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Duration: 1-day

Location: inhouse, online or at our UK locations

What you will learn

Our Microsoft Project Introduction course is suitable for complete beginners to Project. At the end of this course you will have a good working knowledge of the Project basics. You will feel confident using Project and be able to define, schedule and monitor tasks, using a variety of tools and views.

Because of the handy shortcuts, this course is also suitable for those who are self-taught. After completing this course, you will be prepared to attend the Project Intermediate course.

Prerequisite

No previous experience of using Project is required before attending this course.

Course outline

Introduction to Project

  • Basic project management concepts
  • Project environment overview including what's new
  • Navigation including customising the Ribbon and Backstage View
  • Getting Help

Task Creation and Scheduling

  • Creating a task list
  • Modifying a task list
  • Change Highlighting
  • Multi-Level undo
  • Manual Scheduling
  • Structure tasks to create an outline

Scheduling Task Drivers

  • Working with base calendars
  • Named calendar exceptions
  • Defining recurring exceptions and work weeks
  • Creating task relationships
  • Auto Scheduling using lag and lead times
  • Setting constraints
  • Recurring tasksSetting deadlines
  • Using the critical path
  • Working with top down planning
  • Inactivate tasks

Using Task Views

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

Modifying the Timescale, Zoom and Zoom slider

  • Using task views
  • Working with the Timeline
  • Using calendar view
  • Using network diagram view
  • Modifying views