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Introduction to Project Management with MS Project

Course Code: PROJCOMB

Duration: 2 Days

Course Aims:

Programme developed for anyone working in a project environment and intending to use Microsoft Project as a component of their project management process.

Course Pre-requisites:

This programme gives an introduction to the project management lifecycle and will enable participants to plan, schedule, monitor and control a project effectively using the most popular software planning tool, Microsoft Project. Participants will learn the essential techniques needed to gain input and buy-in to achieve goals and objectives.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand project management and the need for organisation
  • Develop the skills required to perform essential planning techniques
  • Learn to use Microsoft Project to create and maintain successful projects
  • Scope, initiate and manage a project to a successful conclusion
  • Use the analytical planning techniques supported by Microsoft Project
  • Manage schedules, resources, costs and changes
  • Produce meaningful reports and activity schedules

Course Content:

Introduction and Objectives

Introduction to Project Management

  • What is a project?
  • Defining project objectives
  • The project lifecycle
  • Project roles and responsibilities

The Project Management Process

  • Project proposal
  • Project definition
  • Project reporting and change control
  • Project closure
  • Project review
  • Benefits realisation

Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • What is Microsoft Project?

 

 

Building a Simple Project

  • Creating a Project Schedule

Developing a Project Plan

  • Linking tasks
  • Adding lag and lead time between tasks
  • Creating a network diagram
  • Allocating resources to tasks
  • Identifying the critical path of a project
  • Identifying slack time in a project schedule

Tracking a Project

  • Saving a baseline plan
  • Updating a project schedule
  • Comparing the actual and planned progress of a project

Communicating Project Information

  • Pre-designed and custom reports

Action planning
Review of Programme

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