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Course: Microsoft Project 2010 Introduction

This course is designed for Project Officers and Managers who are new to Microsoft Project. The course starts by aligning Microsoft Project to Project Management concepts, then we consider how to plan a project, task entries and task linking and finally look at how to involve resources, allowing Microsoft Project to schedule resources and keep both cost and time to a minimum.
SKU: MSP2010Intro
GTIN: MSP2010Intro
Manufacturer: Microsoft
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£465.00 (GBP)

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This course is designed for Project Officers and Managers who are new to Microsoft Project.

In this course you will learn to:

Session 1: Project Management and Project 2010

  • Introduction to Microsoft Project
  • New features and edition comparison
  • Starting MS Project
  • Start MS Office Project
  • Using Help
  • MS Project - The Screen
  • The Quick Access Toolbar:
  • The Ribbon (with the Project tab displayed):
  • The Status Bar:
  • The Project Timeline:
  • The Entry Bar:
  • Introduction to Project Views
  • MS Project - using the Ribbon
  • Exercise: Opening and viewing a project
  • Test the ‘Group By’ Feature
  • Test the ‘Highlight Feature
  • View and change the Project Information
  • Viewing the Network Diagram
  • Applying a filter
  • Exit Project
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Understanding how MS Project helps you plan and adjust your projects
  • Project Terminology

Session 2: Planning the Project

  • Defining the Project
  • Areas that must be completed
  • Completing the Project Definition
  • Project Planning
  • Completing the Project Plan
  • Where to begin with MS Project
  • Setting the project start date
  • Project Properties
  • Creating Calendars for Working / Non-Working Time
  • Factors to Convert Duration Units into Hours
  • Amending the Standard Calendar
  • Creating a New Base Calendar
  • Exceptions to Work Week settings for recurring events
  • Displaying a Specific Calendar on the Gantt Chart
  • Saving the New Project File
  • Saving a Project
  • Ending a Project Session
  • Closing a Project

Session 3: Task Entry and Task Linking

  • Entering tasks
  • Using the Gantt Chart to enter tasks
  • Manually outlining tasks into summary and subtasks tasks
  • Inserting an additional task
  • Deleting a task
  • Moving a task
  • Copying a task
  • Using AutoFill to enter repeat data
  • Using AutoComplete
  • Using AutoCorrect
  • Entering a milestone task
  • Adding a recurring task
  • Adding a note to a task
  • Manually apply fill colours to selected cells for emphasis
  • Understanding the new Task Mode in Project 2010
  • Working with task durations and relationships
  • Entering task durations
  • Creating task relationships
  • Using lag time and lead time
  • Exercise: Creating a new project
  • Creating constraints for tasks in Auto Schedule Mode
  • Utilising task constraints
  • Resolving scheduling conflicts
  • Setting a deadline on a task

Session 4: Resources and Resource Management

  • Creating resources
  • Using the Resource Sheet to enter resources
  • Assigning and amending a resource calendar
  • Resource Availability Dates
  • Resource Costs
  • Understanding how cost per use is calculated
  • Assigning resources to tasks - Auto Schedule Mode
  • How project recalculates the task duration in Auto Schedule mode
  • Using Material Resources
  • Exercise: Assigning resources to tasks Manual vs Auto Schedule Mode
  • Exercise: Using the Task Inspector and Team Planner to view and change assigned resources
  • Baselining your project

The course can be offered on-site, or as off-site classroom training. The above price contains a discount if the delegate provides a laptop with a full version of Project 2010 installed.