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MS-Project, introduction Training
certification PCIE® en option

Hands-on course
Duration : 2 days
Ref : MPI
Price  2020 : Contact us
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  • Participants / Prerequisite
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This training will mainly teach you to schedule tasks, assign resources, and budget and track activities with MS Project. Many practical exercises are included to help you learn about the software in an operational manner.

Learning objectives

  • Browsing in the MS-Project interface, using different interfaces and reports
  • Creating tasks in the project and assigning them durations
  • Establishing dependencies between tasks
  • Optimizing margins and the project's critical path
  • Associating resources with the project and improving their use
  • Tracking the progress of the project and analyzing discrepancies


  • Defining the planning challenge.
  • Functions and uses of MS-Project.

Getting started with MS-Project

  • Introduction to the elements of the work environment: Toolbars, tables, windows, pop-up help.
  • Pre-scheduling configuration: Choosing units of time and work, the calendar, and options.

Hands-on work
Learning the interface. Initializing the project.

Setting up the schedule.

  • Creating tasks. Handling tasks: Moving, editing, deleting.
  • Tracking the PERT network.
  • Understanding different types of constraints.
  • Analyzing the schedule, identifying margins and the critical path.

Hands-on work
Handling tasks, establishing dependencies. Inputing durations. Showing margins and the critical path. Tracking changes. Adjusting timeframes.

Allocating resources

  • Creating and assigning resources.
  • Presenting types of tasks.
  • Defining assignment fields.

Hands-on work
Creating and assigning resources. Controlling overloads.

Setting up the budget

  • Defining resource allocation percentages.
  • Entering fixed costs.
  • Evaluating the budget on the schedule.

Hands-on work
Fixed cost for tasks. Resource leveling. Viewing the budget.

Monitoring the project

  • Indicators: Baseline, consumed, needed to finish, progress, end estimate.
  • Setting up the baseline.
  • Updating the project: Entering consumed, progress, work left remaining.

Hands-on work
Save the initial schedule. Define and show the progress date. Automatic progress. Analyze the project.

Using the schedule

  • Customizing the graphical aspect of a task.
  • Adding texts to the schedule.
  • Presenting reports.
  • Preparing the schedule for a meeting.

Hands-on work
Describe a task or benchmark. List of a resource's tasks. Cost analysis.

Participants / Prerequisite

» Participants

Project managers. Project engineers. Department heads. Planners.

» Prerequisite

No particular knowledge.

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Time schedule

Generally, courses take place from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30.
However, on the first day attendees are welcomed from 8:45, and there is a presentation of the session between 9:15 and 9:30.
The course itself begins at 9:30. For the 4- or 5-day hands-on courses, the sessions finish at 15:30 on the last day
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