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Project 2013 - Beginner

Course Overview

Microsoft Project is a project management software program that is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads. This course is designed specifically to teach students the fundamentals of working with Microsoft Project. Students will learn to work with task, resource, and other views, and work with tables. Students will then create a new project plan, set plan properties, create and customize a plan calendar. Additionally, the student will add tasks, create recurring task, import tasks from Excel and Outlook, create a work breakdown structure, link tasks and create dependencies, and modify task properties. Then students will create resources, work with a resource pool, modify resource calendars, and assign resources. Finally, students will prepare a project plan for finalization.

Course Objectives

Getting Started with Microsoft Project, Working with Tasks, Working with Project Resources, Preparing a Project Plan for Finalization

Course Outline

1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Overview of Microsoft Project
  • The Microsoft Project Ribbon
  • Working with Task Views
  • Working with Resource Views
  • Working with More Views
  • Working with Tables
  • Creating a New Project Plan
  • Configuring the Project Information Window
  • Using the Manual and Auto Schedule Task Tool
  • Updating Project Plan Properties
  • Creating a New Project Calendar
  • Customizing a Project Calendar
  • Applying a Custom Calendar to the Project

3 - Working with Tasks

  • Creating New Tasks
  • Creating Recurring Tasks
  • Importing Tasks from Excel
  • Importing Outlook Tasks
  • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Task Dependencies Overview
  • Linking Tasks
  • Using Lag and Lead Time
  • Working with Task Constraints
  • Working with Task Deadlines
  • Creating Task Notes
  • Adding Tasks to the Timeline

4 - Working with Project Resources

  • Resource Overview
  • Creating Resources
  • Importing Resource Information
  • Connecting to a Resource Pool
  • Working with Resource Calendars
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Assigning Multiple Resources
  • Managing Resource Over Allocations

5 - Preparing a Project Plan for Finalization

  • Setting a Project Baseline
  • Managing Gantt Chart Elements
  • Formatting Gantt Chart Bars
  • Sharing a Project Plan

6 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

2 Hours, 8 Minutes

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