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Microsoft Project Introduction 2010/2013/2016

VERSIONS COVERED

This course covers 2010, 2013 and 2016 versions

FREE E-LEARNING REVISION

Note: Free e-learning revision is available with this course: 12 months of access for each delegate on scheduled public (open) classes

DURATION

This is a one-day training course structured into 6 modules

COURSE AIMS

The objective of this intensive, hands-on one-day training course is to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the concepts and terminology used in Microsoft Project 2010, 2013 or 2016. Understanding the resource driven element of Microsoft Project and the alternative ways of using the software is the core benefit of this course. Following the course delegates will be able to able to produce both timeline and resource driven plans.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The course is aimed at new users of Microsoft Project 2010, 2013 or 2016 who want to familiarise themselves with the basic concepts of the software in order to build project plans. Also existing users of the software who need a better understanding of the terminology used and need to prepare project plans based on resources and work. Note : No previous experience of either project management or the software is required, but due to the interactive nature of the course delegates should have a high level of competency in using Microsoft Windows.

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Course Content

MODULE 1Introduction to Microsoft Project
Learning outcomes: Understand how to start Microsoft Project, creating a Project file and navigating through its many commands.
Topics covered:
  • Starting Microsoft Project
  • Identify Project Components
  • Open, Create and Save a Project
  • Getting Help in Project
  • Setting Project Options
  • Setting Non-Working Time
MODULE 2Creating a Project Plan
Learning outcomes: Understand how to add project tasks, set task dependancies and contraints.
Topics covered:
  • Setting Manual/Auto Scheduling Modes
  • Entering Tasks and Durations
  • Adding Task Dependencies
  • Adding Constraints and Deadlines
  • Adding Recurring Tasks
MODULE 3Adding and Assigning Resources
Learning outcomes: Effectively adding a pool of resources and assigning the resources to tasks within a project.
Topics covered:
  • Create a Pool of Resources
  • Adjust Resource Calendars and Costs
  • Assign Resources to Tasks
MODULE 4Formatting and Printing the Plan
Learning outcomes: Exploring different settings and options to help present and print your Project to professional standards.
 
Topics covered:
  • Formatting Text & Text Styles
  • Formatting the Gantt Chart
  • Printing the Gantt Chart
  • Running Project Reports
MODULE 5Tracking Progress
Learning outcomes: How to track a project's plan effectively by using tools to monitor the progress of tasks.
Topics covered:
  • Saving the Baseline
  • Updating Tasks
  • Displaying Progress Lines and Tracking Filters
MODULE 6Appendix & Notes
Topics covered:
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Goals of Project Management
  • Process of Project Management
  • The Role of the Project Manager
  • Planning Methods

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