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This course will introduce you to Microsoft Project. You will learn how to create a new project, enter and work with tasks and resources, create a schedule, and print effective project information.

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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Versions: This course is suitable for users of Project 2010, 2013, 2106
  • Level: Beginner
  • Prerequisites: Completion of MCI Project Management Fundamentals course or equivalent

  • Start Microsoft Project and identify how it works
  • Explain some of the key concepts associated with project management
  • Create a new project file in Project
  • Enter tasks into a project file
  • Create relationships between tasks in a project
  • Add resources, including labour, materials and equipment to a project
  • Understand and use resource assignment calculations
  • Assign resources to tasks using a number of different methods
  • Print various aspects of a project
  • Obtain help for Project whenever you need it

Getting to Know Project

  • How Project Works
  • Starting Project in Windows 10
  • Understanding the Project Start Screen
  • The Project Screen
  • Project Operations
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Showing and Collapsing the Ribbon
  • Understanding the Backstage
  • The Project Work Area
  • Working With Views
  • Working With Split Screens
  • Understanding Sheet Views
  • Working With Tables
  • Gantt Chart View
  • Working With Gantt Charts
  • Understanding the QAT
  • Working With the QAT
  • Working With Project Files
  • Exiting From Project

Project Management

  • Tasks and Resources
  • The Importance of Planning
  • Understanding the Gantt Chart
  • Computers and Project Management

Creating a New Project

  • Steps in Creating a Project
  • Understanding Your Project
  • Creating a New Project File
  • Calendar Options
  • Changing Calendar Options
  • Working With Calendars
  • Modifying the Standard Calendar
  • Entering Public Holidays
  • Creating a New Resource Calendar
  • Creating a New Task Calendar
  • Setting Up Project Information
  • Entering File Properties

Creating Tasks

  • Understanding Tasks
  • Understanding Scheduling Icons
  • Case Study Tasks
  • Reviewing the Project
  • Entering Tasks
  • Creating Summary Tasks
  • Assignment – Creating Summary Tasks
  • Working in a Sheet View
  • Working With Summary Tasks
  • Working With Task Views
  • Examining Task Information
  • Understanding Task Durations
  • Entering Task Durations
  • Checking Progress
  • Entering Milestones
  • Assigning a Calendar to a Task

Scheduling

  • Understanding Task Dependencies
  • Creating Dependencies Automatically
  • Creating Dependencies in Task Entry
  • Creating Dependencies in Task Information
  • Creating Dependencies in a Sheet View
  • Modifying a Schedule Using Dependencies
  • Auto Scheduling Tasks
  • Critical Path and Project Slack
  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Examining Task Slack
  • Understanding Lag Time
  • Entering Lag Time
  • Understanding Lead Time
  • Entering Lead Time
  • Inactivating a Task

Resourcing a Project

  • Understanding Resources
  • Entering Work Resources
  • Entering Material Resources
  • Entering Cost Resources
  • Assigning Calendars to Resources
  • Understanding Resource Availability
  • Adjusting Resource Availability
  • Changing the Unit Display

Resourcing Concepts

  • Resource Assignment Calculations
  • Task Types and Work Effort
  • Creating a Simple Assignment
  • Working With Fixed Unit Tasks
  • Working With Fixed Duration Tasks
  • Making Multiple Assignments
  • Adding Additional Resources
  • Adding More of the Same Resource
  • More Resources in Multiple Assignments
  • Understanding Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Working With Non Effort Driven Tasks
  • Working With Effort Driven Tasks
  • Resource Assignment Summary

Assigning Resources

  • Simple Resource Assignments
  • Assigning Part Time Resources
  • Understanding Work Contouring
  • Specifying Resource Usage
  • Contouring Work Hours
  • Assigning Specific Work Times
  • Work Times for Multiple Assignments
  • Problem Assignments
  • Assigning Resources in Task Information
  • Assigning Resources in a Sheet
  • Assigning Resources You Do Not Have
  • The Case Study Resources

Printing

  • Understanding Printing
  • Previewing Before You Print
  • Selecting a Printer
  • Printing a Gantt Chart
  • Printing Sheet Views
  • Printing Tasks for Resources
  • Printing Resources for Tasks

Getting Help

  • Understanding How Help Works
  • Using Tell Me
  • Accessing the Help Window
  • Navigating the Help Window
  • Using Google to Get Help
  • Printing a Help Topic
  • Other Sources of Assistance

Exercise Files

Please note there is no pre-course work for this course.

Name Date Time Location Cost
Project Introduction 6 February 2019 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Sydney $682
Project Introduction 8 May 2019 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Sydney $682
Project Introduction 23 January 2019 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Melbourne $682
Project Introduction 26 March 2019 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Melbourne $682
Project Introduction 6 June 2019 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Melbourne $682

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