Microsoft Project

Introduction

This course is intended for individuals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Microsoft Project. The course begins with the basic concepts and leads students through all the functions they’ll need to plan and manage a small to medium-size project, including how to level resources and capture both cost and schedule progress.

Outline

  1. Project Management & Microsoft Project – Overview
    • Microsoft Project
    • Understanding Project Management
    • Microsoft Project terminology
    • Starting Microsoft Project
    • Microsoft Project- The Screen
    • Elements of the Default View
    • Views and Tables
    • The Tracking Gantt View
    • Microsoft Project – Menus
    • Microsoft Project – The Tool Bar
    • Loading and Viewing a Project
    • The stages of Project Management
  1. Planning the Project
    • Defining the Project
    • Complete the Project Definition
    • Project Planning
    • Complete the Project Plan
    • Where to Begin with Microsoft Project
    • Setting the project start date
    • Working with the base calendar
    • Save the New Project File
  1. Task Entry and Linking
    • Entering Tasks
    • The Task Entry Form
    • Tables and descriptions
    • Other Methods of Adding Tasks
    • Sorting, inserting and deleting tasks
    • Defining the Summary Tasks
    • The Outlining View (Summary)
    • Promoting and Demoting Tasks
    • Task Relationships
    • Linking Tasks
    • Modifying and Deleting Task Relationships
    • Effort driven scheduling
    • Formatting the Gantt Chart
  1. Resource Entry
    • Enter Resources
    • View Resources
    • Set Resource Calendars
    • Editing Resource Information
    • Review Resource Usage
    • Inserting and Deleting Resources
    • Planned Time Scale
    • Working with Resources
    • Viewing overallocated resources
    • The resource management toolbar
    • The resource management views
    • Levelling with Microsoft Project
    • Resolving overallocated resources
  1. Working with your views
    • Using Gantt Charts
    • Using Network Diagram
    • View the Network Diagram
    • Elements of the Network Diagram
    • More about Tables
    • Applying Filters
    • Working with Tables and Filters
    • Examining the Cost Factor
  1. Printing and Reporting
    • Page Setup
    • Printing Charts, Forms and Sheets
    • Reports Setup
    • What You Can Print
    • Reports by Report Type
  1. Updating the Project
    • Setting the baseline
    • More on the Task Information Form
    • Changing or adding tasks
    • Tracking Progress
    • The Gantt Chart and the Critical Path
    • Define an Update Point
    • Updating the Project
  1. Multiple Projects
    • Using Common Resources
    • Setting up a resource pool
    • Adding Sub Projects
    • Recurring Tasks
    • The Organizer
    • Create a Custom toolbar button