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Course Type


Price Per Delegate

£245 +VAT
Public Scheduled Course

Price Per Course

£745 +VAT
On-Site at Customer Premises, Max 10 Delegates


1 Day

Full/Part Time

Part Time


SmartStyle Training

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This course is intended for users who need to plan, design, create and manage project plans using Microsoft Project.

Objectives: On completion of the course users will be able to create new project plans and modify existing plans including entering task and resource details, and using dependency links to produce logical schedules. Users will also be able to maintain plans by entering progress information and prepare plans for printing.


A working knowledge of one other Microsoft application and a general understanding of the principles of project management is desirable although not essential.

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Overview of Projects & Project Management
  • What is a Project?
  • Project Planning & Objectives
  • Work Breakdown Structures¬†
Getting Started with Project
  • Navigating the Project Interface
  • Opening & Navigating Project Files
  • Working with Views & Tables
  • Changing System Options
Starting a New Project
  • Setting Project Base Information
  • Modifying the Base Calendar
  • Outlining the Plan
  • Manual vs Automatic Scheduling
  • Inserting, Editing, Deleting, Moving & Copying Tasks
  • Inserting Summary & Sub-Tasks
  • Creating & Displaying Task Notes
Defining a Project Schedule
  • Entering Task Durations & Elapsed Time
  • Creating Milestone Tasks
  • Dealing with Scheduling Issues
  • Creating & Modifying Dependency Links
  • Creating a 'Lag' Between Tasks
  • What is a Critical Path &¬†a Critical Task?
  • Viewing Slack Time/Float
Simple Resource Scheduling
  • Using the Resource Sheet
  • Entering & Editing Resource Details
  • Resource Availability & Holidays
  • Basic Resource Assignments
  • Using Resource Views to Resolve Conflicts
Completing Tasks
  • Marking Tasks as % Complete
  • Viewing Task Progress
Printing Project Plans
  • Previewing & Printing Projects
  • Controlling Page Setup

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