Course length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Objective: You will create and manage a project schedule using Microsoft® Project 2010.
Target Student: This course 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 those project plans.
Prerequisites: Students enrolling in this class should have the following:
- A general introductory-level understanding of project management concepts. Courses that help fulfill this requirement include: Project Management Fundamentals (Second Edition).
- Basic end-user skills with any current Windows operating system. Courses that help fulfill this requirement include: Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional: Level 1 or Microsoft® Windows® Vista™: Level 1 or Microsoft® Windows® 7: Level 1.
You will need one computer for each student and the instructor. To use Microsoft Project 2010 on each machine, you need the following hardware:
- Intel® Pentium® 1.64 MHz or higher processor.
- 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM or more.
- 6 gigabytes (GB) of available hard-disk space or more.
- CD-ROM drive.
- Super VGA or higher resolution monitor. Preferred monitor is a wide screen LCD for viewing Project.
- Microsoft® Mouse, Microsoft® IntelliMouse®, or a compatible pointing device.
- Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen.
Each computer requires the following software:
- Microsoft® Project Professional 2010
- Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional with Service Pack 3 or Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ Business Edition or Microsoft® Windows® 7.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment.
- create a new project plan file and enter project information.
- manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.
- manage resources for a project.
- finalize a project plan.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
Topic 1A: Explore the Microsoft Project 2010 Environment
Topic 1B: Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views
Lesson 2: Creating a Project Plan
Topic 2A: Create a Project Plan
Topic 2B: Assign a Project Calendar
Topic 2C: Add Tasks to a Project Plan
Topic 2D: Enter the Task Duration Estimates
Topic 2E: Add Resources to a Project Plan
Lesson 3: Managing Tasks in a Project Plan
Topic 3A: Outline Tasks
Topic 3B: Link Dependent Tasks
Topic 3C: Set Task Constraints and Deadlines
Topic 3D: Add Notes to a Task
Topic 3E: Add a Recurring Task
Lesson 4: Managing Resources in a Project Plan
Topic 4A: Create a Resource Calendar
Topic 4B: Assign Resources to Tasks
Topic 4C: Enter Costs for Resources
Topic 4D: Resolve Resource Conflicts
Lesson 5: Finalizing a Project Plan
Topic 5A: Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path
Topic 5B: Set a Baseline
Topic 5C: Print a Project Summary Report
Appendix A: Additional Procedures to Create a Schedule in Microsoft Project 2010