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PSIS604 – Managing Project Schedule using Microsoft Project 2010 (Bundled Level 1 & 2)

Microsoft Project Professional 2010 Course

Keep your projects on track, on time and within your budget by learning how to track all project management information in Microsoft Project.

Course length: 2 day(s)

Course Objective:

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

Who should attend

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 Microsoft Project 2010 to manage and customize those plans through the implementation stage of a project.

Prerequisites:

Students enrolling in this class should have the following:

  • A general introductory-level understanding of project management concepts.
  • Basic end-user skills with any current Windows operating system.

What you will learn

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.
  • exchange project plan data with other applications.
  • update a project plan.
  • manage project costs.
  • report project data visually.
  • reuse project plan information.
  • finalize a project plan.

Day 1 – 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

Day 2 – Level 2 – Course Content

Lesson 1: Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications

Topic 1A: Import Project Information
Topic 1B: Export Project Plan Cost Data to an Excel Workbook
Topic 1C: Copy a Picture of the Project Plan Information

Lesson 2: Updating a Project Plan

Topic 2A: Enter Task Progress
Topic 2B: Enter Overtime Work
Topic 2C: Edit Tasks
Topic 2D: Reschedule a Task
Topic 2E: Filter Tasks
Topic 2F: Set an Interim Plan
Topic 2G: Create a Custom Table
Topic 2H: Create a Custom Field

Lesson 3: Managing Project Costs

Topic 3A: Update Cost Rate Tables
Topic 3B: Group Costs
Topic 3C: Link Documents to a Project Plan

Lesson 4: Reporting Project Data Visually

Topic 4A: Create a Visual Report
Topic 4B: Customize a Visual Report
Topic 4C: Create a Visual Report Template

Lesson 5: Reusing Project Plan Information

Topic 5A: Create a Project Plan Template
Topic 5B: Create a Custom View
Topic 5C: Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
Topic 5D: Share Resources
Topic 5E: Create a Master Project
Appendix A: Synchronizing with SharePoint