Project - Introduction

Course description

This course is not currently being run.

This product is only available on PC.

Modern project management techniques have been in use for more than 80 years. They have been significantly refined over that time, particularly in applications by large organisations such as NASA. You don't have to undertake such large projects to benefit from their use. As a methodology, project management can be helpful in managing projects of any size.

Microsoft Project is a tool that applies this methodology to your data to make your projects manageable. It does this by automating the arithmetic involved in building project plans, tracking work completed, and accounting for variances from your plan. It can produce professional charts and reports, and do a whole lot more to help you get your project completed on schedule and within budget.

Microsoft Project software will need to be purchased via IDS. Go to and select the version you require.

Type of course

Hands-on computer course

Who should attend

Staff ONLY

What you will learn

Session 1: Scheduling Tasks

Set up a project from scratch
Assemble tasks into a Work Breakdown Structure
Link tasks to represent real-world interdependencies
Print project data in useful ways

Session 2: Resourcing and Using Views

List relevant details of various resources (people and equipment)
Use several methods to allocate resources to tasks
Track the progress of an implemented project
Use alternative views to manage projects effectively

Prerequisites / assumed knowledge

Proficiency in using Windows applications, in particular familiarity with Excel or Access

Knowledge of Project Management methodology

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