Microsoft Project 2010 Workshop
A successful project is one that comes in on time, within budget, and meets established quality standards. Every project manager knows that effective management of tasks and events is vital to a project, from inception through completion. Many project managers have begun to rely on software tools to assist in the management of their projects. MS Project is a project management tool that facilitates assembly and tracking of projects, and enables project managers to quickly reconfigure plans as needed. Because of its sophisticated functionality, MS Project has become one of the most widely used project management tools.
It is said regarding chess: it is easy to learn to move the pieces, but difficult to learn to play the game well. This is also true of MS Project.
The thing that differentiates our course is that we teach people what goes on "under the covers." That is, we teach people how tasks are formed in MS Project and how they relate to tasks as they define them in the real world.
The result is our course goes a long way towards eliminating the frustration of creating and maintaining a plan in MS Project by reducing many unexpected consequences of seemingly logical actions users make.
Also, a portion of the workshop is devoted to the capabilities of MS Project Server and the potential benefits of using it as opposed to the stand-alone version.
Upon completion of MS Project Workshop, students will be able to:
- Identify elements of the Project workspace
- Manipulate the workspace
- Correctly define project working time & project calendars
- Create tasks for a project
- Explain MS Project's use of "Duration"
- Create summary tasks and subtasks
- Establish task relationships
- Explain how the three task types (Fixed Work, Fixed Duration, Fixed Units) affect the makeup of a task
- Apply task types to achieve the desired results
- Explain the task condition effort driven on verses effort driven off
- Explain the impact of effort driven on verses effort driven off in relation to task types (Fixed Work, Fixed Duration, Fixed Units)
- Enter and assign resources
- Modify initial resource assignments
- Level over-allocated resources
- List alternatives to resource leveling
- Assign calendars to tasks
- Save a baseline
- Identify the values saved as part of the baseline
- Describe the limits to interim baselines in MS Project 2000
- Describe how actions can place task constraints on a task
- Explain what task constraints to avoid and which ones work best
- Contrast task deadlines and task constraints
- Split a task or reschedule unfinished work in a task
- Create and use Project templates
- Resolve anomalies between calendars in projects and templates
- Identify the critical path
- Enter completion (actual) values
- Track earned values against budgeted costs
- Compare progress to an established baseline
- Insert related projects as sub-projects
- Create and share a resource pool among projects
- Create and manage a workgroup of multiple projects
- Produce reports
- Customize and format the Gantt chart
- Customize views, tables, and reports
- Use the Organizer to share common elements among project files
Professional Development Units (PDU's)
Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded 13 PDU's by the Project Management Institute.
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Register for Session
|August 24 - August 31, 2013
8:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Click here to download and complete the registration form to mail in or fax.
E-mail Heith Hart or call (443) 692-6599 if you have any questions about this course or if you would like to be added to the interest list.