Microsoft Project 2010/2013

In this course, you will learn the introductory, intermediate, and advanced features and functionality of Microsoft Project 2010/2013.

Microsoft Project 2010/2013 – Level 1 (14 hours)

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to work with introductory/intermediate features and functionality of Microsoft Project 2010/2013.
What You’ll Learn
• Basic purpose and operation of the software
• Work with windows, Ribbon tabs and buttons, and views
• Create a new project and create, edit, and outline a task list, as well as establish dependencies by linking tasks
• Project Resources and Cost assignments.
• Working with project, task and resource calendars
• Apply task type settings, set task constraints, and define and format the critical path
• Apply page setup options, create headers and footers, and preview and print project information
• Baselining
• Format project environments: views, timeline, timescale and Gantt Chart
• Running reports
Who Needs to Attend

New or intermediate Microsoft Project 2010 users

Experience with Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7

Follow-On Courses

Microsoft Project 2010/2013 – Level 2

Course Outline
1.   The Basics
  • Project Management Concepts as it applies to MS Project
  • The % work effort vs. hourly work effort
  • Navigating Ribbon and Tabs
  • Navigating the Quick Access Tool Bar
  • Saving Projects
  • View Bar and Views Introduction
  • Combo Views
  • Copying custom calendars and customer views to global settings
2.  Project Creation
  • Project Information
  • Creating Task Lists
  • Editing Task Lists
  • Outlining Task Lists
  • Task Dependencies
  • Modifying Task Dependencies
  • Task Information
3. Project Resources and Costs
  • Project Resources
  • Resource Assignment Concepts
  • Assigning Resources
  • Working with Project Calendars
  • Working with Resource Calendars
  • Working with Task Calendars
  • Entering Project Costs
4.Changing Scheduling Methods
  • Resource Assignment Concepts
  • Task Type Settings
  • Changing Task Types
  • Task Constraints
  • Defining the Critical Path
  • Formatting the Critical Path
5.   Printing Schedule Information
  • Page Setup Options
  • Previewing Views and Reports
  • Printing Project Information
  • Saving a baseline
  • Changing individual task baseline values
7.Formatting the Project Environment
  • Formatting Views (Timescale and header on Gantt Chart)
  • Formatting the Gantt Chart
8.Using the Default Report tools
  • Who does what when report
  • Who does what report

Microsoft Project 2010/2013 – Level 2 (7 hours)

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to work with intermediate/advanced features and functionality of Microsoft Project 2010/2013.

What You’ll Learn
  • Different approach in entering tasks, milestones and project management tasks
  • Manual resource leveling
  • Managing projects with views
  • Managing project progress with grouping and filtering.  Mastering the all-powerful outline code.
  • Using formulas and graphic indicators
  • Working with multiple projects and resource pools
Who Needs to Attend

Those who are familiar with Microsoft Project 2010

Microsoft Project 2010/2013 – Level 1
Course Outline
1.    A different approach in entering tasks
  • % work effort vs. Hours Work Effort
  • Think weekly!
  • No need to enter every work effort for every task!  Name and use work effort summary tasks!
  • Project Manager and admin staff time tracking.
  • Naming milestones and entering milestone as outdent tasks.
  • Manual Resource Leveling
2.   Managing your project with Views
  • Gantt/ Data Entry view – data entry view
  • Entering actual work performed –use the Gantt/ Task utilization view
  • Resolving resource over allocation – use the Gantt/ Task Utilization View
  • Show me work by summary task – Task Usage View
  • Show me work by resource – Resource Usage View
3.Managing your project progress – Grouping and Filtering
  • Progress Line Tracking
  • The all-powerful outline code
  • Show me remaining work by phase (outline code)
  • Show me remaining work by resource
  • Show me remaining work by Group/ Department
  • Show me only milestone
  • Show me key work effort tasks
  • Show me all special tasks (e.g. hiring, procurement etc.) tasks
4.Using Formulas and graphic indicators
  • Golden Rule:  All tasks must be 100% complete if Finish date < current date
  • Show me all non-updated and non-completed work to date
  • Show me tasks that have missed their baseline
5.Working with Multiple Projects
  • Master Projects and Subprojects
  • Working with Multiple Projects
  • Linking Tasks Across Projects
6.Resource Pools
  • Resource Pools
  • Working with Resource Pools