MS Project (basic)MS-Project-101

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Category: Project management

The course provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to plan and monitor projects using MS Project. Practical exercises accompany every topic covered during the course.

Duration

2 days

Agenda

  1. Working with tasks.
    • Creating, deleting, splitting tasks.
    • Understanding summary tasks.
    • Understanding tasks types: standard tasks, period tasks, milestones.
    • Browsing tasks: sorting, filtering, grouping.
  2. Determining task dependencies.
    • FS, SS, FF.
    • Lag, lead time.
    • Managing typical problems with complicated tasks dependencies.
  3. Resources.
    • Defining resources.
    • Understanding resources types: materials, work. Costs.
    • Assigning resources to tasks
    • Understanding dependencies between assigned resources and tasks duration.
    • Dealing with overtime work.
    • Managing typical problems with resource assignment.
    • Managing workloads and availability. Balancing overloads.
    • Pricing tasks based on resource cost.
  4. Working with project calendars.
    • Setting work time.
    • Changing project calendar.
    • Linking tasks from multiple calendars.
    • Working with resource calendars.
  5. Working with views.
    • Gantt charts: changing task appearance, setting formatting rules, using wizards.
    • Network diagrams: improving readability, changing cells format, moving tasks.
    • Using other views.
    • Printing. Preparing for printing.
    • Printing reports.
  6. Managing progress.
    • Working with baseline plans: capabilities and limitations.
    • Working with progress line.
    • Managing current activities, running tasks, lags.
    • Understanding real costs.
    • Using milestones.
    • Working with tasks and resources beyond budget.
  7. Customizing program.
    • Using toolbars: hiding, showing, adding and removing buttons, creating custom toolbars.
    • Useful options settings: tasks duration, assignments, schedulers etc.

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Audience and prerequisites

This course is intended both for novice and experienced users of Microsoft Project.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Basic computer knowledge, such as keyboard and mouse skills.
  • Basic file-management skills. The student should know how to navigate to folders and files on a computer running Windows Vista / Windows 7.
  • At least basic knowledge of the MS Office Word and Excel.

Certificates

Course participants receive completion certificates signed by ALX.

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