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.   It is also useful for the existing user who has had no training and limited exposure to the programme.    As the session is primarily hands on it will be restricted to one user per computer system.


Overview of MS Project
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
Gantt View / The Tabs and Ribbons / View Bar / Timescale
Project File Options
Editing the Start Date
Summary Information / File Properties
Scheduling from Project Start / End

Tasks and Sub Tasks
Tasks & Task Durations / Milestones
Linking and Unlinking Tasks
Creating Summary Tasks & Sub Tasks
Editing Task Dependency / Setting Task Relationships / Changing Predecessors
Finish to Start / Start to Start / Finish to Finish / Start to Finish
Creating and Editing and Outline
Observing the Critical Path
Inserting / Viewing / Editing Notes
Working with Constraints

Viewing and Printing
Print Preview / Preview Options / Headers & Footers etc /  Legend Pages

Working with Resources
What are Resources and Resource Groups?
The Resource Sheet / Work / Material / Cost Types
Calculating and Fixed Costs / Linking to Excel
Allocating the Resources / Resolving Over Allocations
Introduction to Baselines

Project Views
The Calendar / Tracking Gantt / Resource Usage / Task Usage
Saving the File / File Names & Locations / Viewing the Project Statistics

Formatting the Gantt Chart
Fonts, Size, Colour etc / Formatting the Bars / Gridlines
Introduction to Project Calendars
Intro to Reporting Managing the Project

Venues and Delivery:

We offer this course on a regular basis at our training venue at The Crowwood House Hotel, Chryston, Glasgow G69 9BS 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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