Microsoft Project 2003 / 2007 Level 1

Course Aims:

This programme is for you if you are a new user, or you have some knowledge of Project and now want an understanding of how to get the best out of the tool, relative to real projects.

Course Pre-requisites:

Experience in working within the Microsoft Windows environment is essential as well as a reasonable degree of keyboard and mouse proficiency

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Use Project effectively, including how to juggle tasks and resources
  • Create Gantt charts
  • Create and assign resources, conflict levelling and splitting tasks

Course Content:

Introduction and Objectives

Getting started

  • Defining the goals and requirements of a project
  • What is Project?
  • Starting Project
  • The Project application window
  • Working with Project menus and toolbars
  • Using Project help information and wizards

Define the project

  • Setting a project start date
  • Working with Project’s working calendar(s)
  • Saving a project

Entering a basic task

  • Inserting and deleting task information
  • Reordering a task list
  • Outlining a task list
  • Using work breakdown structure codes
  • Entering task durations
  • Setting milestones

Additional task features – task information

  • Estimated durations
  • Setting a priority to tasks
  • Entering deadlines
  • Constraining a task
  • Using task notes resources
  • What is a resource?
  • Types of resources
  • Entering resources in the resource sheet
  • Entering cost rates for resources
  • Adding non-working time for resources
  • Resource notes

Linking tasks

  • Why link tasks?
  • Understanding the different types of links
  • Applying links
  • Working with split task
  • Entering lag time
  • Identifying the critical path of a project

Assigning resources to tasks

  • Assigning resources to tasks
  • What is an over-allocation?
  • Dealing with over-allocations
  • Using level resources tools

Introduction to tracking a project plan

  • Understanding the uses of a baseline
  • Setting the project baseline
  • Adding tasks to an existing baseline
  • Overview of the tracking toolbar

 

Action planning

Review of Programme

 

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