Microsoft Project 2010 Advanced Training Course Outline

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Project Training CoursesThis 1-day Project training course builds on the concepts and skills taught in Project 2010: Basic.

Students will learn how to work with templates, create baseline plans, monitor and update projects, analyse project statistics, handle delays and conflicts, create reports, consolidate project files, share resources, and customise Project.

Students will also learn how to communicate project information by using Project Server 2010 and how to integrate Project data with other Office applications. Contact us for further details.

Course objectives

Session 1 Tracking a Project
Critical path
Tracking a Project
Baselines
Earned Value
Earned value terms:
 
Session 2 Reporting & Printing
Print a view or report
Print a view
Reports
Viewing Reports
Visual Reports
Create a visual report by using a template
What You Can Print
Reports by Report Type
Create a Visual Report of Project data in Excel
Creating Reports
PDF or XPS
Custom Fields and Tables
 
Session 3 Managing the Project
Management Criteria
Display progress data
Planned Dates
Actual Dates
Scheduled Dates
Variance
Managing Resources
Identifying Resource Over-allocations
Resolve Resource Over-allocations Manually
Task Inspector
Resolve Over-allocations Using Resource Leveling
WBS Codes and Viewing a WBS
What is a work breakdown structure code?
Displaying outline numbers
Displaying the WBS column
Why use Custom WBS Codes
Renumber the custom WBS codes of tasks
 
Session 4 Advanced Techniques and Analysis
Custom time period tracking
Task Usage and Resource Usage views
Work Contours
Changing contours
Charting Data
Import XML Files
To import the file as a new file.
Import Tasks from Outlook
 
Session 5 Multiple Projects and Resource Sharing
The Resource Pool
Create a resource pool from an existing project and share the resources
Updating the Resource Pool
Update resource availability or cost information
Stop sharing resources (temporarily)
Stop sharing resources from a Resource Pool (permanently)
Consolidating projects
When to use a master project and subprojects
Compare Project Versions
 
Session 6 Managing the Project
Display progress data
Planned Dates
Actual Dates
Scheduled Dates
Managing Time
What information is available?
Variance
Modify it According to Current Information
Managing Resources
Identifying Resource Over-allocations
Creating a budget
Creating a budget by using a bottom-up method
Creating a budget by using a bottom-up method
 
Session 7 Templates
Templates
Templates shared with other Project users.
Use a Sample Template
Save a Project as a new Template
Global Template
Sharing Custom Elements Between Project Plans
 
Session 8 Customising MS Project
Custom Reports
Custom Views
Combination views
Create a combination view
Custom Tables
Adding Columns to Tables
To add columns
Custom Filters
Editing a Filter
Custom Filter Values
The Filter Definition dialogue box
Interactive Filters
Customising the Ribbon
Hiding and displaying buttons
Adding pre-defined groups to a Ribbon tab
 
Session 9 Macros Overview
Macros
Macro Recording
Running Macros
Using Shortcuts to Run Macros
Add a macro to the Ribbon
Creating VBA Code
Edit the macro to show specified resources
Testing the code
The VB Editor
The Editor Components
Display the VB Editor application
Working with Modules
Editing Macros 

Top 10 benefits of Project 2010
Microsoft® Project 2010 delivers powerful, visually enhanced ways to effectively manage a wide range of projects and programs. From meeting crucial deadlines to selecting the right resources and empowering your teams, Project 2010 offers easier and more intuitive experiences to help you simply be more productive and realize amazing results.

1. Familiar and intuitive.

The Ribbon makes finding and using your favourite tools simpler with new graphical menus and a familiar experience to help you easily create and manage projects. Tooltips and contextual guidance provide information and shortcuts so you can accomplish more in less time. In the new Microsoft® Office Backstage™ view, simply save, share, print, or publish your projects from one location.


2. Save time and effort.

Save time and effort with familiar and essential functions like text wrapping, filtering, auto-complete, scroll and zoom, and more. Insert new columns on the fly—data types are readily identified so that you can quickly and effectively organize and analyze details. Quickly share schedule details through enhanced copy-and-paste, and retain key formatting between Project 2010 and other Microsoft Office applications.


3. Flexible and powerful.

User-controlled scheduling puts you in control and brings together the flexibility and ease of use of a tool like Microsoft Excel® 2010 and the power of the Project 2010 scheduling engine. Create project schedules at the level of detail that’s right for your project. Work with summary data initially or shift to a more detailed approach when it’s convenient. Place notes as reminders of where additional schedule information is needed, or simply add information as it becomes available.


4. Easier to see and share.

With a completely new and visually enhanced timeline view, you’ll have a clearer view of tasks, milestones, and phases. Newly expanded color palettes and text effects help you make every timeline and plan look their best—and help you to swiftly see and share important dates and deliverables.


5. At-a-glance.

(Team Planner – Pro only)

See the right mix of people and resources: simply drag tasks to effectively plan work for your entire team and project. The new Team Planner view in Project Professional 2010 shows resources and work over time, to help you spot problems and resolve issues. New in Project 2010, the Task Inspector offers additional analysis and intuitive guidance to resolve scheduling conflicts derived from a task’s attributes and assigned resources, which you can choose to act upon or not.


6. Control and deliver.

Quickly compare budget versus actual versus forecasted values to measure an initiative's progress with the flexibility of setting multiple baselines. Create high-level time-phased budgets with user-defined categories for costs and labor. Validate budgets against bottom-up estimates built by using labor, material, and cost resources. Control project costs by comparing budgets to completed tasks and forecasted totals. Use built-in earned-value metrics for predictive analysis and integrated performance management.


7. Evaluate possibilities.

(Inactive Tasks – Pro only)

Often you'll need to evaluate scenarios and consider options when planning new projects or monitoring ongoing work. Using inactive tasks, new in Project Professional 2010, you can easily experiment with your project plan and perform what-if analysis. A simple toggle removes or inserts one or more tasks, along with their effect on the project schedule. Project 2010 also offers more built-in tools to help support what-if analysis and scenario comparison, including multiple-level undo and change highlighting.


8. Collaborate with others.

(Task Status Updates – Pro only)

Connect your teams by synchronizing with Microsoft SharePoint® Foundation 2010. Using Project Professional 2010, you can synchronize SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Project Professional 2010 project task status updates for you and your team members. You can also save your project files to SharePoint Foundation 2010 team sites to communicate plans and collaborate on progress.


9. Grow capabilities.

(Connect to Project Server 2010 – Pro only)

Realize the power of unified project and portfolio management by combining Project Professional 2010 with Microsoft Project Server 2010. Together, Project Professional 2010 and Project Server 2010 create the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution, and deliver end-to-end capabilities to help organizations prioritize investments and optimize resources, gain control of all types of work, and visualize performance by using powerful dashboards.


10. Enhance performance.

Use the 64-bit options of Project 2010 to enhance performance and support very large projects and programs. Project Standard 2010 and Project Professional 2010 are offered in 32-bit and 64-bit options to support a diverse range of project types and sizes. 64-bit options take advantage of the expanded memory and optimized capabilities of the latest processors and of the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista. 64-bit Project Professional 2010 also offers enhanced performance and handles extremely large project files with ease when connected to Project Server 2010.