Microsoft Project Training Introduction

Level: Foundation
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This Microsoft Project class, will teach you the skills to manage and maintain control of multiple projects more efficiently for your organisation. You will learn to use its flexible and intuitive tools and solutions to help create the project plan, track progress, adjust resources and create dynamic reports. Make your project more visible, for others to see the status of a project and boost collaboration.

This course uses Microsoft Project 2016, but many concepts apply to earlier versions of Microsoft Project.

Key Features of this Microsoft Project Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Leverage Microsoft Project to plan your project
  • Manage project schedules and resources
  • Create reports and dashboards to effectively share project data
  • Track progress and monitor variances between targets and actuals



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  • 3-day instructor-led training course
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
  • After-course computing sandbox
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Important Microsoft Project Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Basic knowledge of Project Management concepts
  • Software

    • This course uses Microsoft Project 2016, but many concepts apply to earlier versions of Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project Course Outline

  • Introduction to Microsoft Project

    • Overview of project management concepts that apply to Microsoft Project
    • Introducing the Microsoft Project interface
    • Customising the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Creating a New Project Plan

    Building a project plan

    • Producing a work breakdown structure (WBS)
    • Entering tasks, summary tasks and milestones
    • Estimating and entering task duration
    • Establishing relationships between tasks
    • Working with different types of dependencies
    • Adjusting the project schedule to target specific dates

    Scheduling essentials

    • Leveraging manual and automatic scheduling
    • Conceptualizing and identifying the critical path
    • Analysing and managing the schedule

    Optimising the project plan

    • Implementing lag and lead
    • Applying deadline dates to the project plan
    • Setting, locating and removing task constraints
    • Managing master and subprojects
  • Controlling Your Project Plan

    Configuring calendars

    • Creating new and updating existing calendars
    • Analysing the relationship between project, task and resource calendars
    • Changing default calendar options

    Applying calendars to projects, tasks and resources

    • Assigning calendars appropriately
    • Updating your project plan due to calendar changes

    Sharing project calendars

    • Saving calendar changes to the Global template
    • Sharing and organising calendars
  • Keeping Your Project on Track

    Preparing for tracking

    • Validating the project plan
    • Establishing the baseline

    Tracking task progress

    • Identifying key steps in the tracking process
    • Updating the project plan with tracking data
    • Analysing variance against the project plan
    • Creating graphical status indicators

    Troubleshooting schedule problems

    • Reviewing project task updates for timeline problems
    • Resolving issues with the project schedule
  • Managing Project Resources and Assignments

    Creating and assigning resources

    • Defining work, material and cost resources
    • Assigning resources to tasks
    • Utilising budget resources
    • Configuring resource pools

    Managing and tracking resource assignments

    • Troubleshooting resource assignments
    • Investigating and resolving resource overallocations
    • Tracking assignment progress
    • Leveraging the Usage views to manage assignments
  • Analysing Project Data and Preparing Reports

    Identifying communication needs

    • Defining stakeholder groups
    • Identifying project communication requirements

    Creating reports

    • Examining basic and dynamic report types
    • Designing dashboard indicator reports
    • Building custom tables, filters and reports
    • Creating Visual Report templates
    • Automating reporting tasks via macros

    Interacting with other applications

    • Sharing data using the Timeline view
    • Overview of collaboration features
    • Employing import and export maps

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Microsoft Project Training FAQs

  • Will I earn PDUs from the PMI for this MS Project course?

    Yes, you will earn 17 PMI PDUs from completing this course

  • Can I take this MS Project course online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

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