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Microsoft Project Advanced

A 1-Day Training Course

Course Content

Course Aims

The objective of this intensive, hands-on one-day training course is to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the advanced functionality of Microsoft Project 2010, 2013 or 2016. Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to able to use complex calendars, consolidate plans, share resources, base plan, track projects and customize Microsoft Project.

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for existing users of Microsoft Project 2010, 2013 or 2016 who want to use the more advanced features of the software in order to increase their knowledge, productivity and effectiveness. Delegates should have a good working knowledge and understanding of the concepts covered in the Introduction course.

Course Outline
This course is a 1-day training course structured into 6 modules.
Module 1
Importing & Exporting Data
Learning outcomes
Using and creating your own maps to import and export Project data to and from Excel and other applications.
Topics covered
  • Import Project Data from Excel
  • Export Project Data to Excel
  • Creating Custom Export Maps
  • Module 2
    Advanced Project Options
    Learning outcomes
    Understanding Project's sophisticated Scheduling and Calendar options and using the organiser to share useful customisations.
    Topics covered
  • Setting Non-Working Time
  • Setting Scheduling Options
  • Using the Organiser
  • Customising the Project Ribbon
  • Module 3
    Advanced Resource Assignment
    Learning outcomes
    Using advanced tools and views to gain more control and visibility of resources and their usage across project tasks.
    Topics covered
  • Using Task Entry View
  • Allocating Overtime/Setting Delays
  • Solving Over Allocation Problems
  • Using Projects Automatic Levelling
  • Module 4
    Working with Multiple Projects
    Learning outcomes
    Creating a resource pool to share resource over many projects and consolidating projects allowing cross project dependencies.
    Topics covered
  • Creating a Resource Pool
  • Creating Consolidated Projects
  • Module 5
    Customising Microsoft Project
    Learning outcomes
    Creating your own specific fields, tables to display chosen fields and views and filters made up of your chosen tables and fields.
    Topics covered
  • Creating Custom Fields
  • Creating Custom Tables
  • Creating Custom Views
  • Creating Custom Filters
  • Module 6
    Creating Reports
    Learning outcomes
    Using Project's built in reports and creating your own custom reports to show specific information from a project.
    Topics covered
  • Using Built in Visual Report Templates
  • Editing a Visual Report in Excel
  • Creating Custom Reports (Project 2010)
  • Creating Custom Chart Reports (Project 2013)
  • Creating Custom Table Reports (Project 2013)

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