Course 50586A: Building Flexible Project Plans with Microsoft Project 2010

Type:Course
Audience(s):information workers
Technology:Microsoft Office
Level:200
This Revision:A
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:2 days
Language(s):English

First published:

09 March 2012
Overview
About this course
This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to create projects with Microsoft Project 2010. It is structured in the form of modules that contain theory, instructor-led and self-paced exercises.
Audience profile
The course is intended for information workers with basic understanding of project management concepts.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Create project schedules
  • Sequence activities
  • Describe project resources and assign them to tasks
  • Manage well changes in the project plan
  • Print, format and extract project information
  • Save project versions
  • Report and analyse project information
  • Manage connected projects
Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010
This module explains basic definitions and concepts in project management. It provides an initial overview of the types of files in Microsoft Project 2010, the product interface, and the use of Help Function.
Lessons
  • Project Management Definitions
  • Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server 2010
  • Microsoft Project 2010 Overview
Lab : Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand basic project management definitions such as project, program, portfolio etc.
  • Understand the Microsoft enterprise solution for managing projects
  • Work with the various types of Project 2010 files
  • Navigate well the new Project 2010 interface
  • Use the Help function
  • Configure Project 2010
Module 2: Starting a project
This module explains what are the initial steps when starting a project.
Lessons
  • Create and save projects
  • Define project settings
  • Manage project calendars
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create and save projects
  • Define project settings
  • Manage project calendars
Module 3: Creating tasks
This module explains how to create tasks in Microsoft Project 2010.
Lessons
  • Manual and Auto-scheduled tasks
  • How to create tasks
Lab : Create a project and insert tasks
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Differentiate when to use manual and auto-scheduled tasks
  • Insert tasks and milestones
  • Import tasks from files
  • Define tasks properties
  • Work with task inspector
Module 4: Adding deadlines, constraints, and calendars
This module explains how to add deadlines, constraints or calendars to tasks.
Lessons
  • Deadlines
  • Constraints
  • Calendars
Lab : Adding deadlines, constraints, and calendars
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Differentiate when to use a deadline, constraint, or calendar
  • Insert deadlines, constraints, and calendars to tasks
Module 5: Define resources
This module explains how to create project resources.
Lessons
  • Types of resources
  • Resource description
  • Assignment of resources to tasks
Lab : Define resources
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Differentiate among the project recourse types
  • Define work, material, and cost resources with their properties
  • Assign resources to tasks
Module 6: Manage project changes
This module explains how to manage various types of project changes.
Lessons
  • Scheduling formula
  • Effort-driven scheduling
  • Task types
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand the scheduling formula
  • Understand effort-driven scheduling and task types
Module 7: Project baseline and tracking progress
This module explains how to save a baseline of a project and how to track project progress.
Lessons
  • Project baseline
  • Tracking project progress
Lab : Project baseline and tracking progress
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Set project baseline
  • Understand critical path
  • Track project progress using various methods
Module 8: Project analysis
This module explains how to analyze the project information that you have.
Lessons
  • Sort, group and filter data
  • Format Gantt Chart
  • Print project
  • Use Visual Reports
Lab : Project analysis
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Sort, group and filter data
  • Format Gantt Chart
  • Print project
  • Use Visual Reports
Module 9: Manage connected projects
This module explains how to manage connected projects.
Lessons
  • Create a master project
  • Link tasks in different projects
  • Use shared resource pool
Lab : Manage connected projects
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create a master project
  • Link tasks in different projects
  • Use shared resource pool
Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Basic experience working with Windows Vista/ 7
  • Basic knowledge how to work with files
  • Basic knowledge for team work and project management
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