Duration:  2 Days

Date: Contact us for the next available date

Overview

This course will help you to effectively use Microsoft Project for setting up projects, resource management, tracking progress, reporting and communicating to stakeholders. It is for Project Managers, Team Leaders and those involved in projects. The duration of the course is two days.

Introduction

  • Introduction to MS Project
  • Project Management Techniques
  • Getting Project Help
  • The Project Guide Toolbar

Getting Started

  • Essential Steps for Creating an MS Project
  • Setting the Project Start Date
  • The Project Calendar, Project Information

Task Maintenance

  • Entering and Editing Tasks
  • Moving, Copying, Deleting Tasks
  • Milestones, Promoting/Demoting Tasks
  • Task Durations

Task Sequencing

  • Types of Links, Lead and Lag Times
  • Time Constraints

Other Task Functions

  • Attach Notes/Hyperlinks to Tasks
  • Filtering Tasks, The Project Summary Task

Views

  • The Tracking Gantt, The Network Diagram
  • The Critical Path Explained, Displaying the Critical Path

Tables

  • Applying Tables to a View, Table Entry, Cost Entry

Formatting

  • Format Text, Format Bars, Format Timescale
  • Format Layout

Printing

  • Printing the Project, Page Layouts
  • Headers/Footers, Legends

Resources

  • Work & Material Resources
  • Entering & Editing Resources (Resource Sheet)
  • Moving, Copying, Deleting Resources
  • Adjusting a Resource’s Calendar

Task Types

  • Effort Driven, Non Effort Driven

Assigning Resources to Tasks

  • Effort Driven Scheduling explained
  • Assign Resources to Tasks
  • Resolving Resource Over-allocations

More Views

  • The Task Usage View, The Resource Usage View

Setting the Project

  • What is a Baseline, Setting a Baseline
  • Clearing the Baseline, Viewing the Baseline

Reports

  • Copying Reports to a Different Application
  • Using the Dashboard Reports
  • Setting Report options

Summary & Review

  • Recap of Topics Covered, Discuss Participant’s own Pro-jects
  • Question Time

Aimed at Project Managers, Team Leaders and those involved in projects.

To effectively use Microsoft Project for setting up projects, resource management, tracking progress, reporting and com-municating to stakeholders.

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Aspira is the only company in Ireland that is both certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Registered Education Provider (REP®) and recognised by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) as an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP®). This demonstrates our track record of delivering professional training and development services which focus on Increasing competencies in the application of best practice Project Management Skills and Techniques based on the PMI PMBOK, best practice Business Process Management skills  and Business Analysis Skills based on the IIBA BABOK.