Microsoft Project – The Fundamentals

Microsoft Project is designed to assist project teams in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analysing workloads.

Getting Started with Microsoft Project
The Role of Microsoft Project
Explore the Microsoft Project Environment
Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Create a New Project Plan
Set Project Working Time
Project Information
Create Summary Stages
Edit the Task List
Define the Activity List
Create and Apply Task Calendars

Create the Work Breakdown Structure
Creating the Project Schedule
Understand Task Durations
Define Milestones
Work with Manual Scheduling and Finish Start Links
Automatic Scheduling and Finish Start links
Task Relationships – Types, Lag and Lead
Add Tasks to the Timeline
Identify the Critical Path
Work with Constraints and Deadlines
Add Recurring Activities
Add Notes to a Task
Reference Other Files in Tasks

Managing Resources in a Project Plan
Understand Resources Types
Work with Resource Calendars and Availability
Add Resource Costs
Assign Resources to Tasks
Effort Driven Scheduling
Resolve Resource Overallocation
Split Activities

Introduction to Project Tracking
Set a Project Baseline
Enter Actuals Against Tasks
View Progress Against a Baseline

Viewing and Reporting Project Detail
Filter and Group Project Data
Print Microsoft Project Views
Use Standard Reports in Microsoft Project
Print Standard Reports to XPS

Course Overview
Course Length 2 day workshop
Location Nationwide - call for details
Number of Delegates 4/6 people
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