Microsoft Office Project 2007 - Managing Projects

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code M5927

This course has been retired. Please view currently available Project Management Skills Training Courses.


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Getting Started with Microsoft Office Project 2007 (6 topics)

  • Understanding the Nature of Projects
  • Discovering Project 2007
  • Understanding Project 2007 File Types
  • Navigating the Project 2007 Interface
  • Getting Help and Guidance
  • Configuring Options

Creating and Defining Projects (7 topics)

  • Creating and Saving Projects
  • Defining Properties and Options
  • Creating and Organising the Task List
  • Importing Data
  • Modifying and Applying Calendars
  • Setting Scheduling Options
  • Lab 2: Creating and Defining Projects

Working with Estimates and Dependencies (6 topics)

  • Entering Task Estimates
  • Using A PERT Analysis to Estimate Task Duration
  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks by Using the Gantt Chart View
  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks by Using the Network Diagram View
  • Adding Lag or Lead Time to a Linked Task
  • Lab 3: Working with Estimates and Dependencies

Working with Deadlines, Constraints, and Task Calendars (7 topics)

  • Introducing Deadlines, Constraints, and Task Calendars
  • Creating and Modifying Deadlines
  • Creating and Modifying Constraints
  • Creating and Modifying Task Calendars
  • Identifying Critical Tasks
  • Working with Task Driver
  • Lab 4: Working with Deadlines, Constraints, and Task Calendars

Working With Resources (5 topics)

  • Introducing Resources, Assignments, and Budgeting
  • Adding Resources to the Resource Sheet
  • Creating and Modifying Resource Assignments
  • Entering Project Budgets
  • Lab 5: Working with Resources

Predicting Behavior by Using Task Types and the Scheduling Formula (5 topics)

  • Using Task Types and the Scheduling Formula
  • Changing Variables and Predicting Behavior
  • Applying Task Types to Produce Predictable Behavior
  • Special Situations with Effort-Driven Scheduling
  • Lab 6: Understanding Task Types and the Scheduling Formula

Customizing and Formatting (6 topics)

  • Formatting Screen Elements
  • Creating and Modifying Templates
  • Creating and Modifying Fields, Tables, and Formulas
  • Creating and Modifying Filters and Groups
  • Creating and Modifying Custom Views
  • Lab 7: Customising and Formatting

Analysing Resource Utilisation (5 topics)

  • Introducing Resource Utilisation Concepts
  • Viewing Resource Assignments, Allocation, and Utilisation
  • Managing Resource Availability
  • Optimising and Leveling Resource Assignments
  • Lab 8: Analysing Resource Utilisation

Tracking Progress (7 topics)

  • Working With Baselines
  • Entering Duration Updates
  • Entering Work Updates
  • Entering Cost Updates
  • Discovering Variances
  • Troubleshooting and Getting Back on Track
  • Lab 9: Tracking Progress

Creating Reports (6 topics)

  • Selecting, Editing, and Creating Basic Reports
  • Configuring Print and Page Setup Options
  • Setting Options to Correct Printing Issues
  • Exporting Reporting Data
  • Creating and Modifying Visual Reports
  • Lab 10: Creating Reports

Managing Multiple Projects (7 topics)

  • Introducing Management of Multiple Projects
  • Creating Master Projects
  • Creating Links Between Projects
  • Calculating Single or Multiple Critical Paths
  • Saving and Opening Multiple Projects
  • Sharing Resources and Analysing Resource Utilization Across Multiple Projects
  • Lab 11: Managing Multiple Projects


  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard -
  • Navigate through Windows files and folders
  • Work with Windows - minimise, maximise, open and close
  • A basic understanding of project management concepts -
  • Data entry in tables (e.g. Microsoft Excel or Access)

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