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Microsoft Project Introduction

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Duration: 1 Day

Project Management overview and introduction to the Project interface

  • New features and edition comparison
  • The new user interface with ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Using the new TimeLine feature
  • Introduction to Project Views
  • Exercise: Opening and viewing a project
  • Using the ‘Group By’ Feature
  • Using the ‘Highlight Feature
  • Viewing and changing the Project Information
  • Viewing the Network Diagram
  • Applying a filter
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Understanding how MS Project helps you plan and adjust your projects
  • Project Terminology

Planning the Project

  • Defining the Project
  • Completing the Project Definition
  • Project Planning
  • Completing the Project Plan
  • Where to begin with MS Project
  • Setting the project start date
  • Project Properties
  • Amending the Standard Calendar
  • Creating a New Base Calendar
  • Displaying a Specific Calendar on the Gantt Chart
  • Saving the New Project File
  • Ending a Project Session

Task Entry and Task Linking

  • Entering tasks, milestone and summary tasks
  • Inserting, deleting and moving tasks
  • Adding a recurring task
  • Adding a note to a task
  • Working with task durations and relationships
  • Using lag time and lead time
  • Exercise: Creating a new project
  • Creating constraints for tasks in Auto Schedule Mode
  • Resolving scheduling conflicts
  • Setting a deadline on a task

Resources and Resource Entry

  • Using the Resource Sheet to enter resources
  • Assigning and amending a resource calendar
  • Setting Resource Availability Dates
  • Understanding Resource Costs
  • Assigning resources to tasks using Auto Schedule Mode
  • Using Material Resources
  • Exercise: Assigning resources to tasks

Finalising Your Project

  • Exercise: Using the Task Inspector and Team Planner to view and change assigned resources
  • Baselining your project

Further Courses

Microsoft Project Intermediate

Microsoft Project Advanced

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