Microsoft Project Foundation

Microsoft Project Training Glasgow, Scotland, UKCourse Overview

Duration: 2 Day

Pre-requisites: Delegates should be familiar with Microsoft Windows and using the mouse

Aimed at: First time users of MS Project.

Objectives: By the end of the course delegates should be able to: Produce effective and realistic plans which can be used to manage projects in a real-time environment

This course incorporates elements of Introduction to Project Planning

Course Content:

An Introduction To Project Management*

  1. Introducing The Project Standards Document*
  2. A Quick Tour Of MS Project

Planning The Project And Creating The Schedule*

  1. Microsoft Project Basics
  2. Defining The Project Goals*
  3. The Task Entry View
  4. How MS Project Keeps Track Of Information
  5. Customising MS Project And The Working Time
  6. The Benefits Of Top Down And Bottom Up Planning*

Task And Milestone Entry

  1. What Are Tasks And Milestones
  2. Structuring Tasks And Milestones*
  3. Determining And Defining Task Duration’s*
  4. The PERT Method*

Task Relationships

  1. Understanding Predecessor And Successor Relationships*
  2. Lead And Lag Times Between Tasks
  3. Entering Task Constraints
  4. Defining Project Resource Requirements*
  5. Entering And Assigning Resources
  6. Resource Costs And Their Effect On The Planning Function*

Evaluating The Schedule And Communicating The Plan*

  1. Tracking Project Dates
  2. Understanding Critical Path Analysis And Its Significance*
  3. Handling Critical Tasks And The Critical Path
  4. Non Critical Tasks And Slack Time
  5. How To Make Use Of Float And Its Significance*
  6. Reviewing Task Order, Relationships And Constraints
  7. Setting The Project Baseline
  8. Creating Audit Trails With MS Project*
  9. Tailoring Reports
  10. Review Of Report Standards For Organisations And Their Importance*

Printing And Plotting The Output

  1. How To Manage Projects*
  2. Project Tracking And Updating The Schedule
  3. Report Cycles In Projects*
  4. Useful Tips For Collecting Actuals*
  5. Collecting The Data, Data Forms
  6. Entering Actuals
  7. Displaying Actual V Plan V Schedule Data

Project Closure*

Further Training:

MS Project Multi-Project and Advanced workshops.
The above is an outline intended as a guide only, topics may not be covered in this order. Actual course content will be tailored to suit client’s needs.

Items marked with an * are generic project management principles and practices and are not mere functions of MS Project.

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