Microsoft Project 20032007 Level 1

Provided by WWP Training Ltd

This course is for you if you are a new user, or you have some knowledge of Project and now want an understanding of how to get the best out of the tool, relative to real projects.

Experience in working within the Microsoft Windows environment is essential as well as a reasonable degree of keyboard and mouse proficiency.


On completion of this course delegates will be able to:
Use Project effectively, including how to juggle tasks and resources
Create Gantt charts
Create and assign resources, conflict levelling and splitting tasks

Course Content

Getting started
Defining the goals and requirements of a project
What is Project?
Starting Project
The Project application window
Working with Project menus and toolbars
Using Project help information and wizards

Define the project
Setting a project start date
Working with Project s working calendar(s)
Saving a project

Entering a basic task
Inserting and deleting task information
Reordering a task list
Outlining a task list
Using work breakdown structure codes
Entering task durations
Setting milestones

Additional task features task information
Estimated durations
Setting a priority to tasks
Entering deadlines
Constraining a task
Using task notes resources
What is a resource?
Types of resources
Entering resources in the resource sheet
Entering cost rates for resources
Adding non-working time for resources
Resource notes

Linking tasks
Why link tasks?
Understanding the different types of links
Applying links
Working with split task
Entering lag time
Identifying the critical path of a project

Assigning resources to tasks
Assigning resources to tasks
What is an over-allocation?
Dealing with over-allocations
Using level resources tools

Introduction to tracking a project plan
Understanding the uses of a baseline
Setting the project baseline
Adding tasks to an existing baseline
Overview of the tracking toolbar