Introductory/Intermediate Project 2010 training – Provisional Course Outline

Introductory Project  2010 training

Aims of the Introductory Project 2010 training course

The Introductory Project 2010 training course aims to give delegates a practical understanding of the ways in which Microsoft Project 2010 can help them in project management tasks.

Number on coursePrice per day
1 - 1 training£325 + VAT
2 - 4 people£495 + VAT
5 - 8 people£695 + VAT

Course Objectives

On completion of the Introductory/Intermediate Project 2010 training course, delegates will be able to create a project plan using Microsoft Project 2010, and check the progress of a project. They will be able to:

  • Create a task schedule
  • Link the tasks in the schedule
  • Show the critical path
  • Assign resources to tasks
  • Add costs to tasks and resources
  • Create and modify task and resource calendars
  • Analyse and manage overallocations of resources
  • Track progress
  • Use views, tables, filters and reports
  • Pool resources

How the course is run – This instructor-led course has a hands-on approach, with plenty of opportunity for delegates to practise the new skills they learn at the computer.

Pre-requisites – Familiarity with the Windows environment.

Course Outline

Introduction to Project

  • Projects and Project Management
  • What is Microsoft Project?
  • The Stages of a Project
  • Opening Microsoft Project

The Screen Layout and Basic Editing

  • The MS Project 2010 Window
  • The Ribbons
  • The Gantt Chart
  • Shortcut Menus
  • Getting Help

Creating a Project

  • The Project Information Dialog Box
  • File Properties
  • Calendars
  • Saving a Project
  • Exiting a Project

Tasks

  • Entering Tasks
  • Task Duration
  • Creating Recurring Tasks
  • Inserting New Tasks into the Schedule
  • Moving Tasks within the Schedule
  • Deleting a Task from the Schedule
  • Creating an Outline for the Schedule
  • Using the Task Information Dialog Box
  • Types of Task Relationships
  • Specifying Leads and Lags
  • Creating Task Relationships
  • Adding Lag or Lead Time to a Relationship
  • Removing Task Relationships
  • Editing Task Relationships
  • Task Constraints

The Critical Path

  • Defining a Critical Path
  • Slack
  • Customising the Gantt Chart

Views, Tables and Filters

  • Using Built In Views
  • Applying Filters to Views
  • Varying the Information in Sheet or Form View

Assigning Resources

  • What are Resources?
  • How Resources are used within Microsoft Project
  • Creating a Resource List
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Removing Resources from Tasks
  • Calculating Task Duration
  • Reassigning Resources
  • Adding New Resources

Adding Costs to Tasks and Resources

  • Resource Rates
  • Controlling Accrued
  • Adding Fixed Costs

Calendars

  • Changing the Working Time
  • Task Calendars
  • Resource Calendars

Resource Leveling

  • Analysing and Managing Overallocations
  • The Project Leveler
  • Using Overtime

Tracking Progress

  • Saving the Baseline
  • Updating Tasks and Projects
  • Analysing Change

Reports

  • Print Preview
  • Page Setup
  • Report Gallery
  • Creating and Using Visual Reports

Resource Pooling

  • Consolidating Subprojects
  • Linking Tasks without Consolidating
  • Resource Sharing

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To request further details of any of our courses, or to make a booking for Introductory Project 2010 training, please contact us by ringing 07477 578417 or by sending an email to [email protected] or filling in our contact form.