Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project


Our Project Planning and Control course is an introduction to using Microsoft Project to build, resource and monitor project schedules. It looks at initial setup, building plans and managing resources through to baselining and progressing your schedule.

This course is designed for new users of Microsoft Project, and no previous experience of Project is required. Knowledge of planning techniques would be an advantage.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create project schedules
  • Build a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Create relationships
  • Set baselines
  • Manage resources
  • Set deadlines and task properties
  • Print and report on your project
  • Update and track project schedules

Create New Project

  • Project Defaults
  • Project start date
  • Setting default hours per day/week
  • Setting daily working times
  • Project timeline

Building a Project

  • Creating a work breakdown structure
  • Adding tasks and durations
  • Estimated durations
  • Setting milestones
  • Recurring tasks

Linking, Baselining and Resourcing

  • Setting start dates and dependencies
  • Task Inspector
  • Resourcing
  • Assigning resources
  • Filtering available resources
  • Baseline
  • Setting a baseline
  • Removing a baseline

Managing Resources

  • Resource properties
  • Dealing with over allocations

Task Information

  • Constraint dates
  • Setting deadline
  • Assigning task specific calendars
  • Task types

Updating your Work

  • Completing work
  • Completing work per resource
  • Updating tasks
  • Updating the project
  • Rescheduling work

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Printing and Reporting

  • Printing
  • Printing and saving to PDF
  • Standard reports
  • Visual reports

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