Project Master Class

PMC2

Overview

About the course

This course covers the basics of Project Management and gets delegates to the point where they can create and begin to track a Project.

  • Get familiar with Project Terminology
  • Create a Project Plan using tasks, durations and relationships
  • Understand Project Views
  • Defining the Project
  • Work with Calendars
  • Create and Manage a Resource Pool
  • Baseline your Project

Audience Profile 

Microsoft Project 2016 is a suite of tools for efficient project and portfolio management. It is designed to help users set realistic goals for project teams and customers by creating schedules, distributing resources and managing budgets.

This course is a good introduction for anyone who wants to learn to use MS project as the tool for them and their team.

Course Details

  • Course Ref: PMC2
  • Course Duration: 2 days
  • Course Location: Virtual Classroom
  • Course Dates: TBC
  • Course Price: ¬£395 (Excl VAT)

Module

Part 1 Creating a Task List

    1. Getting Started
    2. What is a Project?
    3. Ribbon Overview
    4. Views/Tables/forms
    5. View bar
    6. Entry bar
    7. Auto Schedule/Manual
    8. Schedule options
    9. Project information
    10. Creating a task List
    11. Summary Tasks
    12. Indenting
    13. Recurring tasks
    14. Milestone Task
    15. Moving tasks
    16. Deleting Tasks
    17. Using the mouse
    18. Exercise 1

Part 2 Adjusting project.

  1. Formatting the Gantt chart
    • Task Name
    • Line styles/Text styles
    • Non-working time colours
  2. Timescale
    • Adjust the timescale.
    • One tier/Two tiers/Three tiers
  3. Filters/Grouping and Highlight
  4. Project Calendar
    • Exceptions
    • Work weeks
    • Different time zones (summer working)
    • New
  5. Print Preview
    • Header and Footers/project fields/Legend page
    • Print project range
  6. Embedding docs in tasks
    • Linked/Icon
  7. New/icon
  8. Exercise 2

Part 3 Link management

  1. Linking tasks
    • FS/SS/FF/SF
    • Lead and Lag
    • Split Tasks
    • Task Constraints
    • Deadline Markers
  2. Exercise 3

Part 4 Allocating Resources

  1. Resource sheet
    • Work/material/cost
    • Assign resources.
    • Assign consumables.
    • Change a resource availability.
    • Change a resource calendar.
    • Use a resource pool.
    • Resource leveling
    • Task types
  2. Exercise 4

Part 5 Views

  1. Network View/ New Template
  2. Task Usage
  3. Resource usage/ Form
  4. Timeline
  5. Team Planner
  6. Split screen
  7. Resource Graph
  8. New Views
  9. Exercise 5

Part 6 Baselines and reports

  1. Save a baseline.
  2. Tracking view and table
  3. Add columns.
  4. Update tasks
  5. Run reports
    • Project overview
    • Cost overview
    • Create a new report.
    • Using Visual reports
  6. Exercise 6

Part 7 Customisations

  1. Custom Fields
    • Drop down list.
    • IIF function/Graphical indicators
    • DateDiff Function
  2. New table
  3. Export to Excel/Using Paste Special and link.
  4. Export to Excel using the map feature.
  5. Customise Gantt chart icons using flag fields.
  6. Master Project file
    • Sub project
    • Paste link tasks

Part 8 Final exercise

Appendix A

What is Project management