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Topics include overview of project management, managing resources & tasks, managing calendars & task linkages, project costs & printing, formatting project plans, and tracking project plans.

Course Outline

The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic commands, functions, and capabilities of Microsoft Project. It is designed for computer users who are already familiar with project management, and want to learn how to use project management software.

This course is classroom style instruction: Instructor-led, hands-on training.

Overview of Project Management
What is Project Management?
Project Management Process
What is Project?
The Project Screen
Creating a Project
Saving, Opening and Closing a Project

Managing Tasks and Resources
Adding and Deleting Tasks
Sequencing Tasks
Moving Tasks
Creating Milestones
Summary Tasks
Setting Task Type and Date Constraints
Creating Recurring Tasks

Managing Resources
Creating a Resource List
Assigning Resources to Tasks
Adjusting Resources, Duration and Work Effort

Managing Calendars
Creating a Base Calendar
Using Resource Calendars
Creating Calendars
Defining Non-work days
Task Linkages and Dependency Link Types
Costs and Printing
Assigning Costs
Rate-Based Costs
Pre-use and Fixed Costs
Viewing Costs
Printing Reports
Page Setup Options
Printing Standard Reports
Modifying a Report

Formatting Project Plans
Viewing Tables
Creating a Custom Table
Creating Calculation Fields
Viewing Filters
Formatting Text
Bar Styles

Tracking Project Plans
Reviewing a Plan
Determining the Critical Path
Network Diagram
Setting the Baseline
Updating Tasks with Actual Results
Rescheduling Uncompleted Tasks
Comparing Actuals to Baseline


Prerequisites & Certificates

Course Prerequisite: Required: Knowledge of Windows Introduction topics, ability to use keyboard and mouse, and familiarity with Project Management concepts.

Certificates offered

Participants receive with this course: * courseware (notes on all topics covered, along with exercises used during course). * a certificate of completion

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