This course is suitable for new users of Microsoft Project. It shows how to plan and manage projects using Project and introduces key project management concepts. Requires no experience of Microsoft Project, just a basic familiarity with the Windows operating system.
Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office Project edition comparison, Project Standard Vs Project Professional, Understanding Project Management, MS Project Language, Terminology, Starting MS Project, Start MS Office Project Application, Using Help, MS Project- The Screen, Elements of the Default View, The Project Guide, Using the Project Guide in Project, Customising the Project Guide in Project, Views and Tables, The Tracking Gantt View, MS Project – Menus, MS Project – The Toolbars, Loading and Viewing a Project, Change the View, Test the ‘Group By’ Feature, Exercise: Change the Project Start Date, Exit Project, Project Management, The Stages of Project Management, Monitoring and Adjusting, Project – Operational Basics, Highlights, A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Planning the Project
Defining the Project, Complete the Project Definition, Where to Begin with MS Project, Starting a New Project, Project Properties, Exercise; Viewing a Project with Network Diagram, Arrangement of boxes in the Network Diagram view, Creating Calendars of Working/ Non-Working Time, Factors to Convert Duration Units into Hours, Creating a New Base Calendar,: New Tabs to Set Default Working/ Non-Working Times, Other Work Week settings, Exception days to Work Week settings, Displaying a Specific Calendar on the Gantt Chart, Save the New Project File, Ending a Project Session, Closing a Project
Task Entry and Task Linking
Project Guide Wizards, Entering Tasks, Using the Gantt Chart View to Enter Tasks, Outlining Tasks into Summary and Subtasks Tasks, Inserting an Additional Task, Deleting a Task, Moving a Task, Copying a Task, Entering a Milestone Task, Adding a Note to a Task, Saving Your Work, Using the ‘Fill Handle’ to Enter Repeat Data, New In: ‘Change Highlighting’, The Task Information Box, The Task Entry View, Entering Task Durations, Elapsed Time, Durations ‘Questionable’ Indicator ‘?’, Expanding or Contracting the Timescale, Change the Calendar Displayed on the Gantt Chart, New in: Apply Fill Colours to Selected Cells for Emphasis, Display the Button to Show ‘Project Statistics’, Exercise: Add Tasks to your Project, Linking Tasks, Linking Non-Summary Tasks, Do Not Link Summary Tasks, Unlinking Tasks, Editing the Relationship between Two Tasks, Using Lag Time and Lead Time, Exercise; Link and Outline Tasks, Create Deadlines and Constraints for Tasks, Resolving Scheduling Conflicts, Recurring Tasks
Resources and Resource Management
Assigning Resources to Tasks, Defining your Resources, Creating a Resource Calendar, Additional Resource Information, Assigning Resources to Tasks, Assistance in Finding Resources with Available Working Time, New In: Costs of Resources on the Selected Task are Displayed, Displaying the Resource Graphs in the Assign Resources Dialogue Box, Assigning Additional Resources to Reduce Task Duration, Using the Task Entry View for Reallocating Work between Resources, How Ms Project Recalculates the Task Duration, New In: Viewing the ‘Task Drivers’, Using ‘Material’ Resources, Assigning Variable Material Consumption, Fixed Material Consumption