Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Effectively utilize Microsoft Project to take your project management to the next level

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Microsoft Project Fundamentals

By the end of this course, users should be very comfortable:

  • Understanding and navigating Microsoft Project tables and views
  • Setting up project calendars, entering working and non-working times
  • Creating a new project from scratch
  • Creating tasks, entering task durations, summary tasks and milestones
  • Entering complex relationships including lag and lead time
  • Establish a resource pool, assigning resources, identifying over-allocations and levelling resources
  • Applying task constraints and deadlines
  • Project monitoring including baseline analysis

Who is this Microsoft Project Fundamentals Course for?

This course is designed for attendees of the Project Planning Breakthroughs program and, individuals who are responsible for monitoring the execution of a project and/or have multiple projects to administer.

How will this course benefit me or my business?

This program will enable participants to avoid common pitfalls and become competent users of Microsoft Project. By the end of this training, users should be comfortable using the program, by being able to create and manage a reasonably complex project

Upcoming Microsoft Project Course Dates

Choose from the dates below to secure your enrolment in one of our upcoming classes

Project Planning Breakthroughs (Virtual)

March 18, 2024 - March 21, 2024
09:30 AM to 01:30 PM (Everyday)
$1450 (EX GST)
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Microsoft Project Fundamentals (Virtual)

April 10, 2024 - April 11, 2024
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM (Everyday)
$695 (EX GST)
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Microsoft Project Fundamentals (Virtual)

July 25, 2024 - July 26, 2024
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM (Everyday)
$695 (EX GST)
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Project Planning Breakthroughs (Virtual)

August 7, 2024 - August 8, 2024
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM (Everyday)
$1450 (EX GST)
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Learn more about Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Overview

Audience

Format

What's Included

Unit 1 – Take a Quick Tour

  • Opening a Template
  • Viewing and understanding Gantt Entry / Gantt Schedule / Gantt Cost, etc.
  • Inserting, re-naming and hiding fields
  • Displaying and editing the View Bar
  • View Bar Icons
  • Relationship Models (Dynamic Scheduling)
  • Linking and unlinking tasks
  • Splitting tasks
  • Adding Summary Headings and Milestones
  • Using the Outline Tool
  • Viewing the task information box
  • Moving about a Sheet

Unit 2 – The Upsize Project

  • New Project Overview
  • Understanding the Upsize Project
  • General Manager (GM)
  • Director of Information Technology (DIT)
  • Personnel and Administration Manager (PAM)
  • Building and Maintenance Services Technician (BMST)

Unit 3 – Creating a New Project

  • Setting Specific Calendar Options
  • Pitfalls in Changing Options
  • Adjusting the Standard Calendars
  • Creating a New Calendar
  • Specifying Project Summary Information
  • Specifying Project Information

Unit 4 – Creating Tasks

  • Overview of Creating Tasks
  • Entering Tasks
  • Creating Summary Tasks
  • Working with Summary Tasks
  • Entering Milestones
  • Format Task Names

Unit 5 – Task Durations and Checking Status

  • Task Duration Overview
  • Entering Task Durations
  • Upsize Durations
  • Checking Project Status
  • Understanding Project Slack

Unit 6 – Creating Task Relationships

  • Overview of Creating Relationships
  • Entering Lag Time Entering Lead Time
  • Creating Relationships Using the Link Tool
  • Creating Relationships Using Task Entry
  • Using Task Information for Relationships
  • Creating Relationships in a Sheet

Unit 7 – Resourcing a Project

  • Overview of Resourcing
  • Creating a Resource Pool
  • Assigning Calendars to Resources
  • Adjusting Resource Information

Unit 8 – Assigning Resources

  • Overview of Assigning Resources
  • Assigning Part Time Resources Assigning Resources Using Task Entry View
  • Effort Driven Logic
  • Assigning Resources in Task Information
  • Assigning Resources in a Sheet
  • Assigning Resources That You Don’t Have
  • Assigning ALL remaining resources

Unit 9 – Resource Levelling

  • Resource Levelling Overview
  • Tracking Down Overallocations
  • Assigning Overtime

Unit 10 – Constraints and Deadlines

  • Overview of Constraints & Deadlines
  • Reviewing Our Project
  • Adding a Constraint
  • Creating a Deadline

Unit 11 – Project Monitoring

  • Overview of Project Monitoring
  • Creating A Baseline
  • Getting Project to Update Progress
  • Manually Updating Task Progress
  • Tracking Actuals on a Gantt Chart
  • Using the Tracking Box
  • Viewing Task Slippage

This workshop is suitable for new users through to self-taught, long-term users of Microsoft Project. Users who are responsible for monitoring the execution of a project and/or have multiple projects to administrator.

  • 1-Day facilitator-led session (face to face)

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  • 2 x 4 Hours live online facilitation (virtual)

This workshop is not suitable for Mac Users. Should you have a Microsoft Office for Mac training requirement, please contact us for assistance.

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What is the best course for project management?

The best project management course will completely depend on your situation. For example, are you an executive looking at upskilling your project leaders or team? Or are you an individual looking at developing your experience and qualifications for future job applications?

We offer a wide range of short courses, workshops and nationally accredited project management qualifications to offer a complete solution for whatever you are hoping to achieve. If you're unsure which project management course is for you, your team or your business, contact us today, and one of our training experts will help you find what you are looking for.

Is a Project Management Certification worth it?

According to the National Skills Commission, Project Management roles are in high demand all over Australia. In fact, the Project Management Institute released a study demonstrating that the need for project managers will grow by another 33% in the next 5 years.

The world is changing fast, and businesses need to continually grow, innovate and adapt. Skilled project managers are the leaders who can make change happen, come up with new ideas and implement them. As a result, the job prospects for project managers have never been better, making project management qualifications an appealing addition to your resume for any recruiter or employer.

Can I be a Project Manager with no experience?

The truth is, many people are finding themselves in jobs requiring project management skills that they've never been taught. The workplace is fast evolving to keep up with global change, and that has impacted many jobs, seeing many people thrown into project management roles with no experience or training.

If you find yourself in this predicament, you'll know that it is possible to be a project manager with no experience, but it isn't easy. The training and experience you'll get through our project management courses will give you the tools, skills, knowledge and understanding to tackle the project management elements of your job and make them a success. We will teach you methodologies and skills to make your team work better, help you achieve more, and do so by working smarter with less stress and time pressure.

Is Project Management hard?

Project management is a workplace skill that you need to invest in. Like learning anything, you'll have to study and involve yourself in learning the skills you need, but with the right trainers and materials, it doesn't have to be hard to learn.

Our trainers are highly experienced and have been teaching project management to businesses, companies and individuals all over the world for many years. We have developed courses that are engaging and full of high-quality materials to make your learning process enjoyable.

How long does it take to become a project manager?

Your career path to becoming a project manager can vary depending on your industry and its qualification requirements. Some industries don't require formal qualifications, though they may help secure you a position over another candidate. Other industries may encourage formal qualifications.

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