Introduction to Microsoft Project *ONLINE*

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August 13, 2024
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM (NDT)

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Microsoft Project is a powerful tool for tackling projects of all sizes. In this course, participants will learn how to set up project files, create work breakdown structures, create schedules, manage resourcing and more! 

Topics covered in this course include:

  1. Introduction to MS Project  
    1. Navigating in the software
    2. Using basic functions and commands
  1. Setting up Project Files 
    1. Creating projects
    2. Setting up calendars
    3. Setting options and preferences
    4. Saving projects
  1. Creating Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)  
    1. Creating tasks
      1. Automatically scheduled tasks
      2. Manually scheduled tasks
      3. Recurring tasks
      4. Summary tasks
    2. Creating Milestones
    3. WBS codes 
  1. Creating Schedules  
    1. Scheduling tasks
    2. Assigning precedence relationships
    3. Adding float
    4. Setting constraints
    5. Creating a critical path
  1. Resources 
    1. Creating resources
    2. Assigning resources to tasks
    3. Resource leveling
  1. Managing/Reviewing Projects 
    1. Reviewing critical paths
    2. Using the task inspector tool
    3. Creating baselines and actual schedules
    4. Viewing project status
    5. Printing reports

NOTE: This is an interactive session. Participants must have Microsoft Project 2016 or 2019 installed.  The use of a second screen or device is highly recommended.

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 7



Darlene Spracklin-Reid

Darlene Spracklin-Reid is a lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and a certified Project Management Professional.

She is past chair of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) and has served on several boards including the Canadian Engineering Education Association, the Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association and the American Concrete Institute.

She is currently a director on the board of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation. She received the PEGNL Outstanding Community Service Award, the President's Award for Exemplary Service to Memorial University, the Fry Family Foundation's "Top 1% Elite Award" in recognition of commitment to community service and the Memorial University Alumni Award for Community Service.

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