Microsoft Project – Project Planning and Control
Duration: 1 day
Our Project Planning and Control course is an introduction to using Microsoft Project to build, resource and monitor project schedules. It looks at initial setup, building plans and managing resources through to baselining and progressing your schedule.
This course is designed for new users of Microsoft Project, and no previous experience of Project is required. Knowledge of planning techniques would be an advantage.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Create project schedules
- Build a Work Breakdown Structure
- Create relationships
- Set baselines
- Manage resources
- Set deadlines and task properties
- Print and report on your project
- Update and track project schedules
- Project defaults
- Project start date
- Setting default hours per day/week
- Setting daily working times
- Project timeline
- Creating a work breakdown structure
- Adding tasks and durations
- Estimated durations
- Setting milestones
- Recurring tasks
- Setting start dates and dependencies
- Task Inspector
- Assigning resources
- Filtering available resources
- Setting a baseline
- Removing a baseline
- Resource properties
- Dealing with over allocations
- Constraint dates
- Setting deadline
- Assigning task specific calendars
- Task types
- Completing work
- Completing work per resource
- Updating tasks
- Updating the project
- Rescheduling work
- Change highlighting
- Printing and saving to PDF
- Standard reports
- Visual reports
Excellent course and trainer. The session covered enough content to get a newbie going. The training book and exercises were of a high quality. All of the IT worked. Great learning environment at the Beehive. I can now use MS Project and have confidence to explore.
I would recommend the course, easy to follow, shorts breaks at the right time to refocus the mind. From the start of training felt at ease, Susan was very friendly and approached the training in a positive and entertaining approach. It was well paced for a complete beginner, the exercises are well constructed and easy to follow. The training gave a good overview of what can be achieved with MS project. The useful part was knowing how to navigate the software, have been issued with a project to look at however, not knowing what I’m looking at and how it all fits together just pushed to one side. Now feel can look at the project supplied and make some sense from it.
I would recommend the course, good mix of theory and demo, backed up with helpful individual exercises. Course textbook good – useful resource for future reference. Trainer had excellent knowledge of the package and clear presentation, along with good demos which highlighted potential issues, and clear exercises. Good learning environment. A lot to take in on one day, but well paced and not rushed. Venue excellent. Good food. Administration good.
Very useful and informative session, lots learnt about the tricks and the benefits of Project. Very good course layout. Trainer had good knowledge and presentation of the course which kept us interested. The use of the rescheduling incomplete work tool. We used to just update program dates but now we can effectively see our strengths and weaknesses when using project. Venue was good. Lunch was excellent and the venue had good facilities and very comfy chairs!
Excellent course and trainer, Susan led us through the functionality of MS Office allowing us all to see the potential benefits to our business. Covered all essentials, the teaching was sympathetic to all levels of IT literacy while keeping up a strong enough pace to maintain interest. Gave me an understanding of how MS project works and how I can apply this in the workplace.