MARS Project 2007 Essentials - Assignments

Microsoft Project Basics

  • overview of Microsoft Project
  • starting Microsoft Project
  • the Microsoft Project screen
  • working with views
  • working with split screens
  • understanding sheet views
  • working with tables
  • working the Gantt chart view
  • understanding Microsoft Project menus
  • understanding toolbars
  • working with existing project files
  • exiting from Microsoft Project.

Assignment Concepts

  • understanding resource assignment
  • Project's calculation methodologies
  • understanding effort
  • creating simple assignments
  • understanding task types
  • working with fixed unit assignments
  • working with fixed duration assignments
  • working with fixed work assignments
  • working with the driver resource
  • understanding effort driven resourcing
  • disabling effort driven resourcing.

Assigning Resources

  • overview of assigning resources
  • assigning resources using task entry view
  • assigning part time resources
  • contouring resource usage
  • assigning specific work times
  • problem assignments
  • assigning resources through task information
  • assigning resources through a sheet
  • assigning resources that you don't have.

Resource Levelling

  • resource levelling overview
  • creating resource chaos
  • tracking down overall locations
  • fix 1: changing work effort
  • fix 2: assigning overtime
  • fix 3: hiring contract labour
  • fix 4: switching work assignments
  • fix 5: rescheduling tasks.

Assigning Materials

  • overview of assigning materials
  • assigning fixed material consumption 
  • contouring materials usage
  • adding more material resources
  • assigning variable usage materials
  • adding to a material assignment
  • checking material quantities.


  • costing overview
  • reviewing the current cost status
  • variable resource costs
  • assigning daily costs for equipment hire
  • assigning fixed costs to a resource
  • assigning fixed costs to a task
  • assigning material costs
  • using multiple cost tables changing resources rates during a project 
  • viewing project costs.

Constraints and Deadlines

  • overview of constraints and deadlines
  • reviewing our project
  • adding a constraint
  • using elapsed time to resolve conflicts
  • creating a deadline.

Project Monitoring

  • overview of project monitoring
  • creating a baseline
  • getting Microsoft Project to update progress
  • manually updating task progress
  • entering delayed tasks
  • tracking actuals on A Gantt chart
  • using the tracking box
  • viewing task slippage
  • project monitoring quick reference.

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Course Info

  • Code: MARS520
  • Duration: 1/2 day
  • Price: Call for price

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