Microsoft Project 2010 Foundation Training Course Outline

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Project Training CoursesThis 1-day training course teaches the basic commands and features of Microsoft Project 2010.

Students will learn how to create and modify task lists, establish a project schedule, create calendars, assign resources to tasks, track costs, and work with different views and tables. Students will also apply filters and groups, and sort task and resource data. Finally, they will learn how to resolve resource conflicts. Contact us for further details.

Topics include:
Discuss basic project management concepts and principles; identify project view options, interface components, and Gantt chart elements; create and save a project file; and get help on using Microsoft Project.

Create a task list, using both manual and automatic scheduling modes; set durations; modify a task list; establish a Work Breakdown Structure; hide columns; set milestones; and format the Sheet pane and the Gantt chart.

Link tasks to establish a project schedule; modify task predecessors; set lag time and lead time; add recurring tasks; work in Network Diagram view; modify task relationships; apply different task types; and set task constraints.

Create a base calendar and edit the working time; create a resource pool and a resource calendar; assign resources to tasks; create and apply a task calendar; enter resource costs; and use the Cost table.

Use the Change Working Time dialog box to create a base calendar for the project, use the resource sheet to create a resource pool, assign resources to tasks, create task calendars, enter resource costs in Resource Sheet view, and use the Cost table in Gantt Chart view.

Apply filters, highlighting, AutoFilters, and custom filters; group tasks and resources; create custom groups; sort tasks and resources; and renumber a sorted task list or resource list.

Additional topics will be included and the course tailored to the clients requirements to ensure the most comprehensive and effective training possible is delivered at this level.

Course contents:

UNIT 1  INTRODUCTION
Project Management
Definition of Project Management
Project Constraints
The five phases of a project
Terminology used in Project
Microsoft Project Defaults
The Scheduling Formula
Tasks
Task Types
The zoom slider
Manual scheduling
Top-down summary tasks
Project 2013 Views:
The Ribbon
View Tab
Gantt chart view
Gantt Chart view with WBS
Network Diagram view
Calendar view
Resource Sheet view
Task Usage
Tracking Gantt
Resource Graph
Combination Views
The Backstage view
The Team Planner
The Timeline
The Task Inspector

UNIT 2  WORKING WITH MICROSOFT PROJECT
Creating a New Project
Enter Project Summary Information
Enter Project Tasks
Enter Task Durations

UNIT 3  TASKS
Types of tasks
Task Information
Task constraints
To Set a Task Constraint
Scheduling
Manually scheduled tasks
Auto scheduled Tasks.
How calendars affect the schedule
How resource assignments drive the schedule
Set Auto Scheduling options
Insert a New Task
Use Elapsed Time
Manual scheduling
Linking Tasks
Task Relationships
Lead and Lag Time
Adjust the Logic between Tasks
Using Lead or Lag Time on a Task

UNIT 4  ADJUSTING TASK DETAILS AND CREATING PHASES
Splite Tasks
Timescales
Adjust the Timescale
Multiple Task Relationships
Delete Task Relationships
Redefining the Logic
Split a Task
Creating project Phases
Creating Summary Tasks
Apply Outline Numbering
Insert a Project Summary
Hyperlinks and Task Notes

UNIT 5  RESOURCES: CREATING AND ASSIGNING
Setting up Resouces
Cost types
Entering Rates
Entering Work Resources
Enter Material and Cost Resources
Create a Text Field
Entering Data in a Custom Text Field
Assigning Resouces
The Scheduling Formula
Assigning Multiple Resources
Partial Assignment
Assign Equipment and Material to a Task
Using the Resource List Options
Assign a Resource to a Summary Task
Change the Format of the Gantt Chart

UNIT 6  INTRODUCTION TO REPORTING & PRINTING
PRINT A VIEW OR REPORT
Create a Report
Create a PDF or XPS Document
Copy the Timeline for email or presentations

The topics are occasionaly changed and the course can be tailored to ensure the most comprehensive and effective training possible is delivered at this level. An instructor will discuss this with you.

Courses to meet your needs

A Foundation / Intermediate course is also available. The Foundation Project course is suited to trainees with no previous experience of this application and require a basic knowledge of MS Project. The Intermediate course is usually taken afterwards. The Foundation/Intermediate course is quite comprehensive and covers a wider range of topics than a standard Foundation course but is still suitable for trainees with no prior experience of Microsoft Project; it is more demanding than the Foundation course but is a format that has proven to be popular since it provides trainees with many of the skills they require in a single day. Contact us to discuss details.