What is the course about?
The course provides an overview on how to plan and manage your projects using the Microsoft Project. It will help you to be more efficient in meeting crucial deadlines and monitoring and control of your project.
What will we cover?
• Project Environment
• File Management
• Project Templates
• Project Views
• Tasks, Tasks Durations and Defining tasks
• Resources and Resource Types
• Monitoring projects
• Updating Task Status
• Tools for project tracking
• Project reports.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Basic Project Management Theory
• Understand the constraints of time, cost and quality
• Appreciate the importance of setting clear objectives
• Understand the MS Project environment
• Create a new project
• Open an existing project
• Saving files
See different views of the project
• Use different types of resources
• Remove resources
• Assign single and multiple resources
• Create baselines
• Update tasks
• Know which tools to use for tracking
• Understand how to use tracking Gantt and Filters
• Use MS Project to create a basic project plan.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory class. Students should have basic computer literacy and have an interest in using MS Project software to manage projects. The course is taught using PCs, and students should have a basic knowledge of Windows.
Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support in your
English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through a structured day of lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises and work based discussions. A
computer projector is used for presentations and viewing of data and images. Each student will have their
own computer to work on. You will be referred to handouts with exercises for you to complete.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Face to face networking - contacts for business
Introduction to Strategy
Introduction to web conferencing.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details