Introductory Microsoft Project 2007

Will provide you with the necessary skills to plan and schedule a building or construction project.
4.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a
course's star rating by considering a number of different factors
such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the
likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
12 students enrolled
$19
$25
24% off
Take This Course
  • Lectures 29
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works

Discover

Find online courses made by experts from around the world.

Learn

Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.

Master

Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 7/2013 English

Course Description

This course is designed to provide you with the necessary skills to plan and schedule a building or construction project. The course focuses on setting up a project in MS Project, updating and revising project schedules, assigning resources and dealing with constraints. You will be shown how to create time-scaled diagrams (bar charts), resolve activity clashes / problems and update and monitor activity completion.

Please note that this course is priced in US dollars.

</p>

What are the requirements?

  • Ms Project 2007

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Set up a project program
  • Input tasks, durations and milestones
  • Identify activity relationships and links
  • Plot critical paths
  • Assign labour, plant and material resources
  • Assign costs
  • Update the program
  • Monitor and compare progress on the program
  • Print out programs and reports

What is the target audience?

  • Programmers
  • Project Managers
  • Estimators
  • Construction Industry Personnel

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Welcome
Preview
Article
99 pages
The course manual provides you with a hard copy description of the videos to follow. Save a copy you use as a reference as you work through this course.
Section 2: Module 1
06:22
This lecture will provide you with the basic building blocks as to how operate MS Project and create a program.  

You will learn:

How to open MS Project

How to set up the tool bar

How to open a new Project

How to open an existing Project

Learn to use the Viewbar

Understand how the split window works.

09:33
This lecture will provide you with further basic building blocks as to how operate MS Project and create a program.  

You will learn:

How to save a MS Project file

How to set up for printing

Understand the file properties and how they work

Understand how the Project Information dialogue box works and how to set up the overall parameters which will determine how the project operates

Where to find help in MS Project

Module 1 - Exercise
1 page
Module 1 - Exercise Solution
Preview
03:13
Section 3: Module 2
06:17
This lecture will provide you with details of how to set up tasks within MS Project and understand the parameters which drive how they interact with each other. 

You will learn:

How to set up and enter tasks and their durations

Understand the detail in the task dialogue box

Understand how to create and enter milestones

06:35
This lecture will provide you with details of how to link tasks together into a working program.

You will learn:

How to link activities

Understand and add lag and lead times

How to indent and outdent activities to create sub-tasks

Module 2 - Exercise
2 pages
Module 2 - Exercise Solution
10:01
Section 4: Module 3
05:04
This lecture will provide you with advanced detail of how to manipulate the MS Project interface so you can more efficiently work with your program. 

You will learn about:

The timescale and its impact on how you view your programme

How to change the timescale

What features of the programme are affected by adjustments to the timescale

How to zoom in and out of a program

How to insert and remove additional tasks to your programme

05:26
This lecture will provide you with further advanced detail of how to manipulate the MS Project interface so you can more efficiently work with your program. 

You will learn about:

How to insert and remove additional columns to the program view.  

Understand were the programme information is stored and how to access hidden information. 

Learn what a Work Breakdown Structure is and how to create one in your programme

Learn to use the split window to give you multiple views of different areas of your program at the same time.

06:53
This lecture will provide you with advanced detail of how to interact with the program operation and other functions which will increase your efficiency at MS Project operation. 

You will learn about:

Learn how to format the Gantt chart area including change the look of tasks, how to add labels and other items so your program can be more easily interpreted.

How to create an overall summary task for your programme.

Learn how to insert work breakdown structure numbers into your programme.

Module 3 - Exercise
1 page
Module 3 - Exercise Solution
04:25
Section 5: Module 4
05:35
This lecture will teach you how to work with calendars within MS Project.  Calendars are a vital feature to the operation of MS Project and are needed to accurately forecast task duration.  

You will learn about:

Learn how to create new calendars, duplicate existing calendars and set up how the calendar will operate.

Learn how to set working hours

How to add holidays and other non working days to your program

06:19
This lecture will provide you with advanced detail of how the organiser can be used to send information you have created in one programme to another programme thus eliminating duplication of work already complete.

You will also learn you Recurring Activities work and how to create them in your programme.
Module 4 - Exercise
1 page
Module 4 - Exercise Solutions
03:14
Section 6: Module 5
06:18
This lecture will give you an introduction to resources and how they interact with tasks.  

You will learn about:

The resource dialogue box and the information which supports resources including how to set this up.

How to determine resource availability

How to ensure you have sufficient resources to manage your project.

06:20
This lecture gives you an understanding of the individual recourse calendars and how they operate.  You will learn how the resource calendar interacts with the main calendar as well as the task calendars.

You will learn how to apply resources to tasks and their impact on the programme.
04:32
This lecture will run through the many advanced features of resource operation.  

You will learn about:

How to apply resources to tasks using the split window.

Understanding the relationship between task work, duration and units when a resource is applied to a task.

How to fix over allocation of resources to a task.

Fixing Over Allocations
05:47
Module 5 - Exercise
3 pages
Module 1 - Exercise Solutions
Article
Section 7: Module 6
09:06
This lecture will give you advanced detail of how to track a programme once work starts on a job.   

You will learn about:

Setting up the programme for tracking.

Setting one or more baselines.

How to enter information which will provide you with up to the minute data on the effects of changes to your program.


Module 6 - Exercise
1 page
Module 6 - Exercise Solutions
04:12
Section 8: Freedom to Choose
Freedom to Choose
01:01

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Exner Education, Project Management for Building and Construction

Exner is an integrated education and consulting firm with over 25 years of experience providing an extensive range of professional management services to the construction industry. Our hands-on experience includes design and construction, expert claims quantification and management, project management, business systems consulting, value for money models, safety in design and risk management systems.

Exner Education is an ASQA registered RTO and is the training development and delivery branch of Exner. From its practical experience and knowledge Exner Education has designed, developed and delivered construction specific training over the past 15 years. Exner Education provides a 'hands on' practical approach to training, developed and delivered by people who have real current practical experience in the field and are qualified VET sector trainers. This gives Exner a unique ability to balance both theoretical teaching knowledge complemented with current 'best practice' work examples.

Our Training & Education experience includes the instructional design of training ranging from:

· safety and site compliance;

· project management including from tender preparation, claims management to project close out;

· engineering practices; and,

· corporate improvement strategies.

Exner Education has designed, developed and delivered training for both large and small companies as well as government authorities including, Leighton Contractors, Pro-Build, Grocon, Schiavello, MBAV, HIA, VMIA, Nicholson Construction, Johns Lyng, APM Group, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, VicRoads, Department of Treasury and Finance and Victorian Catchment Management Authority.

Exner continues to develop its online learning 'experience' and provides a unique interactive delivery methodology which gives students world first teaching tools, combining Exner's practical construction knowledge with core theory to further enhance the students learning experience.

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course