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Project Resource Management

Length: 1 Day    Cost: $425 + GST    Version: Project

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About this Course

This course is designed for users of Microsoft Project who already have a good understanding of using the program for Task Management and want to expand their skills in Resource Management.

Our aim is to provide you with the necessary Resource Management skills, with a particular focus on creating realistic projects.

We will introduce many time-saving features using quick keys and short cuts.

Project is a management tool targeted at people who need to manage information related to their projects. In this course we will cover features such as:

  • Listing resources and setting their availability
  • Assigning resources to tasks
  • Editing and fine tuning resource assignments
  • Filtering task and resource information
  • Resource levelling
  • Monitoring project costs
  • Tracking projects
  • Updating project progress
  • Monitoring project progress
  • Working with a resource pool
  • Communicating project information

It is important that you use your new skills as soon as possible on completion of this training course. We encourage you to take your own notes and to review this Course Guide once you are back at your workplace. Use it or lose it.

This course in conjunction with Project Task Management covers the material examined in the MS Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) exam Managing Projects with MS Office Project 2010.


Students must have completed the ACE Training course Project – Task Management and we recommend students have applied learnt skills to at least one project, or have equivalent experience.

You should have a good understanding of all of the following:

  • Tasks including duration, start and finish times
  • Summary and sub-tasks
  • The four types of link between tasks (FS, SS, FF, SF)
  • Lead and Lag times
  • Split Tasks
  • Constraints and deadlines
  • The difference between Duration and Work
  • The Baseline
  • Tracking
  • Printing and Reporting
  • Working with multiple projects

At Course Completion

This course is designed to teach you all about resourcing projects and customising the product to suit your needs. Focussing on customising tables, fields, filters and groups.

Course Outline

  • Entering Resource Information
  • Using Project Calendars
  • Assigning a Resource to Each Task
  • Adding Resource to Existing Assignment
  • Resource Usage View
  • Resource Levelling
  • Custom Tables, Fields, Filters and Groups
  • Specifying Resource Costs
  • Resource Tracking
  • Monitoring Costs
  • Viewing Project Progress
  • Resource Pools
  • Templates

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