Microsoft Project Introduction

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Introduction to Microsoft Project

Recap on project management concepts

Project environment overview

The 3 databases: Tasks, Resources and Assignments

Different ways of displaying the Project Plan

Getting Help

Creating a Project Plan

Create a New Project Plan

Project Information

Create and apply the project calendar

Defining recurring exceptions to the calendar

Defining the calendar's work weeks

Create the Summary tasks 

Create the Work Breakdown Structure

Task creation and scheduling

Exploring the Entry Table and its fields

Task editing and the Task Information window

Task Durations

Defining Milestones

Manual Scheduling vs Automatic Scheduling

Changing the Task's Calendar

Create a split in a Task

Create Task Relationships

Adding Lag or Lead to a Relationship

Identifying the Critical Path

Adding Constraints and Deadlines to Tasks

Create Recurring Activities

Adding Notes and links to Tasks

Managing Resources

Exploring the Entry Table and its fields

Resource editing and the Resource Information window

Resource Types

Fixed Costs vs Variable Costs

Adding Resource Costs

Defining when costs accrue

Changing the Resource Calendar and Availability

Project calendar vs Resource and Task Calendar

Assigning Resources to Tasks

Effort Driven Scheduling

Resolving Resource Overallocation

Tracking the Project Progress

Setting a Project Baseline

Entering Actuals

Different ways of viewing the Progress

Checking if the Project is on track

Viewing and Reporting Project Detail

Adding Tasks to the Timeline and sharing it

Modifying the Timescale and Zoom level

Formatting the Gantt View

Filtering and Grouping Tasks

Print and Troubleshoot the Gantt View

Using built-in Reports in Microsoft Project

Duration - 2 day