Project 201 – Microsoft Project Intermediate

Class Description
In our 2-day Microsoft Project 201 class Participants will learn the key features of Project including task entry and linking, resource and resource management, and examining and updating projects. Participants will learn to efficiently manage projects, create master projects and sub-projects, create and customize visual reports, work with resource pools, and learn about costing. Our instructors are industry professionals and will not only teach Participants the program but will also teach Participants pitfalls, best practices, and shortcuts.  They are well versed in Microsoft Project and will teach Participants how to increase Participants proficiency and how to work smart within the application.

Course Benefits

  • Work with the advanced formatting features of the Gantt chart and network diagrams
  • Create master projects and subprojects in Project
  • Create customized project reports
  • Work with resource pools

Suggested Prerequisites
Basic computer skills.
We also recommend that you have the MS Project software before starting the class.

Course Outline

  • Setting project options
  • Creating projects from existing projects
  • Creating projects from an Excel spreadsheet
  • Creating projects from a SharePoint list
  • Managing tasks and resources
  • Understanding elapsed versus actual time settings
  • Setting task constraints
  • Splitting and delaying tasks
  • Using the Task Inspector
  • Analyzing critical tasks and critical path
  • Using Lag Time and Lead Time
  • Analyzing task assignments
  • Using the Team Planner
  • Using a Resource Pool and sharing resources
  • Managing Resource Availability and Pay Rates
  • Change the task dependency
  • Creating a task constraint
  • Using the Gantt Chart View to split a task
  • Viewing the Task Inspector
  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Set lag time and lead time
  • Adding a Note through the Assignment Information dialog box
  • Displaying a Team Planner and apply formatting
  • Sharing a Resource Pool
  • Changing a Pay Rate
  • Work with task dependencies
  • Distinguish elapsed versus actual time settings
  • Set task constraints
  • Split and delay tasks
  • Use the Task Inspector
  • Analyze critical tasks and the critical path
  • Use lag time and lead time
  • Analyze task assignments
  • Use the team planner
  • Use a resource pool and share resources
  • Manage resource availability and pay rates
  • Using Leveling to solve resource overallocation
  • Amending Tasks
  • Setting additional baselines
  • Creating budgets
  • Customize the Gantt chart
  • Creating a custom view
  • Applying filters
  • Using Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Codes
  • Creating visual reports
  • Editing reports
  • Using Subproject within a Project
  • Using the Organizer to maintain templates

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.