Project 2010 – Beginners

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Project 2010 – Beginners

You will create and manage a project schedule using Microsoft® Project 2010.

Description

This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage those project plans.

Duration

6 hours. Training times can be arranged according to your date and times requirements, delivered on-site at your premises. Training times can be arranged in more manageable sessions of 3 hours over 2 days.

Prerequisites

Students enrolling in this class should have the following:

  • A general introductory–level understanding of project management concepts. Courses that help fulfill this requirement include: Project Management Fundamentals (Second Edition).
  • Basic end–user skills with any current Windows operating system. Courses that help fulfill this requirement include: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional: Level 1 or Microsoft® Windows® Vista™: Level 1 or Microsoft® Windows® 7: Level 1.

Course Content

LESSON 1: GETTING STARTED WITH MICROSOFT PROJECT

Topic 1A: Explore the Microsoft Project 2010 Environment

Topic 1B: Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

LESSON 2: CREATING A PROJECT PLAN

Topic 2A: Create a Project Plan

Topic 2B: Assign a Project Calendar

Topic 2C: Add Tasks to a Project Plan

Topic 2D: Enter the Task Duration Estimates

Topic 2E: Add Resources to a Project Plan

LESSON 3: MANAGING TASKS IN A PROJECT PLAN

Topic 3A: Outline Tasks

Topic 3B: Link Dependent Tasks

Topic 3C: Set Task Constraints and Deadlines

Topic 3D: Add Notes to a Task

Topic 3E: Add a Recurring Task

LESSON 4: MANAGING RESOURCES IN A PROJECT PLAN

Topic 4A: Create a Resource Calendar

Topic 4B: Assign Resources to Tasks

Topic 4C: Enter Costs for Resources

Topic 4D: Resolve Resource Conflicts

LESSON 5: FINALIZING A PROJECT PLAN

Topic 5A: Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path

Topic 5B: Set a Baseline

Topic 5C: Print a Project Summary Report

Appendix A: Additional Procedures to Create a Schedule in Microsoft Project 2010

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment.
  • Create a new project plan file and enter project information.
  • Manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.
  • Manage resources for a project.
  • Finalize a project plan.

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