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Managing Projects with Microsoft Office Project 2007 Training Course

Course ID: 189392
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In this hands-on course with intensive skills training, you will learn the key techniques to effectively manage projects using Microsoft Project 2007. Learn to create project calendars and resources; appropriately identify, enter, organize, and relate project tasks; assign resources and costs; baseline your project; use different views within the software to understand budget, status, and allocations; and run standard and customized reports. This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 5927: Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Projects.

1. Getting Started with Microsoft Office Project 2007




  • Understanding the Nature of Projects


  • Discovering Project 2007


  • Understanding Project 2007 File Types


  • Navigating the Project 2007 Interface


  • Getting Help and Guidance


  • Configuring Options



2. Creating and Defining Projects




  • Creating and Saving Projects


  • Defining Properties and Options


  • Creating and Organizing the Task List


  • Importing Data


  • Modifying and Applying Calendars


  • Setting Scheduling Options



3. Working with Estimates and Dependencies




  • Entering Task Estimates


  • Using a PERT Analysis to Estimate Task Duration


  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks by Using the Gantt Chart View


  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks by Using the Network Diagram View


  • Adding Lag or Lead Time to a Linked Task



4. Working with Deadlines, Constraints, and Task Calendars




  • Introducing Deadlines, Constraints, and Task Calendars


  • Creating and Modifying Deadlines


  • Creating and Modifying Constraints


  • Creating and Modifying Task Calendars


  • Identifying Critical Tasks


  • Working with Task Driver



5. Working With Resources




  • Resources, Assignments, and Budgeting


  • Adding Resources to the Resource Sheet


  • Creating and Modifying Resource Assignments


  • Entering Project Budgets



6. Predicting Behavior by Using Task Types and the Scheduling Formula




  • Using Task Types and the Scheduling Formula


  • Changing Variables and Predicting Behavior


  • Applying Task Types to Produce Predictable Behavior


  • Special Situations with Effort-Driven Scheduling



7. Customizing and Formatting




  • Formatting Screen Elements


  • Creating and Modifying Templates


  • Creating and Modifying Fields, Tables, and Formulas


  • Creating and Modifying Filters and Groups


  • Creating and Modifying Custom Views



8. Analyzing Resource Utilization




  • Resource Utilization Concepts


  • Viewing Resource Assignments, Allocation, and Utilization


  • Managing Resource Availability


  • Optimizing and Leveling Resource Assignments



9. Tracking Progress




  • Working With Baselines


  • Entering Duration Updates


  • Entering Work Updates


  • Entering Cost Updates


  • Discovering Variances


  • Troubleshooting and Getting Back on Track



10. Creating Reports




  • Selecting, Editing, and Creating Basic Reports


  • Configuring Print and Page Setup Options


  • Setting Options to Correct Printing Issues


  • Exporting Reporting Data


  • Creating and Modifying Visual Reports



11. Managing Multiple Projects




  • Introducing Management of Multiple Projects


  • Creating Master Projects


  • Creating Links Between Projects


  • Calculating Single or Multiple Critical Paths


  • Saving and Opening Multiple Projects


  • Sharing Resources and Analyzing Resource Utilization Across Multiple
    Projects

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Project to create project schedules
  • Fundamental knowledge of project management
  • Experience with the Windows Vista or Microsoft Windows XP operating system
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Excel 2003

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