Course Description

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

Course outline in pdf format



Length:   2 days

Cost:   £414 per person (£345 + VAT)

Trainer:   Sheena D. Whyatt



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