The aim of the course is to enable you to have a good working knowledge of Project basics. You will feel confident using Project and be able to define, schedule and monitor tasks using a variety of tools and views.

  • Explore the Project environment
  • Create Tasks with dependencies
  • Add Resources
  • Work with Views

Getting Started with Project

  • Project Environment overview
  • Create, and Save Project Files
  • Open Project Files
  • Explore The Gantt View

Define a Project

  • Project set up options
  • Calendar settings
  • Named calendar exceptions
  • Defining recurring exceptions and work weeks
  • Manual Scheduling v Auto Scheduling
  • Project Properties

Task Creation and Scheduling

  • Task Types
  • Creating a task list
  • Modifying a task list
  • Types of task relationship
  • Creating task relationships
  • Using lag and lead times
  • Structuring tasks to create an outline
  • Recurring tasks
  • Setting constraints
  • Setting deadlines
  • Using the critical path

Using Task Views

  • Working with the Timeline
  • Using calendar view
  • Using network diagram view
  • Modifying views
  • Modifying Tables
  • Modifying the Timescale, Zoom and Zoom slider

Managing Resources and Costs

  • Creating work, material and cost resources
  • Assigning resources
  • Working with resource costs and fixed costs

Finalising the Plan

  • Reviewing the schedule for overallocation
  • Creating baselines

Monitor and Tracking

  • Entering project progress
  • Viewing variance information

Filters and sort

  • Add new columns
  • Working with auto filters
  • Applying built-in filters
  • Sorting and grouping data

Formatting and Sharing information

  • Formatting Bars and the Gantt area
  • Formatting for printing
  • Adding notes & hyperlinks
  • Using Copy Picture
  • A good knowledge of using a mouse/keyboard and navigating through windows and folders is recommended.

  • Knowledge of Project management is helpful in understanding the new terminology.

  • 2 days trainer led or virtual

  • £345