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Microsoft Project (2 day course)

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Microsoft Project 2 Day Course

Suitable for versions 2016 / 2013 / 2010
This course is designed for delegates who have an understanding of project management concepts, who are responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who need a tool to manage those project plans. It is also intended for those who have a basic understanding of Microsoft Project.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • explore the Microsoft Office Project environment and the various views in which you can survey a project file
  • create a new project plan
  • manage tasks by organizing them and setting task relationships.
  • manage resources for a project
  • finalise the project plan
  • exchange project plan data with other applications
  • update a project plan
  • manage project costs
  • report project data visually
  • reuse project plan information

DAY 1

Define MS Project Default Settings

  • Understanding Default Settings
  • Working Time Definitions
  • Non-Working Time
  • Creating & Using Calendars
  • Setting Public Or Corporate Holidays
  • Scheduling From Start Or Finish

Build And Edit A Project Plan

  • Building And Editing Tasks
  • Estimating Task Durations
  • Structuring Projects
  • Summary Tasks (Phases)
  • Task Grouping
  • Building Dependencies
  • Predecessors And Successors
  • Viewing Task Details

Creating Resources

  • Creating Working (Time/Cost Dependent) Resources
  • Creating Fixed Price Resources
  • Creating Material Resource Types
  • Generic Resources
  • Understanding % Units
  • Setting Resource Costs
  • Working With Resource Calendars

Assigning Recourses To Tasks

  • Pros And Cons Of Different Assignment Methods
  • The Task Detail View And Resource Work Task Form
  • Assigning Single Resources To Tasks
  • Assigning Multiple Resources
  • Effort Driven Settings
  • Task Type Settings
  • Fixed Duration, Fixed Units And Fixed Work Scheduling

Resolve Resource Over Allocations

  • Fundamentals Of Resolving Over Allocations
  • Levelling Options
  • Applying Or Clearing Levelling
  • Splitting Tasks

DAY 2

Baseline

  • Setting A Baseline
  • Adjusting Baseline Settings

Track Actual Progress

  • Managing And Updating Actuals
  • Task Based Actuals
  • Remainder Durations

Track Actual Progress

  • Working With Task Actuals, Remainder Durations And % Complete
  • Detailed Resource Based Actuals For More Accuracy
  • Timescales & Time Sheets

Track Progress

  • Viewing The Critical Path
  • Comparison To Baseline; Variances
  • Rescheduling Of Tasks And Resource Assignments
  • Update Tasks Status Tool
  • Reschedule Incomplete Tasks Tool
  • Re-Issuing The Plan After Recording Actuals

Distributing Project Data

  • Using Filters To Focus On Key Project Areas
  • Running Built-In Reports
  • Dashboards
  • Reports And Visual Reports

Printing

  • Printing Project Data
  • Adjusting Fields For Printing
  • Custom Data Ranges For Printing
  • Printing Gantt Charts
  • Printing Other Project Views
  • Copy Picture Feature

Manage Project Costs

  • Managing Project Costs
  • Defining Resource Rates
  • Staged/Time Dependent Changes To Resource Rates
  • Multiple Cost Rate Tables
  • Assigning Fixed Costs To Tasks
Prices below are for scheduled courses held in our Edinburgh Training Centre. Major discounts available for onsite or private courses: click General Enquiry button below to enquire about private courses.
Group discount
1 place £ 610 n/a
2 places £ 1220 n/a
3 places £ 1830 £ 1730
4 places £ 2440 £ 1930
5 places £ 3050 £ 2130
6 places £ 3660 £ 2330
7 places £ 4270 £ 2530
8 places £ 4880 £ 2730