Microsoft (MS) Project Introduction

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This session is aimed at Project Managers / Project Administrators and people who will be creating and using MS Project plans. No previous knowledge of MS Project is assumed.

Course Content

This is 2 x 1.5 hours Modules and the content of the Modules are outlined:

Module 1: - Getting Started with the Essential Steps for creating a Project Plan
  • Overview of MS Project / The Project Screen / Project Help & Quick Access Toolbar
  • Getting Started – Essential Steps for creating a Project Plan
    • Setting the Project Start Date
    • The Project Calendar
    • Project Information
  • Manual V Auto Scheduled Tasks
  • Task Maintenance
    • Entering & Editing Tasks
    • Moving, Copying, Deleting Tasks
    • Milestones
    • Promoting/Demoting Tasks
    • Outline Numbering
    • Task Durations
  • The Project Summary Task
  •  Task Sequencing
    • Types of Links
    • Lead and Lag Times
  • Time Constraints
  • Using Project Views
    • The Tracking Gantt
    • The Network Diagram
    • The Timeline View
  • The Critical Path Explained
    • Displaying the Critical Path
    • Displaying Slack
Module 2: - Formatting and Working with Resources
  • Formatting
    • Format Text
    • Format Bars
    • Format Timescale
    • Format Layout
  • Printing
    • Printing the Project
    • Page Layouts
    • Headers/Footers
    • Legends
  • Other Task Functions
    • Recurring Tasks
    • Splitting Tasks
    • Inactive tasks
    • Attach Notes/Hyperlinks to Tasks
    • Filtering Tasks
    • Grouping Tasks
  • Resources
    • Work & Material Resources
    • Entering & Editing Resources
  • Task Types
    • Fixed Work
    • Fixed Duration
    • Fixed Units
    • Effort Driven Tasks
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Setting the Project
    • What is a Baseline
    • Setting a Baseline
    • Clearing the Baseline
    • Viewing the Baseline
  • Project Progress
    • Marking Tasks as Complete
  • Summary & Review

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