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Project 2010

Course Number: 1750
Duration: 2 Days, 4 Modules
Module Price: $130
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This four-module, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to understand, create, build out, track progress, and report status for corporate projects using Microsoft Office Project 2010. This course offers a significant amount of lecture, hands-on practices, and discussions that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills that are needed to use Microsoft Office Project 2010.


Audience

This course is intended for project managers, team leads, team members (resources), or other staff who are responsible for documenting and managing work in projects and will be or are using the 2010 version of this software. This class is fundamental knowledge for all individuals who will also be using Microsoft Office Project Server 2010. These individuals should be familiar with key project management concepts and terminology found in Project Management Institute (PMI), A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) – Third Edition, and may have exposure to earlier versions of Microsoft Office Project. This class is not appropriate for people who are currently using only MSOP 2003 or 2007 with no plans to upgrade to the 2010 version.


At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Define and understand the intended benefits, processes, and uses of the Microsoft Office Project Application.
Plan, organize, and document Phases, Tasks/Activities, and Milestones in a project plan.
Plan, organize and document Resources that are needed to build successful schedules and budgets.
Understand the best practices for ensuring the software will calculate schedules based on the needs of all users/stakeholders.
Understand best practices for resolving issues such as “slipping” schedules and management of changes to resource allocation.
Understand how to use the views, tables, and reports to analyze project and task status, and report that status to interested stakeholders.
Understand customizing the software to tailor the needs of the organization and project manager.
Understand collaborative functions available in this version of Microsoft Office Project 2010

Course Materials

A course reference handout will be available during classes. An downloadable book will be available from Learn iT’s website for post-class reference.

 

Day 1:

MODULE 1: Basic Project Scheduling

Tour MS Project

Schedule Start/Finish Date

Create a Project Calendar

Add Tasks

Manually-Scheduled vs Automatically Scheduled Tasks and Data Fields

Outline the Project Tasks

Setting Task Types

Enter Task Durations/Work

Viewing the Project Summary Task

Pre-Resource Milestones, Constraints and Deadlines

Links and Lag

 

MODULE 2: Linking, Resources, and Finalizing a Plan 

Milestones, Constraints and Deadlines

Create Resources

Create a Resource Calendar

Assign Resources to Tasks

Resources and Task Types

Resolve Resource Conflicts

View Critical Tasks

Set a Baseline


Day 2:

MODULE 3: Tracking and Viewing Progress, Customizing MS Project

Baselines and Interim Plans

Enter Task Progress/Actuals

View Task Progress

Rescheduling Tasks

Grouping Tasks and Resources

Filtering Tasks and Resources

Creating Custom Fields

Creating Custom Tables

 


MODULE 4: Viewing Progress, Collaborative Views, Data Exchange with Other Applications, and Templates

Creating Custom Views

Viewing Reports – Standard and Custom

Create a Master Plan

Share Resources

Import Data from other data sources

Exporting to other programs

Creating Templates

Using the Organizer

This four-module, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to understand, create, build out, track progress, and report status for corporate projects using Microsoft Office Project 2010. This course offers a significant amount of lecture, hands-on practices, and discussions that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills that are needed to use Microsoft Office Project 2010.


Audience

This course is intended for project managers, team leads, team members (resources), or other staff who are responsible for documenting and managing work in projects and will be or are using the 2010 version of this software. This class is fundamental knowledge for all individuals who will also be using Microsoft Office Project Server 2010. These individuals should be familiar with key project management concepts and terminology found in Project Management Institute (PMI), A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) – Third Edition, and may have exposure to earlier versions of Microsoft Office Project. This class is not appropriate for people who are currently using only MSOP 2003 or 2007 with no plans to upgrade to the 2010 version.


At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Define and understand the intended benefits, processes, and uses of the Microsoft Office Project Application.
Plan, organize, and document Phases, Tasks/Activities, and Milestones in a project plan.
Plan, organize and document Resources that are needed to build successful schedules and budgets.
Understand the best practices for ensuring the software will calculate schedules based on the needs of all users/stakeholders.
Understand best practices for resolving issues such as “slipping” schedules and management of changes to resource allocation.
Understand how to use the views, tables, and reports to analyze project and task status, and report that status to interested stakeholders.
Understand customizing the software to tailor the needs of the organization and project manager.
Understand collaborative functions available in this version of Microsoft Office Project 2010

Course Materials

A course reference handout will be available during classes. An downloadable book will be available from Learn iT’s website for post-class reference.

 

Day 1:

MODULE 1: Basic Project Scheduling

Tour MS Project

Schedule Start/Finish Date

Create a Project Calendar

Add Tasks

Manually-Scheduled vs Automatically Scheduled Tasks and Data Fields

Outline the Project Tasks

Setting Task Types

Enter Task Durations/Work

Viewing the Project Summary Task

Pre-Resource Milestones, Constraints and Deadlines

Links and Lag

 

MODULE 2: Linking, Resources, and Finalizing a Plan 

Milestones, Constraints and Deadlines

Create Resources

Create a Resource Calendar

Assign Resources to Tasks

Resources and Task Types

Resolve Resource Conflicts

View Critical Tasks

Set a Baseline


Day 2:

MODULE 3: Tracking and Viewing Progress, Customizing MS Project

Baselines and Interim Plans

Enter Task Progress/Actuals

View Task Progress

Rescheduling Tasks

Grouping Tasks and Resources

Filtering Tasks and Resources

Creating Custom Fields

Creating Custom Tables

 


MODULE 4: Viewing Progress, Collaborative Views, Data Exchange with Other Applications, and Templates

Creating Custom Views

Viewing Reports – Standard and Custom

Create a Master Plan

Share Resources

Import Data from other data sources

Exporting to other programs

Creating Templates

Using the Organizer

Before attending this course, students should have:

 

  • Familiarity with the key project management concepts and terminology found in the PMI PMBOK Guide –Third Edition.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Excel.
  • Experience or exposure to SharePoint as a user.
  • Working experience as a project manager, team lead, or resource on project teams in their organization.
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