Microsoft Project Level 1 and 2

This course covers management practices and methodologies and an in-depth knowledge of MS Project functionality. Delegates will be able to create and manage project schedules during the course and reinforce attained skills through practical applications.

Microsoft Project Level 1 and 2

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Learning Objectives

The purpose of this course is to provide delegates with the practical skills to build and manage project schedules. It is designed to provide techniques and tips that will help users of the software apply it as a powerful tool to develop competent and unambiguous schedules - while avoiding some of the traps associated with the incorrect application of scheduling features. Techniques learned will also facilitate communicating deliverables and milestones to project stakeholders.

 

Course Details

Course Outline

1 - Project Management Overview
  • Concepts of project management and scheduling
  • The project lifecycle and phases
  • Fundamental importance of defining – and agreeing – project scope
  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to define project scope
  • 4 steps to create a schedule based on the WBS
  • Understanding task dependencies
  • Understanding the concept of the project baseline
  • 2 - Developing a Project Schedule
  • Setting the ‘Scheduling Mode’
  • Creating Tasks, Recurring Tasks (e.g. progress or review meetings) and Milestones
  • Defining task Dependencies
  • Applying Lag and Lead Time
  • Working with the Critical Path
  • 3 - Managing Tasks in the schedule
  • Add Notes and attach project documents to tasks
  • Setting and removing task Constraints and Deadlines
  • Applying the ‘Task Path’ feature to view dependencies
  • 4 - Working with Resources
  • Creating a Resource Pool
  • Working with Resource Calendars
  • Creating Team/Group Calendars
  • Understanding Effort Driven and Non-Effort Driven scheduling
  • Assigning Resources to tasks
  • Working with Project Costs
  • 5 - Managing Project Information
  • Applying Field, Tables and Views
  • Applying Filters and Groups
  • Creating custom Fields, Tables and Views (Drop-down menus, Traffic Light reports, Flag Fields)
  • Using the ‘Organiser’ feature for customised elements
  • 6 - Communicating Project Information
  • Applying formats to Views and Tables
  • Using the ‘Copy Picture’ command
  • Create and Print Project Reports
  • Exporting to Excel
  • 7 - Managing Resources
  • Finding Resource Overallocations
  • Resolving Overallocations (reassigning, splitting tasks, utilising float, changing work contours)
  • Applying Resource Levelling features
  • 8 - Tracking Progress
  • Setting the Project Baseline
  • Applying the Tracking Gantt and Tracking Table
  • Using the ‘Mark on Track’ and ‘Update Tasks’ features
  • Working with Dashboards and Burndown Reports
  • 9 - Programme Management
  • Methods to consolidate multiple Project Files
  • Resource sharing - setting up a Master Resource Pool
  • Creating and managing Master Project Files
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    Delegates should be PC literate, i.e., familiar with PC’S/Laptops and have used a mouse and keyboard; be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; manage files and folders and be comfortable using Microsoft Office applications such as MS Excel, MS Word etc.

    Microsoft Project Level 1 and 2

    £585
    Course Length : 2 Days
     

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