Microsoft Project 2010 Intermediate


This course is designed for Project Managers and Team Leaders who already use Project for their project planning, but are interested in how to use some of the built-in tools to manage resources and costing.

SKU: MSP2010Int Category:


Delivery: Blended learning
OR On-site (Private delivery)
Minimum number of delegates: 1:1
Maximum class size: 20
Delivery date: (as requested by customer)
Offers: contact for details however 20% consecutive discount on all group bookings.
Next availability: Immediate
Applicable for: Application Developer, Data Analyst, Programmer
Offers: contact for details

This course is designed for Project Managers and Team Leaders who already use Project for their project planning, but are interested in how to use some of the built-in tools to manage resources and costing.

This is a one-day course in which you will:

Session 1: Managing the Project and understanding project views:

  • Consider how to prepare a project for analysis and tracking
  • Perform Task Linking
  • Create Outline Tasks
  • How to work with Project Constraints and Deadlines
  • Working with Resources in Project
  • Perform Resource Leveling
  • Learn how to customise the Gantt Chart
  • What is Critical Path Analysis and how to create one
  • Changing Time Scale in Project
  • How to use the Formatting Tab
  • Create your own new (custom) Gantt Bar
  • Editing Tasks using the Gantt Chart
  • Using Network Diagrams in Project
  • Network Diagrams (the PERT Chart principle)
  • The Network Box (or Node)
  • Change how the nodes are displayed
  • Adjust the diagram layout
  • The Network Diagram in a combination view
  • Navigating the Network Diagram
  • Working with Tables
  • Inserting columns
  • How to remove (hide) columns
  • How to modify (or edit) an existing Table using the Table Definition Dialog Box
  • Creating a New Table
  • Formatting tables
  • Applying Filters
  • Using AutoFilters
  • WBS Codes and Viewing a WBS
  • What is a work breakdown structure code?
  • Displaying outline numbers
  • Displaying the WBS column
  • Why use Custom WBS Codes
  • Create a custom WBS code
  • How to renumber the custom WBS codes of tasks

Session 2: Examining and Updating the Project:

  • Amending tasks
  • Using the Task Sheet
  • Using the Task Details Form
  • Using the Mouse on the Gantt Chart to update task progress
  • Using the Network Diagram
  • Resource Usage and Task Usage views
  • Team Planner
  • Displaying the Critical Path
  • Using Resource Leveling

Session 2 continues with: Understanding baseline and interim plans:

  • Saving the first Baseline Plan
  • Set another baseline
  • Set an interim plan
  • View project baseline information
  • Compare baseline and scheduled information
  • Tracking and Updating Tasks Effectively
  • Quickly updating tasks as % complete
  • Quickly marking tasks on track
  • Quickly updating your project to a specific date
  • Using the Update Task form
  • Using the tracking table
  • Using the Resource Usage view
  • Exercise: Updating the Holiday project
  • Viewing Progress Lines
  • Exercise: Show the Project Progress Line
  • Understanding project costs
  • Rate-based costs
  • Per-use costs
  • Fixed costs
  • Cost resources
  • Exercise: Adding costs
  • Creating a budget
  • Viewing total resource costs
  • Viewing total task costs
  • Reducing project costs
  • Project Deliverables
  • Overview of Project Deliverables
  • Creating a schedule focused on deliverables
  • Project Server and Deliverable Fields

Session 3: Printing and Reporting:

  • Printing project views
  • Viewing and changing the print settings
  • Add a header, footer, or legend to a view
  • Exercise: Change the print settings
  • Reports
  • Editing Reports
  • Visual Reports
  • What You Can Print

Session 4: Multiple Projects and Resource Sharing:

  • The Resource Pool
  • Updating the Resource Pool
  • Review and update assignments
  • Update resource availability or cost information
  • Stop sharing resources (temporarily)
  • Stop sharing resources from a Resource Pool (permanently)
  • Consolidating projects
  • When to use a master project and subprojects
  • Insert subprojects into a master project
  • Compare Project Versions

The 1-day 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.


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