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.
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
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
Collapsing & Expanding the Outline | Work Breakdown Structures
Displaying the Critical Path in colour | Slack-Time
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
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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