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York College

Overview – Day One

This introductory course is aimed at users who have little or no previous working knowledge of Microsoft Office Project 2016. This will provide delegates with hands-on experience of project planning, working through the application to create a project plan from scratch. The course looks at all aspects of the project design and looks at reporting tools.

Assessment: Continual checking of knowledge and understanding through question and answers; plus observation of activities and exercises to ensure that the learner is meeting all of the learning objectives

Introducing Project

Quick Access Toolbar
File – backstage
The Ribbon & Customising
Gantt Chart View
Status Bar and scroll bars
Task Pane
Timescales with Project

 Project Planning

Project features
Project constraints
Defining Parameters
Identifying tasks and resources

Setting Project Parameters

Project Calendars
Individual project
Working and non-working times

Working with Tasks

Entering tasks into a Project
Tasks V Milestones
Tasks Notes
Linking items to tasks
Setting task durations
Setting task relationships
Outlining a project
Work breakdown structure
Task constraints
The critical path

 Working With Resources

Creating the resource pool
Choosing task type by resource
Linking items to resources
Assigning resources to tasks

Project Charts and Reports

Saving projects for the first time
Saving changes
The Gantt chart
The Network (PERT) Diagram
Reports in Project
Cost Reports
Dashboard Reports
Resource Reports

Overview – Day Two

This intermediate course follows on from the 1 day introductory course, and looks at working with live projects, identifying slipping projects, looking at lead and lag times. This course provides delegates with hands-on demonstrations of the possible problems which can arise when working with live projects and how to overcome these.

Lead and Lag Times

What are lead and lag times?
Looking at slack within a project
Setting lead times
Setting lag times 

Project Properties

Summary properties
Statistic properties
Content properties
Custom properties

Managing the Project 

Critical tasks
Non-critical tasks
Recording project progress
Updating task information
Task start dates
Task completion

Working with Filters 

Filtering tasks
Filtering resources
Creating custom filters

Project Views

Calendar view
Task usage view
Tracking Gantt view
Resource graph
Resource sheet
Resource usage
Custom views

Further Project Activities

Saving workspaces
Splitting tasks in a project
Working with material resources
Subprojects within a project
Levelling resources

Resource Pool Exercise

Setting up a Resource Pool
Connecting files to Resource Pool
Updating shared Resources

Assessment: Continual checking of knowledge and understanding through question and answers and activities at the end of the topic/unit/task to ensure that the learner is meeting all of the learning objectives.


Programme Delivery:

Two day programme


31st October 2017 and 1st November 2017 at York College, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm each day



(ESF funding may be available for eligible companies)



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