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MS Project Essentials Workshop

9-10 Oct 2017 (€795 per seat)
Dublin
2 Days
Purpose: 

The MS Project Essentials Workshop is a 2-day intensive practical course designed to provide delegates with the ability to use MS Project productively when managing and controlling their projects. The course begins from first principles and proceeds to a point where delegates can construct their own work plans, update the plans as the project proceeds and tailor the application to produce required views and reports.

Suitable for: 

This course is suitable for those people who want to understand the basics of project planning using MS Project. The course is aimed at both new and existing team leaders, project leaders and project managers and at all those who have to create and/or understand project plans and reports. The course is recommended for people new to Project Management or those who have worked on projects and would like formal foundation skills.

What’s good about the course? : 

Learn by doing – in additional to the formal presentations from Trigraph, attendees will benefit by using the MS Project software itself on their own dedicated PC / Laptop. They will build their own project by setting up resources, tasks, dependencies, schedules, milestones etc and generating reports such as Critical Paths.

All of our trainers are seasoned mature project management professionals who are educated to 3rd / 4th level and they usually have formal project management qualifications such as PRINCE2® or PMI. They are also experienced course presenters.

The training materials are fully owned by Trigraph which means we have full flexibility to tailor the content to suit particular client requirements.

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the various menus and views of the MS Project environment.
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Link tasks to create a schedule
  • Allocate resource to tasks
  • Identify when resources are overallocated and consider options to eliminate the overallocations
  • Print project plans in different formats
  • Create reports and update project progress details
  • View and update multiple project

Objectives:

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the various menus and views of the MS Project environment.
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Link tasks to create a schedule
  • Allocate resource to tasks
  • Identify when resources are overallocated and consider options to eliminate the overallocations
  • Print project plans in different formats
  • Create reports and update project progress details
  • View and update multiple project

Benefits:

Practical hands-on course – “learn by doing” with access to MS Project software for the course duration

Detailed Content:

MS Project Introduction

Defining, editing and organising tasks

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure

Breaking a task into more detail

Grouping tasks

Viewing levels of detail

Creating a Project Schedule

Estimating effort and duration

Creating and changing task dependencies

Understanding and using the Project Calendar

Creating and using Milestones

Understanding the Critical Path

Applying a calendar to a task

Adding and Assigning Resources

Defining resources and resource calendars

Assigning resources to tasks

Adding Material resources to a project

Working with project costs

Saving the Project

Read and Write protection options

Saving the baseline

Clearing a baseline

Printing Project Data

Formatting views and reports

Sorting and filtering data for reports

Creating your own filters

Creating your own reports

Tracking Progress

The Tracking Table and Gantt Chart

Other useful Tables and Views

Setting the status date

Automatically updating task status

Manually updating task status

Using Progress Lines

Adjusting the schedule

Amending work and duration

Setting task constraints

Using fixed duration tasks

Using multiple resources

Identifying over-allocated resources

Levelling resources

Understanding effort-driven tasks

Working with task calendars

Working with Data in other Applications

Importing and viewing data

Working with the imported data

Exporting data

Copying a Gantt chart to a Word document