Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project The Complete Guide has been designed from the ground up for Global eTraining’s world-leading, online, on-demand GeT Interactive eTraining platform. With text from internationally recognized content matter experts, professional narration, video demonstrations by leading instructors, and Let Me Try exercises for users to get practical experience with the software, using downloadable datasets aligned with the presentation content.

This course covers introductory through advanced topics. Students are introduced to what a project is, resources, task list, tracking progress, task durations, task dependencies, project statistics, managing resources, task relationships, project baselines, grouping and filtering tasks, and more.

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You don’t need any previous experience with Microsoft Project to take this course.

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Course Outline

Beginning a New Project: Creating a Task List and Assigning Resources
What Is a Project?
Resources in Microsoft Project
Managing the Task List

Task Durations and Dependencies
Calendars in Microsoft Project
Task Scheduling: Manual vs. Automatic
Task Durations
Project Milestones
Task Dependencies and Linking Tasks
More on Task Dependencies
The Resource Information Dialog Box

Managing and Assigning Resources
Checking the Project Statistics
Defining and Refining Resource Capacity
Assigning Work Resources to Tasks
Adding and Removing Resources to Tasks
Managing Resource Costs
Fine-tuning Working Time for Resources

Finalizing the Project Plan
Defining Cost and Material Resources
Entering Task and Resource Documentation
Printing Reports and Views
Creating a Project Baseline

Tracking Progress in the Project Plan
Tracking Progress as Scheduled
Tracking Progress by Percentage Completed
Tracking Progress by Entering Actual Values
Comparing Actual Values to the Project
Tracking and Detail Gantt Views

Refining Details for Assignments and Tasks
Modifying Task Relationships
Creating Recurring Tasks
Changing the Task Type
Changing Task Assignments
Adjusting Task Costs with Variable Cost Rates
Allocating Cost and Material Resources to Tasks
Identifying Over- and Under-allocated Resources

Refining and Reorganizing the Project Plan
Examining Resource Allocations Over Time
Manually Resolve Over-allocations
Checking Statistics for Total Cost and Finish Date
Sorting Tasks and Resources
Grouping Tasks and Resources
Filtering Tasks and Resources
Customizing and Saving Tables
Customizing and Saving Views

Updating and Viewing the Project Status
Setting the Elements of a Project Baseline
Tracking Actual and Outstanding Work
Updating Baselines
Entering Actual Costs Manually
Rescheduling Unfinished Work
Identifying Slipping Tasks
Scrutinizing Resource Costs and Their Impact
Creating Views to Pinpoint Project Variance

Troubleshooting and Communicating the Project Plan
Assigning Overtime Hours
Troubleshooting Time and Scheduling Issues
Troubleshooting Task and Resource Cost Issues
Formatting and Printing the Gantt Chart View, Timeline, and Network Diagram
Printing Simple Views and Standard Reports
Customizing Views and Reports
Creating Visual Reports in Excel and Visio

Customizing Project
Using Project Templates
Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar and Project Ribbons
Copying Customizations to the Global Project Template
Recording and Editing Macros in Project
Copying Project Data to Other Programs
Opening Other File Types in Project
Saving Project Files as Other File Type