Microsoft Project Training Intro

Microsoft Project Training Intro


The objective is to provide the new user with a comprehensive overview of the capabilities of Microsoft Project and the knowledge necessary for them to begin using it effectively.    As the sessions is primarily hands on it will be restricted to one user per computer system.


Overview of MSProject

The Tabs and Ribbons

Automatic / Manual Scheduling

Planning and Developing the Project

The Outline / Planning Tasks

Constraints & Resources

Baseline Plan / Refining the Plan

Glossary of Terms

Creating a Project

Editing the Start Date

Summary Information / File Properties

Scheduling from Project Start / End

Milestones / Tasks & Task Durations

Linking Tasks / Breaking the Links

Setting Task Relationships

Changing Predecessors

Task Information Dialog Box

Task Dependancy


Finish to Start / Start to Start

Finish to Finish / Start to Finish

Summary Tasks & Sub Tasks

Creating / Editing and Outline

Showing / Hiding

Viewing Slack / Float

Observing the Critical Path

Inserting / Viewing / Editing Notes

Project Views

The Calendar

Gantt Charts / Networking Diagram

Tracking Gantt

Resource Usage / Task Usage

Working with Constraints

Saving the File

File Names & Locations

Working with Resources

The Resource Sheet

What are Resources and Resource Groups?

Work / Material / Cost Types

Calculating and Fixed Costs

Linking to Excel

Assigning the Resources

Overtime and Variable Costs

Viewing the Project Statistics

Working with Baselines

Saving a Baseline

Saving Interim BaseLines / Viewing

Formatting the Gantt Chart / Timescale

Fonts, Size, Colour etc

Formatting the Bars / Gridlines

Project Calendars


Creating a Base Calendar

Using Resource Calendars

Working and Non Working Time

Print Preview

Preview Options

Headers & Footers

Using the File Properties

Legend Pages

Exploring Views

Showing / Hiding Columns

Changing the Settings

Moving Columns

Calculation Fields

Viewing Reports

Standard Reports / Customized Reports

Managing the Project

Working with Multiple Projects / Sub Projects


Venues and Delivery:

We offer this course on a regular basis at our training venue at The Travelodge, Cumbernauld- located on the A80 Cumbernauld Road, 10 minutes north of Glasgow, as well as offering in-house or bespoke training for HR departments or companies.

Please visit our IT training course schedule page to find out when our Project (User) training is running.

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