This instructor led course is designed to give an introduction to project planning best practices and how MS Project can be used to apply them. The objective of this course is for delegates to leave knowing how to use MS Project as a powerful tool to develop competent and unambiguous schedules assisting the communication of projects and milestones within the course of the project.
These project management tools can be used in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, government, retail, financial services and health care.
On leaving this CPD MasterClass, delegates will be armed with the practical skills associated with the management aspect of the software.
All attendees will get a chance to engage in an informative Q & A session, and leave with 5 structured CPD Points.
Delegates should be PC literate, i.e., familiar with PC’S/Laptops and have used a mouse and keyboard; be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; manage files and folders and be comfortable using MS Office applications such as MS Excel, MS Word etc.
Places are limited to 12 delegates to ensure sufficient tutor/delegate interaction – Prompt booking is advised.
What you will learn;
Module 1: Overview:
· Concepts of project management and scheduling
· The project lifecycle and project phases
· Fundamental importance of defining – and agreeing – project scope
· Developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to define project scope
· Creating a schedule based on the WBS
· Understanding task dependencies
· Understanding the project baseline
Module 2: Developing a project schedule
· Applying the settings for ‘Dynamic Scheduling’
· Setting the Calendar
· Entering Tasks
· Entering Recurring Tasks (e.g. progress or review meetings)
· Creating Milestones
· Defining Task dependencies
· Working with the Critical Path and setting the Project Baseline
Module 3: Working with resources
· Creating a Resource Pool
· Working with Resource Calendars
· Assigning Resources to project tasks
· Understanding Effort Driven and Non-Effort Driven scheduling
Module 4: Printing reportsand exporting information to other applications
(MS Word, MS PowerPoint)
Module 5: Trackingproject progress
· Using the Tracking Table
· Using specific Tracking Commands