Microsoft Project Scheduling
Is this course for you?
This Microsoft Project course is split into two distinct training days covering; Scheduling and Resource Management. The course is very interactive and covers the important features necessary to create a detailed schedule. You will be encouraged to ask questions relating to your real world project management environment and how Microsoft Project can be best utilised. During day 1 you will create several project schedules for differing project roles. On day 2 we'll explore the use of resources "human, materials and costs" that are asigned to the schedule, and how they can be best managed in a changing environment. By the end of the course you will be able to create, edit, update and report against your Microsoft Project schedule.
06th January 2020
30th March 2020
26th May 2020
20th July 2020
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Create, edit and update a structured project schedule
- Assign and manage resources
- Work with baselines to track and report progress
- Modify a project to accommodate change
What is the course like?
The course is very practical with an average of four delegates on each course. You will use laptop computers with the latest Microsoft Project version installed, and the training will be delivered by an experienced, professional trainer.
You will explore the key features of the software and be encouraged to discuss how project can be used in your working environment. The course is structured and informal. At the end of the course your project files will be emailed to you with detailed course notes, and access to free downloads.
What is included in the cost?Handbook, certificate, free downloads, post course support, refreshments and *lunch. (*Southampton only).
What is Microsoft Project?Microsoft Project is a scheduling tool designed to assist you in developing a plan of related tasks, assigning resources and their work, tracking progress, managing a budget, and analysing workloads.
A scheduling tool for Project Managers
Get Started Set up a project and test for accuracy.
- Understand the layout of Microsoft Project | Create a new Project | Templates | Enter Project Information | Create and assign Project Calendars | Set up Project Options
Work with Tasks Capture the full scope of the project using tasks and task dependancies.
- Enter tasks and their properties | Manual and automatic task options | Using Milestones | Edit and move tasks | Recurring tasks | Task Notes | Link and unlink tasks | Split task options | Fixed duration, work and unit options | Effort driven task options | Work with deadlines and constraints
Manage Resources in a changing environment Plan a detailed work schedule within the available pool of resources.
- Enter resource information | Resource availability | Group resources | Assign resources, human, work, materials | Manage various cost types
Work with Project Data Analyse project data using different views, identifying pinch points and resource constraints.
- Use views and split views | Edit data tables | Sort, group and filter data | More Project views | View the Crytical Path | Manage printing options
Update the Schedule and monitor Progress Track progress and costs, identify variances, and causes of delay.
- Set a project baseline | Update tasks, resources and costs | Monitor task duration, work, cost variances | Monitor project statistics | Identify and fix project issues
Create automatic Reports to show progress Create reports to meet the needs of your stakeholders.
- Select suitable reports | Edit report templates | Define report content | Save a project in different formats