Course #:

PM26

Course Length:

3 Days

Course Price:

$1,350

Course Dates:

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Course Description

Microsoft® Office Project is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage these project plans. You need to gather information about the various tasks involved, resources required to accomplish the tasks, and the overall cost in order to plan a project.

You will create a project plan containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, and finalize the project to implement the project plan. You will also exchange project plan data with other applications, update project plans, create visual reports, and reuse project plan information.

Prerequisites

Students enrolling in this class should have an understanding of project management concepts and knowledge of Windows.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explore the Microsoft Office Project environment and the various views in which you can verify project information.
  • Create a new project plan.
  • Manage tasks by organizing them and setting task relationships.
  • Manage resources in a project plan.
  • Finalize the project plan.
  • Exchange project plan data with other applications.
  • Update a project plan.
  • Manage project costs.
  • Report project data visually.
  • Reuse project plan information

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
Topic 1A: Explore the Microsoft Project Environment
Topic 1B: Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Lesson 2: Creating a Project Plan
Topic 2A: Create a New Project Plan
Topic 2B: Assign a Project Calendar
Topic 2C: Add Tasks to the Project Plan
Topic 2D: Enter the Task Duration Estimates
Topic 2E: Add Resources in the Project Plan

Lesson 3: Managing Tasks in a Project Plan
Topic 3A: Outline Tasks
Topic 3B: Add a Recurring Task
Topic 3C: Link Dependent Tasks
Topic 3D: Set a Constraint to a Task
Topic 3E: Set a Task Deadline
Topic 3F: Add Notes to a Task

Lesson 4: Managing Resources in a Project Plan
Topic 4A: Create a Resource Calendar
Topic 4B: Assign Resources to Tasks
Topic 4C: Assign Additional Resources to a Task
Topic 4D: Enter Costs for Resources
Topic 4E: Enter Values for Budget Resources
Topic 4F: Resolve Resource Conflicts

Lesson 5: Finalizing the Project Plan
Topic 5A: Display the Critical Path
Topic 5B: Shorten the Project Duration
Topic 5C: Set a Baseline
Topic 5D: Print a Project Summary Report

Lesson 6: Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications 
Topic 6A: Import Project Information
Topic 6B: Export Project Plan Data into Excel
Topic 6C: Copy a Picture of the Project Plan Information

Lesson 7: Updating a Project Plan
Topic 7A: Enter Task Progress
Topic 7B: Enter Overtime Work
Topic 7C: Split a Task
Topic 7D: Reschedule a Task
Topic 7E: Filter Tasks
Topic 7F: Set an Interim Plan
Topic 7G: Create a Custom Table
Topic 7H: Create a Custom Report

Lesson 8: Managing Project Costs 
Topic 8A: Update Cost Rate Tables
Topic 8B: Group Costs
Topic 8C: Link Documents to a Project Plan

Lesson 9: Reporting Project Data Visually 
Topic 9A: Create a Visual Report
Topic 9B: Customize a Visual Report
Topic 9C: Create a Visual Report Template

Lesson 10: Reusing Project Plan Information
Topic 10A: Create a Project Plan Template
Topic 10B: Create a Custom View
Topic 10C: Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
Topic 10D: Share Resources
Topic 10E: Create a Master Project

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