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Project Planning with Microsoft Project

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Course Objectives

This two day course aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform essential project planning tasks in Microsoft Project.

Participants will learn how to plan a project, assign resources, track progress, manage budgets and analyse workload for projects.

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This course is suitable for professionals undertaking the following roles:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Officers
  • Project Team Member
  • Anyone assisting on projects
  • Anyone interested in learning more about project planning
  • Anyone interested in learning the basics of MS Project
Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the project life cycle
  • Understand the principles, high-level activities, tools, and techniques involved to complete each of the 24 Planning Processes
  • Discuss why we complete each of the 24 Planning Processes
  • Identify the benefits of each of the 24 Planning Processes
  • Complete a project schedule in MS Project using the relevant Planning Processes (around 12 Planning Processes)
Delivery Strategy
  • Face to face or virtual trainer delivered two day course.
  • Undertake individual and group led activities to support practical application
  • Includes additional reference resources.
  • Students receive certificate of completion at end of course
Topics Covered
  • The Project Life Cycle
  • Basics of MS Project
  • Scope Planning
  • The WBS in MS Project
  • Schedule Planning
  • Create the Schedule in MS Project
  • Cost Planning
  • Create a Budget in MS Project
  • Quality Planning
  • Add Quality Activities to the Schedule
  • Resource Planning
  • Add and assign Resources to the Schedule
  • Communications Planning
  • Reporting using MS Project
  • Risk Planning and Responses
  • Contingency Planning in MS Project
  • Procurement Planning
  • Including LLTI in MS Project
  • Stakeholder Planning
  • Recurring Tasks for Meetings
  • Saving Baselines for the Project Management Plan
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