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Project Intermediate Training Courses
Designed for MS Project 365, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010
- 1 day Instructor-led
Who is this course for?
Our Microsoft Project Intermediate course is suitable for those with basic working knowledge and experience of MS Project.
A working knowledge of Project or our Project Introduction course. You will need to have prior knowledge of the Project Management fundamentals or other Project software applications.
BenefitsThis course is designed for those users who wish to improve their current knowledge of Project to take advantage of the more complex features. On completion of the course, delegates will use project to help manage their resources and costs; to set plans, deadlines and schedules. At this level they will be able to track their project and create and print Gantt charts and reports.
After completing this course you will be prepared to attend the Project Advanced training course.
Managing Resources and Costs
Creating work, material and cost resources
Working with multiple calendars
Effort Driven Scheduling
Working with resource costs and fixed costs
Working with the Team Planner
Identifying budget variance
Finalising the Plan
Reviewing the schedule
Levelling resource over-allocation
Entering project progress
Viewing variance information
Analyse and adjust a schedule
Reschedule the project
Adjustment of resource schedules
Filters and sort
Add new columns
Working with auto filters
Applying built-in filters
Sorting and grouping data
Manage multiple projects
Consolidating and sharing projects
Resource pools: Sharing resources across projects
Levelling and reporting across multiple projects
Exchange project data
Import, export and copy data from Microsoft Excel
Enhanced copy and paste
What you get
Training is held in our modern, comfortable, air-conditioned suites
Modern-spec IT, fully networked with internet access
"What do I get on the day?"
Lunch is provided at a local restaurant or pub. Browse the sample menus:
Breaks and timing
Courses start at 9:30am.
Please aim to be with us for 9:15am.
Joining information (how to get to our venues)
Available throughout the day:
- Hot beverages
- Clean, filtered water
Training formats & Services
BBC Studios And Post Production
Printed handouts of all exercises would be v beneficial, it was v difficult to follow the final exercise. During the day Doug tailored some parts of the course to questions that we were asking which was very beneficial to the group. We had a smaller group today which was much better and more manageable. V useful session - covered everything I was expecting and more.
Great tailored course that was perfectly pitched and paced.
Overall, a very good course. Thank you.
Training manual sample
Below are some extracts from our free MS Project training manuals.
Unit 7 - Printing and Reporting
Printing project views
- You can print most project views, but you cannot print split screen views.
- Printing of the Gantt Chart is WYSISYG - change the zoom of the view and the columns displayed to control what is printed.
- When you print the Gantt Chart the TimeLine is NOT printed.
Viewing and changing the print settings
- Click the File tab and choose Print.
- From this screen you can change from Landscape to Portrait Orientation:
- And you can change the paper size.
- Click the Settings link to choose to print notes, etc:
- Or, if you prefer to use the dialog box available in previous versions of Project, click the Page Setup link.
- In the dialog box the following tabs can be selected: -
Page: Choose orientation and scaling.
Margins: Set the margins and borders.
Header: Control how the header section will be printed.
Footer Control how the footer section will be printed.
Legend: Control how the legend is printed
View: Choose number of columns, print notes, etc.
Add a header, footer, or legend to a view
- On the File tab, choose Print and click the Page Setup link.
- On the Header, Footer, or Legend tab, click the Left, Center, or Right tab.
- In the text box, type or paste text, add project information, or insert or paste a graphic:
- To add page numbers, click Insert Page Number , Insert Total Page Count , or both.
- To add the current date or time, click Insert Current Date, Insert Current Time, or both.
- To add the file name, click Insert File Name.
- To add a graphic, click Insert Picture.
- If required, select the text that you want to format, click Format Text Font , and then select the formatting options that you want.
- To add project-specific information, select the information that you want in the General and Project fields boxes, and then click Add for each entry. Repeat this step to add more project information.
Note: You can create multiple-line headers, footers, and legends. At the end of the first line of text or information, press ENTER. Headers can have up to five lines of information. Footers and legends can have up to three lines.
Exercise: Change the print settings
- Open the Holiday Home.MPP project (created earlier) and ensure you are viewing the Gantt Chart.
- Click the File tab, choose Print and click the Page Setup link.
- On the Footer tab type your name in the left section, press Enter and click the Date button:
- On the View tab select the options to Print all sheet columns and to Print notes:
- Click OK to preview the project on the right hand side of the Print screen:
- Print preview
- Tip: Use the buttons at the bottom right of the print preview screen to view the other pages:
- If you want to print the project click the Print command button - this will print to your default printer
- You can change the printer and printer options is required:
- To return to the Gantt Chart view, click the Tasks tab on the ribbon.
Project has a number of pre-defined reports based on some principal types which can be used directly or changed as required. Alternatively completely new reports can be created.
On the Project tab click Reports to display the Reports dialog box:
Summarises the most significant project information, including numbers of tasks and resources, task and schedule status, costs, start and finish dates, and so on.
Displays information about top-level tasks for the entire project. Includes summary tasks and task notes.
Shows critical tasks for the entire project. Includes summary and successor tasks and task notes.
Shows project milestones. Includes summary tasks and task notes.
Shows working and nonworking times for resources for the entire project duration.
Create a new report.
Double click the required category to see the available reports, for example:
Double click a report to see it displayed in the new print preview screen:
You can edit any of the existing reports and change the filter or detail of information displayed:
- On the Project tab of the ribbon, click Reports
- Double click the required report category
- Select a report and click Edit: the options you see depends on the report you have chosen:
With the Should Have Started Tasks report you can change the period, the table and the filter.
With the Working Days report you can only change the text formatting.
Visual reports enable you to view your project's data in PivotTable reports in Microsoft Office Excel, and PivotDiagram views in Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007.
On the Project tab click the Visual Reports command to display the Visual Reports dialog box.