Project 2010 Foundation / Intermediate Course Outline

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Project Training CoursesIn addition to covering the basic functions and features of Project 2010 this 1-day course also touches on concepts, features and topics usually covered only in Advanced courses.  It covers a wider range of topics than a standard Foundation course but is still suitable for trainees with no prior experience of Microsoft Project. This format has proven to be very popular with our clients since it provides trainees with many of the skills they require in a single day.

Students will learn how to create a new project file, create and modify task lists, create a Work Breakdown Structure, and work with task relationships. They'll also learn how to create a base calendar, assign resources to tasks, create task calendars, and create and modify tables. Students will use filters and groups, and they'll sort task, resource data and learn how to resolve resource conflicts. Tracking a Project will review Entering Progress as a % Complete, Progress Using Update Tasks and Tracking Work By Time Period. Reporting & Printing will cover printing views, Reports, Visual Reports, copying the Timeline for email and presentations. Contact us for further details.

Target Audience

Thetarget students for this course should be comfortable using a personal computer and Microsoft Windows. Students will get the most out of this course if their goal is to become proficient project managers by using Microsoft Project 2010 to plan and manage their projects effectively.

Prerequisites

Students taking this course should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course assumes that students have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience: Windows Basic.

Courses to meet your needs
A Foundation / Intermediate course is available. It is designed to give the trainee an excellent grasp of a wide range of the essential tools and techniques in a single day.   

We will be delighted to give you advice and assistance to ensure you select courses most suited to your staff training needs and business requirements.  We provide a Complimentary Training needs Analysis (TNA) service to help training bookers, administrators and HR professionals get the very best from their training budget by identifying skill gaps, matching them to top-quality courses and delivering the most effective training possible.  We will be happy to provide this service to you at no additional charge.  Course arrangements will be handled by an experienced instructor / consultant to ensure you receive the highest quality of service possible.

Course content

UNIT 1  COSTS, WORKING TIME AND OVERALLOCATION
Adjusting Working Time
Overallocation And Resource Conflicts
Resolving Resource Overallocation

UNIT 2  USING FILTERS AND GROUPS
Filtering Data
Grouping

UNIT 3  TRACKING A PROJECT
Critical path
Baselines
Viewing Progress Lines
The Earned Value table

UNIT 4  REPORTING & PRINTING
PRINT A VIEW OR REPORT
Print a view
Reports
Viewing Reports
Reports by Report Type
Creating Reports
New Reports
Visual Reports
Create a visual report by using a template
Create a new visual report template
Export report data
Export data as a reporting database
PDF or XPS
Custom Tables and Fields

UNIT 5  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

The above outlines the range of topics covered in this course. Courses can be tailored to suit client needs and the instructor will adapt the course and range of topics covered to ensure trainees receive the maximum benefit possible from their training day. Contact us for details.

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. Contact us to discuss details.