Project Task Management
This course is designed for new users to Microsoft Project and those who have been using only a few of its features.
Our aim is to provide you with the necessary skills to plan and control individual projects with a particular focus on creating realistic projects.
We will introduce many time-saving features using quick keys and short cuts.
Project is a management tool targeted at people who need to manage the information related to their projects.
It is important that you use your new skills as soon as possible on completion of this training course. We encourage you to take your own notes and to review this Course Guide once you are back at your workplace. Use it or lose it.
Anyone who wants to gain more confidence in using Project. Maybe you’ve just started using it in your new role or perhaps you’ve been using it for years but aren’t sure if you’re doing things the ‘right’ way. This course will give you the foundational skills and confidence you need to start using Project effectively.
Microsoft Project requires good PC skills. For this course students must have:
- Ability to Copy, Cut and Paste, and do other basic Windows operations such as open/save/close files, move from Window to Window and handle multiple files.
- A working knowledge of a least one other Windows product for example: Excel or Word.
- At the very least have run through the quick preview and experimented with an example Project file.
This course is designed to teach you how to set up a project from the very beginning, how to shedule tasks efficiently as well as formatting a variety of views, baselining and reporting.
This hands-on course allows you to work with your own projects. You’ll leave the course with:
- A soft copy of your own project plan in MS Project
- Dos and do nots for using Microsoft Project
- Introduction to Project
- The Project Window and Backstage
- How Project Holds and Displays your Data
- Keyboard and Mouse Essentials
- Setting up a Project and Default Options
- Using Project Calendars
- Entering, Splitting and Summarising Tasks
- Linking Tasks and Applying Deadlines
- Formatting a Gantt Chart
- Using Organizer
- Assigning Resources to each Task
- Reviewing the Project Plan
- Monitoring Task Costs
- Setting the Baseline
- Tracking Progress and Producing Reports
- Using Hyperlinks
- Consolidating Multiple Projects