In this course, you will learn how Microsoft Project relates to project management, and you will examine the significant updates and visually enhanced features of Microsoft Project 2010. You will use Microsoft Project 2010 to work through the life cycle of a project, from creating a project and selecting the right resources to tracking project progress and creating reports. You will learn first-hand how to use Microsoft Project 2010's intuitive tools to increase your productivity and better manage projects.
- Quickly navigate Microsoft Project 2010
- Use Project to develop realistic schedules
- Use summary tasks to get accurate, high-level views of the project
- "Level" resources within and among different projects
- Use the team planner
- Analyze and apply resource and project calendars correctly
- Manual and auto scheduling
- Integrate information from multiple projects
- Correctly track the progress of effort, cost, and schedule
- Get the most out the new ribbon and the new timeline
Who Can Benefit
Project managers and team leaders who are responsible for building detailed action plans and for using them to manage a project
Learn how Project relates to the discipline of project management, and examinethe significant new features for Project 2010. Learn how to navigate to theprimary view available using the Ribbon. Choose views that display task,resource, or assignment information and much more.
2. A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Project
Experience the steps required to create and use Project through the life cycleof a project: create a new project, prepare it for data entry, enter projecttasks, sequence the tasks, define and assign resources, estimate task durations,baseline a project, and track project progress.
3. Setting Up a Project
Create a new project and establish the basic constraints that Project will usefor its calculations.
4. Manual vs. Auto Scheduling
Learn which Project functions are turned off for tasks using Manually Schedulemode and then change the task mode from manually schedule to auto schedule.Learn how to identify tasks that are in Manually Schedule mode by the task modeicon and shape on the Gantt chart, and get recommendations for the best use ofthis new feature.
5. Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
Create a useful work breakdown structure and enter it into Project. Use summaryand subordinate tasks, understand milestones, develop WBS outlines, and assigncompletion criteria.
6. Identifying Task Relationships
Learn the rules for establishing dependency links between tasks and be able touse Project to establish and display these dependencies.
7. Defining Resources within Project
Enter resources and resource-related information into Project, includingdefining individual resources that will be used on the project and recording thecosts of using each type of resource.
8. Making Work Package Estimates
Make estimates for tasks including assigning duration and choosing which tasksare effort driven. Explore task types, and learn how to use the Team Plannerview.
9. Creating an Initial Schedule
Use critical path analysis to create a schedule, assign scheduling constraints,and know how to "crash" a schedule.
10. Create a Resource-Leveled Schedule
Adjust a project schedule to account for limited people and other resources,view the overall cost and schedule of a project, and identify over-allocatedproject resources. Explore ways to adjust tasks and assignments to removeover-allocation.
11. Managing the Project
Set a baseline, enter and manage project performance data, pick a trackingmethod, and perform variance analysis.
12. Formatting Output and Printing Reports
Print a variety of standard and custom reports and be able to format the newtimeline. Use the Gantt chart style features, customize the detailed reports,and use the visual reports in this tool.
13. Managing Multiple Projects
Use common resources among multiple projects, link tasks between projects, andcreate a consolidated view of multiple projects.
14. Advanced Topics
Create custom fields, customize WBS prefix, discover the power of grouping andfiltering, and learn how to apply deadlines.