Introduction to Microsoft Project

This one-day programme provides an overview of Microsoft  Project. The course is suitable for anyone who wants to utilise the features of MS Project to support their Project Management requirements.
Course Objectives
On completion of this course participants will understand how to

  •  create new projects,
  •  enter, organize, and outline the task list.
  •  generate a dynamic schedule by creating dependencies between tasks.
  •  incorporate restrictions in a schedule by using of deadlines and constraints.
  •  enter the resource list and assign resources to tasks.

INTRODUCTION TO MS PROJECT

  • Basics Of The Ms Project Environment

TASK CREATION

  • Manual Scheduling Vs. Auto Scheduling
  • Using The Gantt Chart To Enter Tasks
  • Create The Task Outline
  • Modifying A Task List
  • Entering A Milestone Task
  • Adding Notes And Hyperlinks

SCHEDULING TASKS

  • Working With Base Calendars
  • Recurring Exceptions And Work Weeks

CREATING TASK DEPENDENCIES

  • Linking Tasks
  • Types Of Task Dependency
  • Using Lag (Delay) & Lead Time
  • Setting Constraints
  • Setting Deadlines
  • Viewing The Critical Path
  • The Schedule Table

PRINTING / COPYING THE GANTT CHART

  • Page Setup
  • Copy / Paste Picture
  • Copy Picture

RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

  • Creating Work And Material Resources
  • Creating Cost Resources
  • Making Simple Assignments To Tasks

SETTING THE BASELINE

  • Set original Baseline

TRACKING PROGRESS

  • Entering Project Progress
  • Progress – Work
  • Viewing Variance Information

Advanced Microsoft Project

This two-day programme provides an comprehensive introduction to the functions and features of Microsoft Project.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course participants will understand how to

  • create new projects,
  • enter, organize, and outline the task list.
  • generate a dynamic schedule by creating dependencies between tasks.
  • incorporate restrictions in a schedule by using of deadlines and constraints.
  • enter the resource list and assign resources to tasks.
  • master the scheduling formula and the interaction between the variables duration, work, and units.
  • identify causes of resource overallocation
  • manage updates to a schedule by saving baselines and tracking duration,
  • configure views for printing


Course Content


INTRODUCTION TO MS PROJECT

  • Project Environment Overview
  • Templates
  • The Quick Access Toolbar:
  • The Status Bar:
  • The Entry Bar:
  • The File Tab
  • Getting Help
  • Modifying The Timescale
  • Basics Of The Ms Project Environment


TASK CREATION

  • Manual Scheduling Vs. Auto Scheduling
  • Using The Gantt Chart To Enter Tasks
  • Create The Task Outline
  • Modifying A Task List
  • Entering A Milestone Task
  • Adding Notes And Hyperlinks


SCHEDULING TASKS

  • Working With Base Calendars
  • Recurring Exceptions And Work Weeks


CREATING TASK DEPENDENCIES

  • Linking Tasks
  • Types Of Task Dependency
  • Using Lag (Delay) & Lead Time
  • Setting Constraints
  • Setting Deadlines
  • Viewing The Critical Path
  • The Schedule Table


PRINTING / COPYING THE GANTT CHART

  • Page Setup
  • Copy / Paste Picture
  • Copy Picture


RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

  • Creating Work And Material Resources
  • Creating Cost Resources
  • Making Simple Assignments To Tasks
  • Allocating Multiple Resources
  • Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Task Types
  • Working With Multiple Calendars
  • Leveling Resource Over-Allocation


FINALISING THE PLAN

  • Reviewing The Schedule


SETTING THE BASELINE

  • Set original Baseline
  • Set Baseline for selected tasks
  • Clear the baseline


TRACKING PROGRESS

  • Entering Project Progress
  • Progress – Work
  • Viewing Variance Information


FILTERS AND SORT

  • Working With Auto Filters
  • Applying Built-In Filters
  • Adding New Columns


USING TASK VIEWS

  • Working With The Timeline
  • Using Calendar View
  • Using Network Diagram View
  • Resource Usage And Task Usage Views


WORKING WITH BUILT-IN REPORTS

  • Standard Reports
  • Visual reports
  • Customizing reports