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Project 2010 - Essential Skills

Microsoft Project 2010 Essential Skills - 2 Days

This two day course is designed to introduce delegates to project management software.

Delegates will be able to use Project efficiently and confidently, creating new projects and entering new tasks to help plan, organise and schedule work.

  • Delegates should have a
    • Basic understanding of the Windows Environment
    • Be comfortable using a mouse
    • Have an appreciation of Project Management as a subject

    • You do not need
      • Previous experience of Microsoft Project

    If you would like to discuss this course further or wish to enquire if you're at the correct level call us on 08458 62 62 65 we'll be only too pleased to help.

  • By the end of this course you'll be able to
    • Recognise the basic project management concepts.
    • Navigate the project manager application and controls.
    • Create and manage tasks using the entry table.
    • Organise a project into main and sub-tasks using outlining.
    • Set and manage tasks and relationships using the Gantt chart.
    • Explore network diagram view.
    • Utilise the calendar view to manage the project.
    • Allocate resources when and where they are most needed.
    • Deal with resource groups, resource drive, fixed duration tasks and resource over-allocation.
    • Sort and filter the task lists.
    • Format the Gantt chart to improve clarity.
    • Identify the critical path.
    • Enter costs into a project.
    • Produce reports using pre-set designs.
    • Explore the methods by which projects can be compared against the baseline.
    • Track a project’s progress, including success rates and cost targets.
  • Lesson 1 - Basic Project Management Concepts
      • The phases of a project
      • The project triangle
    • Lesson 2 - Screen Navigation
        • Menus
        • Toolbars
        • Task Pane
        • Project Guide
      • Lesson 3 - The Task Entry Table
          • Entering & editing Tasks
          • Deleting & moving Tasks
          • Task Durations
          • Time Measurements
          • Go to Selected Tasks
          • Task Priorities
          • Milestones
        • Lesson 4 - Outlining
            • Organise summary and subtasks
            • Show & Hide outline symbols
            • Define WBS code as outline number
            • Roll up tasks to summarise
          • Lesson 5 - Sorting, Filtering & Grouping Tasks
              • Sorting tasks
              • Advanced task sorting
              • Filtering tasks
              • Apply the Auto filter to tasks
              • Grouping and ungrouping tasks
            • Lesson 6 - Task Relationships
                • Types of relationships
                • Linking tasks
                • Setting dependant relationships
                • Lead & Lag
                • Setting leads
                • Splitting tasks
                • Task constraints
              • Lesson 7 - Network Diagram View
                  • Formatting box styles
                  • Showing partially and fully completed tasks
                  • Summary tasks
                  • Entering and editing tasks
                • Lesson 8 - The Critical Path
                    • View the critical path on the Gantt chart
                    • View the critical path on the Network diagram
                  • Lesson 9 - Formatting the Gantt Chart
                      • Apply font formats
                      • Format painter
                      • Setting Column widths and row heights
                      • Inserting and hiding columns
                      • Formatting the bar chart
                      • Formatting dates
                    • Lesson 10 - Calendar View
                        • Formatting the timescales
                        • Formatting the gridlines
                        • Adding tasks
                        • Adjusting task duration
                        • Task information and printing
                      • Lesson 11 - Allocating Resources
                          • Work and material resources
                          • Assigning resources
                          • Resource units
                          • Change working time
                          • Over allocation
                        • Lesson 12 - Costs & Resource Management
                            • Entering work and material costs
                            • Task / resource usage
                            • Viewing costs
                            • Resource driven tasks
                            • Task types
                            • Viewing resource over allocation
                            • Resource management toolbar
                            • Resource levelling
                          • Lesson 13 - The Baseline Plan
                              • Save baseline
                              • Interim plans
                            • Lesson 14 - Tracking Progress
                                • Tracking Gantt View
                                • Tracking toolbar
                              • Lesson 15 - Reports & Printing
                                  • View Reports
                                  • Page Setup
                                  • Print Preview
                                  • Headers & Footers
                                  • Selected Printing

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