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Home > Training > Project and Project Server > Building Flexible Project Plans with Microsoft Project 2010 Training

Building Flexible Project Plans with Microsoft Project 2010 Training

Course#: 50586

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.

What you will learn

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

Audience

The course is intended for information workers with basic understanding of project management concepts.

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

Duration

2 Days

Outline of 50586 Building Flexible Project Plans with Microsoft Project 2010 Training

Module 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

  • How to set Microsoft Project 2010 general options?
  • How to set Microsoft Project 2010 user specific options?

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

  • Create project
  • Insert tasks
  • Organize tasks in phases
  • Sequence tasks
  • Change connection types

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

  • Add deadlines and constraints
  • Add 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

  • Create resources
  • Assign resources to tasks

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

  • Set project baseline
  • Track project work
  • Review project critical path

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

  • Sort, filter and group project data
  • Create and review project schedule and costs reports

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

  • Create a master project
  • Use a resource pool

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create a master project
  • Link tasks in different projects
  • Use shared resource pool
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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