Microsoft Project 2003 provides users with powerful tools for creating professional-looking project plans quickly and easily. The product provides ease of use by automating many common tasks, including the production of schedules, management of resources, recording of actual effort and the control of progress.
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At the end of the course, delegates will be able to prepare schedules of work to a consistent standard, utilising calendars and options set up specifically for their organisation. Delegates will be able to create and assign resources to the activities, and create milestones and constraints. In addition, delegates will be able to manage simple costs within Microsoft Project, monitor and control progress on plans and produce a wide variety of reports and data from a plan.
What Skills will the Delegate gain?
This course will enable delegates to:
- Define MS Project Default Settings.
- Build and edit a project plan.
- Create and assign resources.
- Manage project costs.
- Resolve overallocations
- Track actual progress.
- Arrange, filter and print views of plans.
- Produce reports from project plans.
Who will the Course Benefit?
Anyone wishing to learn the essential skills to use Project 2003 to create effective Project plans and use the numerous business features available in this product. Anyone involved with project management where plans are produced using Microsoft Project, or those with responsibility to update and maintain project plans, would find this course an ideal introduction to the subject.
Delegates should have a good working knowledge of Windows.
Project Management Concepts and terminology
Understanding default settings.
Working with AutoSave.
Using Project Guide
Building and editing a project.
Estimating task durations.
Creating and assigning resources including materials.
Managing project costs.
Defining multiple resource rates and assigning fixed costs to tasks.
Fundamentals of resolving over-allocations.
Master and Sub Projects.
Managing and updating actuals.
Fomatting a Gantt Chart
Overview of filters, views and reports.