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  Introduction to Microsoft Project
  This one day workshop is aimed at newcomers to Microsoft Project 2010 who wish to gain proficiency and confidence in using it to plan and control their projects.  The course is also beneficial for more experienced users who have utilised other tools. (Click here for Advanced Outline)

Learning Outcomes

Attendees of this program will emerge able to:

- Enter and maintain project plan data.
- Produce typical project plan reports involving tasks, resources and costs.
- Predict and resolve resource overload problems.
- Set baselines, and enter 'actual' data and produce 'plan vs actual' reports.

Summary of Course

After a brief preview of the function and capabilities of the product, participants will spend time working on a series of project exercises specially designed to reveal the various features of this package. Under the guidance of the facilitator, they will enter tasks and duration estimates, introduce inter-task dependencies and produce work-breakdown-structures. In addition they will enter resource and cost information, detect and resolve resource overloads and generate professional project plan documentation. They will also learn to enter actual information and produce 'plan vs actual’ reports. Participants will apply these skills to their own projects.

Please don't hesitate to call (02 9279 0900) or email us to discuss your training needs.

Course Outline


  • Introduction
  • What Does Microsoft Project Do?



  • Entering Tasks and Duration
  • Working with Estimated Durations
  • Linking Tasks
  • Setting Customised Project Calendars
  • Building a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Generating Gantt Charts
  • Identifying Critical Tasks and Slack
  • Manipulating Network Diagrams
  • Page Setup and Printing


  • Defining Resources
  • Allocating Resources
  • Setting Resource Calendars
  • Resource Histograms
  • Examining Resource Overloads
  • Automatic Levelling


  • Standard and Per Use Cost Rates
  • Producing a Budget
  • Projecting Cash Flows

Additional Topics

  • Split Screens
  • Views and Tables
  • Filtering
  • Annotating the Gantt Chart
  • Grouping Tasks
  • Setting Task Calendars


  • Setting a Baseline
  • Entering Actual Information
  • Printing ‘Planned vs Actual’ Status
  • Implementing Corrective Actions
  • Documenting Decisions
  • Collaboration Features





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