Mastering Microsoft Project 2010 Training Course


Microsoft Official Curriculum Course Number: 50413
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This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan and manage projects using Microsoft Project 2010.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Mastering Microsoft Project
Describe how Project relates to the discipline of Project management. Know the significant new features of Project 2010. Navigate to the primary views available using the Ribbon. Choose Views that display task, resource, or assignment information. Select table within views to change the information that is available to see and edit. Relate the features of Project to the 5 steps for building a plan in Project.

Lesson 2: A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Project
Create a new project and prepare it for data entry. Enter project tasks. Sequence the tasks. Define resources. Estimate Task duration and assign resources. Baseline the project. Track project progress.

Lesson 3: Setting Up a Project
Establish one or more calendars to constrain resource availability. Configure Project to calculate the schedule from the Start Date forward, or from the Finish Date backward. Lab : Setting Up a Project

Lesson 4: Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule
Describe which project functions are turned off for tasks using Manually Schedule mode. Change the task mode from Manually Schedule to Auto Schedule and back. Identify tasks that are in Manually Schedule mode by the task mode column and shape on the Gantt chart. Describe situations that are particularly appropriate for using Manually Schedule. Describe the limitations that a user must be aware of when using Manually Schedule mode.

Lesson 5: Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
Build and use summary and subordinate tasks. Understand and use milestones. Develop WBS Outlines. Assign completion criteria. Evaluate the WBS. Understand and use WBS templates. Lab : Manipulate a WBS

Lesson 6: Identifying Task Relationships
Understand and use the types of task relationships. Understand and use various methods to create relationships. Determine and display task sequence. Understand and use lag, lead, and delay. Lab : Display the sequence

Lesson 7: Defining resources within Project
Define individual resources that will be used on the project. Record the cost (s) of using each type of resource. Record the limit of availability for each type of resource by establishing a resource calendar and defining the maximum units of that resource. Lab : Resource Calendar and Availability

Lesson 8: Making Work Package Estimates
Enter estimates for duration and costs for each task. Distinguish between task types and describe when each is appropriate. Describe the relationship between work, units, and duration. Describe the way Effort Driven scheduling is affected by work, units, and duration. Assign tasks to resources using the Team Planner view. Lab : Work, Duration and Labor

Lesson 9: Creating an Initial Schedule
Calculate the Schedule: The Theory Behind the Software. Critical Path. Schedule Float. Constraints. Deadlines. Task Relationships and Crashing a Schedule. Milestones. Task Inspector. Lab : Calculating an Initial schedule

Lesson 10: Create a Resource Leveled Schedule
Project Statistics. Resource Graph and Resource Sheet. Resource Usage View. Resource Allocation. Task Usage View. Realistic Resource Planning. Resource Leveling. Leveling Settings. Leveling Settings Defined - Leveling Calculations. Leveling Settings Defined - Resolving Over-allocations. The Leveling Gantt Demonstrates Results of Leveling. Manual Leveling. Lab : Resource Leveling

Lesson 11: Managing the Project
Tracking Field Definitions. Creating the Project Baseline. Displaying the Baseline on a Gantt Chart. The Tracking Gantt. Recording Progress Using % Complete. Updating Task and Resource Status. Recording Progress Using Actual Work. Variance. Percent Complete. Cost. Evaluating and Displaying Variance. Scheduling interruptions. Splitting tasks. Rescheduling Work. Lab : The Baseline Lab : Baselining and Tracking Performance Lab : Variance

Lesson 12: Formatting Output and Printing Reports
Formatting the Timeline Using the Gantt Wizard Visual Reports Standard Reports Custom Reports Editing a Custom Report Reports Copy Picture to Office Wizard More Formatting for the Gantt Chart Reporting Against Budget Creating a Budget Lab : Reporting

Lesson 13: Managing Multiple Projects
Integrating Multiple Projects Consolidating Project Files Resource Pools Summary Lab : Project Consolidation of Shared Resources

Lesson 14: Advanced Topics
Customizing WBS Prefix Applying Grouping and Grouping customized Fields Applying Filtering functions Leveraging Global Templates Identify resource delay within a Task Applying Deadlines to a project Lab : Grouping

Lesson 15: Summary


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