Microsoft Project Introduction/Intermediate
Is this course for you?
If you are new to Microsoft Project, or have had no formal training with the software, then choose this course. During the course you will create a project schedule on day one and have time to develop your own schedule on the afternoon of day two. We'll explore in detail the assignment of resources, work and costs and learn how to manage an ever changing schedule. You will be encouraged to ask questions during the course, and discuss topics relating to your working environment.
02nd October 2017
18th December 2017
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 it for accuracy.
- Understand the layout of Microsoft Project
- Create a new project
- Use templates
- Enter project information
- Set up a project calendar
- Set up project options
Work with Tasks Capture the full scope of the project by entering tasks.
- Enter tasks and their properties
- Explore manual and automatic tasks
- Enter work and task durations
- Create Milestones
- Copy and move tasks
- Enter recurring tasks
- Create task notes
- Link and unlink tasks
- Split tasks
- Fixed duration, work and units
- Effort driven tasks - share or add work
- Set deadlines and constraints
Work with Resources Plan a detailed work schedule within the available resource pool.
- Create a resource sheet
- Enter resource availability for each resource type
- Group resources
- Assign resources to the schedule
- Assign work and material resources to tasks
- Enter various cost types to the project
Work with the Project Database Analyse project data using different views, identifying pinch points and resource constraints.
- Use views and split views
- Use data tables
- Sort, group and filter data
- Explore Project views
- Use the critical path
- Manage printing options
Update and View Progress Track progress and costs, identify variances, and causes of delay.
- Set a project baseline
- Update tasks, resources and costs
- Check task duration, work and cost variances
- Monitor the project statistics
- Identify and fix project issues
Work with Reports Create reports to meet the needs of your stakeholders.
- Select suitable reports
- Use report details
- Define content
- Sort a report
- Save a project in different formats