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Project Essentials 2 Days | 14 hours | $799 PLUS TAX

In this hands-on course, we’ll show you how to use Microsoft Project to schedule and manage projects both large and small. Set up projects, add and link tasks, assign resources, fix scheduling issues, deal with resource conflicts, and track project progress. Prerequisite: None. 

Introduction

  • » round table
  • » agenda

Working with Project

  • » using the ribbon
  • » navigating the backstage view
  • » finding commands

Setting Up Project Files

  • » creating and saving projects
  • » creating a project from a template
  • » creating a project from an excel workbook
  • » setting up calendars
  • » defining working and nonworking time
  • » setting basic options

Creating Tasks

  • » manual and auto scheduling
  • » creating a manual task
  • » creating an autoscheduled task
  • » creating a milestone task
  • » creating a recurring task
  • » copying tasks from another program
  • » creating a summary task
  • » displaying summary tasks
  • » organizing tasks in a task list
  • » work breakdown structure codes

Linking and Timing tasks

  • » linking tasks
  • » adding lag or lead time
  • » setting task date constraints
  • » viewing tasks and task links

Creating Resources

  • » understanding resources
  • » creating a work resource
  • » creating a material resource
  • » costs for work and material resources
  • » creating a cost resource

Assigning Tasks to Resources

  • » understanding duration, work, and units
  • » assigning resources to tasks
  • » using team planner to assign resources
  • » finding overallocations
  • » assigning resources
  • » modifying resource assignments
  • » replacing resources on a task

Working with Views

  • » choosing a view
  • » working with a table
  • » inserting and rearranging table columns
  • » changing the settings for columns in a table
  • » displaying two views at the same time
  • » using the timeline view
  • » sorting tasks and resources
  • » grouping tasks and resources
  • » filtering tasks and resources
  • » modifying task bar styles and task bar text
  • » modifying task bar layout
  • » modifying text formatting

Fine-Tuning the Project Schedule

  • » reviewing the critical path
  • » task inspector to review scheduling issues
  • » splitting a task
  • » delaying a task or assignment
  • » adjusting a work contour
  • » leveling resources
  • » inactivating a task

Tracking and Managing a Project

  • » baseline, scheduled, and actual values
  • » saving and clearing a baseline
  • » adding tasks to a baseline
  • » updating the schedule
  • » assigning overtime
  • » updating costs
  • » rescheduling unfinished work

Viewing and Reporting Project Information

  • » viewing project schedule status
  • » looking for schedule progress problems
  • » looking for cost problems
  • » working with text-based reports
  • » using earned value
  • » printing views and reports

Sharing Projects

  • » saving to other formats
  • » working with the global template
  • » importing and exporting
  • » sharing project information in other ways
  • Online:
  • Jan 26-27
  • Feb 22-23
  • Mar 14-15
  • Apr 19-20
  • May 30-31