting the Project Baseline
  • Lead and Lag Times
    • What are lead and lag times?
    • Looking at slack within a project
    • Setting lead times
    • Setting lag times
  • Project Properties
    • Summary properties
    • Statistic properties
    • Content properties
    • Custom properties
  • Managing the Project
    • Critical tasks
    • Non-critical tasks
    • Recording project progress
    • Updating task information (Task start dates, Task completion)
  • Working with Filters
    • Filtering tasks
    • Filtering resources
    • Creating custom filters
  • Project Views
    • Calendar view
    • Gantt chart wizard (Adding baseline, Adding critical path)
    • Task usage view
    • Tracking Gantt view
    • Resource graph
    • Resource sheet
    • Resource usage
    • Custom views
  • Further Project Activities
    • Saving workspaces
    • Splitting tasks in a project
    • Working with material resources
    • Subprojects within a project
    • Levelling resources
  • Project Charts and Reports
    • Overview reports
    • Current activities reports
    • Cost reports
    • Assignment reports
    • Workload reports
    • Custom reports