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Overview

The MS Project 2010 – Basic Level course is a short course designed specially to enable individuals to learn and to manage a range of projects, from small to large scale, using MS Project.

This course is designed as part of a lifelong learning programme suitable for new entrants and working adults working in the Built Environment Industry.

Upon successful completion of this course, individuals should be capable of using MS Project 2010 to deal with tasks and resources and, in particular, be able to handle problem areas that often arise.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, individuals will be able to:

  • Identify the basic features and components of MS Project
  • Learn the key concepts associated with project management
  • Enter tasks into a project file
  • Create relationships between tasks in a project
  • Understand and use resource assignment calculations
  • Assign resources to tasks using a number of different methods
  • Use various techniques for levelling over allocation of resources
  • Assign material resources in a project
  • Assign and track costs within a project
  • Apply constraints and deadlines to tasks in a project
  • Track the progress of a project
  • Print various aspects of a project

Class Size

6 to 15 students

Course Structure

Lessons will be visually guided with a demonstration from the lecturer.

Individuals will have to bring their own laptops as there will be a hands-on application section.

DAY 1

The Fundamentals

  • Planning the Project
  • Understanding Project Management
  • Understanding the Project Database
  • What’s New in Project 2010
  • Understanding the Project 2010 Screen
  • Using Common Views
  • Using More Views
  • Creating a New Project
  • Selecting the Project Scheduling Date
  • Selecting the Project Calendar
  • Adjusting Working Hours
  • Adjusting Working Days
  • Creating a New Calendar
  • Printing a View
  • Using Help

Entering the Task List

  • Entering Tasks
  • Estimating Task Duration
  • Entering Task Duration
  • Entering a Milestone
  • Organising Tasks into Phases
  • Linking Tasks
  • Editing Task Links
  • Unlinking Tasks
  • Creating Recurring Tasks
  • Using the Task Information Dialog Box
  • Using Task Notes
  • Moving and Copying a Task
  • Inserting and Deleting a Task

Day 2

Entering and Assigning Resources

  • Entering People Resources
  • Entering Equipment Resources
  • Entering Material Resources
  • Adjusting Individual Resource Working Schedules
  • Using Resource Notes
  • Understanding Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Assigning Additional Resources to Tasks
  • Assigning Material Resources to Tasks

Viewing the Project

  • Using Split Views
  • Sorting Information
  • Grouping Information
  • Filtering Information
  • Using AutoFilters
  • Using Zoom

Day 3

Working with Tasks

  • Changing Task Scheduling Mode
  • Overlapping Tasks
  • Delaying Tasks
  • Setting Task Deadlines
  • Setting Task Constraints
  • Splitting Tasks
  • Understanding Task Type
  • Assigning a Task Calendar
  • Understanding Task Indicators

Day 4

Working with Resources

  • Delaying Resource Start Time
  • Applying Predefined Resource Contours
  • Specifying Resource Availability Dates
  • Grouping Resources
  • Assigning a Resource Calendar

Who should attend?

  • As this is a basic level course, individuals with or without knowledge of MS Project are welcomed
  • Individuals should have a basic understanding about the Built Environment Industry as examples used will be related to this industry
  • General understanding of Windows operating system

This programme is suitable for:

  • Project Manager
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Site Supervisor
  • Construction Scheduler
  • Site Engineer
  • Architects
  • Building Surveyor
  • Property Developer
  • Property Manager

Programme Fees

  • *S$950 before GST

 

Payment for this course should be made at least 1 week prior to the start of the course. Payment can be made in Cash, NETS, Cheque or Internet Banking.

Course Duration

4 lessons, 6 hours each

Lessons will be held once a week (Saturday).

Course Date

Date: 3, 10, 17, 24 June 2017
Time: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
          (Includes 1 hour break)

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