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Course Price
Introduction to Project Management using Project 2010 $74.95
Introduction to Project 2010 $74.95
Initializing a Project with Project 2010 $74.95
Defining Project Properties in Project 2010 $74.95
Building a Schedule with Project 2010 $74.95
Creating Resources in Project 2010 $74.95
Managing Resource Assignments with Project 2010 $74.95
Monitoring Schedule Performance with Project 2010 $74.95
Communicating Project Information with Project 2010 $74.95

Bundle Price: $319.00
Total Savings: $355.55

Introduction to Project Management using Project 2010

The role of Project Manager is an important position in virtually any organization. The move from traditional project management to using project management software can help any project manager become more efficient and successful. This course provides an overview of project management fundamentals, including the stages of a project life cycle, the basic project management processes, and how Microsoft Project 2010 project management software benefits both the manager and the project itself.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize examples of a project
  • Identify the characteristics of a project
  • Recognize project management responsibilities
  • Identify characteristics of the project life cycle
  • Match project management processes with their corresponding characteristics
  • Recognize benefits of using project management software
  • Match project management process areas with corresponding tools in Project 2010
  • Recognize characteristics of projects and project management processes

Introduction to Project 2010

Microsoft Project 2010 includes a variety of straightforward and easily accessible features to simplify the process of managing projects, all located and organized within the Project 2010 layout. This course provides an overview of the Project 2010 interface, including the Ribbon feature, Project 2010 Backstage, and how to navigate within the Microsoft Project 2010 application.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the purpose of elements of the Project 2010 interface
  • Match views available in Project 2010 with their corresponding descriptions
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Locate the commands on the Ribbon for performing various functions in Project 2010
  • Open, save, and close a Project 2010 file
  • Locate given commands in the Project 2010 Backstage view
  • Start up Project 2010 and check resource information in a project file
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Match Ribbon and Backstage tabs with their corresponding commands and tools

Initializing a Project with Project 2010

Before your project can get going, you need to have tools in place that will allow you to control tasks and organize the resources you'll use to complete your project. This course covers the steps for setting up a new project from a template, from an existing project, or from SharePoint Task Lists. The course also covers project calendars, including how to edit working days and create exceptions.

Learning Objectives
  • Determine the best approach for setting up a new project in Project 2010
  • Create a project using a new blank project file
  • Create a new project using an existing project plan
  • Create a new project using a template
  • Create a new project using a SharePoint task list
  • Create a new project using a task list in an Excel workbook
  • Create exceptions in a project calendar
  • Create a resource calendar
  • Create a task calendar
  • Create a new project
  • Create a project calendar, given a scenario

Defining Project Properties in Project 2010

Your project file is probably the most important tool you will use to manage your project throughout its entire project lifecycle. In order to be effective though, it's important you understand how the file works, and how vital project information is for keeping the file relevant to your specific project. This course covers the six steps for defining a new project's properties, including setting your project start date, the project working schedule, and options unique to your particular project.

Learning Objectives
  • Perform actions involved in defining a new project in Project 2010
  • Match pages in the Project Options dialog with corresponding options
  • Name and save a new project file in Project 2010
  • Recognize examples of appropriately named project files
  • Identify alternative file types available in Project 2010
  • Apply project-specific properties and settings to a project file
  • Save the project with an appropriate filename

Building a Schedule with Project 2010

A project is made up of tasks, and the job of a project manager essentially boils down to one thing: making sure tasks are properly defined, organized, planned, and carried out. Good scheduling leads to timely completion of the project, and that relies on the ability to order and link tasks, and set appropriate durations and constraints. This course covers the steps for entering and editing tasks within Microsoft Project 2010, setting milestones, organizing tasks into phases, and identifying task dependencies. The course also introduces methods for applying constraints and deadlines to your project tasks to keep them on schedule.

Learning Objectives
  • Add tasks to a project plan
  • Determine whether given tasks should be automatically or manually scheduled in Project 2010
  • Recognize guidelines for using summary tasks and milestones
  • Recognize different types of task dependencies
  • Manage dependencies between tasks
  • Apply a constraint to a given task in Project 2010
  • Perform scheduling tasks in Project 2010

Creating Resources in Project 2010

The people who do the work, the materials and equipment you require to perform the work, and the money you need to fund the work are all vital project resources. As a project manager, you should understand how to work with resource information in Project 2010 so you can efficiently plan and manage your resources. This course covers entering and configuring resource information, including people, generic resources, materials, and cost resources. This course also covers how to sort and organize items in a resource sheet.

Learning Objectives
  • Match resource types with corresponding examples
  • Organize project resources
  • Enter work resources in Project 2010
  • Configure resource availability in Project 2010
  • Enter material resources in Project 2010
  • Enter cost resources in Project 2010
  • Create a resource pool for a project

Managing Resource Assignments with Project 2010

Good project management requires the ability to organize resources based on their availability, cost and consumption rates, and how many are required to complete each task. This course lays a foundation for understanding effort-driven scheduling and how Project 2010 uses resource assignment information to perform scheduling calculations. It also covers how to assign various types of resources to tasks in your project, and how to modify cost rate tables for your resources in order to accurately capture and report project costs.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize how assigning additional resources to a task affects scheduling
  • Identify the scheduling formula
  • Recognize how task types affect a project when resource assignments are updated
  • Use the task entry table for resource assignments
  • Use the Assign Resources dialog box for resource assignments
  • Recognize the procedure for assigning a material resource to a task
  • Change the cost rate table used for a resource assignment
  • Perform resource assignments given a scenario

Monitoring Schedule Performance with Project 2010

Once project planning is complete, the actual project work begins. Your job as a project manager is to diligently track the progress of this work so that if schedule slippage occurs, you can make adjustments and manage the remaining work effectively. This course covers setting and maintaining project baselines, which are used to compare the planned work with actual work. This course also covers the procedure for updating project progress at the task level in order to track variance, as well as rescheduling incomplete work when an unanticipated work interruption occurs.

Learning Objectives
  • Set and maintain project baselines
  • Update a project schedule with actual duration values
  • Match scheduling terminology used in Project 2010 with corresponding definitions
  • Interpret the results of an in-progress schedule check
  • Reschedule work that is not yet started using Project 2010
  • Split a task in a Project 2010 schedule
  • Set and update a project baseline
  • Update a project schedule
  • Set a new start date for work that is not yet started

Communicating Project Information with Project 2010

It's been said that communication is the single most important factor in the success or failure of a project. And it's not only what you communicate, but how you format your communications to ensure they are clear, concise, and targeted to your audience. This course introduces the different reporting options you have within Project 2010, including how to create and print standard reports and how to report project information using the Timeline view. This course also introduces techniques for adding graphics to reports.

Learning Objectives
  • Create a standard report using Project 2010
  • Print a project report
  • Apply text formatting options to a report
  • Add graphics to a project
  • Use the Timeline as a reporting tool in Project 2010
  • Customize the Gantt chart view
  • Create and format a customized standard report
  • Use the Timeline view to create a project report
  • Create a customized report with graphics using the Gantt Chart view
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