Microsoft Project

 

 Microsoft Project

This project management tool is not included in the Microsoft Office Suite of products. As a result, you may have yet to be introduced to it. Generally levels one and two of Project are taught as a two-day course. Day One focuses on setting up a project. This process includes creating a custom calendar and applying the calendar to the many components of the program. The calendar controls durations of tasks on a timeline that calculates in the background of the program. Creating a hierarchy of tasks with specific linked relationships is practiced, along with learning tables, views, filters, and reports. You will learn types of tasks and settings to affect the tasks, such as deadlines, constraints, and assigning resources to accomplish the tasks. You will also set a critical path and baseline.

Day Two focuses on tracking actual activity and viewing that outcome to the original plan. Information is shared among Excel, Word, and Access. Custom tables, views, and reports are constructed. The Organizer is used to share custom components among Project files. A shared resource pool is created and linked, and a master project plan is created to hold links of multiple projects. A template is also created for similar future projects.



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