Course Code: PROJ10L1

Duration: 1 Day

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Course Aims:

This programme is for you if you are a new user, or you have some knowledge of Project and now want an understanding of how to get the best out of the tool, relative to real projects.

Course Pre-requisites:

Experience in working within the Microsoft Windows environment is essential as well as a reasonable degree of keyboard and mouse proficiency

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:
▪ Use Project effectively, including how to juggle tasks and resources
▪ Create Gantt charts
▪ Create and assign resources, conflict levelling and splitting tasks

Course Content:

Introduction and Objectives

Getting started
▪ Defining the goals and requirements of a project
▪ What is Project?
▪ Starting Project
▪ The Project application window
▪ Working with the Project Ribbon
▪ Using Project help information

Define the project
▪ Setting a project start date
▪ Working with Project’s working calendar(s)
▪ Saving a project

Entering a basic task
▪ Inserting and deleting task information
▪ Reordering a task list
▪ Outlining a task list
▪ Using work breakdown structure codes
▪ Entering task durations
▪ Setting milestones

Additional task features – task information
▪ Estimated durations
▪ Setting a priority to tasks
▪ Entering deadlines
▪ Constraining a task
▪ Using task notes resources
▪ What is a resource?
▪ Types of resources
▪ Entering resources in the resource sheet
▪ Entering cost rates for resources
▪ Adding non-working time for resources
▪ Resource notes

Linking tasks
▪ Why link tasks?
▪ Understanding the different types of links
▪ Applying links
▪ Working with split task
▪ Entering lag time
▪ Identifying the critical path of a project

Assigning resources to tasks
▪ Assigning resources to tasks
▪ What is an over-allocation?
▪ Dealing with over-allocations
▪ Using level resources tools

Action planning

Review of Programme