Introduction to Microsoft Project

Designed to assist users to develop a strategy plan to manage project tasks, budgets or workloads. Our Introduction Microsoft Project training course will give you the skills to develop and manage a basic plan of action.

On this course you will be able to create and work on a basic project plan using a variety of tools, enter and outline tasks, schedule and monitor the plan, customise the look of the plan, add resources and effectively print the information.

The course will give you hands on experience via structured exercises during the session and will give you the opportunity to practice the skills you have learned. This course is the ideal stepping stone for our Intermediate Microsoft Project course.
To get the most out of this course no previous knowledge of using Microsoft Project is required but ideally you should be comfortable with the Microsoft Windows environment.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Content

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  • Introduction
    • Tour of the Screen
    • The Ribbon
    • Quick Access Toolbar
    • Setting Options
  • Setting Public Holidays
    • Defining Public Holidays
    • Making the Holidays ‘Global’
  • Project Management Concepts
    • Key Questions
    • The Project Lifecycle
    • Outlining the Project
  • Starting a New Project
    • Providing Basic Information
    • Entering Tasks
    • Creating an Outline
    • Entering Durations
    • The Task Information Box
    • Expanding/Collapsing the Outline
  • Scheduling a Plan
    • Scheduling with Dependencies
    • Scheduling with Dates
    • Using Date Constraints
    • Introducing a Delay between Tasks
    • Overlapping Tasks
    • Splitting a Task
  • Customising Microsoft Project
    • Customising Bar/Text Styles
    • Customising Individual Entries
    • Customising the Chart Layout
    • Formatting Gridlines
    • Altering the Timescale
  • Printing Options
    • Using Print Preview
    • Fitting to a Page
    • Page Setup Options:
    … Margins
    … Header
    … Footer
    … Legend
    • Printing a View
  • Critical Path Analysis
    • Drawing a Precedence Network
    • ‘Slack’ Defined
    • Using the GANTT Chart Wizard
    • Saving a Customised View
  • Working with Resources
    • Defining Resources
    • Adding Personal Holidays
    • Assigning Resources to Tasks
    • About Effort Driven Scheduling
    • Resolving Resource Conflicts
  • Text Based Reports
    • Using the Reports Gallery

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