Building Flexible Project Plans with Microsoft Project 2010

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This Microsoft Project 2010 training provides students with the knowledge and skills to create projects with Microsoft Project 2010. The course is intended for information workers with basic understanding of project management concepts.

  1. Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010
    1. Project Management Definitions
    2. Enterprise Project Management with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server 2010
    3. Microsoft Project 2010 Overview
    4. Lab : Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010
      1. How to set Microsoft Project 2010 general options?
      2. How to set Microsoft Project 2010 user specific options?
  2. Starting a project
    1. Create and save projects
    2. Define project settings
    3. Manage project calendars
  3. Creating tasks
    1. Manual and Auto-scheduled tasks
    2. How to create tasks
    3. Lab : Create a project and insert tasks
      1. Create project
      2. Insert tasks
      3. Organize tasks in phases
      4. Sequence tasks
      5. Change connection types
  4. Adding deadlines, constraints, and calendars
    1. Deadlines
    2. Constraints
    3. Calendars
    4. Lab : Adding deadlines, constraints, and calendars
      1. Add deadlines and constraints
      2. Add calendars
  5. Define resources
    1. Types of resources
    2. Resource description
    3. Assignment of resources to tasks
    4. Lab : Define resources
      1. Create resources
      2. Assign resources to tasks
  6. Manage project changes
    1. Scheduling formula
    2. Effort-driven scheduling
    3. Task types
  7. Project baseline and tracking progress
    1. Project baseline
    2. Tracking project progress
    3. Lab : Project baseline and tracking progress
      1. Set project baseline
      2. Track project work
      3. Review project critical path
  8. Project analysis
    1. Sort, group and filter data
    2. Format Gantt Chart
    3. Print project
    4. Use Visual Reports
    5. Lab : Project analysis
      1. Sort, filter and group project data
      2. Create and review project schedule and costs reports
  9. Manage connected projects
    1. Create a master project
    2. Link tasks in different projects
    3. Use shared resource pool
    4. Lab : Manage connected projects
      1. Create a master project
      2. Use a resource pool

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