The goal of this three-day instructor-led course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage projects using Microsoft Project 2010 desktop.
This course is intended for Project Managers, Project Schedulers, Managers, Supervisors, Team Leads and other people responsible for managing projects. These individuals are involved in or responsible for scheduling, estimating, coordinating, controlling, budgeting and staffing of projects and supporting other users of Microsoft Project 2010. Typical products and technologies that are used include Microsoft Project 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server.
Job role: Developer
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Overview of Microsoft Project 2010
This module provides an overview of Project 2010. Lessons presented in this module will review the success factors to project management and explore the new user interface (the Ribbon). You will learn about the project database, types of data included and what constitutes a database view.
Initializing a Project
This module explains how to initialize a project schedule prior to performing any work on your schedule. Lessons presented in this module will review how calendars work in Project and how to create and configure calendars. You will review the difference between duration and work/effort and understanding how they drive your project scheduling. You will also learn how to create project schedules from various methods.
Lab : Creating Calendars
Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
This module describes working with a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). Lessons presented in this module will review what a WBS is and why it is important. You will then create the WBS by entering tasks and estimating task lengths. You will also learn to set milestones and applying milestone filters.
Lab : Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
Lab : Entering Estimates
Lab : Entering Milestones
Creating Task Relationships
This module describes how to task relationships work in a project schedule. Lessons presented in this module will explain the difference between automatic and manual scheduling and when to use them. You will work with task dependencies, understanding predecessors and how they work. You will also know the difference between leads and lags and when to use them.
Lab : Working with Manual and Automatic Scheduling
Lab : Working with Dependencies
Lab : Working with Leads and Lags
Configuring Advanced Task Information
This module describes how to work with advanced task information. Lessons presented in this module will explain task constraints and what actions create constraints automatically. You will learn about task deadlines, task form views. You will also learn how to split tasks and how to use the Task Inspector to examine your tasks to make suggestions.
Lab : Working with Task Constraints
Lab : Working with Advanced Task Management
This module describes how to create resources in your project schedule. Lessons presented in this module will explain the different resource types and how to create them. You will also learn how to assign material, cost and budget resources to the project schedule.
Lab : Creating Work and Material Resources
Lab : Creating Cost and Budget Resources
Lab : Working with Resources
Assigning and Leveling Work Resources
This module describes how to assign and level work resources against a project schedule. Lessons presented in this module will explain what an assignment is and how create various assignments. You will learn about factors that affect assignments and how to view resource assignments. You will also learn how to view and resolve resource allocations using manual and automatic resource leveling.
Lab : Creating Assignments
Lab : Working with Factors that Affect Assignments
Lab : Viewing Resource Assignments
Lab : Resolving Resource Overallocations
Reviewing and Finalizing the Schedule
This module describes how to review and finalize the project schedule. Lessons presented in this module will explain what are groups and filters and how to use them. You will learn the Critical Path Method and how to format and view the critical path of a project schedule. You will also learn about project baselines and how to set and update a baseline.
Lab : Working with Groups and Filters
Lab : Working with the Critical Path
Lab : Setting a Project Baseline
Tracking and Updating Projects
This module describes how to track and update a project schedule. Lessons presented in this module will explain tracking and how to use the various tracking methods. You will learn how to update milestones, material and cost resources. You will also learn about project status and how to update the project status.
Lab : Working with Tracking Methods
Lab : Updating Milestones, Materials and Cost Resources
Lab : Updating Project Status
Managing Multiple Projects and Resource Pools
This module describes managing multiple projects and resource pools. Lessons presented in this module will explain what a resource pool is and how to create and share them with other users. You will learn about linking multiple projects and analyzing the effects of changing values in one project. You will also learn about master projects, how to create them and how to insert sub-projects.
Lab : Linking Multiple Projects
Lab : Working with Master and Sub-Projects
Lab : Working with Resource Pools
Link multiple projects.
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