Microsoft Project 2010: Digging Deeper

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In this Intermediate Microsoft Project 2010: Digging Deeper class, students will learn about the key features of Microsoft Project 2010 used to efficiently manage complex projects. Our instructor-led online classes are conducted in the 2013 version of the software. Your instructor will point out the minor differences between versions where they exist. For our custom instructor-led online and onsite classes, we use the version of the software you use in your office.

  1. Starting a Project from an Existing Project, Excel Workbook, or SharePoint Task List
    1. Starting a Project
    2. Reviewing the Options
    3. Changing Save Options
    4. Time Conversion
    5. Creating Projects
  2. Advanced Methods for Managing Tasks and Resources
    1. Manage Tasks and Resources
      1. Working with Task Dependencies
      2. Task Dependency
    2. Understanding Elapsed versus Actual Time Settings
    3. Setting Task Constraints
      1. Creating Task Constraints
    4. Splitting and Delaying Tasks
      1. Splitting a Task: Using the Gantt Chart View
      2. Delaying a Task: Using a Gantt Chart View
    5. Using the Task Inspector
    6. Analyzing Critical Tasks and the Critical Path
      1. Analyze Critical Tasks: Using the Gantt Chart View
    7. Using Lag Time and Lead Time
      1. Setting Lag and Lead Time
    8. Analyzing Task Assignments
      1. Viewing Task Assignments: Using the Task Usage View
    9. Using the Team Planner
      1. Using the Team Planner
      2. Formatting the Team Planner
    10. Using a Resource Pool and Sharing Resources
      1. Sharing a Resource Pool
    11. Managing Resource Availability and Pay Rates
      1. Managing Resource Availability and Pay Rates
  3. Managing the Project with Advanced Techniques
    1. Using Leveling to Solve Resource Overallocations
    2. Chart View
    3. Amending Tasks
    4. Understanding Baseline and Interim Plans
      1. Setting Additional Baselines
    5. Analyzing Project Costs and Creating Budgets
  4. Formatting and Customizing Views
    1. Customizing the Gantt Chart
    2. Creating a Custom View
    3. Applying Filters
    4. Using Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Codes
  5. Reporting
    1. Creating Visual Reports
    2. Editing Reports
  6. Working with Templates
    1. Using Subproject within a Project
    2. Using the Organizer to Maintain Templates

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