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Microsoft Project (PJ)

  • Length 2 days
  • Price  NZD 1390 exc GST
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Why study this course

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Microsoft Project and gives participants the skills necessary to develop, implement, and manage a project plan. You'll also learn some of the advanced features and functions of Microsoft Project so that you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.

You'll gain the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Microsoft Project during the planning phase of a project. This course will enable you to draft a project plan with Microsoft Project and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval. You'll also learn about maintaining project plans, enabling you to update a project plan in Microsoft Project during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project.

The course consists of formal instruction with plenty of opportunity for hands-on practice. There is also time allowed to cover specific areas of interest for the participants.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss basic project management concepts and principles; identify project view options, interface components, and Gantt chart elements

  • Create a task list, using both manual and automatic scheduling modes; set durations; modify a task list; establish a Work Breakdown Structure; hide columns; set milestones; and format the Sheet pane and the Gantt chart

  • Link tasks to establish a project schedule; modify task predecessors; set lag time and lead time; add recurring tasks; work in Network Diagram view; modify task relationships; and set task constraints

  • Set a base calendar and edit the working time; create a resource pool and a resource calendar; assign resources to tasks; create and apply a task calendar; enter resource costs; and use the Cost table

  • Work in Calendar view and Resource Form view; add tasks to the Timeline view, work with tables and create tables

  • Display the critical path and slack; edit effort-driven schedules to fine-tune a project; and resolve resource conflicts by applying both automatic and manual resource levelling

  • Set baselines; manage a project and enter task progress

  • Apply and create project reports

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Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn the skills necessary to develop, implement, and manage a project plan in Microsoft Project, then update project plans during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project.

Course subjects

Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Identify Project Management Concepts

  • Navigate the Microsoft Project Environment

Defining a Project

  • Create a New Project Plan

  • Define a Project

  • Assign a Project Calendar

Creating and Organising Tasks

  • Add Tasks to a Project Plan

  • Import Tasks From Other Programs

  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure

  • Define Task Relationships

  • Schedule Tasks

Managing Project Plan Resources

  • Add Resources to a Project Plan

  • Create a Resource Calendar

  • Enter Costs for Resources

  • Assign Resources to Tasks

  • Resolve Resource Conflicts

Finalising a Project Plan

  • Optimise a Project Plan

  • Set a Baseline

  • Share a Project Plan

Executing a Project

  • Enter Task Progress

  • Update Task Progress with SharePoint

  • Update Work

  • Update Costs

Monitoring Project Progress

  • View Project Progress

  • Add Custom Fields

  • Create Custom Views

  • Create a Network Diagram

  • Analyse a Project Plan

Controlling a Project Plan

  • Edit the Task List

  • Reschedule Tasks

  • Update a Baseline

Reporting on Progress

  • Format and Share a Chart View

  • View Existing Reports

  • Create Custom Reports

  • Create a Visual Report

Customising the Application

  • Change Project Options

  • Create a Project Plan Template

  • Share Resources

  • Link Project Plans


To maximise your success in this course, you should have basic project management knowledge and skills.

You should also have basic knowledge and skills for using a Microsoft Windows computer, preferably running Windows 10 or later.

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The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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