Microsoft Project 2007 Introduction Training Course Outline

Audience: This course is for those who are a new user, or if you have some knowledge of Project and wish to understand of how to get the best out of the package, relative to real projects.

We are happy to arrange for a trainer to contact you to help tailor you course.

Course Duration: 1 day.

Course Availability: Monday – Saturday

Course Types: Group bookings, public courses, 1-2-1 sessions, bespoke tailored courses and office migrations.

Course Location: This Microsoft Project 2007 Introduction training course can be delivered either at our London training venue or at your offices. 

Tailored Course Content: Course content can be customised to meet your specific requirements, with scheduled dates to suit you.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Opening and closing Project plans
  • Modifying the Project Calendar
  • Creating a Project Plan
  • Entering Tasks
  • Task Durations
  • Linking Tasks
  • Enter / Assign Resources
  • Understanding resource over-allocations
  • Level a Project Plan
  • Setting the Project Baseline
  • Uses of the Tracking toolbar

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Introduction to Microsoft Project
  • Project terminology
  • What is the Critical path
  • Uses of baselines
  • Defining the Project goals

Module 2: The Basics

  • Open / Closing a Project plan
  • Navigating the Project window
  • Working with the Ribbon
  • The Project guide

Module 3: Creating a Project

  • Set the project start date
  • Working with the project’s calendar(s)
  • Difference between individual and the project calendar(s)
  • Entering Non-working time
  • Project properties
  • Saving a project

Module 4: Entering and Editing Tasks

  • Entering Tasks
  • Delete & multiple undo’s
  • Entering task durations
  • Adding milestones
  • Reordering tasks
  • Inserting & deleting tasks
  • Reordering tasks
  • Creating Summary Tasks (outlining & WBS)
  • Adding outline numbers & Project summary task
  • Task priorities
  • Task notes

Module 5: Linking Tasks

  • Understanding the types of links (relationships) between tasks
  • Linking Tasks
  • Modifying task relationships
  • Entering lead & lag times
  • Split tasks
  • Difference between deadlines and constraints
  • Set a deadline
  • Discuss types of constraints
  • Setting constraints

Module 6: Resourcing the Project Plan

  • Introducing the types of resources
  • Adding resources
  • Modifying the resource types
  • Assigning resources to tasks

Module 7: Additional Resource Techniques

  • Resource over-allocations
  • Viewing resource assignments and finding over-allocations
  • Resource leveling
  • Viewing the project critical path
  • Introduction to the Team planner

Module 8: Setting a Baseline / Introduction to Tracking

  • When to set a baseline
  • Set a baseline
  • Clear a baseline
  • Add additional task to an existing baseline
  • Overview of the tracking toolbar