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Project 2013 Essentials Course

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About the Course

The skills and knowledge acquired in this 2 day Microsoft Project 2013 course are sufficient for the learner to be able to create a new project, enter and work with tasks and resources, create a schedule, and print effective project information.

Who should do this course?

This course is intended for people who wish to learn how to use Microsoft Project 2013 to manage a range of projects, from small to large scale. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be capable of using Project to deal with tasks and resources, and in particular be able to handle problem areas that often arise when using a computer to help manage projects.

Prerequisites

Participants need little or no knowledge of Microsoft Project 2013, however it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

Course Details

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    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Getting to Know Project 2013

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  • How Project 2013 Works
  • Starting Project in Windows 8
  • Understanding the Project Start Screen
  • The Project 2013 Screen
  • Project Operations
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Showing and Collapsing the Ribbon
  • Understanding the Backstage
  • The Project Work Area
  • Working with Views
  • Working with Split Screens
  • Understanding Sheet Views
  • Working with Tables
  • Gantt Chart View
  • Working with Gantt Charts
  • Understanding the QAT
  • Working with the QAT
  • Working with Project Files
  • Exiting from Project 2013

Unit 2: Project Management

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  • Tasks and Resources
  • The Importance of Planning
  • Understanding the Gantt Chart
  • Computers and Project Management

Unit 3: Creating a New Project

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  • Steps in Creating a Project
  • Understanding your Project
  • Creating a New Project File
  • Calendar Options
  • Changing Calendar Options
  • Working with Calendars
  • Modifying the Standard Calendar
  • Entering Public Holidays
  • Creating a New Calendar
  • Setting Up Project Information
  • Entering File Properties

Unit 4: Creating Tasks

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  • Understanding Tasks
  • Understanding Scheduling Icons
  • Our Case Study Tasks
  • Reviewing the Project
  • Entering Tasks
  • Creating Summary Tasks
  • Assignment – Creating Summary Tasks
  • Working in a Sheet View
  • Working with Summary Tasks
  • Working with Task Views
  • Examining Task Information
  • Understanding Task Durations
  • Entering Task Durations
  • Checking Progress
  • Entering Milestones

Unit 5: Scheduling

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  • Understanding Task Dependencies
  • Creating Dependencies Automatically
  • Creating Dependencies in Task Entry
  • Creating Dependencies in Task Information
  • Creating Dependencies in a Sheet View
  • Fine Tuning a Schedule using Dependencies
  • Auto Scheduling Tasks
  • Critical Path and Project Slack
  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Examining Task Slack
  • Understanding Lag Time
  • Entering Lag Time
  • Understanding Lead Time
  • Entering Lead Time

Unit 6: Resourcing a Project

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  • Understanding Resources
  • Entering Work Resources
  • Entering Material Resources
  • Entering Cost Resources
  • Assigning Calendars to Resources
  • Understanding Resource Availability
  • Adjusting Resource Availability
  • Changing the Unit Display

Unit 7: Resourcing Concepts

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  • Resource Assignment Calculations
  • Task Types and Work Effort
  • Creating a Simple Assignment
  • Working with Fixed Unit Tasks
  • Working with Fixed Duration Tasks
  • Making Multiple Assignments
  • Adding Additional Resources
  • Adding More of the Same Resource
  • More Resources in Multiple Assignments
  • Understanding Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Working with Non Effort Driven Tasks
  • Working with Effort Driven Tasks
  • Resource Assignment Summary

Unit 8: Assigning Resources

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  • Simple Resource Assignments
  • Assigning Part Time Resources
  • Understanding Work Contouring
  • Specifying Resource Usage
  • Contouring Work Hours
  • Assigning Specific Work Times
  • Work Times for Multiple Assignments
  • Problem Assignments
  • Assigning Resources in Task Information
  • Assigning Resources in a Sheet
  • Assigning Resources you do not have
  • The Case Study Resources

Unit 9: Resource Levelling

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  • Understanding Resource Levelling
  • Creating Resource Chaos
  • Tracking Down Over Allocations
  • Checking Resource Usage
  • Creating an Over Allocation Report
  • Fix 1: Changing Work Effort
  • Understanding Overtime
  • Fix 2: Assigning Overtime
  • Fix 3: Hiring Contract Labour
  • Fix 4: Switching Work Assignments
  • Fix 5: Rescheduling Tasks

Unit 10: Assigning Materials

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  • Assigning Fixed Material Consumption
  • Contouring Materials Usage
  • Adding More Material Assignments
  • Assigning Variable Usage Material
  • Adding to a Material Assignment
  • Checking Work for Materials

Unit 11: Costs

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  • Understanding Project Costs
  • Reviewing Current Costs
  • Entering Variable Costs
  • Case Study Variable Costs
  • Assigning Daily Costs
  • Assigning Per Usage Costs
  • Assigning Fixed Costs
  • Assigning Material Costs
  • Using another Cost Table
  • Applying a Different Cost Table
  • Changing Rates during a Project
  • Assigning Cost Resources
  • Viewing Project Costs

Unit 12: Constraints and Deadlines

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  • Understanding Constraints and Deadlines
  • Reviewing our Project
  • Adding a Constraint
  • Using Elapsed Time
  • Rescheduling Tasks
  • Creating a Deadline

Unit 13: Project Tracking

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  • Creating a Baseline
  • Automatically Updating Tasks
  • Manually Updating Tasks
  • Entering Delayed Tasks
  • Tracking Actuals on a Gantt Chart
  • Using the Tracking Box
  • Viewing Task Slippage

Unit 14: Printing and Reporting

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  • Printing a Gantt Chart
  • Printing Sheet Views
  • Printing Tasks for Resources
  • Printing Resources for Tasks

Training Packages

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Ashley S [ 04 December, 2017 ]
Was good to learn the reasons behind how Project does what it does and how it calculates. Lots of the little loop holes were explained and with the reasoning behind them to help trouble shoot potential problems
(5.00 out of 5) Allison M [ 23 October, 2017 ]
As a self taught student I have found this course to be of great value to tech me all about the basics of using Project to its intended use. It covered everything I expected and more!
(5.00 out of 5) Victoria K [ 23 October, 2017 ]
This course has provided me with an excellent base for MS Project and has meet all my expectations, the course was enjoyable and all topics covered well, with lots of examples and all our questions were addressed.
(4.90 out of 5) Ajay N [ 05 October, 2017 ]
Course was well designed and instructor experienced. Very valuable beginners course to start using MS Project.

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