Microsoft Project Introduction - 2 Day Course - Melbourne

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Level 7, 31 Queen St

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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This course is ideal for

This Microsoft Project 2016 course is ideal for project managers, coordinators or team members who need to track projects electronically.

What you will learn

  • Create tasks and manage task durations.

  • Create relationships between tasks, set constraints and deadlines and identify tasks on the critical path.

  • Effectively use resource assignment in a project and assign costs.

  • Use reporting features to track and analyse a project.

Topics covered in this training course

Navigating Microsoft Project

  • Work with the ribbon interface

  • Work with the quick access toolbar

  • Use the backstage

  • Work with views, tables and forms

  • Work with split screens

  • Navigate through existing projects

Creating a project plan

  • Understand your project

  • Create and save a new project

  • Set specific options

  • Set start and finish dates

  • Define time

  • Adjust standard calendars

  • Create public holidays and new calendars

Setting up tasks

  • Manual vs automatic scheduling

  • Summary tasks

  • Import task information

  • Insert tasks

  • Add task notes

  • Add hyperlinks

Task durations

  • Enter task durations

  • Estimate task durations

  • Enter milestones

  • Format text styles

Creating relationships

  • Create task links

  • Enter lag and lead time

  • Understand project slack

  • View the critical path

  • Format the Gantt chart

Task constraints

  • Add constraints

  • View constraints

  • Add a deadline

Printing and PDF

  • Print the Gantt chart

  • Adjust print settings

  • Filter results for print

  • Add a highlight filter

  • Save for PDF

Resourcing a project

  • Create a resource pool

  • Assign calendars

  • Adjust resource information

  • Change the unit display

Assigning resources

  • Assign work times

  • Understand task types

  • Levelling resources

  • Fix over allocated resources


  • Add variable resource costs

  • Cost accrual

  • Add fixed costs to tasks

  • View cost breakdowns

Tracking projects

  • Create and set a baseline

  • View the baseline in the tracking Gantt

  • Track actual changes

  • Update tasks and the project

  • Use the tracking table

  • Progress lines

Printing reports

  • View standard Project reports

  • Produce visual reports

  • Display and print the timeline

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