Introduction to Microsoft Project

Duration: 2 Days

Objectives

To provide a thorough introduction to Microsoft Project for those who want to make efficient use of this leading project software tool as an aid to planning and project management.

Pre-requisites

None other than a working knowledge of Windows or the Macintosh, or previous attendance on the Introduction to Windows or Introduction to Macintosh course.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

The Project environment

  • Overview of building a project
  • Setting up the project system
  • Defining a project
  • Setting options and project information

Creating and organising schedules

  • Entering and editing tasks
  • Tasks and milestones
  • Editing and outlining the task list
  • Task relationships
  • Using tasks from other projects

Adding resources

  • Entering and assigning resources
  • Resource schedules
  • Assigning a calendar to a resource

Assigning costs

  • Assigning costs to tasks & resources
  • Accruing costs
  • Fixed costs

Collapsing and expanding the outline

  • Changing and creating task filters
  • Running a filter from a keyboard shortcut

Evaluating the schedule

  • The critical path
  • Over-allocated resources
  • Shortening the schedule
  • Changing task assignments
  • Levelling the schedule

Using Gantt bars

  • Using Gantt Bars
  • The Gantt Chart Wizard
  • Changing Gantt Bar text and design
  • Assigning resources for display on the Gantt chart

Printing and reporting

  • Printing a view
  • Printing a report
  • Printing charts
  • Printing task and resource information

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