This course is intended for both novice and experienced Project Managers and projects support personnel who need to apply the discipline of project management using Microsoft® Project Professional/Standard 2010.
This module provides an overview of how the features of Project relate to the job of the project manager.
Describe how Project relates to the discipline of Project management
Know the significant new features of Project 2010
Navigate to the primary views available using the Ribbon
Choose Views that display task, resource, or assignment information
Select table within views to change the information that is available to see and edit
Relate the features of Project to the 5 steps for building a plan in Project
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Have a fundamental understanding of how Microsoft Project will help them track their projects.
Understand what is new in Project 2010 and how it will increase their productivity.
Learn how the ribbon will help them get the most of out of this productivity tool.
Learn how to quickly changes views and see what is going on with their projects.
Understand the 5 essential steps in building a successful project plan.
This module demonstrates the steps required to create and use Project through the life cycle of a project.
Create a new project and prepare it for data entry
Enter project tasks
Sequence the tasks
Estimate Task duration and assign resources
Baseline the project
Track project progress
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Prepare a new project plan and set the date and other basic information.
Enter detailed project information.
Understand how to sequence tasks.
Understand and Define resource types.
Assign resources to tasks.
Understand the benefits of baselining a project or specific tasks.
Understand the basics of how to track project progress.
This module explains how to create a new project and establish the basic constraints that Project will use for its calculations.
Use multiple methods to create a new project, including opening an Excel file and a SharePoint Tasks list
Establish one or more calendars to constrain resource availability
Configure Project to calculate the schedule from the Start Date forward, or from the Finish Date backward
Setting Up a Project
Adding Holidays to the company calendar
Making a custom calendar
Setting the Project Start date
Setting of the constraints
Set up a Project Calendar.
Make custom calendars.
Establish the Project Date for the Project.
Establishing and setting constraints on Project tasks.
This module explains how to manually schedule project tasks and how to leverage the auto schedule feature.
Describe which project functions are turned off for tasks using Manually Schedule mode
Change the task mode from Manually Schedule to Auto Schedule and back
Identify tasks that are in Manually Schedule mode by the task mode column and shape on the Gantt chart
Describe situations that are particularly appropriate for using Manually Schedule
Describe the limitations that a user must be aware of when using Manually Schedule mode
Exploring Manually Schedule mode
Practice switching tasks between Manually Schedule and Auto Schedule modes
Identify the impact that makes on the project schedule and the individual tasks
Understand how to switch between Manually Schedule and Auto Scheduling.
Understand when to use Manually Schedule.
Understand the limitations of Manually Scheduling.
This module explains how to create a useful work breakdown structure and enter it into Project.
Build and use summary and subordinate tasks
Understand and use milestones
Develop WBS Outlines
Assign completion criteria
Evaluate the WBS
Understand and use WBS templates
Manipulate a WBS
Creating notes within tasks
Using a Template
Editing a Template
Creating a Template
Build and use summary and subordinate tasks.
Understand and use milestones.
Develop WBS outlines.
Assign completion criteria.
Evaluate the WBS.
Understand and use WBS templates.
This module explains the rules for establishing dependency links between tasks and presents the features to use Project to establish and display these dependencies.
Understand and use the types of task relationships
Understand and use various methods to create relationships
Determine and display task sequence
Understand and use lag, lead, and delay
Display the sequence
Formatting Network diagram
Modifying dependency lines
Modifying items to be shown on the critical path
Understand the rules for establishing dependency links between tasks and be able to use Project to establish and display these dependencies.
Understand and use the types of task relationships.
Understand and use various methods to create relationships.
Determine and display task sequence.
Understand how to use Lag, Lead and Delay.
This module explains how to enter resources and specific resource information in Microsoft Project and assign resources to specific tasks.
Define individual resources that will be used on the project
Record the cost(s) of using each type of resource
Record the limit of availability for each type of resource by establishing a resource calendar and defining the maximum units of that resource
Resource Calendar and Availability
Add holidays to a standard calendar
Applying calendars and analyzing the impact to the project schedule
Applying vacation schedules to the calendar
Replacing resources based upon the resources calendar
Enter resources and resource related information into Project.
