Microsoft Project: Digging Deeper


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This Intermediate Microsoft Project: Digging Deeper class takes an in-depth approach to key features of Project including task entry and linking, resource and resource management, and examining and updating projects. You will learn to efficiently manage projects, create master projects and subprojects, create and customize visual reports, work with resource pools, and learn about costing. 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. Quick Review of Microsoft Project Basics
    1. New Features and Edition Comparison
    2. Using Help
    3. Microsoft Project User Interface
    4. Using the Ribbon
  2. Task Entry and Task Linking
    1. Working with Task Durations and Relationships
    2. Project Terminology
    3. Creating Constraints for Tasks in AutoSchedule Mode
  3. Resources and Resource Management
    1. Creating Resources
    2. Assigning Resources to Tasks: AutoSchedule Mode
    3. Assistance in Finding Resources with Available Working Time
    4. Assigning Additional Resources to Reduce Task Duration
    5. How Project Recalculates the Task Duration in AutoSchedule Mode
    6. Using Material Resources
  4. Managing the Project and Understanding Project Views
    1. Task Linking
    2. Outline Tasks
    3. Constraints and Deadlines
    4. Resources
    5. Resource Assignments
    6. Inserting and Hiding Columns
    7. Customizing the Gantt Chart
    8. Editing Tasks Using the Gantt Chart
    9. Using Network Diagrams
    10. More about Tables
    11. Applying Filters
    12. WBS Codes and Viewing a WBS
  5. Examining and Updating the Project
    1. Amending Tasks
    2. Understanding Baseline and Interim Plans
    3. Tracking and Updating Tasks Effectively
    4. Viewing Progress Lines
    5. Understanding Project Costs
    6. Creating a Budget
    7. Project Deliverables
  6. Printing and Reporting
    1. Printing Project Views
    2. Reports
    3. What You Can Print
    4. Reports by Report Type
  7. Multiple Projects and Resource Sharing
    1. The Resource Pool
    2. Updating the Resource Pool
    3. Consolidating Projects
    4. Comparing Project Versions

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