Microsoft Project: An Introduction
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for those who are currently in charge of managing project tasks or ready to take on the responsibilities of developing a project schedule. Those familiar with the basic tenets of the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Schedule Management approach will find the course useful and informative. This course will also equip those who need to elevate their schedule management approach to a more project specialized application tool.
All participants must have Microsoft Project installed (by their agency’s IT department or purchased separately) on their laptop, PC, or other personal device prior to attending the course.
This hands-on course will demonstrate to participants how project schedules are developed according to the PMI process as well as knowledge areas pertaining to project planning. Participants will understand what makes up project plans and why projects tasks should be developed and verified before using the Microsoft Project scheduling application.
The course covers basic navigational steps to setup auto-scheduling and the importance of utilizing this feature to keep track of schedule changes. Participants will also learn how Microsoft Project can track and manage project costs, set up schedule baselines, quickly develop visual reports, and track and monitor project deliverables with minimum effort. Participants will also learn basic scheduling terminology, how to create and define a project, add tasks to a blank project schedule, create Gantt Charts, and the importance of creating a work breakdown structure.
Participants taking this course will learn:
- How to access and modify the project schedule properties and options
- Various schedule development techniques
- Components of the Schedule Management process
- How to set up a new project
- How to enter project data
- How to track and report project progress
- How to use the auto-scheduling option and why it is important to do so