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Microsoft Project 

Microsoft Project Level 1

Course Overview

The skills and knowledge acquired in this course are sufficient for the learner to be able to use Microsoft Project 2016 to create a new project, enter and work with tasks and resources, create a schedule, and print effective project information.

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

Start Microsoft Project and identify how it works
Explain some of the key concepts associated with project management
Create a new project file in Project
Enter tasks into a project file
Create relationships between tasks in a project
Add resources, including labour, materials and equipment to a project
Understand and use resource assignment calculations
Assign resources to tasks using a number of different methods
Print various aspects of a project
Obtain help for Project whenever you need it

Duration: 1 day course

Course Content

Getting to Know Project 
How Project Works
Starting Project in Windows
Understanding the Project Start Screen
The Project Screen
Project Operations
Using the Ribbon
Showing and Collapsing the Ribbon
Understanding the Backstage
The Project Work Area
Working With Views
Working With Split Screens
Understanding Sheet Views
Working With Tables
Gantt Chart View
Working With Gantt Charts
Understanding the QAT
Working With the QAT
Working With Project Files
Exiting From Project 

Project Management
Tasks and Resources
The Importance of Planning
Understanding the Gantt Chart
Computers and Project Management

Creating a New Project
Steps in Creating a Project
Understanding Your Project
Creating a New Project File
Calendar Options
Changing Calendar Options
Working With Calendars
Modifying the Standard Calendar
Entering Public Holidays
Creating a New Resource Calendar
Creating a New Task Calendar
Setting Up Project Information
Entering File Properties

Creating Tasks
Understanding Tasks
Understanding Scheduling Icons
Case Study Tasks
Reviewing the Project
Entering Tasks
Creating Summary Tasks
Assignment – Creating Summary
Working in a Sheet View
Working With Summary Tasks
Working With Task Views
Examining Task Information
Understanding Task Durations
Entering Task Durations
Checking Progress
Entering Milestones
Assigning a Calendar to a Task

Understanding Task Dependencies
Creating Dependencies Automatically
Creating Dependencies in Task Entry
Creating Dependencies in Task Information
Creating Dependencies in a Sheet View
Modifying a Schedule Using Dependencies
Auto Scheduling Tasks
Critical Path and Project Slack
Viewing the Critical Path
Examining Task Slack
Understanding Lag Time
Entering Lag Time
Understanding Lead Time
Entering Lead Time
Inactivating a Task

Resourcing a Project
Understanding Resources
Entering Work Resources
Entering Material Resources
Entering Cost Resources
Assigning Calendars to Resources
Understanding Resource Availability
Adjusting Resource Availability
Changing the Unit Display

Resourcing Concepts
Resource Assignment Calculations
Task Types and Work Effort
Creating a Simple Assignment
Working With Fixed Unit Tasks
Working With Fixed Duration Tasks
Making Multiple Assignments
Adding Additional Resources
Adding More of the Same Resource
More Resources in Multiple Assignments
Understanding Effort Driven Scheduling
Working With Non Effort Driven Tasks
Working With Effort Driven Tasks
Resource Assignment Summary

Assigning Resources
Simple Resource Assignments
Assigning Part Time Resources
Understanding Work Contouring
Specifying Resource Usage
Contouring Work Hours
Assigning Specific Work Times
Work Times for Multiple Assignments
Problem Assignments
Assigning Resources in Task Information
Assigning Resources in a Sheet
Assigning Resources You Do Not Have
The Case Study Resources

Understanding Printing
Previewing Before You Print
Selecting a Printer
Printing a Gantt Chart
Printing Sheet Views
Printing Tasks for Resources
Printing Resources for Tasks

Getting Help
Understanding How Help Works
Using Tell Me
Accessing the Help Window
Navigating the Help Window
Using Google to Get Help
Printing a Help Topic
Other Sources of Assistance

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