Microsoft Project 2007 Foundation Training Course Outline

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Project Training CoursesThis 1-day training course covers the basic functions and features of Project 2007.

Students will learn how to create a new project file, create and modify task lists, create a Work Breakdown Structure, and work with task relationships. They'll also learn how to create a base calendar, assign resources to tasks, create task calendars, and create and modify tables. Students will use filters and groups, and they'll sort task, resource data and learn how to resolve resource conflicts. Finally, formatting and reporting will cover formatting a project file, using drawing tools and printing views and reports. Contact us for further details.

Course objectives

Apply project management concepts, start Project 2007, open an existing project file, navigate different views, create and save a new project file, and use the Project 2007 Help features.
Create a task list in Gantt Chart view by entering the task name and duration, modify the task list by inserting and deleting tasks, and create a Work Breakdown Structure and Phases.
Create task relationships by linking, add predecessors and lead time to tasks, view task relationships, add recurring tasks, explore Network Diagram view and modify the task relationships in it, and use the Task Information dialog box.
Use the Change Working Time dialog box to create a base calendar for the project, use the resource sheet to create a resource pool, assign resources to tasks, create task calendars, enter resource costs in Resource Sheet view, and use the Cost table in Gantt Chart view.
Work with Calendar and form views, and create and modify tables.
Use standard filters and AutoFilters, create an interactive filter, use predefined groups, create a custom group, and sort task and resource data.
Display the critical path and edit effort-driven schedules, and resolve resource conflicts by identifying and adjusting resource overallocation.
Course Modules:

Getting started
Topic A: Project management concepts
Topic B: Exploring the Project window
Topic C: Working with project files
Topic D: Using Help

Working with tasks
Topic A: Creating a task list
Topic B: Modifying a task list
Topic C: Creating a Work Breakdown Structure

Scheduling tasks
Topic A: Setting up task links
Topic B: Working in Network Diagram view
Topic C: Working with advanced task options

Managing resources
Topic A: Creating base calendars .
Topic B: Working with resources and calendars
Topic C: Working with resource costs

Working with views and tables
Topic A: Working with views
Topic B: Working with tables

Filtering, grouping, and sorting
Topic A: Working with filters
Topic B: Working with groups
Topic C: Sorting tasks and resources

Finalising the task plan
Topic A: Finalising schedules

Topic B: Resolving resource conflicts

Target Audience

The target students for this course should be comfortable using a personal computer and Microsoft Windows. Students will get the most out of this course if their goal is to become proficient project managers by using Microsoft Project 2007 to plan and manage their projects effectively.


Students taking this course should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course assumes that students have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience: Windows Basic.

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