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Microsoft Project

Overview


This hands-on training course will equip delegates with the skills to use Microsoft Project to help enhance their project management skills and maintain working project documents.


Content


Fundamentals of Project Management


What is Project Management? | What characterises a Project? | Why use Project Management software?



Guidelines for using Microsoft Project


Planning | Managing 


Setting up  a new project


Creating a new project file | Entering Background Information | Setting the Start or End Date | Setting up the 


Working Day | Manual vs Automatic Scheduling | Setting the Default Task Type | Turning on the Project Summary Task | Setting the Date Format and User Name | Currency Format


Calendars


Project Calendars | Resource Calendars | Task Calendars | Adding Holidays or other non-working days


Adding Tasks to the Project


Manual vs Automatic Scheduling | Task Duration | Task Types


Linking Tasks to show Task Dependencies


Lead and Lag Time | Constraints and Deadlines


Outlining Tasks


Collapsing & Expanding the Outline | Work Breakdown Structures


Critical Path


Displaying the Critical Path in colour | Slack-Time 


Project Views


Gantt Charts | Network Diagram | The Calendar View | Fine-Tuning the Timescale | Changing Column Widths | Timeline View | Adding Tasks to the Timeline


Working with Resources


Resource Pools | Adding Resources to the Resource Sheet |Types of Resource | Resource Availability | Resource Costs | Assigning Resources | Using Multiple Resources on a Single Task | Viewing Resource Assignments | Team Planner View | Resource Usage View | Task Usage View


Resource Levelling


Over-allocated Resources | When and Why Resources should be Levelled | Splitting Task Assignments Option | Viewing the results of Levelling | Levelling Gantt View


Baselines & Interim Plans


Customising the Tracking Gantt Chart | Tracking Progress | Who Will Track Progress? | How to Track Progress


Working with Multiple Projects, Printing & Reports


Overview of master projects | Working with sub-projects in a master project | Printing a View | Page Formatting | Visual Reports | Standard Reports

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