Define individual resources that will be used on the project.
Record the cost(s) of using each type of resource.
Record the limit of availability for each type of resource by establishing a resource calendar and defining the maximum units of that resource.
This module explains how Microsoft Project calculates task duration, task work (effort) and task resources. Students will be able to choose among three task types as they enter task estimates and they will know which task type is appropriate for the type of estimate they are making.
Enter estimates for duration and costs for each task
Distinguish between task types and describe when each is appropriate
Describe the relationship between work, units, and duration
Describe the way Effort Driven scheduling is affected by work, units, and duration
Assign tasks to resources using the Team Planner view
Work, Duration and Labor
Analyze the impact of duration, work, and labor
Create material resources and assigning cost to the resource
Apply material resource to project and examine the impact to project costs
Enter estimates for duration and costs for each task.
Assign values for resources, duration and labor.
Understand Effort Driven scheduling.
Understand material resources and their costs to a project plan.
This module explains how Project calculates a schedule based on task relationships and task duration. Students will understand the purpose of identifying critical path tasks and will be able to identify schedule float within the project.
Calculate the Schedule: The Theory Behind the Software
Task Relationships and Crashing a Schedule
Calculating an Initial schedule
Display float for all non-critical tasks
Reviewing the impact to the Project plan
Reviewing changes that can have a positive impact on the project plan
Calculate float and identify a projects critical path.
This module explains how over-allocated resources create unrealistic schedules and shows methods for rescheduling in order to create a realistic schedule based on resource availability.
Resource Graph and Resource Sheet
Resource Usage View
Task Usage View
Realistic Resource Planning
Leveling Settings Defined – Leveling Calculations
Leveling Settings Defined – Resolving Over-allocations
The Leveling Gantt Demonstrates Results of Leveling
Evaluate the projects resource plan using the resource views
Adjusting the schedule manually
Adjust the schedule using the leveling feature
Adjust a project schedule to account for limited people and other resources.
View the overall cost and schedule of a project.
Identify resources that are over- allocated for a project schedule.
Use multiple ways to adjust tasks and assignments to remove over- allocation for any resource.
This module explains how to use Project to control a project. Students will save their plan to a baseline and see how entering actual task performance data enables them to view differences between planned and actual performance. This module has 3 lab exercises to complete.
Tracking Field Definitions
Creating the Project Baseline
Displaying the Baseline on a Gantt Chart
The Tracking Gantt
Recording Progress Using % Complete
Updating Task and Resource Status
Recording Progress Using Actual Work
Evaluating and Displaying Variance
Baselining and Tracking Performance
Using Project Statics to see the changes in your project plan
Using the variance tables to understand the changes in your project plan
Baseline the project
Interpreting a variety of variance reports
Set a baseline.
Enter and manage project performance data.
Pick a tracking method.
Perform variance analysis.
This module explains how to format the many views and reports available in Project.
Formatting the Timeline
Using the Gantt Wizard
Editing a Custom Report
Grouping, sorting, and filtering
Copy Picture to Office Wizard
More Formatting for the Gantt Chart
Reporting Against Budget
Creating a Budget
Using Standard Reports and Creatng a Custom Report
Create a custom field
Grojuping on a custom fieldrt
Create standardized reports.
Customize a variety of standard reports.
Use Visual Reports.
Export reports to a variety of formats.
This module explains how to view many projects as parts of one very large project in order to gain new views on resource availability and task relationships among projects.
Integrating Multiple Projects
Consolidating Project Files
Consolidation of Shared Resources
Leveraging shared resources across multiple projects
Use common resources among multiple projects.
Link tasks between projects.
Create a consolidated view of multiple projects.
This module explains how to leverage some of the advanced features of Project.
Customizing WBS Prefix
Applying Grouping and Grouping customized Fields
Applying Filtering functions
Leveraging Global Templates
Identify resource delay within a Task
Applying Deadlines to a project
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Ability to take advantage of Projects advance features.
Leverage the the power to filter and grouping.
Apply global templates.
Identify resource delays.
This module provides an overview of the topics presented in the course.
Review all the major sections of Project
No labs just a review
Review all prior labs
Manage projects more profieciently.