Microsoft Project Training courses • Introduction Intermediate and Advanced tutor led Project courses

Microsoft Project is the popular project planning package designed to assist you in creating, maintaining and tracking your plans. Our courses offer an in-depth explanation of this extensively used project management package.

We will show you, in detail, via hands-on problem solving sessions, how to use Microsoft Project to quickly plan, schedule and monitor a project. Using tasks and resources, you'll learn how to monitor work, costs and budgets, and track progress and slippage on the plan.

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Microsoft Project Introduction - What will I cover?

 

By the end of the course you will have an understanding of the following features:

 

  1. Views: Use the Gantt, Network and other commonly used views to access different information
  2. Work Breakdown Schedule: Break down the project into manageable pieces – enter and modify the project tasks
  3. Task dependency: Link tasks, set task constraints and identify the critical path
  4. Resources: Resources and tasks - allocate resources to tasks, to identify overallocations. Maximise the use of your resources - resolve overallocations and conflicts
  5. Baselines and Tracking: Deal with project slippage – create a baseline and track the project
  6. Reports: Write up and chart project progress.
  7. Critical Paths - identify those tasks and activities that are critical to the success of the project
  8. Tracking - monitor progress through a project, taking action to deal with slipping deadlines
  9. Other links - transfer text and data into other software packages
  10. Importing and exporting data: Import and export project views and data to other applications, e.g. Excel
  11. Practical application: Understand how to apply the skills learnt on the course to work situations

Project Advanced  - What will I cover?

This course assumes you have basic knowledge of Project and will introduce advanced features.

By the end of the course you will have an understanding of the following features:

 

  1. Master projects: manage large projects by creating sub-projects, electronically linked to form the whole
  2. Filter and sort: use filters to create custom views and reports for specific deliverables
  3. Resource sharing: Share resources between project files
  4. Custom Filters: Create interactive multi-purpose custom filters
  5. Custom fields: Use custom fields for project-specific information, or drop-downs to facilitate user entry
  6. Calculated fields: Create automatically calculated fields using functions.
  7. Macros: Create Macros to speed up repetititve tasks.
  8. Web pages: Turn the project plan into a web page for easy viewing by all project stakeholders
  9. Drawing: Use drawing objects to enhance views and annotate printouts
  10. Templates: Save commonly used files as templates to decrease repetition


The above outlines are intended as a guide only, topics may not be covered in this order. Actual course content can be tailored to suit client's needs.

Please contact us for charges and further details on either bespoke or scheduled courses.